The Center for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (CRIM) was established as a joint Industry/University Cooperative Research CRIM (IUCRC) in 1992 as a result of grants from the research agencies and industry. The grants from industry were in the form of contract funding. In addition to these sources, the CRIM has received and continues to receive grants from funding agencies, contracts, and gifts from the industry. Since 2000 the research of the CRIM has been focused on two major themes in robotics and intelligent systems, biologically inspired systems, and medical applications of such systems. Today, the research of the CRIM is recognized by its peers in the robotics and intelligent machines community. Currently, the CRIM has a budget of about $0.5M per year from Federal funding and industry.