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Congratulations! We start a new NSF-AoF collaborative research project: Safe Reinforcement Learning in Non-Stationary Environments With Fast Adaptation and Disturbance Prediction. This project aims to ...
Our presentation at the IEEE CCTA workshop on Multi-Vehicle and Assured Autonomous Control for Aerospace Applications can be downloaded here.  
Congratulations to Arun and Gabriel! They defended their Ph.D. final exams successfully! Here are the final defense recordings. Safe Planning and Control for Uncertain Nonlinear ...
Congratulations to Javier! He defended his Ph.D. final exam successfully! The final defense video is attached. The link to the video is https://uofi.box.com/s/51uvsvls20ehkqjm9behwdwb49od03tj.
Congratulations to Alexandre Barbosa for winning the Stanley I. Weiss Outstanding Thesis Award! Please check MechSE News.
New lab members! A  welcome to Erin Swansen and Minjun Sung who joined the lab this Spring.
Congratulations to Kasey, Andrew, and Arun for the successful preliminary exams for their Ph.D.! Kasey Ackerman The preliminary proposal title: L1 Adaptive Control for Nonlinear ...
Please check the following three papers presented at CDC 2020. A Safety Constrained Control Framework for UAVs in GPS Denied Environment Wenbin Wan, Hunmin Kim, ...
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NSF-AoF Award Granted: Safe Reinforcement Learning in Non-Stationary Environments With Fast Adaptation and Disturbance Prediction

NSF-AoF Award Granted: Safe Reinforcement Learning in Non-Stationary Environments With Fast Adaptation and Disturbance Prediction

Congratulations! We start a new NSF-AoF collaborative research project: Safe Reinforcement Learning in Non-Stationary Environments With Fast Adaptation and Disturbance…

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[Slides] Aerial Co-robots of Future: Certificates of Modeling, Learning and Control – IEEE CCTA workshop

[Slides] Aerial Co-robots of Future: Certificates of Modeling, Learning and Control – IEEE CCTA workshop

Our presentation at the IEEE CCTA workshop on Multi-Vehicle and Assured Autonomous Control for Aerospace Applications can be downloaded here.…

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Congratulations! Arun and Gabriel had successful final defenses for their Ph.D.!

Congratulations! Arun and Gabriel had successful final defenses for their Ph.D.!

Congratulations to Arun and Gabriel! They defended their Ph.D. final exams successfully! Here are the final defense recordings. Safe Planning…

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Javier Puig-Navarro defended his thesis successfully!

Javier Puig-Navarro defended his thesis successfully!

Congratulations to Javier! He defended his Ph.D. final exam successfully! The final defense video is attached. The link to the…

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Congratulations! Alexandre Barbosa received the Stanley I. Weiss Outstanding Thesis Award!

Congratulations! Alexandre Barbosa received the Stanley I. Weiss Outstanding Thesis Award!

Congratulations to Alexandre Barbosa for winning the Stanley I. Weiss Outstanding Thesis Award! Please check MechSE News.

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A welcome to new lab members

A welcome to new lab members

New lab members! A  welcome to Erin Swansen and Minjun Sung who joined the lab this Spring.

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Congratulations! Three students had successful preliminary exams for their Ph.D.!

Congratulations! Three students had successful preliminary exams for their Ph.D.!

Congratulations to Kasey, Andrew, and Arun for the successful preliminary exams for their Ph.D.! Kasey Ackerman The preliminary proposal title:…

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We presented our papers at CDC 2020!

We presented our papers at CDC 2020!

Please check the following three papers presented at CDC 2020. A Safety Constrained Control Framework for UAVs in GPS Denied…

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Our paper “f-Divergence Variational Inference” got accepted by NeurIPS 2020!

Our paper “f-Divergence Variational Inference” got accepted by NeurIPS 2020!

Congratulations! Our paper “f-Divergence Variational Inference” got accepted by NeurIPS 2020! Link: Paper (Arxiv) |  Video f-Divergence Variational Inference Neng…

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Robotics Today:  “Safe Learning and Control with L1 Adaptation”

Robotics Today: “Safe Learning and Control with L1 Adaptation”

Professor Naira Hovakimyan gave a technical talk on "Safe Learning and Control with L1 Adaptation". Links: Robotics Today Presentation Video

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