NSF Award Granted: “Virtual Sully”

Congratulations! We start a very interesting NSF funded project: “Virtual Sully”: Autopilot with Multilevel Adaptation for Handling Large Uncertainties. An interesting project regarding autopilots and their ability to mitigate risks inspired by the US Airways Flight 1549 in 2009 and Captain Chesley Sullenberger (“Sully”) and his co-pilot Jeffrey Skiles. Link to Grainger College of Engineering […]

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Next Generation School Outreach

Link to MechSE News. On July 12 2019, our lab and CSL participated to at the next generation outreach event at Montessori School in Champaign, IL. Students were able to get hands on the the ground robot (Jackal UGV) and the UAV (Intel drone) proving them with an introduction into the robotics.

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Congratulations! Arun’s paper got accepted in RSS.

The Paper ‘Proximity Queries for Absolutely Continuous Parametric Curves’ is accepted in RSS. The paper and the code can be downloaded through arXiv and github. Curve – Convex PolygonCurve – Curve   CurveProximityQueries implements methods to compute the Closest Points Minimum Distance Tolerance Verification Collision Detection between an absolutely continuous parametric curve and another object, or […]

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Saturday Lab Meeting Full Day: Great discussion with Professor Theodorou

Today we had a great discussion with Evangelos A. Theodorou. His research interests span the areas of stochastic optimal control, robotics, machine learning, control for autonomy in self-driving cars, aerospace systems, autonomy, and robotics.       Pictures: Discussion about Gaussian process for machine learning     Picture: “Papered” sweater    

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