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Congratulations, researchers from our group are employing visual pattern recognition techniques in agricultural setting, providing more opportunities in data-driven farming. The dataset produced by IntelinAir, ...
Professor Naira Hovakimyan gave a science talk on “Aerial Co-Robots of the Future”.
We met our previous group member-Venanzio Cichella,  currently a faculty at the University of Iowa and Ziyi Wang from Evangelos Theodorou’s group at CDC in ...
Prof. Naira Hovakimyan from CSL speaks on her ongoing project, Virtual Sully, an advanced autopilot system designed to handle large uncertainties on Friday, November 8th at 3 ...
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 ...
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, ...
Congratulations to Thiago! He defended his PhD final exam successfully!
Alex held a wonderful picnic & diaper party, and we had a great time on Helena’s baby shower party.
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New paper on agriculture-related image dataset got accepted by CVPR 2020, Seattle

New paper on agriculture-related image dataset got accepted by CVPR 2020, Seattle

Congratulations, researchers from our group are employing visual pattern recognition techniques in agricultural setting, providing more opportunities in data-driven farming.…

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ScienceTalk on “Aerial Co-Robots of the Future”

ScienceTalk on “Aerial Co-Robots of the Future”

Professor Naira Hovakimyan gave a science talk on "Aerial Co-Robots of the Future".

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We presented our papers at CDC 2019 in Nice, France.

We presented our papers at CDC 2019 in Nice, France.

We met our previous group member-Venanzio Cichella,  currently a faculty at the University of Iowa and Ziyi Wang from Evangelos…

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CSL Social Hour Talk: Virtual Sully

CSL Social Hour Talk: Virtual Sully

Prof. Naira Hovakimyan from CSL speaks on her ongoing project, Virtual Sully, an advanced autopilot system designed to handle large…

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NSF Award Granted: “Virtual Sully”

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…

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Next Generation School Outreach

Next Generation School Outreach

Link to MechSE News. On July 12 2019, our lab and CSL participated to at the next generation outreach event…

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Thiago Marinho defended his thesis successfully!

Thiago Marinho defended his thesis successfully!

Congratulations to Thiago! He defended his PhD final exam successfully!

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Diaper Party: Baby shower to welcome Helena

Diaper Party: Baby shower to welcome Helena

Alex held a wonderful picnic & diaper party, and we had a great time on Helena's baby shower party.

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Donglei Sun defended his thesis successfully!

Donglei Sun defended his thesis successfully!

Congratulations to Donglei! He defended his PhD final exam successfully! He will go back to China after graduation.

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Congratulations! Arun’s paper got accepted in RSS.

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…

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