Our lab was awarded a new NSF core grant on learning autonomous flight behaviors that exploit collision-tolerance on specially designed flying robots.
RI: Small: Learning Resilient Autonomous Flight Behaviors by Exploiting Collision-tolerance - this NSF grant emphasizes on survivable autonomous navigation of collision-tolerant flying robots exploiting both rigid and compliant designs as well as hybrid systems-based reinforcement learning methods. Funding: $389,634. Principal Investigator: Kostas. Project Period: 10/01/2020-09/30/2023. Award Number: 2008904
This year's ICRA is different! The major robotics conference has moved fully virtual due to the Covid19 pandemic. Below please find information on our presence in the conference.
Session: Aerial Systems: Applications I
09:30-09:45, Paper MoA05.2
Motion Primitives-Based Path Planning for Fast and Agile Exploration Using Aerial Robots
Authors: Mihir Rahul Dharmadhikari, Tung Dang, Lukas Solanka, Johannes Brakker Loje, Dinh Huan Nguyen, Nikhil Vijay Khedekar, and Kostas Alexis
Slack Channel: https://icra20.slack.com/app_redirect?channel=moa05_2
Session: Aerial Systems: Applications II
11:30-11:45, Paper MoB05.2
Learning-Based Path Planning for Autonomous Exploration of Subterranean Environments
Authors: Russell Reinhart, Tung Dang, Emily Hand, Christos Papachristos, and Kostas Alexis
Slack Channel: https://icra20.slack.com/app_redirect?channel=mob05_2
Session: Aerial Systems: Mechanics and Control II
11:45-12:00, Paper TuB05.3
The Reconfigurable Aerial Robotic Chain: Modeling and Control
Authors: Dinh Huan Nguyen, Tung Dang, and Kostas Alexis
Slack channel: https://icra20.slack.com/app_redirect?channel=tub05_3
Our lab got 3 papers accepted at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2020 Conference to take place in Paris, France. We will present the following contributions:
Congratulations to Shehryar Khattak for successfully defending his PhD on "Resilient Multi-Modal Robot Localization in Perception Degraded Environments"! Committee included
Our group has received the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR) 2019 Best Paper Award for our contribution on:
During the last 2 months we have provided multiple talks on Field-hardened Robotic Autonomy, namely at Duke University (U.S.), NTNU (Norway), Stanford University (U.S.), internally at UNR (U.S.), and as industry workshop speaker. We thank all those that hosted our talks. Below, a youtube video of our presentation at Stanford University.
Two papers accepted at ICAR2019:
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