Autobots

2014 ~ Present

Goals

To design and instantiate autonomous mobile robots capable of performing non-trivial tasks in support of people, in life and in work.

Emphasis is on task-driven autonomy and underlying algorithms needed to realize it.

Issues Involved or Addressed

Autonomous navigation, control, and manipulation for robots; Coordinated control of interacting robots; Computer vision for reconstruction of worksite geometry; Computer vision for obstacle detection, object classification, and planning; Machine learning for process control; Data analytics to process activities.

Methods and Technologies

  • Mobile Robotics
  • Manipulators
  • Path Planning and Trajectory Synthesis
  • Visual and Image Processing
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Machine Learning
  • Robot Autonomy
  • Design and Fabrication of Robots

Academic Majors of Interest

  • Computational Media
  • Computer Science
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • OMSCS asynchronous
  • OMSCS synchronous
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering

Preferred Interests and Preparation

EE, CmpE, CS - Embedded computing/systems, control theory, computer vision, automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics.

CmpE, CS - Databases, wireless communication, data visualization, human-robot interaction.

CE - Robotics, automation, construction engineering, advanced sensing.

Meeting Schedule & Location

Time 
3:30-4:20
Meeting Location 
TBD
Meeting Day 
Tuesday

Team Advisors

Dr. Patricio Vela
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering