Centers, Initiatives, and Institutes
CSL researchers in this area have a home in the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory. Typically, they also have their own laboratories and access to a number of additional facilities.
The Intelligent Robotics Laboratory
John M. Hart, Manager and Coordinator of the CfA Robotics Labs
This collaborative research laboratory seeks to make breakthroughs in key aspects of mobile robotics. With an innovative lab that uses motion-capture technology, virtual reality, and the latest robotic platforms, faculty focus on tackling the decision and control challenges in aerial robotics. The laboratory is located indoors and is thus not limited by FAA regulations.
Numerous CSL faculty and senior researchers are looking at various aspects of decision-making and control, active perception, HCI, and security as they relate to mobile robotics, especially with respect to specific applications such as precision agriculture, construction site monitoring, assisted living, and first responder support. In pursuing this research, CSL faculty and senior researchers partner with subject matter experts from numerous units on campus as well as outside organizations.
Yuliy Baryshnikov (ECE): Control; nonlinear systems and control
Tamer Basar (ECE): Control
Carolyn Beck (ISE): Control systems, modeling and model reduction for the purpose of control, mathematical systems theory
Mohamed Ali Belabbas (ECE): Nonlinear systems and control
Soon-Jo Chung (AE): Nonlinear stability theory of nonlinear stochastic or deterministic systems
Geir E. Dullerud (MechSE): Control and dynamics; dynamic modeling
Alex Kirlik (CS): Human-computer interaction, human factors, and cognitive science & engineering
Cedric Langbort (AE): Control theory, in particular optimal, robust, distributed, and secure control
Steven M. LaValle (CS): Artificial intelligence, design of planning algorithms
Sayan Mitra (ECE): Formal verification, distributed computing, and cyber-physical systems
Sibin Mohan (CS): Embedded and cyber-physical systems, and security for such systems.
Romit Roy Choudhury (ECE): Localization and navigation, mobile sensing
Dusan M. Stipanovic (ISE): Distributed control of robotics swarms, collision avoidance
Petros G. Voulgaris (AE): Robust and multi-objective control and estimation
Partners – faculty and senior researchers
CSL faculty work with numerous partners in this sector. It is a great strength of CSL that when you approach CSL, you open connections to a vast network of experts both within CSL and beyond. Below are individuals to be found on the Urbana campus and elsewhere. The list is not meant to be exhaustive; new connections are continually being made.
College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
College of Engineering
Mani Golparvar-Fard (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Derek W. Hoiem (CS)
Prashant Mehta (MechSE)
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Ranxiao Frances Wang (Psychology)