Balancing risk and performance

Funded by ARL via the MAST CTA, we are developing rapid deployment algorithms for large robot teams.

Variable resolution search

Our algorithms for variable resolution search have been validated in field experiments run at Camp Roberts.

Cooperative grasping

Funded by the NSF, a dual arm WAM Barrett robot is used to study grasping and manipulation.

WiFi localization

Our recently developed WiFi localization algorithms provide indoor localization and can be run on mobile devices.

Welcome to Robotics at UC Merced.

The robotics lab at UC Merced was established in 2007 by Prof. Stefano Carpin. The group investigates topics related to multi-robot systems and humanoid robots. Examples of past and ongoing research include:

  • cooperative multi-robot systems for urban search and rescue;
  • pursuit-evasion games, intruder detection, and search;
  • robot performance evaluation and benchmarking;
  • motion planning;
  • map merging;
  • cooperative manipulation.

Check our publications page for details. 

Together with Marco Pavone, I am guest editing a special issue of the Autonomous Robots journal on "Constrained decision-making in robotics: models, algorithms, and applications".  This is a followup of our RSS workshop. The submission deadline is November 15, 2014. Click here for the Call For Papers.

The robotics lab is part of CAIS -- the Center for Autonomous and Interactive Systems.