Balancing risk and performance

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

WiFi localization

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

Variable resolution search

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

Robots in the field

Supported by a CITRIS seed grant, our new Husky robot is being used to combine remote and mobile sensing for precision agriculture in California's high value perennial crops.

Cooperative grasping

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

Research experiences for undergrads

Each summer undergraduate students intern in the robotics lab at UC Merced.

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 robot algorithms. 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;
  • grasp planning.

Check our publications page for details. 

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

NRT-DESE in Intelligent Autonomous Systems

UC Merced has been awarded a $3M grant from the National Science Foundation for a new NRT-DESE (Data Enabled Science and Engineering) program in Intelligent Autonomous Sytems. Click here for details

Applications accepted for the 2017 NASA Swarmathon competition.

After a six-year lull, the UC Merced robotics group returns to robotic contests. We will participate in the 2017 NASA swarmathon physical competition (more details here). Current UCM undergraduate students interested in participating are encouraged to contact Prof. Carpin via email.