News

04/01/2017

Our new paper "Planning using hierarchical constrained Markov Decision Processes" has been accepted for publication in the Autonomous Robots journal. Click here for the accepted version....

03/17/2017

The UC Merced swarmathon team is finalizing its preparation for the competition taking place at the end of April. Team members Manuel Meraz, Jose Manuel Gonzalez Hermosillo, Jesus Sergio Gonzalez Castellon, Navvaran Mann,  James Nho, Jesus Salcedo, and...

12/01/2016

We obtained a new grant from the USDA as part of the National Robotics Initiatitve. The project Rapid: Robot Assisted Precision Irrigation Delivery is in collaboration with UC Berkeley and UC Davis and aims at developing co-robotic systems to support grape growers.

09/09/2016

We received a $2,921,681 grant from the NSF for the new project ...

09/07/2016

We received a new NSF  $182,806 grant, "MRI: Acquisition of robotic tools for studying brain, behavior and embodied cognition." This is joint work with cognitive scientists Ramesh...

08/31/2016

After a six-year lull, the UC Merced robotics group returns to robotic contests. We have just been accepted for the 2017 NASA swarmathon physical competition (more details here). Stay tuned for developments. Current UCM undergraduate students interested...

08/26/2016

We welcome to our group a new Ph.D. student, Thomas Thayer. Thomas joins UC Merced robotics after having obtained his BSs from UC Merced.

07/01/2016

Effective July 1, 2016, Stefano Carpin has been promoted to the rank of Full Professor.

06/15/2016

These two papers have been accepted for publication at IEEE CASE:

  • S. Liu, S. Carpin, Kinematic Noise Propagation and Grasp Quality Evaluation.
  • D.V. Gealy, S. McKinley, M. Guo, L. Miller, S. Vougioukas, J. Viers, S. Carpin, K. Goldberg, Co-Robotic Device for...
01/15/2016

Both papers we submitted to ICRA 2016 have been accepted.

  • "Multi-objective Planning with Multiple High Level Task Specifications", coauthored by Shams Feyzabadi.
  • "Risk Aversion in Finite Markov Decision Processes Using Total Cost Criteria and Average Value at...

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