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


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...


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...


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.


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


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...

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...

Our paper Grasping the performance: Facilitating Replicable Performance Measures via Benchmarking and Standardized Methodologies was just published on the IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine. The paper is co-authored by Joe Falco and Karl Van Vyk at NIST and presents results obtained...


Our special issue on Constrained Decision Making in Robotics appeared in the December 2015 issue of the Autonomous Robots journal.


We welcome Andres Torres Garcia to robotics@UCM. Andres is supported by a UC Mexus-CONACYT doctoral fellowship and will work on our CITRIS grant for robotics in agriculture.