Our latest article "Anytime merging of appearance-based maps" appeared in the March 2014 issue of Autonomous Robots. The article is mostly based on Gorkem Erinc's PhD thesis.


Former lab member Dr. Nicola Basilico starts as assitant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Milan, Italy.


A revamped website for robotics at UCMerced was launched today. Many thanks to the university communications for the support provided. Great care was taken in migrating all existing content from the old website. If some of the previously...


We obtained a 95K contract from the Army Research Lab for a one year project on Rapid Deployment Algorithms. This work is part of the MAST CTA.


Our former PhD student Dr. Andreas Kolling obtained a position as lecturer in the Department of Automation Control and Systems Engineering at the University of Sheffield, UK. Congratulations to Andreas!


After 12 years of membership, I have been elevated to the rank of IEEE Senior Member.


Our current cooperative agreeement with NIST for Grasping and Simulation for Next-Generation Manufacturing Robots as has been extended for another year.