Research experiences for undergrads

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

RAPID: Robot Assisted Precision Irrigation Delivery

Multi-campus USDA/NIFA Project part of the National Robotics Initiative

Balancing risk and performance

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

Swarmathon Team

UC Merced undergrads participate in the 2017 NASA Swarmathon competition

Cooperative grasping

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

Variable resolution search

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

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
  • pursuit-evasion games, intruder detection, and search;
  • robot performance evaluation and benchmarking;
  • planning and decision making
  • 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