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April 15, 2021
Two papers recently appeared in the Robotics and Automation Letters: X. Kan, T. Thayer, S. Carpin, K. Karydis. Task planning on stochastic aisle graphs for precision agriculture. In IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 6(2):3287-3294 [pdf]   T. Thayer, S. Carpin....
January 14, 2021
UC Merced robotics is part of the new MRPI grant "LACA: Labor and Automation in California Agriculture". Click here for more details.
January 1, 2021
We welcome Azin Shamshiragan to robotics@ucmerced. Azin will work on the new NRI project funded by the USDA.
November 2, 2020
Prof. Stefano Carpin is the PI for a four-year $1M grant from the USDA/NIFA for the project "Collaborative Resaerch: Mobile Robotic Lab for In-Situ Sampling and Measurement." This project is funded as part of the NSF led National Robotics Initiative and is in...
August 29, 2020
Stefano Carpin is Co-PI on a new NSF grant part of the CS4All program. Led by Prof. Angelo Kyrilov (PI) and in collaboration with Chelsea Arnold (Co-PI), the two year project aims at improving the pipeline of CS educators in the Central Valley.
August 4, 2020
The National Science Foundation has awarded an Engineering Research Center (ERC) grant entitled, NSF ERC for the Internet of Things for Precision Agriculture (IoT4Ag), to a consortium of universities led by Penn along with UC Merced, Purdue, and Florida.  Prof. Stefano Carpin serves as co...
May 6, 2020
Jose Luis Susa Rincon has successfully defended his PhD dissertation titled Probabilistic Constrained Decision Making for Robots Exploring, Mapping, and Navigating Indoor Environments. Congratulations to Jose!
January 30, 2020
Two papers have been accepted for publication at ICRA 2020 in Paris: C. Diaz Alvarenga, N. Basilico, S. Carpin. "Multirobot Patrolling against Adaptive Opponents with Limited Information." Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. F. Betti...
July 12, 2019
The RAPID project was featured in the radio show Science Friday. More details can be found here.
May 20, 2019
Our paper "Time Constrained Exploration Using Toposemantic Models: a Reproducible Approach," has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine. Coauthored by Jose Luis Susa Rincon, this is the first ever reproducible paper (also known as R-Article) to be...