The paper "Distributed estimation of scalar fields with implicit coordination" coauthored by Lorenzo Booth as been accepted for publication in the DARS2022 conference. The paper presents results related to LACA, IoT4Ag and our current NRI project. Preprint available here.
September 28, 2022
September 15, 2022
We have one postdoctoral opening for the IoT4Ag project. If you are interested, please apply here by October 15th, 2022.
September 2, 2022
Our paper "Trust as a metric for auction-based task assignment in a cooperative team of robots with heterogeneous capabilities" has just benen accepted for publication in the Robotics and Autonomous Systems journal. Here's the official link to the pre-print. This is joint work with...
July 6, 2022
A new paper realted to the RAPID project just appeared in the IEEE Transaction on Automation Science and Engineering: Simulating Polyculture Farming to Learn Automation Policies for Plant Diversity and Precision Irrigation. See IEEEXplore for more details.
August 20, 2021
Matthew Morozov joins robotics@UCMerced as PhD student. Matthew completed his undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley and will be supported by the IoT4Ag grant.
July 20, 2021
Thomas Thayer successfully defended his PhD dissertation "Planning algorithms for robots operating in vineyards" [pdf]. Congratulations to Thomas for joining the growing group of robotics@ucmerced alumni.
June 30, 2021
Two papers have been accepted for presentation at IROS 2021: A Resolution Adaptive Algorithm for the Stochastic Orienteering Problem with Chance Constraints A Fast Algorithm for Stochastic Orienteering with Chance Constraints Both papers were coauthored by Thomas Thayer.
June 12, 2021
Our new paper "Speeding up Routing Schedules on Aisle-Graphs with Single Access" has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Robotics https://doi.org/10.1109/TRO.2021.3082021. The preprint is available in our publications page.
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.