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August 31, 2016
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 in participating are encouraged to contact...
August 26, 2016
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.
July 1, 2016
Effective July 1, 2016, Stefano Carpin has been promoted to the rank of Full Professor.
June 15, 2016
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 Automated Tuning of Emitters to...
January 15, 2016
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 Risk,"...
December 9, 2015
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 through our...
October 20, 2015
Our special issue on Constrained Decision Making in Robotics appeared in the December 2015 issue of the Autonomous Robots journal.
August 15, 2015
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.
June 1, 2015
I am serving as associate editor for the newly establishd IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L).
May 1, 2015
We received a new Husky robot from Clearpath robotics. The robot is acquired thanks to the recent CITRIS grant  "Combined Remote/Mobile Sensing Platform for Precision Agriculture in California".

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