Research

This page provides an overview of our current and past projects. For more details, please see our complete list of publications and our list of international research collaborators from academia, industry and government.

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Aerial and Ground Robot Racing

This project explores the physical limits of ground and aerial robots. When operating robots in these regimes, unknown dynamic effects (for example,...

Learning Control Theory and Foundations

Learning algorithms hold great promise for improving a robot's performance whenever a-priori models are not sufficiently accurate. We have developed...

High-Performance Robot Control and Planning

This project explores advanced control and planning algorithms, and their applicability to robotics problems. To achieve reliable robot operations...

Waterfly: Aerial Environmental Monitoring

We developed a swarm of drones that can communicate with each other and help with data retrieval for environmental monitoring. The drones fly in sync...

Music in Motion: Dancing Quadrocopters

This projects features agile, multi-vehicle flight performances that are designed and executed to music. We develop motion planning, control and...

Safe and Robust Robot Learning in Unknown Environments

While learning is crucial for robots to effectively operate in unknown environments, providing safety guarantees during the learning process has...

Vision-Based Robot Navigation

We use robot vision to achieve robot localization and navigation without using external infrastructure. Our ground robot experiments are all...

The Flying Drum Machine

We developed a quadrotor aerial vehicle that can be used as a musical instrument. Using the idea of interactions based on physical contact, a system...

Multi-Robot Learning

Can robots learn from each other? Is sharing information between robots beneficial? We explore these questions from a theoretical point of view....