- If you are already at ASU and want to work with me in the areas of robotics, computer vision, machine learning, and algorithm design, please send me an email at email@example.com with your CV and a few lines on any projects you have worked on, related to the areas listed.
- If you are planning to apply to a program at ASU, please follow standard application procedures. Please be aware that acceptance decisions are made by a committee.
Cyber-physical systems (CPS) challenge
We have developed the OpenUAV testbed for robotics education and research. Supported by the NSF Cyber-physical Systems (CPS) program, the testbed includes standardized unpiloted aerial vehicle (UAV) hardware and an end-to-end simulation stack built upon open source technologies. The testbed facilitated UAV competitions held at the TIMPA airfield in Tucson Arizona, in 2016, 2018, and 2019. In these events, teams from Vanderbilt University, University of Arizona, UCLA, University of Pennsylvania, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Halmstad University(Sweden), and Arizona State University demonstrated with varying degrees of autonomy, the deployment and retrieval of sensor probes and other objects. The first competition in 2016 motivated by Microsoft Research’s Project Premonition, which also funded the hardware for the participating teams.
In May 2020, we held an online competition SoilScope -- Mars Edition. The Mars 2020 inspired mission scenario for the 2020 NSF CPS Challenge was a one month virtual event, emulating an autonomous probe deployment science mission by a rover and drone duo, at the Jezero crater landing site. The outdoor event for this competition will happen in Fall 2020.
Robotics and AI for the arts
Projection mapping, interactive art installations, drone shows -- these are examples of robotics, computer vision, and AI seamlessly blending together to inspire the public, and promote STEM education in a fun and engaging setting.
We foresee the technology developed for STEM research translating into audio-visual art projects, driven by students with diverse interests and backgrounds.