I am hiring motivated undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D. students with background in robotics, computer vision, machine learning, algorithm design, software systems, and hardware design.
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Semantic object mapping
Cyber-physical systems (CPS) challenge
We are developing a cloud-enabled testbed for UAV education and research. Supported by the NSF CPS Virtual Organization’s Active Resources initiative, the testbed includes standardized UAV hardware and an end-to-end simulation stack built upon open source technologies. The testbed facilitated a pilot student UAV challenge held at the TIMPA airfield in Arizona on October 3-4, 2016, where four student teams from Vanderbilt University, University of Arizona, UCLA, and UPenn demonstrated with varying degrees of autonomy, the deployment and retrieval of a mosquito trap. This task was motivated by Microsoft Research’s Project Premonition, which also funded the hardware for the participating teams.
In May 2018, we held the second CPS challenge, this time open to teams worldwide. The goal of this second challenge was to use a quadrotor aircraft with downward facing camera, and possibly other sensors, to scan an area for a lost aircraft (light mock model), and recover it safely back to base. The student team from Embry-Riddle Aeronaurical University was the winner of the 2018 challenge.
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.