Robotics and Uninhabited Systems

An autonomous or uninhibited system is a robot with little to no interference from humans—it reacts to situations as a human would. Systems that are autonomous are efficient, improve safety, reduce waste, and perform tasks to free up human time. Aside from the everyday tasks an autonomous system can do, extraordinary circumstances are improved too—like a robot that can fill up a satellite with a tank of gas. 

Big commercial satellites are costly. They run out of fuel or malfunction or break down. They would like to be able to go up there and fix it, but nowadays it’s impossible.

Ou Ma Professor, Aerospace Engineering

Active Research Faculty

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Kelly Cohen

Brian H. Rowe Chair and Interim Head, Department of Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

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Research Interests: Artificial intelligence in UAVs


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John Christopher Gallagher

Professor

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Research Interests: UAV controls and detecting


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Donghoon Kim

Assistant Professor

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Research Interests: Fault-tolerant autonomous systems


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Manish Kumar

Professor

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Research Interests: UAVs, robotics and decision making


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Tamara Lorenz

Assistant Professor, Psychology-Mechanical Engineering-Electrical Engineering (jointly appointed)

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Research Interests: Human-robot interaction


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Ou Ma

Alan B Shepard Chair Professor

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Research Interests: Robotics and autonomous systems
Lab Website: Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Systems Laboratory


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Catharine L McGhan

Assistant Professor

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Research Interests: Intelligent robotics


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Massoud Maxwell Rabiee

Professor

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Research Interests: Digital controls, automation


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Rajnikant Sharma

Assistant Professor

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Research Interests: UAV navigation without GPS


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Dieter Frans S. Vanderelst

Psychology-Biology-Mechanical Engineering-Electrical Engineering (jointly appointed)

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Research Interests: Flight control, robotic models


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