Congratulations Graduates!

David Paz, Cassie Qiu, Jiaming Hu, Henry Zhang, and Michelle Sit completed their respective Master of Science degrees. David, Cassie, Jiaming and Henry will be continuing for their PhD, while Michelle will be starting a new career in the industry. Congratulations everyone!

Congratulations Dr. Wang!

Shengye Wang recently defended his PhD thesis titled “Reliability Engineering for Long-term Autonomous Service Robots”. He will be starting a new adventure in his life at Waymo. Congratulations Shengye!

Self-Driving Mail Delivery Begins on Campus

As part of a campus wide collaboration with UCSD’s Fleet Services, Logistics, Mailing Center, and Police Department, AVL has deployed two self-driving vehicles that are being actively used for research with applications for mail delivery. During summer 2019, AVL’s vehicles completed missions to multiple campus mailing center locations including Warren and Sixth colleges. Unlike current self-driving car applications, many of the routes tested consist of pedestrian and vehicle interactions in unstructured environments that are under constant construction. Given the complexity of campus topology and interaction scenarios, the data collected is being evaluated to benchmark performance and long term autonomy.

Paper accepted at CVPR 2020!

Our paper titled “Looking at the Right Stuff – Guided Semantic-Gaze for Autonomous Driving” has been accepted for publication at IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition 2020, Seattle, USA. [paper][website]

Congratulations Dr. Nieto-Granda!

Carlos Nieto-Granda recently defended his PhD thesis titled “Robust Distributed Multi-Robot Information Based Exploration and Sampling”. He will be starting a new adventure in his life at ARL. Congratulations Carlos!

Three papers at IROS 2019!

Very excited to present THREE papers at IROS. The research covers topics from machine learning for place recognition, designing taxonomy for human-robot teams, and enabling robust logging mechanism for robots using blockchains. Check out Publications page for more information!

Two papers at FSR 2019!

Very excited to present TWO papers at FSR. The research covers topics on deploying autonomous vehicles in campus environment and long-term TritonBot development. Check out Publications page for more information!

Congratulations Graduates!

Shixin Li, James Smith, Po-jung Lai, Sumit Binnani, Vasudharini Mannar, and Anwesan Pal completed their respective Master of Science degrees. Shixin, James, Po-jung, Sumit and Vasu will be starting a new career in industry, while Anwesan will be continuing for his PhD. Congratulations everyone!

Three papers at ICRA 2019!

Very excited to present THREE papers at ICRA. The research covers topics from information based adaptive sampling, understanding modes of human-robot interaction, and using gestures to control a UAV. Check out Publications page for more information!