© 2018 by Dr. Alex Ramirez-Serrano

PEOPLE

The research group of the Unmanned Vehicles Robotarium Systems lab is mainly composed of researchers, scientific personnel and graduate (Ph.D. and M.Sc.) students. Since its creation in 2004, the Lab has trained several students working on diverse areas of unmanned vehicle systems. If you would like to know about our past projects and the students that worked on such developments please check our "Former Students" webpage.

 

The current team members of the lab are listed below ( R&D Fellows: 1  ;  Ph.D.: 8  ;  M.Sc.: 5  ;  B.Sc.: 2 ):

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Alex Ramirez-Serrano, P.Eng.

Professor  /  Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering  /  Director UVS Robotarium Lab.

 

Office:  MEB-523

Laboratory (Robotarium):  EEEL-124 & EEEL-125

Curriculum Vitae

 

Certifications:

  • Post-Doc,  Control & Robotics  -  Argonne National Laboratory  -  U.S.A.  (2002)

  • Ph.D.Mechanical & Industrial Eng  -  University of Toronto (UofT)  -  Canada  (2000)

  • M.Sc.Computer Science - Artificial Intelligence  -  Monterrey Tech (ITESM)  -  Mexico   (1996)

  • M.Sc.Mechanical & Aerospace Eng  -  Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)  -  U.S.A.  (1993)

  • B.Sc.Mechanical Engineering  -  Univ. Autonoma Metropolitana  (UAM)  -  Mexico  (1992)

Post-doctoral / R&D Fellows:

Jeehae Chae
11/2018-present

Project: Design of a 3D-printed life-size humanoid robot torso using biomimicry concepts.

Ph.D. Students

Melina Varguez R.
01/2020-present
Student in BIomendical Eng.

Thesis: Bio-engineering humanoid motions.

Develop bio-engineering motion adaptation approaches for humanoids maneuvers.

Marshall Staples
04/2018-present

Thesis: Sniffer drone.

Develop UAV navigation methodologies for the detection of fugitive emissions.

Pablo Segura Parra
09/2019-present
Co-supervisor: Dr. Ma. Lobato Calleros Student at the Univ. Iberoamericana

Thesis: Human-robot interaction (HRI) study.

Study & development of HRI interaction mechanisms for industrial applications.

Maryam Taherinezhad
01/2020-present

Thesis: Multi-sensor navigation of UVS.

Multi-sensor navigation, control, and analysis of drones for restricted spaces.

Rong Hanxiao
09/2019-present
Student at the Harbin  Eng. University

Thesis: Underwater drone control & navigation.

Control of a Highly agile underwater manipulator for confined spaces.

Ahmed G. Habashi
09/2020-present
Student in the Dept. of Elect. Eng.

Thesis: Control of stabilized landing platform.

Development of stabilized landing platforms for highly maneuverable UAVs.

Sherif M. Hassan
09/2020-present
Student in the Dept. of Elect. Eng.

Thesis: Navigation of autonomous vehicles.

Integrated guidance, navigation, and control of a highly-maneuverable transitional UAVs.

Martins O. Efemuai
09/2020-present

Thesis: UAV deployment for the railway industry.

Deployment of UAVs in the Railway industry for mitigating the risk of maintenance crew.

M.Sc. Students

Rodrigo Garza
01/2020-present

Thesis: Reinforcement learning for humanoids.

Acrobatic manuevers of humanoid robots via deep reinforcement learning control.

Parastoo Dastangoo
09/2019-present

Thesis: Multi-contact humanoid control.

Develop multi-contact control systems to enable humanoids operate in confined spaces.

Saquib Khalid
01/2017-present

Thesis: Course-based student working on automation systems.

Benjamin Dalman
01/2019-present
Co-supervise with Dr. C. Johansen

Thesis: Supersonic UAV.

Development of a supersonic UAV design (flight control, and aircraft geometry).

Benjamin J. Durante
05/2020-present
Co-supervise with Dr. C. Johansen

Thesis: Control of a  supersonic UAV.

Development of a control architecture for small scale (1-2 wingspan) supersonic UAVs.

B.Sc. Students

Carlos Bazan Bravo
06/2020-present

Project: Design of a Transitional UAV.

Control & analysis of a highly maneuverable transitional UAV.

Rishab Mahato
05/2020-present

Project: Cotrol of a life-size humanoid robot.

Control & development of electronic systems & ROS software code to operate the robot.

Nothing is impossible !"

We aim to develop technologies to ensure that unmanned vehicles can deal with unexpected situations (changes, errors, etc.) or tasks that challenge their sensing, modeling, planning, adaptation, or movement envelopes.

We are working to realize fully autonomous robots with effective human-robot interaction capabilities. 

Dr. Alex Ramirez-Serrano

Director of the Unmanned Vehicles Robotarium laboratory