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.: 6 ; M.Sc.: 7 ; B.Sc.: 2 ):
Dr. Alex Ramirez-Serrano, P.Eng.
Professor / Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering / Director UVS Robotarium Lab.
Laboratory (Robotarium): EEEL-124 & EEEL-125
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:
Project: Design of a 3D-printed life-size humanoid robot torso using biomimicry concepts.
Sherif M. Hassan
Student in the Dept. of Elect. Eng.
Thesis: Navigation control of unmanned systems.
Advanced path-planning, navigation, and control for autonomous vehicles.
Thesis: Sniffer drone.
Develop UAV navigation methodologies for the detection of fugitive emissions.
Pablo Segura Parra
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.
Thesis: Multi-sensor navigation of UVS.
Multi-sensor navigation, control, and analysis of drones for restricted spaces.
Student at the Harbin Eng. University
Thesis: Underwater drone control & navigation.
Control of a Highly agile underwater manipulator for confined spaces.
Ahmed G. Habashi
Student in the Dept. of Elect. Eng.
Thesis: Control of stabilized landing platform.
Development of stabilized landing platforms for highly maneuverable UAVs.
Thesis: High-speed locomotion of humanoids.
Develop control & stability mechanisms for fast navigation of humanoid robots.
Jaime A. Garcia
Thesis: Control of highly agile UUVs.
Develop control architectures for underwater vehicles operating in confined spaces.
Thesis: Course-based student working on automation systems.
Thesis: Control of mobile manipulators.
Control of unmanned aerial, ground, and underwater mobile manipulators.
Thesis: Supersonic UAV.
Initial development of a supersonic UAV design (flight control, and aircraft geometry).
Thesis: Multi-contact humanoid control.
Develop multi-contact control systems to enable humanoids operate in confined spaces.
Thesis: Control of humanoid robots.
Multi-sensor control and analysis of humanoid robots for operations in hazardous spaces.
Abhijeet S. Jagdev
Project: Humanoid robot on rough terrains.
Deep reinforcement learning, simulation and training system, for humanoid robots.
Project: Underwater vision.
Programming ROS software for the control of underwater stereo vision.
“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