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Vijay Kumar

Vijay Kumar

Nemirovsky Family Dean, SEAS

Vijay studies collective behaviors in biological and robotic systems. He and his group design novel architectures, create abstractions for systems of interacting individuals, and develop new algorithms for cooperating robots. The overarching themes in his research include modeling nature and developing bio-inspired architectures and algorithms, understanding group/individual dynamics, and the design and composition of controllers for robust, scaleable autonomous systems. Vijay’s key challenges include operation in unstructured, dynamic environments, integration of control, communication and perception, and scaling down to smaller sizes with limited actuation, sensing, and computational resources. *Note: Dean Kumar is unable to take on any new Robotics MSE advisees at this time.

Research Areas


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Research Groups

Publications

Any Way You Look At It: Semantic Crossview Localization and Mapping with LiDAR

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Dynamically Feasible Task Space Planning for Underactuated Aerial Manipulators

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Fair Robust Assignment using Redundancy

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Adaptive Partitioning for Cooperative Multi-agent Perimeter Defense

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)

Cooperative team strategies for multi-player perimeter-defense games

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Coordinate-Free Dynamics and Differential Flatness of a Class of 6DOF Aerial Manipulators

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

DC-CAPT: Concurrent Assignment and Planning of Trajectories for Dubins Cars

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Dense R-Robust Formations on Lattices

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Evaluating Robust, Perception Based Controllers with Quadrotors

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)

Feedback Enhanced Motion Planning for Autonomous Vehicles

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)

Graph policy gradients for large scale robot control

Publisher Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL)

IMU-Based Inertia Estimation for a Quadrotor Using Newton-Euler Dynamics

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

IMU-Based Pedestrian Dead Reckoning with Learned Motion Model

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)

Information Theoretic Active Exploration in Signed Distance Fields

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Mine Tunnel Exploration Using Multiple Quadrupedal Robots

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

PST900: RGB-Thermal Calibration, Dataset and Segmentation Network,

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Reactive Temporal Logic Planning for Multiple Robots in Unknown Environments

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Self-Reconfiguration in Response to Faults in Modular Aerial Systems

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

SLOAM: Semantic lidar odometry and mapping for forest inventory

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

The Tiercel: A Novel Autonomous Micro Aerial Vehicle That Can Map the Environment by Flying into Obstacles

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Analysis of ground effect for small-scale uavs in forward flight

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Autonomous inspection of a containment vessel using a micro aerial vehicle

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Autonomous Precision Pouring From Unknown Containers

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Decentralization of Multiagent Policies by Learning What to Communicate

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Design and control of aerial modules for inflight self-disassembly

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Dfusenet: Deep fusion of rgb and sparse depth information for image guided dense depth completion

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Inertial Yaw-Independent Velocity and Attitude Estimation for High-Speed Quadrotor Flight

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Inverse Optimal Planning for Air Traffic Control

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Learning Safe Unlabeled Multi-Robot Planning with Motion Constraints

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)

Mavnet: An effective semantic segmentation micro-network for mav-based tasks

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

ModQuad-Vi: A Vision-Based Self-Assembling Modular Quadrotor

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Monocular Camera Based Fruit Counting and Mapping with Semantic Data Association

Publisher IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L)

Nanoliter Fluid Handling for Microbiology Via Levitated Magnetic Microrobots

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Online estimation of geometric and inertia parameters for multirotor aerial vehicles

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Real Time Dense Depth Estimation by Fusing Stereo with Sparse Depth Measurements

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Realization of -Robust Formations in the Plane Using Control Barrier Functions

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Team composition for perimeter defense with patrollers and defenders

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

The open vision computer: An integrated sensing and compute system for mobile robots

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Trajectory Tracking with Velocity Constraints Using Control Barrier Functions

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

3D Micromolding of Small-Scale Biological Robots

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

A flying gripper based on cuboid modular robots

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

A Survey on Aerial Swarm Robotics

Publisher IEEE Transactions on Robotics

Aggressive Flight With Suspended Payloads Using Vision-Based Control

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Anytime Planning for Decentralized Multirobot Active Information Gathering

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Autonomous flight

Publisher Annual Reveiws

Cell Tracking with Deep Learning and the Viterbi Algorithm

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Collaborative multiagent reinforcement learning in homogeneous swarms

Publisher International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR)

Controlled Delivery of Signaling Molecules using Magnetic Microrobots

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Dense 3-d mapping with spatial correlation via gaussian filtering

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Design guarantees for resilient robot formations on lattices

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Experiments and open-loop control of multiple catalytic microrobots

Publisher Journal of Micro-Bio Robotics (JMBR)

Experiments in fast, autonomous, gps-denied quadrotor flight

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Guest Editorial Special Section on Aerial Swarm Robotics

Publisher IEEE Transactions on Robotics

Human Motion Capture Using a Drone

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Inertial Velocity and Attitude Estimation for Quadrotors

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)

Learning Sample-Efficient Target Reaching for Mobile Robots

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)

Local-game decomposition for multiplayer perimeter-defense problem

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Micro Autonomous Systems and Technology (MAST) Final Annual Report for Program Capstone

Publisher Army Research Laboratory Adelphi United States

Modelling and Simultaneous Control of Multiple Catalytic Microrobots

Publisher Journal of Micro-Bio Robotics (JMBR)

ModQuad: The flying modular structure that self-assembles in Midair

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

OpenUAV: a UAV testbed for the CPS and robotics community

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Robust Fruit Counting: Combining Deep Learning, Tracking, and Structure from Motion

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)

Robust Stereo Visual Inertial Odometry for Fast Autonomous Flight

Publisher IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L)

Search-Based Motion Planning for Aggressive Flight in SE(3)

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Semi-dense visual-inertial odometry and mapping for quadrotors with swap constraints

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

The gap in CS, mulling irrational exuberance

Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

The grand challenges of Science Robotics

Publisher American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Toward Soft Micro Bio Robots for Cellular and Chemical Delivery

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Unsupervised Deep Homography: A Fast and Robust Homography Estimation Model

Publisher IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L)

VIO-Swarm:: A swarm of 250g quadrotors

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Visual Inertial Odometry Swarm: An Autonomous Swarm of Vision-Based Quadrotors

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Micro Autonomous Systems and Technology (MAST) 2016 Annual Report forProgram Capstone

Publisher US Army Research Laboratory Adelphi United States

A decentralized algorithm for assembling structures with modular robots

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)

A Modular Folded Laminate Robot Capable of Multi Modal Locomotion

Publisher International Symposium on Experimental Robotics (ISER)

An aerial phytobiopsy system: Design, evaluation, and lessons learned

Publisher International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)

Automated System for Semantic Object Labeling with Soft-Object Recognition and Dynamic Programming Segmentation

Publisher IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE)

Autonomous Flight for Detection, Localization, and Tracking of Moving Targets With a Small Quadrotor

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Autonomous Navigation and Mapping for Inspection of Penstocks and Tunnels With MAVs

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Calibration-free network localization using non-line-of-sight ultra-wideband measurements

Publisher ACM/IEEE International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN)

Control of multiple microrobots with multiscale magnetic field superposition

Publisher International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS)

Cooperative prediction of time-varying boundaries with a team of robots

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Cooperative transportation using small quadrotors using monocular vision and inertial sensing

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Counting Apples and Oranges With Deep Learning: A Data-Driven Approach

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Energy efficiency of trajectory generation methods for stop-and-go aerial robot navigation

Publisher International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)

Flight trajectory tracking and recovery in presence of large disturbances

Publisher International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)

Formations for Resilient Robot Teams

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Improving quadrotor trajectory tracking by compensating for aerodynamic effects

Publisher International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)

Intrusion detection for stochastic task allocation in robot swarms

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)

Magnetic microrobots for microbiology

Publisher Microbiorobotics: Biologically Inspired Microscale Robotic Systems: Second Edition

Opportunities and challenges with autonomous micro aerial vehicles

Publisher Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics

Optimal paths for polygonal robots in SE(2)

Publisher ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering (IDETC/CIE)

Precise dispensing of liquids using visual feedback

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)

Privacy-preserving vehicle assignment for mobility-on-demand systems

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)

Rapid Deployment of Mobile Robots Under Temporal, Performance, Perception, and Resource Constraints

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Resilient consensus for time-varying networks of dynamic agents

Publisher IEEE American Control Conference (ACC)

Resilient Flocking for Mobile Robot Teams

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Robust aerial robot swarms without collision avoidance

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Search-based motion planning for quadrotors using linear quadratic minimum time control

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)

Simultaneous control of spherical microrobots using catalytic & magnetic actuation

Publisher International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS)

SUAS for deployment and recovery of an environmental sensor probe

Publisher International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)

A column generation approach for optimized routing and coordination of a UAV fleet

Publisher IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR)

A macroscopic privacy model for heterogeneous robot swarms

Publisher Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)

A swarm of flying smartphones

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)

Aggressive flight with quadrotors for perching on inclined surfaces

Publisher Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics

Assembly sequence planning for constructing planar structures with rectangular modules

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Control of microstructures propelled via bacterial baths

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Coordinated path planning for fixed-wing UAS conducting persistent surveillance missions

Publisher IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR)

Directed micro assembly of passive particles at fluid interfaces using magnetic robots

Publisher International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS)

Fast autonomous flight with micro unmanned vehicles

Publisher Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Workshop

Formalizing the impact of diversity on performance in a heterogeneous swarm of robots

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Hierarchical strategy synthesis for pursuit-evasion problems

Publisher Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications (FAIA)

High speed navigation for quadrotors with limited onboard sensing

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Hybrid architecture for communication-aware multi-robot systems

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Implan: Scalable Incremental Motion Planning for Multi-Robot Systems

Publisher ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS)

In-flight formation control for a team of fixed-wing aerial vehicles

Publisher International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)

Independent control of identical magnetic robots in a plane

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Next Generation Robotics

Publisher arXiv

Obstacle avoidance and path intersection validation for UAS: A B-spline approach

Publisher International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)

Online planning for energy-efficient and disturbance-aware UAV operations

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)

QUADCLOUD: A rapid response force with quadrotor teams

Publisher Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics

Safe and complete trajectory generation for robot teams with higher-order dynamics

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)

Safe navigation of quadrotor teams to labeled goals in limited workspaces

Publisher International Symposium on Experimental Robotics (ISER)

Smooth trajectory generation on SE(3) for a free flying space robot

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)

The flying monkey: A mesoscale robot that can run, fly, and grasp

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

The role of vision in perching and grasping for MAVs

Publisher International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)

Towards fully autonomous visual inspection of dark featureless dam penstocks using MAVs

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)

Versatile aerial grasping using self-sealing suction

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Vision-based fast navigation of micro aerial vehicles

Publisher International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)

Visual inertial odometry for quadrotors on SE(3)

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Visual-inertial direct SLAM

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Flying Smartphones: Automated Flight Enabled by Consumer Electronics

Publisher IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine

A topological approach to using cables to separate and manipulate sets of objects

Publisher International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR)

Active magnetic anomaly detection using multiple micro aerial vehicles

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

An approximation algorithm for time optimal multi-robot routing

Publisher Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics

An automated system for semantic object labeling with soft object recognition and dynamic programming segmentation

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE)

Automated detection, localization, and registration of smart devices with multiple robots

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE)

Automated Self-Assembly of Large Maritime Structures by a Team of Robotic Boats

Publisher IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE)

Autonomous Localization of an Unknown Number of Targets Without Data Association Using Teams of Mobile Sensors

Publisher IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE)

Autonomous robotic exploration using occupancy grid maps and graph SLAM based on Shannon and Rényi Entropy

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Control of multiple magnetic micro robots

Publisher ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering (IDETC/CIE)

Cooperative localization and mapping of MAVs using RGB-D sensors

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Decentralized algorithm for force distribution with applications to cooperative transport

Publisher ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering (IDETC/CIE)

Design and fabrication of safe, light-weight, flying robots

Publisher ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering (IDETC/CIE)

Design of small, safe and robust quadrotor swarms

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Devices, systems, and methods for automated monitoring enabling precision agriculture

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE)

Fast redistribution of a swarm of heterogeneous robots

Publisher EAI International Conference on Bio-inspired Information and Communications Technologies (BICT)

Five years of ASME journal of mechanisms and robotics

Publisher Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics

Information-theoretic mapping using Cauchy-Schwarz Quadratic Mutual Information

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Mixed Integer Quadratic Program trajectory generation for a quadrotor with a cable-suspended payload

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Optically addressing microscopic bioactuators for real-time control

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Persistent Homology for Path Planning in Uncertain Environments

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Planning and control of aggressive maneuvers for perching on inclined and vertical surfaces

Publisher ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering (IDETC/CIE)

Quadrotor kinematics and dynamics

Publisher Handbook of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Rapid co-design of electro-mechanical specifications for robotic systems

Publisher ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering (IDETC/CIE)

Safe receding horizon control for aggressive MAV flight with limited range sensing

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)

Sensor coverage robot swarms using local sensing without metric information

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Smartphones power flying robots

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)

Special Issue on the 14th International Symposium on Experimental Robotics, 2014

Publisher International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR)

Tightly-coupled monocular visual-inertial fusion for autonomous flight of rotorcraft MAVs

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

Visibility-based persistent monitoring with robot teams

Publisher IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)

Visual servoing of quadrotors for perching by hanging from cylindrical objects

Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

News

GRASP News

ICRA 2021 Results

June 4, 2021


GRASP News

ICRA 2021 – GRASP Accepted Papers

March 3, 2021


GRASP News

ICRA 2020 Recap

June 24, 2020


Student News

GRASP Lab’s high-flying robots

August 19, 2019


Faculty News

2018 RAS Pioneer Award

May 17, 2018


Student News

These Robots Can Assemble Themselves In Midair

January 18, 2018


Faculty News

Robohub: Smart Swarms with Vijay Kumar

October 28, 2017


Faculty News

Philly is robotics hub of the East Coast

May 14, 2017


Faculty News

The future of flying robots

October 15, 2015


Faculty News

Dr. Vijay Kumar on Mint India

November 6, 2014


Faculty News

‘Project Wing’ Dr. Vijay Kumar on Bloomberg TV

September 10, 2014


Faculty News

The James Bond of robots: Vijay Kumar at TED2012

February 29, 2012


Students

Anthony Bisulco

PhD, ESE


Austin Chen

Robotics MS '20; PhD, ESE


Spencer Folk

PhD, MEAM


Parakh M. Gupta

Visiting Scholar


Malakhi Hopkins

PhD, ESE


Arbaaz Khan

Robotics MSE '18 - PhD, ESE


Arjun Kumar

PhD, MEAM


Pratik Kunapuli

PhD, CIS


Elijah S. Lee

PhD, CIS


Alice Kate Li

PhD, ESE


Xu Liu

Robotics MSE '19, PhD, MEAM


Wenxin Liu

PhD, CIS


Matthew Malencia

Robotics MSE '19, PhD, ESE


Katherine Mao

PhD, MEAM


Ian Miller

PhD, ESE


Daniel Mox

PhD, MEAM


Ty Nguyen

PhD, MEAM


Chao Qu

Robotics MSE '14, PhD, CIS


Kelsey Saulnier

PhD, ESE


Ke Sun

PhD, ESE


Yuezhan Tao

PhD, CIS


Jake Welde

PhD, MEAM


Research Staff

James Keller

PhD, MEAM '16 - Project Research Manager


Terry Kientz

Project Engineer, MEAM - (Robotics MSE '17)


Sandeep Manjanna

PostDoc, MEAM


Siddharth Mayya

PostDoc, MEAM


Edward Steager

Research Investigator


Dinesh Thakur

Robotics MSE '11- Research Scientist


Rahul Zahroof

Research Assistant, Kumar Group - Robotics MSE '21


Alex Zhou

Researcher Scientist


Lifeng Zhou

PostDoc, MEAM


Alumni

Nora Ayanian

PhD, MEAM '11 - Associate Professor of Computer Science and Andrew and Erna Viterbi Career Chair, University of Southern California


Sarath Kumar Barathi

Robotics MSE '16 - Junior Developer, Akuna Capital


Spring Berman

Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Arizona State University


Subhrajit Bhattacharya

PostDoc Math '16, PhD, MEAM '12 - Assistant Professor, Lehigh University


Benjamin Charrow

PhD, CIS '15 - Software Engineer / Tech Lead, Waymo


Sachin Chitta

PhD, MEAM '05 - Director of Robotics Research, Autodesk


Avraham Cohen

PostDoc, MEAM '20


Gareth Cross

Robotics MSE '15 - Skydio


Philip Dames

PhD, MEAM '15; PostDoc, ESE '16 - Faculty, Temple University


Sambeeta Das

PostDoc'19 - Assistant Professor, University of Delaware


Jnaneshwar Das

PostDoc, MEAM'18 - Arizona State University


Jaydev Desai

PhD, MEAM '98 - Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology


Rafael Fierro

PostDoc, MEAM '01 - Professor, University of New Mexico


Luis Guerrero Bonilla

PhD, MEAM '19


Bhavya Narain Gupta

Robotics MSE '16 - Senior Engineer, Motional


Anthony Hoogs

Senior Director of Computer Vision, Kitware, Inc.


Elizabeth Hunter

Robotics MSE '17; PhD, MEAM '20 - COO & Co-founder, Treeswift


Konstantinos Karydis

PostDoc, MEAM '17; University of California


Monroe Kennedy

Robotics MSE '16; PhD, MEAM '19 - Stanford University


Nadia Kreciglowa

Robotics MSE '19 - Robotics Engineer, Multiply Labs


Alex Kushleyev

Robotics Researcher


Rebecca Li

Robotics MSE '20


Sikang Liu

PhD, MEAM '18


Giuseppe Loianno

Research Scientist '18 - NYU


Douglas Macharet

PostDoc, MEAM '20 - Federal University of Minas Gerais


Ashish Macwan

Robotics MSE '17


Anurag Makineni

Robotics MSE '18 - Robotics Software Engineer, Zipline


Kartik Mohta

Robotics MSE '11; PhD, ESE '18 - Autel Robotics


Yash Mulgaonkar

Robotics MSE '12; PhD, MEAM '19 - Zoox


Daniel Orol

Robotics MSE '18 - Software Engineer, Axon


Tolga Ozaslan

PhD, MEAM '19


Jimmy Paulos

Robotics MSE '15; PhD, MEAM '17; PostDoc '21 - Head of Robotics at Treeswift


Luciano Pimenta

Visiting Scholar, MEAM '08


Amanda Prorok

PostDoc, MEAM '15-'17 - Faculty, Cambridge University


Rattanachai (Tee) Ramaithitima

Robotics MSE '15; PhD, CIS '18


David Saldaña

PostDoc, MEAM '19 - Lehigh University


Mac Schwager

PostDoc '11- Stanford University


Jun Seo

PhD, MEAM '14 - Assistant Professor HKUST


Daigo Shishika

PostDoc, MEAM '20


Tom Sugar

PhD, MEAM '99 - Arizona State University


James Svacha

PhD, ESE '20 - Autonomy Software Engineer, Locomation


Sarah Tang

PhD, MEAM '18 - Software Eng at Nuro, Inc


Justin Thomas

PhD, MEAM '17 - Technical Lead, Exyn Technologies


Pratap Tokekar

PostDoc, MEAM '15 - Assistant Professor, University of Maryland


Ekaterina Tolstaya

Robo MSE '21; PhD, ESE '21


Guilherme Vicentim Narda

Visiting Scholar Under V. Kumar '20


Michael Watterson

PhD, ESE '18


Michael (Mickey) Whitzer

ROBO MSE '18; PhD, MEAM '20 - Autonomous Systems Technology Engineer, NASA


Denise Wong

Robotics MSE '15; PhD, MEAM '16; Robotics Engineer, Exyn Technologies, Inc


John Wright

PostDoc 1999 - Millersville University


Valentin Wueest

Visiting Scholar, MEAM


Rahul Zahroof

Research Assistant, Kumar Group - Robotics MSE '21


Vijay Kumar

Research Areas

  • Data-Driven Control Algorithms
  • Distributed and Decentralized Control
  • Autonomy
  • Planning
  • Multi-robot Systems
  • Networked Robots
  • Swarm Robots
  • Flying Robots