News

January 20, 2021
Sachin’s paper was selected as the winner for the Intelligent Systems Technical Committee (ISTC) Student Paper Competition at AIAA SciTech 2021. Congratulations!

January 13, 2021
We received NSF funding to study data-driven methods for robot navigation, planning, and control; UH News.

January 6, 2021
Prof. Sungsu Park from Sejong University in South Korea started visiting us. Welcome!

December 1, 2020
Maddy received the 2020-2021 Bruce Liebert Award! Congratulations!

October 20, 2020
New invited journal article published in the Marine Technology Society Journal on the review of resident marine robots.

September 30, 2020
We are funded by the Department of Energy to contribute to the upgrades of the Kilo Nalu Observatory to support research on resident underwater robots!

September 30, 2020
Chris Battista joined RAN lab to work on control and machine learning for robotics. Welcome!

September 25, 2020
Check out Jon’s podcast with Teledyne Marine.

September 1, 2020
We are funded by NSF’s National Robotics Initiative 2.0 - Ubiquitous Collaborative Robots! NSF Abstract; UH News.

August 28, 2020
Sachin’s paper was accepted for presenation at the 2021 AIAA SciTech Forum. Congrats!

August 21, 2020
Lillian joined RAN lab to work on LiDAR-based navigation for autonomous vehicles. Welcome!

August 17, 2020
Maddy’s two-page abstract was accepted to the technical program of OCEANS 2020 Singapore - Gulf Coast. Congrats!

June 30, 2020
Our collaborative proposal with Interstel Technologies Inc. was selected for the NASA 2020 STTR Program Phase I to “develop and demonstrate a mission operations system for robust, coordinated operation of mobile agent swarms in dynamic environments”.

June 2, 2020
Dr. Song gave a virtual talk at the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Washington.

May 19, 2020
RAN website has moved here!

April 22, 2020
Product grant awarded - We were selected for Teledyne Marine’s 2020 Academic Product Grant to use the Teledyne Hydrophones in our research. Congrats Jonathan!

April 18, 2020
New conference paper accepted - Sachin’s paper was accepted by ICUAS’2020. Congrats!

April 2, 2020
Go Team Halona - Congrats to Nic and Jonathan for leading the team in winning the Explorer Prize of the Ocean Observing DISCOVER Competition!

January 21, 2020
Welcome Maddyson - She will start her accelerated MS program focusing on underwater docking systems.

November 5, 2019
New conference paper publisehd at IROS’2019 - “Concurrent flow-based localization and mapping in time-invariant flow fields”.

November 5, 2019
Thesis defense - Curran successfully defended his M.S. thesis on “Curiosity driven exploration with focused semantic mapping”. Congrats! He will join Booz Allen Hamilton as a systems engineer in January, 2020.

August 12, 2019
Welcome Sachin - He will start his PhD program focusing on multi-agent systems.

May 23, 2019
New journal article publisehd in IEEE RA-L - “Visual-inertial guidance with a plenoptic camera for autonomous underwater vehicles”.

May 23, 2019
ICRA Workshop - We successfully held the half-day workshop on “Approaching Residency of Marine Robots for Deep-Sea Research (ARMR-DSR)” at ICRA’2019. Thank you to the all the authors and participants!

December 6, 2018
Welcome Jonathan - Undergraduate Research Assitant focusing on docking for resident marine robots.

December 1, 2018
Welcome Gregory - He will be focusing on aerial vehicle modeling and control.

September 1, 2018
Welcome Curran — Our lab is officially starting!