February 2, 2022
A new paper was published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society A - Finite-horizon, energy-efficient trajectories in unsteady flows.

January 10, 2022
Josh Renzo Claudio joined RAN to work on RAUVs. Welcome, Josh!

December 22, 2021
Our collaborative project with Interstel Technologies Inc. on iCOSMOS-Swarm was selected for Phase-II by NASA.

December 3, 2021
Gregory defended his MS thesis “Modeling of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems using Koopman Operator Theory”!

October 23, 2021
Congratuations, Lillian and Chris, for their great work with the UH AI Tech Team in the inaugural Indy Autonomous Challenge! [UH News]

October 22, 2021
Maddy defended her MS thesis “A Novel Approach to Resident AUV Docking”!

September 17, 2021
One paper was accepted at the 2022 AIAA SciTech Forum. Congrats Gregory and Sachin!

August 20, 2021
We received a new NSF award to study human-robot sensory transfer for controlling underwater robot with AR/VR systems. [Award details]

July 29, 2021
We are thrilled to be a part of the new NSF AI Institute for Dynamic Systems led by UWash!

July 11, 2021
Our technical paper was selected as a finalist for the Student Poster Competition at OCEANS 2021 San Diego - Porto! Congrats Maddy and Jon!

April 22, 2021
We received the UROP Summer Faculty Mentoring Grant to provide research experiences to three undergraduates in developing an underwater resident AUV testbed at KNO!

April 19, 2021
Team Halona won the DESIGN Contest for the Ocean Observing Prize and entered the BUILD Contest! Congratulations to Jon, Maddy and the rest of the team! [DOE Announcement; UH News]

April 8, 2021
Lillian received undergradute research award from UROP for Summer 2021 to work on spaceflight swarm control! Congratulations!

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!