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This area involves research in system theory, controls, networks, autonomy, and robotics with applications to the navigation, guidance, control, and flight mechanics of space, air, sea, and land based vehicles. Major research topics include onboard-optimal path-planning, differential games, hybrid-systems analysis, learning-based control, multi-vehicle coordination, swarm systems, vision and radio-based navigation, controlled-mobility wireless networks, robust communications, trust, and the study of human-robot interaction problems. Several of these projects are sponsored by: the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, the Missile Defense Agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratories.

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$7.5 Million Research Grant to Create Truly Autonomous Systems

Thanks to a Department of Defense grant, Assistant Professor Ufuk Topcu is leading a research team that is planning for a future when unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have the ability to fly themselves in emergency situations.

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Building Future Bots to Assist Astronauts and Boost Physical Strength

Associate Professor Luis Sentis and his students are bringing science fiction to life by creating humanoid robots that can lend a hand on space missions and give the human body a bionic boost.

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Robotics Graduate Portfolio Program

Students in the Robotics Portfolio Program at UT Austin will receive multidisciplinary training in robotics by completing core coursework offered by the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and selecting from among additional approved courses from these departments and/or Aerospace Engineering, and the School of Information.

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