Controls, Autonomy and Robotics

man in lab with robots working on robot

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.

Robotics at UT Austin also offers the Graduate Portfolio Program in Robotics which provides graduate students the opportunity to obtain an official "certification of expertise" in robotics with their Masters or Ph.D. degree from their home departments.

ROBOTICS GRADUATE PORTFOLIO PROGRAM