Robotics and Autonomy

MTRI performs ground-breaking work in both development and application of robotic systems. The lab's expertise encompasses a broad range of robotics topics, from novel algorithms for autonomous multi-agent control to the integration and fusion of remote sensing systems. MTRI is experienced with both simulation and hardware development, and our work has enabled new applications in areas such as environmental sensing, infrastructure assessment, and national security. 

  • ABISS - The lab integrated remote sensing capabilities with a robotic submarine to enable topographic mapping and study native and invasive species.
  • DARPA OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) - MTRI contributed algorithms and hardware integration to enable localization of RF radiation sources from UAV swarms.

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Robot in tunnel track

Bayesian Adaptive Robotic Control System (BARCS)

Created for the DARPA Subterranean (SubT) Challenge Virtual Track Competitions by MTRI Researchers, BARCS is an autonomous controller integrated into both UAVs and UGVs for rapid subterranean exploration, mapping, and object identification.

Discover more about the DARPA SubT challenge.