Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI)

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. Some of our projects:

  • DARPA Subterranean Challenge (SubT) - MTRI's Virtual Track team developed controllers for heterogeneous teams of autonomous robots to collaboratively assist in underground exploration and navigation challenges.
  • 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.