The Autonomy Lab builds life-like machines. Our goal is to increase
the autonomy (i.e. self-control and self-maintenance) of robots and
Our research interests include:
The Lab is directed by Richard Vaughan. Our computer systems are managed by Sepehr MohaimenianPour.
- Highly autonomous, long-lived robots
- Large-population multi-robot systems
- Human-robot interaction
- Behaviour and sensing for outdoor natural and semi-structured environments
- Robot and animal foraging behaviour
- Behaviour for UAVs
- Robot simulation, programming and research tools
Part of the NSERC Canadian Field Robotics Network
|2017.3.25: Congratulations to Mani Monajjemi who was awarded the Honourable Mention for the CIPPRS Doctoral Dissertation Award 2016.
|2016.12.23: Congratulations to Shokoofeh Pourmehr who successfully defended her PhD thesis today.
2016.9.1: Welcome new graduate students Rakesh, Pratik, Geoff, Payam and Faraz. Find them on the people page.
- 2015.7.1: Posted some pictures of the lab at work recently on the people page. We are looking for great PhD students to join us. We live in Vancouver, and make robots that work well.
- 2015.5.6: Jake Bruce posted the complete SFU Mountain Dataset. Our robot completed several 4km traverses of a mountain trail in British Columbia, with a 300m altitude change, in various weather and lighting conditions. We provide over 150GB of camera, LIDAR, GPS and other sensor data.