The ARCS (Autonomous Robotics and Complex Systems) Lab is concerned with improving the robustness and adaptability of autonomous robots. We employ a variety of techniques to optimize small (on the scale of 30 centimeters) robotic systems that are able to navigate unpredictable and dynamic terrain while at the same time being adaptive with respect to potential damage. See our Publications for more details.
- Anjali Nuggehalli (CS ‘26) May 2023 - present
- Chau Vu (CS ‘26), Dec 2022 - present
- Christy Marchese (CS ‘24), May 2021 - present
- Daisy Abbott (CS ‘26) June 2023 - present
- Francisco Morales Puente (CS ‘26) June 2023 - present
- James Clinton (Eng ‘24), Feb 2022 - present
- Kenny Gonzalez Hernandez (CS ‘24), May 2022 - present
- Liz Johnson (CS ‘24), May 2022 - present
- Simon Heck (CS ‘22), May 2022 - Dec 2022
- Oliver Chang (CS ‘22), May 2021 - May 2022
- Jared Anthony Mejia (CS ‘22), Aug 2020 - May 2022
- Kevin Ayala (CS ‘22), Aug 2020 - May 2022
- Evelyn Hasama (CS ‘24), Jan 2021 - Dec 2021
- Alex Kehlani Fay (CS ‘23), May 2020 - Dec 2021
- Sean O’Connor (CS ‘22), Jan 2021 - May 2021
- Gabriel Konar-Steenberg (CS ‘23), May 2020 - May 2021
- Ali Karimiafshar (MET), Sep 2019 - May 2020
- Drew Rinker (CS), May 2019 - May 2020
- William Fry (CS), May 2019 - May 2020
- Lauren Tallerico (CS), May 2019 - Dec 2019
- Normany Bryson (CS), May 2019 - Dec 2019
- Anna Buckthorpe (EE), Jan 2019 - May 2019
- Dillon Flohr (CS), Nov 2016 - Dec 2018
- Eric McCullough (CS), Aug - Dec 2018
- Rich Russell (CS), Sep 2017 - Dec 2018
- Dersham Schmidt (EE and Physics), Nov 2016 - May 2018
- Ryan DeLap (CS), Jun - May 2018
- Nick Hafner (CS), Summer 2018
- Daniel Warken (EE and Physics), Jul 2016 - Jul 2017
- Tyler Medlin (CS), Jan - Jul 2017
- Matthew Ridenhour (CS), Nov 2016 - Jul 2017
Former Graduate Students
Our current project is to model, simulate, optimize, and fabricate a robot called the Adabot. You can find code for simulating the Adabot at it’s Github Repository and the paper can be found here on my CV. The visualization below shows the basic idea behind the Adabot.
As a side project, we have been working on a simple method for sharing simulation results with collaborators around the world. What we want, in essence, is something akin to an on-line video player, but with the ability to view the simulation from different angles. My colleague and I started on this project a few years ago, but we never had a polished product (you can see Dr. Jared Moore’s version here).
During the fall 2017 semester at Missouri State University, I gave the project over to a group of students in CSE 450. The visualizer above was created with some of the concepts and ideas that they implemented.
You can learn more about this work be reading our workshop paper.