The Autonomous and Unmanned Vehicle Systems Laboratory (AUVSL) was founded by Professor William (Robert) Norris in 2017.

AUVSL develops solutions for real world government and industry problems, with a goal of building a technology pipeline from research to commercialization. We use multi-disciplinary approaches and state of the art technologies in systems engineering, machine learning, vision systems, mechatronics, controls, expert systems, dynamic modeling, industrial engineering, and sensor fusion. Undergraduate and graduate students engage in projects with deliverables involving hands-on basic and applied research in autonomy with applications on land (on-road and off-road), in the air and underwater. Please contact us to learn about opportunities for corporate engagement with the lab and newly formed center.

AUVSL's Research Themes
-Adaptive, Stable, Robust and Explainable AI for Control
-Nonlinear Vehicle and Implement Control
-Dynamic Modeling – system identification

Extended and Unscented Kalman Filters and AI representations
Model based dynamic planning
-Sensor Fusion
Vision with UWB/ Vision with LIDAR and IR
Multiple System integrated terrain mapping
-Terrain Mapping and Characterization
-Multiple System/ Vehicle Interaction/ Cooperation

Swarming, Task Completion
-Adaptive Human in the Loop Systems
-Test Courses

Requirements generation, comparison, evaluation
Navigation, ODOA, Safety
Goal - Create a modular, systems-based approach to developing complete offroad autonomous navigation and task completion package

Contact AUVSL

Professor William R. (Bob) Norris
Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
210B Transportation Building
104 S. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801-3080

(217) 300-6647

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