News Archive

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November, 2022: Wonse Jo has successfully defended his PhD thesis "Affective Workload Allocation System for Multi-human Multi-robot Teams". Check the recording of his defense presentation. Congrats, Dr. Jo!

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November, 2022: You are invited to a PhD dissertation defense presentation by Wonse Jo. It’s open to all students and faculty. You can find more details about the defense from the flyer (Link). A full abstract is available (Link).

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November, 2022: Our undergraduate students, Soomin Kim, Revanth Krishna Senthilkumaran, and Pou Hei Chan, showcased their excellent research at the 2022 Purdue Fall Undergraduate Research Expo (Link). Congratulations! 

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November, 2022: Dr. Min has been appointed as Co-Lead for the Realizing the Digital Enterprise (RDE) Research Impact Area. RDE is one of the three research impact areas at Purdue Polytechnic, where more than 60 research-active faculty members across the college are affiliated with. Congratulations!

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November, 2022: We are looking for participants who will help us find optimal workload allocation strategies for the human-muti-robot system. If you are interested in this study and want to get more information, please check our flyer Here!

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October, 2022: A paper titled "Rapid Prediction of Network Quality in Mobile Robots" has been published in  Ad Hoc Networks (Link). This paper is collaboration work with Dr. Ramviyas Parasuraman at UGA and Dr. Petter Ögren at KTH.

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September, 2022: Dr. Min, as a Co-PI, has received a NSF grant "FW-HTF-P: Interactive Multi-Human Multi-Remote-Robot Operations for the Future of Construction Work". More information

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September, 2022: Here is a list of our SMART Lab Alumni (PhD & MS Students only) as of Fall 2022. You can download its PDF version HERE.

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September, 2022: Weizheng Wang , a new Ph.D. Student, joins the SMART lab. Welcome, Weizheng!

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September, 2022: Soomin Kim, a new Undergraduate Student, joins the SMART lab. Welcome, Soomin!

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July, 2022: Dr. Min visited and gave a research talk at Kyung Hee University, Sungkyunkwan University, and Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) in South Korea. In the talk, he presented our recent and current research in the lab.

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July, 2022: A paper titled "Feedback-efficient Active Preference Learning for Socially Aware Robot Navigation" has been accepted to IROS 2022. Check out the paper website (Link). Congrats, Ruiqi!

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July, 2022: Dr. Min along with his colleagues serves as a topic editor for the special issue "Unknown Environment Exploration by Networked Robots" in Frontiers in Robotics and AI Journal. Check out more information from this following link.

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June, 2022: Shyam Sundar Kannan gave his presentation at the 2022 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS) in Dubrovnik, Croatia, for his paper titled "Autonomous Drone Delivery to Your Door and Yard".

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May, 2022: Su Sun, Roman Ibrahimov, and Wonse Jo, have been awarded as Winner, First Runner Up, and Second Runner Up, respectively at the 2022 Spring Purdue Polytechnic Research Impact Area Student Poster Symposium. Congrats, All! See more information at our Facebook group (Link).

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May, 2022: Revanth Krishna Senthilkumaran has been awarded Third Prize for the interdisciplinary oral research presentations at the 2022 Spring Purdue Undergraduate Research Conference (Link). Congrats, Revanth!

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May, 2022: Wonse Jo was recognized as the Member of the Year for 2021-22 by a vote of all of the SMART Lab members. Congratulations, Wonse! Well deserved!

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April, 2022: Shyam Sunder Kannan received the Engagement Award from Purdue University, in recognition of his contributions to the 2021 Inaugural Indianapolis Autonomous Challenge as an Autonomous Systems Engineer in the Indy Autonomous Challenge Black & Gold Racing Team. Congrats, Shyam!

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April, 2022: A paper titled "Autonomous Drone Delivery to Your Door and Yard" was accepted to the 2022 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS) (Link). Congrats, Shyam!

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March, 2022: A paper titled "Actuation-Coordinated Mobile Parallel Robots With Hybrid Mobile and Manipulation Functions" has been published in  Transactions of the ASME, Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics (Link). This paper is collaboration work with Dr. Dongming Gan at Purdue.

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March, 2022: A paper titled "Malware Detection Using Pseudo Semi-Supervised Learning" was accepted to the 3rd International Conference on Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (ICPRAI) 2022 (Link). This paper is collaboration work and led by Dr. Richard Voyles at Purdue.

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March, 2022: We are looking for participants who will help us develop an affective multi-robot controller capable of estimating human affective states. If you are interested in this study and want to get more information, please check our flyer Here!

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March, 2022: Shyam Sundar Kannan won the Second Place from the Autonomous Day 2.0's Poster Sessions. The event was held at the WestGate Academy Conferencing and Training center in Odon, Indiana. Congrats to Shyam!

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March, 2022: A paper titled "BIM-based Simulation of Construction Robotics in the Assembly Process of Wood Frames" was accepted for publication in Automation in Construction (Link). This paper is collaboration work with Dr. Jiansong Zhang's group at Purdue.

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February, 2022: Our paper “Correlation between Unconscious Mouse Actions and Human Cognitive Workload” has been accepted as "Late-Breaking Work" at the ACM CHI 2022 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems! Congrats, Go-Eum!

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January, 2022: Our paper titled "Toward a Wearable Biosensor Ecosystem on ROS 2 for Real-time Human-Robot Interaction Systems" has received the Excellent Paper Award from the IEEE IROS 2021 Workshop on Cognitive and Social Aspects of Human Multi-Robot Interaction (HMRS). Congrats, Wonse!

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February, 2022: Revanth Krishna Senthilkumaran, a new Undergraduate Student Researcher, joins the SMART lab. Welcome, Revanth!

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January, 2022: [Closed] We are looking for undergrad research assistants for the NSF CAREER project! Please check the flyer (Link) for more details.

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January, 2022: Here is the annual summary of the SMART Lab by the numbers and the narratives (Link).

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December, 2021: Jun han Bae has successfully defended his PhD thesis, titled "Development of an Uncrewed Sediment Sampling System". Jun Han will start his new chapter at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) as a postdoc. Congrats, Jun Han!

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November, 2021: Dr. Min along with Dr. Mauricio Postigo at UNSA in Peru gave a webinar "Robotic Sediment Sampling System for Surface Water Sediment Collection" as part of our Nexus Project (Link).

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November, 2021: You are invited to a PhD dissertation defense presentation by Jun Han Bae. It’s open to all students and faculty. You can find more details about the defense from the flyer (Link). A full abstract is available (Link).

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November, 2021: Dr. Min, as a Co-PI, has received a seed grant from Purdue Polytechnic Institute "Detecting Humans’ Adaptive Behavior Using Deep Learning Application to Provide Active Thermal Comfort Controls in Occupancy Spaces". More information

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October, 2021: The delegation from the Universidad Nacional de San Agustin (UNSA) of Arequipa in Peru visited our SMART Lab as part of their tour to Robotics labs at Purdue. See more photos at our Facebook group (Link).

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October, 2021: We visited Purdue Polytechnic High School (PPHS) North Campus for outreach activities as part of our NSF CAREER Project. Check out our project website's photo gallery page.

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October, 2021: Pou Hei Chan gave a poster presentation at the 2021 Purdue Environmental Research Expo (Link), hosted by Purdue's Center for the Environment. The title of the poster was "Unmanned Sediment Sampling System for Surface Water Sediment Collection".

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October, 2021: Dr. Min has been awarded for the 2021-22 COVID-19 Research Disruption Fund from Purdue University. This fund will be used to help facilitate the research that was lost during the COVID disruption.

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September, 2021: A paper titled "RoboMal: Malware Detection for Robot Network Systems" was accepted for IEEE International Conference on Robotic Computing (IRC) 2021 (Link). This paper is collaboration work and led by Dr. Richard Voyles at Purdue.

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September, 2021: Our paper “Toward a Wearable Biosensor Ecosystem on ROS 2 for Real-time Human-Robot Interaction Systems” was accepted to the IROS 2021: Workshop on Cognitive and Social Aspects of Human Multi-Robot Interaction (HMRS 2021). This paper is in collaboration with Prof. Steve McGuire at UC Santa Cruz. Check out its GitHub repository (Link). Congrats, Wonse!

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September, 2021: Our paper “Active Tapping via Gaussian Process for Efficient Unknown Object Surface Reconstruction” was accepted to the IROS 2021: Workshop on New Advances in Tactile Sensation, Interactive Perception, Control, and Learning (RoboTac2021). Congrats, Su! Check out the publication page to see more details.

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August, 2021: Dr. Min gave an invited talk on "Robot Design, Planning, and Control for Environmental Applications" at the International Conference on IT-Bio Convergence.

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August, 2021: Vishnunandan Venkatesh, Ruiqi Wang, new Ph.D. Students, and Jong-Beom Jeong, a new Graduate Visiting Student (clockwise from top-left) join the SMART Lab. Welcome, Vishnu, Ruiqi, and Jong-Beom!

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July, 2021: 2 papers about cloud robotics and human-machine systems have been accepted to the 2021 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC) that will be held virtually on October 17~20, 2021. Congrats Manoj and Shyam!

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June, 2021: Our paper "External Human-Machine Interface on Delivery Robots: Expression of Navigation Intent of the Robot" was accepted to RO-MAN 2021. Check out this supplementary video (Link). Congrats, Shyam!

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June, 2021: We are excited to introduce a new, low-cost, and open-source mobile robot platform, called SMARTmBOT (v2021) that we have developed. We provide a detailed tutorial, and all design files and source codes, so that you can build your own SMARTmBOT. Please check out its full demo video (Link) and GitHub repository (Link).

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May, 2021: Sangjun Lee has successfully defended his PhD thesis "Secure Multi-Robot Systems: Threat Identification and Countermeasure Development". Check the recording of his defense presentation (Link). Congrats, Sangjun!

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May, 2021: Dr. Min has been named a 2021 University Faculty Scholar in honor of his outstanding research and scholarship. This is one of the highest research honors at Purdue where the University Faculty Scholars Program recognizes outstanding faculty who are on an accelerated path for academic distinction. Congrats, Dr. Min!

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May, 2021: Manoj Penmetcha was recognized as the Member of the Year for 2020-21 by SMART Lab. Congratulations, Manoj! Well deserved!

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May, 2021: Sangjun Lee was nominated and gave a research presentation at the 2021 ICON Outstanding Student Research Symposium, titled "Attack Resilient Vehicle Platooning: Distributed Nonlinear Model Predictive Control Approach". You can watch his presentation (Link).

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May, 2021: Dr. Min along with his colleagues serves as a topic editor for the special issue "Coverage Control for Networked Robots" in Frontiers in Control Engineering Journal. Check out more information from this CFP page.

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May, 2021: Jaeeun Kim has been awarded the 1st place at the at the 2021 Spring Purdue Undergraduate Research Conference, in the category of Research Talks in Purdue Polytechnic Institute (Link). You can watch her presentation HERE. Congrats, Jaeeun!

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May, 2021: You are invited to a PhD dissertation defense presentation by Sangjun Lee. It’s open to all students and faculty. Click HERE to find more details about the defense from the flyer.

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May, 2021: Dr. Min received the FY21 Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration Award to honor his interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary work, from Polytechnic Institute, Purdue University! Congrats, Dr. Min! Check HERE for more details.

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April, 2021: Our paper "A Deep Reinforcement Learning-based Dynamic Computational Offloading Method for Cloud Robotics" was accepted for publication in IEEE Access! Check out this paper (Link) and its supplementary video (Link). Congrats, Manoj!

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April, 2021: A paper titled "Actuation-Coordinated Mobile Parallel Robots with Hybrid Mobile and Manipulation Function" was accepted for IDETC-CIE 2021 (Link). This paper is collaboration work and led by Dr. Dongming Gan at Purdue.

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April, 2021: Manoj Penmetcha has successfully defended his PhD thesis "Application Offloading Schemas for Cloud Robotics". Check the recording of his defense presentation (Link). Manoj will start his new chapter by taking up full time responsibilities at NCC and Multiscale Technologies. Congrats, Manoj!

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March, 2021: You are invited to a PhD dissertation defense presentation by Manoj Penmetcha. It’s open to all students and faculty. Click HERE to find more details about the defense from the flyer.

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February, 2021: Dr. Min received the 2020 Outstanding Faculty Award in Discovery (Research) from the Department of Computer and Information Technology, Purdue University! Congrats, Dr. Min!

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January, 2021: NASA selected our Purdue-Hongik Team as a finalist team for the NASA Space Robotics Challenge Phase 2 Competition, and we received the certificate (Link)! During 2020, we competed virtually with 114 teams across the globe in the competition round. Check HERE for more details!

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January, 2021: Roman Ibrahimov, a new Ph.D. Student, joins the lab. Welcome, Roman!

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January, 2021: Dr. Min gave an invited talk, titled "Robotics as an Example of Sociotechnical /Interdisciplinary Research", at Purdue Polytechnic Institute Research Mentoring Lunch.

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January, 2021: Here is the annual summary of the SMART Lab by the numbers (Link), and by the narratives (Link).

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December, 2020: Congratulations on your graduation, Tamzidul Mina and Go-Eum Cha! Tamzid joins the Sandia National Labs as a postdoc, and Go-Eum pursues her PhD under Dr. Min's supervision at Purdue.

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November, 2020: Dr. Min gave an online invited talk titled “Towards Adaptive Human Multi-Robot Systems” at Sungkyunkwan University. See more photos at our Facebook group (Link).

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November, 2020: Tamzidul Mina has successfully defended his PhD thesis "Social Behavior based Collaborative Self-organization in Multi-robot Systems". Tamzid will start his new chapter in Sandia National Lab. Congrats, Tamzid!

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November, 2020: 2020 Fall outreach went pretty well. We conducted a virtual outreach event for K-12 students at the Purdue Polytechnic High School (PPHS) as part of our NSF CAREER project. Check out our project website for more detail (Link).

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September, 2020: We would like to invite you to participate in our study on how delivery robots can interact more effectively with humans. This online survey takes about 5-10 minutes to complete, and you need to be over 18 to participate. Survey link: tinyurl.com/delrobsurvey

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August, 2020: Our paper "Investigating the Effect of Deictic Movements of a Multi-robot" was accepted for publication in International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction. Check out this paper (Link) and supplementary video (Link). Congrats, Ahreum!

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August, 2020: Our paper "Adaptive Workload Allocation for Multi-human Multi-robot Teams for Independent and Homogeneous Tasks" was accepted for publication in IEEE Access! Check out this paper (Link) and its supplementary video (Link). Congrats, Tamzid!

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August, 2020: This past April, Purdue University's Board of Trustees approved the promotion of Dr. Byung-Cheol Min to the rank of Associate Professor (Link). This promotion takes effect today, August 10, 2020. Congrats, Dr. Min!

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July, 2020: Our paper "Maneuvering Ability-Based Weighted Potential Field Framework for Multi-USV Navigation, Guidance and Control" was accepted for the "Best of OCEANS" special issue of the Marine Technology Society (MTS) Journal. Check out this paper (Link). Congrats, Tamzid!

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July, 2020: Jee Hwan Park has successfully defended his MS. A title of his thesis is "Grid-based Cyclic Multi-robot Allocation for Object Carrying". Jee Hwan will start his new chapter in LG Innotek. Congratulations!

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July, 2020: Our paper "Material Mapping in Unknown Environments using Tapping Sound" was accepted to IROS 2020. Check out this supplementary video (Link). Congrats, Shyam and Wonse!

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June, 2020: Our paper "Asymptotic Boundary Shrink Control with Multirobot Systems" was accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems! Check out this paper  (Link). Congrats, Shaocheng!

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May, 2020: Our paper "Evaluation of Sampling Methods for Robotic Sediment Sampling Systems" was accepted for publication in IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering Check out this preprint version of the paper  (Link). Congrats, Jun Han, Wonse, and Jee Hwan!

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May, 2020: Yuta Hoashi was successfully graduated as Class of 2020 and will attend Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) for his M.S. Congratulations, Yuta!

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May, 2020: Jaeeun Kim was selected as a 2020-21 OUR Scholarship recipient from The Office of Undergraduate Research at Purdue University. Congratulations, Jaeeun!

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May, 2020: Shyam Sundar Kannan was recognized as the Member of the Year for 2019-20 by SMART Lab. Congratulations, Shyam! Well deserved! More information

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April, 2020: Shyam Sundar Kannan was selected to receive a 2020-21 Purdue PRF Graduate Fellowship. Congratulations, Shyam! Well deserved!

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April, 2020: Shaocheng Luo has successfully defended his PhD. A title of his dissertation is "Multi-robot System in Coverage Control: Deployment, Coverage, and Rendezvous". Shaocheng will start his new chapter at the University of Alberta. Congratulations!

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April, 2020: Dr. Min, as a PI, has received a seed grant from Purdue Polytechnic Institute "Reconfigurable Cyber-Physical Simulators for Multi-Robot Systems". More information

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April, 2020: Tamzidul Mina, PhD Student, made a Robust Control tutorial for Sliding Mode Control (SMC) with MATLAB/Simulink example implementation. The tutorial is available at our GitHub repository. (Link)

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April, 2020: Tamzidul Mina, PhD Student, has received the Magoon Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistants from the College of Engineering, Purdue University. Congratulations! (Link)

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April, 2020: Dr. Min, as a Co-PI, has received a seed grant from Purdue Polytechnic Institute "Wheeled Mobile Parallel Robots with Hybrid Moving and Manipulation Functions". More information

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March, 2020:  Shyam and Dr. Min, teamed up with other researchers at Purdue and West Point (United States Military Academy),  participate in the Indy Autonomous Challenge, and the team was accepted into Round 2. Congratulations!

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March, 2020: Dr. Min, along with the other team members in College of Engineering, received the Purdue University’s 2020 Focus Award (Link) to recognize the dedication to disability and accessibility.

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February, 2020: A paper titled "The Humanitarian Flying Warehouse" was accepted for publication in Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review (Link). This paper is collaboration work with Dr. Seokcheon Lee's group at Purdue.

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February, 2020: Wonse, Shyam, and Dr. Min, teamed up with Prof. Jongheok Kim's group at Hongik Univ in South Korea, participate in the NASA Space Robotics Challenge Phase 2. The team name is Purdue-Hoingik Team. Please support out team!

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February, 2020: Go-Eum Cha, a new M.S. Student, joins the lab. Welcome, Go-Eum!

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January, 2020: Su Sun, a new Ph.D. Student, joins the lab. Welcome, Su!

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January, 2020: Here is the annual summary of the SMART Lab in 2019 by the numbers (Link), and by the narratives (Link).

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December, 2019: A paper titled "Two Echelon Vehicle Routing Problem with Drones in Last Mile Delivery" was accepted for publication in International Journal of Production Economics (Link). This paper is collaboration work with Dr. Seokcheon Lee's group at Purdue.

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November, 2019: We visited Purdue Polytechnic High School (PPHS) in Indianapolis, IN for outreach activities as part of our NSF CAREER Project. Check out our project website's photo gallery page.

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November, 2019: We are proud to launch our website for the project "CAREER: Adaptive Human Multi-robot Systems". The web address is:
polytechnic.purdue.edu/ahmrs.

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November, 2019: We successfully carried out a field experiment with SMARTBoat 5 that we newly developed in the lab. Check out our YouTube Channel for the demo videos (Link).

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October, 2019: Wonse and Tamzid participated in the 2019 OCEANS Seattle - Student Poster Competition and received a certificate. Check out the conference's website for more photos (Link).

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October, 2019: Jaeeun Kim and Pou Hei, new Undergraduate Student Researchers, join the lab. Welcome, Jaeeun and Pou Hei!!

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August, 2019: Jeremy Pan, a new M.S. Student, joins the lab. Welcome, Jeremy!

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August, 2019: Tamzidul and Manoj have been selected as a Student Travel Grant Winner for the 2019 IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC) Conference. Congrats, Tamzid and Manoj!

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August, 2019: A motion capture system has been installed in our additional lab space, called "SMART Experiment Lab" in HEAV 101. Check out our Photo Gallery page to see the large photo.

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August, 2019: 4 papers have been accepted to the 2019 MTS/IEEE OCEANS Conference (OCEANS) that will be held October 27~31, 2019, in Seattle, WA; 2 papers for a regular technical program and 2 for a student poster competition. Congrats!

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July, 2019: A paper titled "A Low-cost and Small USV Platform for Water Quality Monitoring" was accepted for publication in HardwareX Journal! Congrats, Wonse and Yuta!

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July, 2019: Dr. Min has accepted the invitation to serve for the IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2020 as an Associate Editor.

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July, 2019: Hanyao Yang, a new Undergraduate Visiting Student, joins the lab. Welcome, Hanyao!

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July, 2019: Andrew Sakai, a new Undergraduate Student Researcher, joins the lab. Welcome, Andrew!

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June, 2019: 3 papers about multi-robot systems have been accepted to the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC) that will be held October 6~9, 2019, in Bari, Italy. Congrats Shaocheng, Manoj, Tamzid, and Jee Hwan!

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June, 2019: Great News! Yuting has accepted a tenure-track faculty position at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She will be affiliated with the Engineering Technology and Construction Management in UNC Charlotte from Fall 2019. Congrats to Yuting!

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May, 2019: A paper titled "Soft-packaged Sensory Glove System for Human-like Natural Interaction and Control of Prosthetic Hands" was accepted for publication in NPG Asia Materials. This paper is collaboration work with Dr. Chi Hwan Lee at Purdue and Dr. Nanshu Lu at The University of Texas at Austin.

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May, 2019: We are proud to launch our website for the project "Purdue-UNSA Robotic Water Quality Monitoring and Distribution Systems". The web address is:
engineering.purdue.edu/PRWQ.

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April, 2019: Yuta Hoashi won the Thematic (Innovative Technology, Entrepreneurship, Design) Award in the 2019 Purdue Undergraduate Research Conference. Congrats to Yuta!

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March, 2019: Prof. Robin Murphy at Texas A&M University visited SMART Lab. Check out our photo gallery page to see the large photo.

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March, 2019: Yogang Singh with the co-authors won the People’s Choice Poster Presentation Award in the 6th Agricultural and Biological Engineering Symposium (ABE Symposium) at Purdue University. Congrats! 

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March, 2019: Dr. Min has received the 2018-19 Outstanding Faculty Award in Discovery (Research) from Polytechnic Institute, Purdue University!

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February, 2019: Dr. Min has received the 2018-19 Outstanding Faculty Award in Discovery (Research) from the Department of Computer and Information Technology, Purdue University!

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February, 2019: Dr. Min has received the 2018-19 Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor Award from the Department of Computer and Information Technology, Purdue University!

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February, 2019: Dr. Min has received the NSF CAREER Award from the Cyber-Human Systems (CHS) Program to develop Adaptive Human Multi-Robot Systems! More information

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February, 2019: Our lab has won the Fan Favorite Poster of all poster displayed at the Purdue Robotics/IoT Showcase held in Neil Armstrong Hall on February 1, 2019. 26 labs were represented from Purdue Polytechnic, College of Engineering, and College of Science in the showcase. Congrats to all of us!

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January, 2019: Walter Kruger, a new Undergraduate Student Researcher, joins the lab. Welcome, Walter!

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January, 2019: Yogang Singh, a new Postdoc Associate, joins the lab. Welcome, Yogang!

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January, 2019: [Closed] Currently, we are looking for undergraduate research assistants! Please check HERE for more details.

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January, 2019: Here is the annual summary of the SMART Lab in 2018 by the numbers (Link), and by the narratives (Link).

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November, 2018: Jun Han and Wonse won the 2018 Realizing the Digital Enterprise (RDE) Graduate Student Poster Session. Congrats, Jun Han and Wonse! More information

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November, 2018: Dr. Min received a Seed for Success Award from Purdue University for his work with Purdue-UNSA Nexus Project.  Principal investigators and co-investigators garnering an award of $1 million or more were recognized with the Seed for Success Award.

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November, 2018: Our paper "Multi-robot Rendezvous Based on Bearing-aided Hierarchical Tracking of Network Topology" was accepted for publication in Ad Hoc Networks. Congrats, Shaocheng and Jun Han!

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November, 2018: Dr. Min, as a PI, has received a seed grant from Purdue Polytechnic Institute "Distributed Multi-robot Systems for Autonomous Construction". More information

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November, 2018: Dr. Min, as a Co-PI, has received a seed grant from Purdue Polytechnic Institute "Developing Crancobots to Support Automated Construction of Buildings". More information

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November, 2018: Tamzid won the People's Choice Award from the 2018 Dawn and Doom Research Symposium and Poster Competition. Congrats to Tamzid!

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October, 2018: 2 papers about multi-robot systems have been accepted to the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (IEEE ROBIO 2018) that will be held December 12~15, 2018, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Congrats Tamzid, Shaocheng, and Jun Han!

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October, 2018: Dr. Min, as a Co-PI, has received a USDA/NIFA grant "CPS: Medium: Collaborative Research: Closed Loop Sustainable Precision Animal Agriculture". More information

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September, 2018: Dr. Min has accepted the invitation to serve for the IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2019 as an Associate Editor.

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September, 2018: Dr. Min, as a Co-PI, has received a NSF grant "PFI-RP: Partnerships for Innovation in Interoperable Building Information Modeling Technology for Applications in Automated Building Code Compliance Checking and Modular Construction Automation". More information

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September, 2018: Yuta was selected as a recipient of 2018-19 Purdue Undergraduate Reseach Scholaship (OUR). Congrats to Yuta!

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August, 2018: Our paper "Multi-Point Rendezvous in Multi-Robot Systems" was accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics. Congrats, Ramviyas and Shaocheng!

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August, 2018: Our paper "Consensus Control of Distributed Robots using Direction of Arrival of Wireless Signals" was accepted to International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems 2018 (DARS 2018) that will be held on the October 15-17, 2018 at the University of Colorado at Boulder, USA. Congrats, Ramviyas!

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July, 2018: [Closed] We are currently soliciting applications for a fully funded Postdoc position. Please check HERE for more details.

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June, 2018: Our paper "Distributed Direction of Arrival Estimation-aided Cyberattack Detection in Networked Multi-Robot Systems" was accepted to IROS 2018. Congrats, Sangjun!

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June, 2018: Our paper "Kalman Filter-based Spatial Prediction of Wireless Connectivity for Autonomous Robots and Connected Vehicles" was accepted to 2018 IEEE Connected and Automated Vehicles Symposium (CAVS) that will be held in Chicago, IL, USA on August 27, 2018. Congrats, Ramviyas!

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June, 2018: Our paper "Penguin Huddling-inspired Energy Sharing and Formation Movement in Multi-robot Systems" was accepted to 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR) that will be held in Philadelphia, PA, USA on August 6-8, 2018. Congrats, Tamzid!

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June, 2018: Ramviyas, Sangjun, and Shaocheng participated in the 2018 Midwest Robotics Workshop (MWRW) at Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago. The SMART Lab presented 1 invited talk and 2 posters at the workshop!

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May, 2018: Congratulations on your graduation,Yeonju, Arabinda, and Jee Hwan!

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May, 2018: Great News! Ramviyas has accepted a tenure-track faculty position at the University of Georgia. He will be affiliated with the Computer Science Department and the Robotics Program in UGA from Fall 2018. Ramviyas is our first postdoc in the lab and now becomes a faculty! Congrats to Ramviyas!

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May, 2018: SMART Lab has been relocated in the Potter Engineering Center Building! Check out the Photo Gallery and Video Gallery to see our new lab.

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April, 2018: Dr. Min, as a Co-PI, has received a grant from Purdue Center for the Environment to research mobile crowd sensing for sustainability challenges.

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April, 2018: Wonse was selected to receive a 2018-19 PRF Graduate Fellowship. Congratulations, Wonse! Well deserved!

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April, 2018: Shaocheng was selected to receive a 2018 Polytechnic Institute Summer Research Grant Award. Congratulations, Shaocheng! Well deserved!

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April, 2018: Dr. Min, as a PI, has won the Purdue 17-18 Laboratory and University Core Facility Research Equipment Program. Through this program, we will purchase multiple mobile robot platforms from Clearpath.

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February, 2018: SMART Lab proudly published ROS tutorials for 1) Gazebo simulation, and 2) iRobot Create2 robot control with computer vision. Check out our GitHub repository!

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February, 2018: Our paper “360 VR Based Robot Teleoperation Interface for Virtual Tour” was accepted to the HRI 2018: Workshop on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality for Human-Robot Interaction (VAM-HRI). Congrats, Yeonju! Check out the publication page to see more details.

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February, 2018: Dr. Min along with his colleague serves as a guest editor for the special issue " Multi-robot System Assisted by Information Networks" in International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems. Check out more information from this CFP page.

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January, 2018: Dr. Min, as a PI, has received a grant to develop Robotic Water Quality Monitoring and Distribution Systems from UNSA in Peru.

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January, 2018: Shyam Sundar Kannan joins the lab. Welcome, Shyam!

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December, 2017: Sangjun was awarded to the Graduate Research Fellowship in STEM from National Institute of Justice (NIJ). Details on the award can be found at LINK. Congrats and well deserved, Sangjun!

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November, 2017: [Closed] We are currently soliciting applications for a fully funded Postdoc position. Please check HERE for more details.

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November, 2017: Our paper "A Directional Antenna based Leader-Follower Relay System for End-to-End Robot Communications" was accepted for publication in Robotics and Autonomous Systems Journal!

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September, 2017: Yongbum will participate in IEEE SMC 2017 as a volunteer. Thank you for your service, Yongbum!

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August, 2017: Wonse Jo joins the lab. Welcome, Wonse!

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August, 2017: Dr. Min, as a Co-PI, has received a NSF grant for the Workshop to Explore US/Korean Collaboration in Human-Friendly Co-Robotic Technologies. More information

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August, 2017: Tamzidul Mina joins the lab. Welcome, Tamzidul!

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August, 2017: Sangjun has received a Travel Grant Award from IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (SMC) to support his travel to IEEE SMC 2017. Congrats, Sangjun!

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June, 2017: 2 posters about robot communication have been accepted to (RSS 2017: Robot Communication in the Wild workshop). The workship will be held at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, July 16, 2017. Check out the publication page to see more details. Congrats, Ramviyas!

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June, 2017: Ramviyas was selected to receive a Purdue Postdoc Travel Grant Award from Purdue's Graduate School to support his travel to RSS 2017. Congrats, Ramviyas!

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May, 2017: OUr paper "Attack-aware Multi-sensor Integration Algorithm for Autonomous Vehicle Navigation Systems" was accepted to 2017 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC), that will be held in Banff, Canada, Oct. 5-8, 2017. Congrats, the team!

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May, 2017: Dr. Min and Ramviyas serve as a guest editor for the special issue "Assistive Robotics" in Technologies Journal of MDPI. Check out more information from this CFP and Webpage.

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May, 2017: Ramviyas, Jun Han, Sangjun participated in the 2017 Midwest Robotics Workshop (MWRW) at Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago. The SMART Lab presented 3 posters at the workshop!

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April, 2017: Jun Han was selected to receive a 2017 Polytechnic Institute Summer Research Grant Award. Congratulations, Jun Han! Well deserved!

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April, 2017: Jee Hwan and Yongbum participated in the 2017 Purdue Undergraduate Research and Poster Symposium and Jee Hwan won the 1st place in the college. Congratulations!

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April, 2017: Dr. Min has won 2017 PRF Purdue Research Foundation (PRF) Summer Faculty Research Grant. He will use the grant to research on the CPS for real-time water monitoring.

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March, 2017: Ramviyas gave a seminar as part of Polytechnic Postdoc Seminar Series. The topic was "Resillient Wireless Communications for Field Robots."

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March, 2017: 4 posters from the lab have been presented at the 2017 Purdue Health and Disease: Science, Technology, Culture and Policy Research Poster Session. Check out the photo gallery to see more photos.

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March, 2017: 2 papers about HCI and HRI have been accepted to the HCI International 2017 that will be held in Vancouver, Canada, in July 2017. Congratulations Manoj, Yeonju, and Arabinda for the acceptance! Check out the publication page to see more details.

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February, 2017: Two papers about assistive technology and robotics have been accepted to the IEEE Robotic Computing 2017 that will be held in Taichung, Taiwan in April, 2017. Check out the publication page to see more details.

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January, 2017: Yongbum Cho, joins the lab. Welcome, Yongbum!

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January, 2017: Dr.Min gave a guest lecture in BME 395, hosted by Prof. Chi Hwan Lee, with a title, "Needs Assessment Approach to Assistive Robotics: Assistive Robots for the Blind".

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January, 2017: Hunjung Lim from Samsung Electronics, joins the lab as a visiting scholar. Welcome, Dr. Lim!

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January, 2017: SMART Lab has been moved to WANG 4004. Check out our photo gallery page to see more photos.

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November, 2016: Dr. Min gave two presentations at the NSF I/UCRC RoSe-HUB fall meeting at UNCC.

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November, 2016: Shaocheng attented and presented two posters at the NSF I/UCRC RoSe-HUB fall meeting at UNCC. Check out our photo gallery page to see more photos.

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October, 2016: Ramviyas Parasuraman, a new Postdoc Associate, joins the lab. Welcome, Dr. Parasuraman!

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September, 2016: Prof. Henrik I. Christensen at UCSD visited SMART Lab. Check out our photo gallery page to see more photos.

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September, 2016: Dr. Min gave an invited talk at the Independence Science: Learning a New Direction (ISLAND) 2016 conference. The talk was about assistive robotics technology for campus navigation by the blind. Check out the photo gallery page to see more photos.

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September, 2016: Prof. Veronica J. Santos at UCLA visited SMART Lab. Check out our photo gallery page to see more photos.

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August, 2016: A paper titled "Design and Concept of the Sediment Sampling Robot and Dynamic Buoy" was accepted to IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Late-Breaking Reports, that will be held in Daejeon, Korea, Oct. 9-14, 2016. Congrats, the team!

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August, 2016: Shaocheng Luo, Manoj Penmetcha, and Arabinda Samantaray join the lab. Welcome Shaocheng, Manoj, and Arabinda!

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August, 2016: Our paper "Examine the Potential of Robots to Teach Autistic Children Emotional Concepts" was accepted to International Conference on Social Robotics ( ICSR), that will be held in Kansas City, November 1 to 3, 2016.

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July, 2016: Jun Han has received a Travel Award from IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) to support his travel to IEEE CASE 2016. Congrats, Jun Han!

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June, 2016: Dr. Min serves as a member of the International Program Committee for the 8th International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR) at Kansas City, USA, 1-3 November 2016.

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June, 2016: Our paper "Tri-SedimentBot: An Underwater Sediment Sampling Robot" was accepted to IEEE CASE 2016, that will be held in Fort Worth Texas, August 21 to 24, 2016. Congrats, the team!

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June, 2016: Prof. Min gives a research seminar at Kyung Hee Univ., Dongguk Univ., Chungnam National Univ., and DGIST, all in South Korea, with the title of "Assistive Technology and Robotics for People with Disability"

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May, 2016: Prof. Min was invited to the 2016 International Workshop on ICT in Medicine and Health Care (ICTMHC2016) as a keynote speaker.

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May, 2016: Dong Hun (Tom) Lee joins the lab. Welcome, Dong Hun!

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April, 2016: A paper titled "Real-time averaging of position data from multiple GPS receivers" was accepted for publication in Measurement Journal!

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March, 2016: [Closed] We are currently soliciting applications for a fully funded Postdoc position.

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March, 2016: Prof. Min gave a seminar at IUPUI hosted by Prof. John Lee, with a title of "Assistive Robotics for Search-and-Rescue Operations and People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired".

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March, 2016: Prof. Dan Popa at University of Louisville visited SMART Lab. Check out our photo gallery page to see the large photo.

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February, 2016: Prof. Kevin Lynch at Northwestern University visited SMART Lab and Prof. Min hosted him for the Robotics Seminar at Purdue. Check out our photo gallery page to see more photos.

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January, 2016: Prof. Min gave a seminar at the Robotics Seminar Series as part of the Purdue Robotics Accelerator with a title of "Advancing Robotics Technology for Search-and-Rescue Operations and Assistive Robotics for People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired"

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January, 2016: Jee Hwan Park joins the lab. Welcome, Jee Hwan!

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January, 2016: Yeonju Oh joins the lab. Welcome, Yeonju!

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December, 2015: Our paper "Finding the Optimal Location and Allocation of Relay Robots for Building a Rapid End-to-end Wireless Communication" was accepted for publication in Ad Hoc Networks Journal!

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November, 2015: Exciting! SMART Lab has obtained a dedicated web domain and hosting - www.smart-laboratory.org.

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October, 2015: Prof. Min is traveling to Korea to attend The Korea-US / US-Korea Workshop on Toward the Next Generation of Robotic Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief: Fundamental Enabling Technologies (Link)

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October, 2015: Wei-Liang Kai joins the lab. Welcome, Wei!

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October, 2015: Prof. Byung-Cheol Min had a Robotics seminar to 12 students and two faculty members from Tecnologia Superior University (TECSUP) in Lima and Arequipa, Peru on Assistive Robotics.

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September, 2015: Jun Han Bae and Prof. Byung-Cheol Min's manuscript describing an autonomous water sampling system was accepted to IEEE SSRR 2015 LBR. Congrats, Jun Han!

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August, 2015: Jun Han Bae and Sangjun Lee join the lab. Welcome, Jun Han and Sangjun!

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August, 2015: Prof. Byung-Cheol Min has established the SMART Lab!