News Archive

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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 Multi-robot Systems" was accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems! Check out this preprint version of the 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". 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: Here is the annual summary from our research lab by the numbers (Link), and by the narratives (Link).

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

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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 from our research lab 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!