The Resilient Intelligent Systems Lab (RISLab) is part of Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute. The lab, led by Co-Directors Wennie Tabib and Nathan Michael, is focused on improving the performance and reliability of autonomous systems.

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Collaborative Human-Robot Exploration via Implicit Coordination

Collaborative Human-Robot Exploration via Implicit Coordination

This research seeks to enable human-robot collaborative exploration of a-priori unknown enviornments using implicit coordination.

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Scalable and Adaptive Aerial Robotic Exploration

Scalable and Adaptive Aerial Robotic Exploration

This research project develops mapping and planning methods for multirotors to enable memory-efficient exploration while generating a high-fidelity map of the environment.

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Assistive Adaptive-Speed Multirotor Teleoperation

Assistive Adaptive-Speed Multirotor Teleoperation

This research project seeks to improve assistance to humans operating multirotors through narrow gaps and tunnels.

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Autonomous Cave Surveying

Autonomous Cave Surveying

This research program develops a method for cave surveying in complete darkness with an autonomous aerial vehicle equipped with a depth camera for mapping, downward-facing camera for state estimation, and forward and downward lights.

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Alumni

Moses Bangura Postdoctoral Fellow, 2017. Now at Blue Origin.
Curtis Boirum Engineer, 2020. Now at KEF Robotics.
Ellen A. Cappo PhD, 2020. Now at Shield AI.
Matthew Collins M.S., 2019. Now at Near Earth Autonomy.
Micah Corah PhD, 2020. Now a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Air Lab at Carnegie Mellon University.
Mosam Dabhi Research Assistant, 2019. Now a PhD student with Simon Lucey.
Arjav Desai PhD, 2021. Now at Shield AI.
Vishnu Desaraju PhD, 2017. Now at Toyota Research Institute.
Aditya Dhawale M.S., 2020. Now at Shield AI.
Logan Ellis M.S., 2018. Now at Toyota Research Institute.
Bo Fu MS Student, 2019. Now a PhD student at the University of Michigan.
Vibhav Ganesh M.S., 2017. Now at Shield AI.
Michael Lee M.S., 2018. Now a PhD Student with Henny Admoni and Reid Simmons.
Tabitha (Timothy) Lee M.S., 2017. Now a PhD student with Oliver Kroemer.
Lauren Lieu M.S., 2018.
Derek Mitchell PhD, 2020. Now at Shield AI.
Erik Nelson M.S., 2015. Now at Nuro.
Cormac O'Meadhra M.S., 2018. Now at SGI.
Kumar Shaurya Shankar PhD, 2020. Now at Microsoft.
Alex Spitzer PhD, 2021. Now a Research Scientist at the University of Washington
Shobhit Srivastava M.S., 2017. Now at Shield AI.
Ke Sun M.S., 2015. Now at Zoox.
Xuning Yang PhD, 2021. Now a Research Scientist in the Robotics Research Lab at NVIDIA Research
John Yao PhD, 2020. Now at Shield AI.