The Automatic Coordination of Teams (ACT) Lab at Brown University.
ACT Lab conducts research in the area of coordinated multi-robot systems. The common theme behind our different research threads is that we provide theoretically sound solutions to practically motivated problems.
The research of ACT is supported by Office of Naval Research (ONR), Army Research Laboratory (ARL), and National Science Foundation (NSF).
Our paper "Inter-Robot Range Measurements in Pose Graph Optimization" was accepted to IROS 2020.
Connie Zhang was awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship beginning Fall 2020.
Eric Ewing was awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention.
Our paper "3-Dimensional Keypoint Repeatability for Heterogeneous Multi-Robot SLAM" was accepted to ICRA 2019.
Our paper "Persistent and Robust Execution of MAPF Schedules in Warehouses" was accepted to IEEE RA-L 2019.
Elizabeth Boroson was awarded the NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship beginning Fall 2018.
Our paper "Trajectory Planning for Heterogeneous Robot Teams" was accepted to IROS 2018.
Our paper "Conflict-Based Search with Optimal Task Assignment" was accepted to AAMAS 2018 (joint work with Amazon Robotics).
We are seeking multiple Ph.D. students to work on multiple federally funded projects in multi-robot systems.
Our paper "Downwash-Aware Trajectory Planning for Large Quadrotor Teams" was accepted to IROS 2017
Our Crazyswarm research is featured at USA Today
Our paper "Crazyswarm: A Large Nano-Quadcopter Swarm" was accepted to IEEE ICRA 2017
Our paper "Seamless Robot Simulation Integration for Education: A Case Study" has been accepted at the workshop on the Role of Simulation in Robot Programming at SIMPAR 2016.
Our book chapter "Flying Multiple UAVs Using ROS" will appear in the Springer Book on Robot Operating System (ROS) 2017
Our Crazyswarm was Accepted to Appear in IEEE IROS 2016 Late Breaking
Dr. Ayanian Selected by MIT Technology Review as a TR35 Top Innovator
Two of our submissions were accepted to IROS!
Our paper "Multi-Agent Path Finding with Kinematic Contraints" wins Best Paper in Robotics Track at ICAPS
Our paper "Multi-Agent Path Finding with Kinematic Contraints" was accepted to ICAPS
ACT Lab featured in the inside cover of the USC Viterbi magazine
Paper Accepted to Appear in IEEE IROS 2015
Dr. Ayanian Honored in Inaugural Mic 50
Our Paper is Accepted to Appear in IEEE CASE 2015
Dr. Ayanian wins the Hanna Reisler Mentorship Award
Undergrads in the ACT Lab Receive WiSE Research Awards
Winning the Best Demo Award in the Annual Research Review