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  • 08/2017 The Autonomation and Optimization Laboratory moved to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at The Ohio State University.
  • 07/2017 Yen-Chen successfully defended his master thesis, "Constrained Path Planning of Unmanned Vehicles", Congratulations!
  • 06/2017 Ran presented the paper "Design and Modeling of a Solar-Powered Quadcopter" in International Symposium on Aerial Robotics.
  • 05/2017 Chuangchuang presented our paper "A Decomposition Method for Nonconvex Quadratically Constrained Quadratic Programs" in 2017 American and Control Conference.
  • 12/2016 Yue presented our paper "Convex Optimization for Energy-Efficient Traffic Control" in 2016 Control and Decision Conference.
  • 11/2016 Nathan was named an Iowa Space Grant Consortium fellowship recipient, Congratulations!
  • 10/2016 Nathan presented our paper "Motion Planning for Persistent Traveling Solar-Powered Unmanned Ground Vehicles" in 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS).
  • 08/2016 Charlie (Changhuang) Wan joined our group, welcome!
  • 07/2016 Ran gave a talk at Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
  • 06/2016 Ran gave a talk, "Rank-Constrained Optimization for Motion Planning of Autonomous Vehicles", at Space Vehicles Directorate, Kirkland Air Force Research Laboratory.
  • 05/2016 Ran gave a talk in 2016 ICRA Long-term Autonomy Workshop Link
  • 04/2016 Nathan and Yen-Chen won the First Place of master student group in 2016 AIAA Region V Student Conference
  • 03/2016 Ran gave an invited talk in 2016 Midwest Robotics Workshop Link
  • 02/2016 Our journal paper "Time-Optimal Path Planning with Power Schedules for a Solar-Powered Ground Robot” was accepted by IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering.
  • 02/2016 We are on the cover page of College of Engineering Research Highlights Link
  • 01/2016 Adam joined Scientific Systems Company, Inc as a research engineer, Congratulations!
  • 01/2016 Chuangchuang presented our paper, "Solving Polynomial Optimal Control Problems via Iterative Convex Optimization", in 2016 AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference.
  • 12/2015 Chuangchuang presented our paper, "An Iterative Approach to Rank Minimization Problems", in 2015 Decision and Control Conference.
  • 11/2015 Adam successfully defended his master thesis, "Path Planning and Energy Management of Solar-Powered Unmanned Ground Vehicles", Congratulations!
  • 10/2015 Iowa State Daily and Ames Tribune reported our project of solar-powered robots.
  • 06/2015 Chuangchuang presented our paper, "Identification of Network Topology via Quadratic Optimization", in 2015 American Control Conference.
  • 05/2015 Adam presented our paper, "Integrated Path Planning and Power Management for Solar-Powered Unmanned Ground Vehicles", in 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). Our paper was selected as Finalist of Best Automation Paper.
  • 05/2015 Ran joined Wright Paterson Airforce Base as a summer faculty fellow.