Motion Planning and Interactive Decision Making

The push for the deployment of autonomous vehicles (AV) is already a reality in many cities and roads around the world. AVs make use of the improved capabilities in sensing and perception to...

Perception of Mobile Robots in Crowd

Mobile robots moving in crowded environments have to navigate among pedestrians safely. Ideally, the way the robot avoids the pedestrians should not only be physically safe but also perceived safe...

Crowd Navigation

Real-time navigation in dense human environments is a challenging problem in robotics. Most existing path planners fail to account for the dynamics of pedestrians because introducing time as an...

Physical Human-Robot Interaction

Physical human-robot interaction (pHRI) has been studied mostly for physical assistance and collaboration, and interactions take place mostly at end-effectors.

Visual Understanding of Traffic Scenes

Semantic Understanding of complex traffic scenes is an important area of research for ubiquitous deployment of advanced driving assistance and automated driving technologies in urban environments.

Quantum Electronics for Future Computing and Sensing

Low-dimensional materials, 0D (quantum dots), 1D (nanowires, nanotubes) and 2D (graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides), show unique and exotic properties compared to their bulk counterparts...

Relational Reasoning

Research in relational reasoning and multi-agent interaction modeling have broad impact in many research fields such as visual reasoning, dynamics modeling, multi-agent systems, perception, scene...

Human State Sensors

Leveraging intelligent technologies like wearable electronics, miniaturized sensors, big data analysis and machine learning provide novel opportunities to improve the quality of human health.

Deep Tactile experience for Manipulation

Tactile sensing is inherently contact-based. To use tactile data robots need to make contact with the surface of an object. In order to manipulate the object, often, robots need to make multiple...

Trust Calibration

Properly calibrated human trust is essential for successful interaction between humans and automation.

MEG Solar Cells

Solar energy exploitation is clearly of central importance for our research.

Human Action Recognition, Analysis, and Prediction

Although human behavior is complex, it is structured along individual, social, and cultural lines.

Quantum bits

The underlying qubit technology plays dominant role in a architecture and performance of quantum system.

Behavior Prediction

The ability to predict the future behavior of agents (individuals, vehicles, cyclists, etc.) is paramount in developing navigation strategies in a range of applications including motion planning...

Driver Situational Awareness

One of the key technology towards situationally adaptive driver assistance systems is understanding and monitoring of driver situational awareness (SA). Current collision warning systems simply...

Anomaly Detection

Anomaly detection in driving scenes is an important problem in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).

Novel Precious-Metal Free Electro-Catalyst for Clean Energy

Hydrogen production from electrochemical water splitting is widely expected to play one of the central roles in developing clean, renewable energy for future. The currently most efficient catalyst...

Flexible Batteries

Rapid development and miniaturization of portable and wearable electronics requires compact powering devices with highest possible energy density combined with mechanical flexibility.

Carbon Allotropes Synthesis and Characterization

Our group has extensive expertise in synthesis and characterization of various carbon allotropes, including graphene and single wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNT).

Lithography-Free Patterned Growth of 2-D Materials

Lithography patterning for device fabrication is detrimental to the intrinsic electronic properties of the extremely thin 2D materials, which is vulnerable to any weak external perturbation.