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Lab Director:

Lab Director, Professor
Electrical Engineering, The City College, City University of New York (CUNY), Doctoral Faculty of CUNY Graduate Center
Office Location:
CCNY Steinman Hall, Room T534
212-650-7268 (office)
Research Areas:
Robotics and Control, Cyber-physical Systems, Real-time and Embedded Computing, Assistive Technology

Ph.D Students

Research Assistant, Ph. D. Candidate
Computer Science
Office:
CCNY Steinman Hall, Room T-539
(212) 650 - six nine five nine
Research Areas:
Computer Vision, Intelligent Ground Vehicles, Omnidirectional Vision (with Catadioptrics), Assistive Navigation, 3D SLAM Reconstruction Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (08/2016 – Present)
Research Assistant, Adjunct Lecturer
Electrical Engineering
Office:
CCNY Steinman Hall, Room ST-536
212-650- six nine five nine
Research Areas:
Robotics Inspection, 3D Visual/Lidar SLAM, Machine Learning, Assistive Navigation
Research Assistant
Computer Science
Office:
CCNY Steinman Hall, Room T-539
7036355714
Research Areas:
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Human-Robot Interaction
Research Assistant
Electrical Engineering
Office:
Room ST-539
6469610458
Research Areas:
SLAM and AR, Motion Planning, Machine Learning for inspection, UAV Control

Undergraduate Students

President, CCNY Robotics Club
Mechanical Engineering
Office:
ST-538
(914)384-7685
Research Areas:
Mechanical Engineering, Image analysis, Wall Climbing Robots
Treasurer, CCNY Robotics Club 2015
Office:
ST-538
Research Areas:
Mechanical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Office:
Room ST-518
Research Areas:
ROS(Robotics Operating System), Wall Climbing Robots, Electrical Engineering
Research Areas:
Computer Engineering
Secretary, CCNY Robotics
Research Areas:
Mechanical Engineering
Media Chairperson, CCNY Robotics Club
Office:
ST-538
Research Areas:
Optimizing Quantum Ring Interferometry, Optimizing Perovskites Crystal Growths
Fund Raising Specialist
Office:
ST-538
13475926359
Research Areas:
Mapping

About the Lab

 

The Robotics and Intelligent Systems Lab (CCNY Robotics Lab) is a research laboratory directed by Dr. John (Jizhong) Xiao, in the Electrical Engineering Department of The City College of New York (CCNY) -- the flagship campus of the City University of New York (CUNY) system. The Robotics lab is associated with the Center for Perceptual Robotics, Intelligent Sensors and Machines (PRISM) at CCNY.

The research activities in this lab emphasize system modeling and analysis, embedded system design, control theory and applications, sensor integration and data fusion, computer vision, real-time and embedded computing, intelligent mechatronic systems, 3D mapping, autonomous navigation, and 3D SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping). Specific initiatives underway include multi-robot collaboration, smart reconfigurable computing module for ultra-small robots, design and control of climbing robots, autonomous navigation of MAVs (micro aerial vehicles), assistive navigation for visually impaired people, internet-based telerobotics, mobile sensor networks, multi-robot exploration, and swarm robotics. The problems studied here involve both theoretical development in new methodologies for control, planning, coordination and learning, as well as implementation issues in sensory measurement, hardware design, and computer software development.

The laboratory is located in Steinman Hall (Engineering Building), Grove School of Engineering, occupying four rooms, T-548 (Mobile Robotics Room), T-538 (Design Studio Room), T-539 (Project Room), and T-536 (Research Room). The laboratory is equipped with various robotic platforms (several AscTec quadrotor UAVs, a Draganflyer X6 six-rotor UAV, 3 ActivMedia Pioneer mobile robots, 2 Evolution robots, Khepera micro-robots, and lab-made robotic systems), system development tools (TI DSP development platform, Xilinx FPGA evaluation platform, etc.), fast prototyping machine (Prodigy Plus 3D Printer), networked computing environment, and a variety of sensors and actuators for research and development.

The laboratory continues to receive support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Army Research Office (ARO), Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance (NCIIA), CUNY research award program, and industries for its unique effort in theoretical development and experimental validation.