Aerospace Robotics at Texas A&M University
LASR Lab is a robotics facility operated by the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University. The lab conducts research in robotic sensing and control with an aim to enhance the fields of proximity operations, human-robot interaction, stereo vision, swarm robotics, and autonomous aerial vehicles. Project funding comes from AFRL, US Government, NASA, and The Boeing Company.
Located at Easterwood Airport, the LASR Lab sports many features of a world-class robotics facility. The indoor robotics arena is the centerpiece of the lab, offering 2000 square feet of flat floor for ground robots. Twelve foot ceilings give aerial vehicles plenty of room to maneuver. Black curtains, floors, walls, and ceiling simulate the outer space environment, where a single strong light source may provide illumination for realistic optical sensing experiments. A fabrication room and electronics workspace adjoin the main arena. The conference room and graduate student offices complete the package that this facility offers for any advanced robotics research program.
Video: LASR ADR Experiments
Daniel Whitten defended his Master's Thesis in the Spring semester of 2017.
Abhay Masher defended his Master's Thesis in the Fall semester of 2016.
Video: LASR_CV Computational Vision Pipeline