LASR Laboratory

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.

LASR Robot Arena

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.

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Video: LASR ADR Experiments

LASR at Breckinridege GNC

LASR was at the 39th Annual Guidance and Control Conference in Breckenridge, CO.

Conference Site


LASR presented recent astrodynamics work at the Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies 2015 in Maui, HI.


LASR presented papers on recent work at ICCES 2015 in Reno, NV.

Congratulations Robyn!

Robyn Woollands has won the John V. Breakwell award at the AAS/AIAA Astrodynamics Specialist Conference in Vail, CO.

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Congratulations Daniel!

Daniel Whitten was selected as a NSF GFRP Fellow for his research on computational vision and control.

Tim at Sandia

Tim Woodbury is interning at Sandia National Lab for Summer 2015.

Brian at AFRL

Brian Janisch is interning at AFRL Munitions Directorate for Summer 2015.

Junkins presents Theodore von Karman Lecture

Dr. Junkins delivered the plenary lecture at the 55th Israel Annual Conference on Aerospace Sciences at the Technion in Haifa, Israel.

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Video: LASR_CV Computational Vision Pipeline

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