Heterogeneous Robotics Lab (HeRo Lab)


The Heterogeneous Robotics Research Lab (HeRo Lab) at the Department of Computer Science, University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens, GA, USA is directed by Prof. Ramviyas Parasuraman. HeRo Lab conducts experimental and application-oriented research in heterogeneous robotics systems of varying functionalities and mobility capabilities. Specifically, the current research focus is on multi-robot systems, wireless networks, intelligent & intuitive teleoperation, human-robot interfaces, robotics applied in nuclear, radioactive, rescue, disaster, and challenging environments, and machine learning applications to multiagent systems.

Vision: Our vision is to capacitate autonomous heterogeneous multi-human multi-robot systems with intelligent, resilient, and robust methods for cooperation, communication, and interactions.

We work on several challenging research areas, outlined below.

1. Multi-robot systems – Control, Communications, Planning, Cooperation, and Coordination
2. Intelligent Teleoperation – Novel and Intuitive Interaction/Interfaces
3. Wireless Networked Robots – Predictions and Optimization
4. Rescue Robotics – Deployment and Application to Search and Rescue
5. Robotics in Nuclear, Radioactive, and Challenging Environments
6. Machine Learning Applications to Robotics and Multi-Agent Systems