News

2020

  • April 2020: Our team was awarded by NASA for a 4-year $8M ULI grant to develop safe and secure assured autonomy. Dr. Karimoddini will lead TC1 on Safe Perception, Coordination, Planning, and Navigation to develop flexible and adaptive coordination and control algorithms for Urban Air Mobility (UAM). More ... [NSASA Public Release] [NCA&T Public Release]
  • April 2020: NCDOT funded our team $1M to establish a Center of Excellence in Connected Autonomous Vehicles. Read more ...

2019

  • Dec 2019: The research work in ACCESS Lab on connected autonomous cars was featured at Spectrum News.
  • Dec 2019: NCDOT funded our team $1M to establish a Center of Excellence in Connected Autonomous Vehicles. Read more ...
  • Dec 2019: Our paper "Developing a computationally effective interval type-2 TSK fuzzy logic controller ," was accepted for publication at Journal of Intelligence and Fuzzy Systems.
  • Dec 2019: Md Khurram Monir Rabby from the ACCESS Lab received the Graduate Student Advisory Council Mini Research Grant for 2019-2020.
  • October 2019: Dr. Karimoddini Presented at a Panel in 2019 Triangle Smart Cities Summit in Raleigh. Read more ....
  • October 2019: Our paper "Operationalizing Autonomy: A Transition From the Innovation Space to Real-World Operations," was published at IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Magazine, 5 (4), pp. 23-32, 2019.
  • September 2019: NCA&T's Research 2019 Annual Report was released. ACCESS Lab is proud to be part of this effort. Read more ...
  • Aug 2019: Our paper “Event-based diagnosis of flight maneuvers of a fixed-wing aircraft,” accepted for publication at Reliability Engineering & System Safety.
  • Aug 2019: The TECHLAV Center Celebrated Fourth Annual Meeting having ACCESS Lab as a significant contributor. Read more ...
  • Aug 2019: Dr. Karimoddini Presented at a Panel in 2019 NCDOT UAS Summit and discussed about "Effective Teaming of Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles." Read more ....
  • Aug 2019: ACCESS Lab sponsored the 2019 NCDOT UAS Summit. [See the complete program]
  • Aug 2019: ACCESS Lab joined the GenCyber Summer Camp Program. Read More ...
  • July 2019: N.C. A&T has Third Consecutive Record for Research Funding. ACCESS Lab was a significant contributor. Read more ...
  • June 2019: The Aggie Autonomous Auto team (A3) finished second overall and first in the nation in Year 2 of Autodrive Challenge across North America . Several Members of ACCESS Lab was part of the A3 team and Dr. Karimoddini was the lead faculty advisor of the A3 team. Read more ...
  • June 2019: Our paper "An Effective Model for Human Cognitive Performance within a Human-Robot Collaboration Framework" accepted for presentation at 2019 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC) .
  • April 2019: Dr. Karimoddini gave a talk on "Autonomous Vehicles: From Perception to Decision,” at Applied Materials, Silicon Valley, April 2019.
  • May 2019: ACCESS Lab joined and supported the 2019 NCDOT Research & Innovation Summit. A group of attendees visited the ACCESS and Autodrive Labs. (See the program Flyer)
  • May 2019: Dr. Karimoddini along with other colleagues from TECHLAV Center received The 2018 Interdisciplinary Research Award. Read more ...
  • May 2019: ACCESS Lab's research work on bridge inspection was featured at NCA&T Research weblog: Drones Prove an Agile, Affordable Mechanism to Inspect Aging Civil Infrastructure. Read more ...
  • April 2019: Tesfamichael Getahun from the ACCESS Lab won the 1st place in the College of Engineering Graduate Poster Research Competition. Read more ...
  • April 2019: A team from ACCESS Lab including Kenny Lindsay, William Gray, Chris Cannon, and Princeton Perry, was placed 1st in the Senior Design Competition in College of Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University, 2019. Read more ...
  • Feb 2019: Our proposal on "Developing a Safe and Cost-effective Flight Control Methodology for a UAV-Enabled Bridge Inspection,” in Collboration with UNCC was funded by NCDOT. (See the website UAS4Brdiges, See the NCDOT project details)
  • Feb 2019: The ECE Spring Newsletter was published, featuring Dr. Karimoddini' research. ( Read about Dr. Karimoddini's research, See the ECE Spring Newsletter).
  • Jan 2018: The fourth Quarterly Report of TECHLAV Center in 2018 was released, having ACCESS Lab as a significant contributor. The research of Wendell Bates, a PhD student at ACCESS Lab was featured in this newsletter. (See the newsletter)

2018

2017

2016

  • November 2016: Our proposal “Data-driven Intelligent Prediction Tool (DIPT),” was awarded $5,300,000 by DoD Test Resource Management Center (TRMC).
  • November 2016: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will technically and financially support the development of an autonomous car by the ACCESS Lab researchers.
  • October 2016: Four papers from Our group were presented at the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC2016). These include “Semi-Asynchronous Failure Diagnosis for Discrete Event Systems,” “A Symbolic Motion Planning Approach for the Reach-avoid Problem,” “A Bounded Switching Approach for Identification of Switched MIMO Systems,” and “Identification of Anomalies in Lane Change Behavior Using One-Class SVM.”
  • July 2016: Our paper “Event-Based Fault Diagnosis for an Unknown Plant,” was accepted for presentation at the 2016 IEEE American Control Conference.
  • July 2016: Our paper “Achieving Fault-tolerance and Safety of Discrete-event Systems through Learning,” was presented at the 2016 IEEE American Control Conference.
  • July 2016: For papers from Our group were presented at the 2016 World Automation Congress (WAC2016), Puerto Rico. These include “Development of a Micro Aerial Vehicle,” Proc. of 2016 World Automation Congress (WAC2016) and “Fuzzy Modeling of Drivers’ Actions at Intersections.”
  • June 2016: Our proposal “Reliable and Flexible Teaming of Heterogeneous Autonomous Vehicles” was funded $500,000 by DoD Army Research Office (ARO).
  • June 2016: Supported by TECHLAV Center, a group of students from Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI), a National Indian Community College, visited the ACCESS Lab and attended several training sessions and workshops on robotics and Robot Operating System (ROS). More …
  • June 2016: Our paper “Symbolic Motion Planning Approach for the Reach-avoid Problem” was accepted for presentation at the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC2016).
  • June 2016: Our paper “Semi-asynchronous Fault Diagnosis of Discrete Event Systems” was accepted for presentation at the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC2016).
  • June 2016: Our paper “A Bounded Switching Approach for Identification of Switched MIMO Systems” was accepted for presentation at the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC2016).
  • June 2016: Our paper “Identification of Anomalies in Lane Change Behavior Using One-Class SVM” was accepted for presentation at the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC2016).
  • June 2016: The PhD student, Alejandro White, from the ACCESS Lab was awarded an internship by Air Force Research Lab for Summer 2016.
  • May 2016: The ACCESS lab team was awarded for “the Best Autonomous High Altitude Landing” in the the American Helicopter Society 2016 Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) challenge. [pics/AHS2016.JPG Certificate of Award]
  • May 2016: Our paper “Development of a Micro Aerial Vehicle” was accepted for presentation at the 2016 World Automation Congress (WAC2016).
  • May 2016: Our paper “Fuzzy Modeling of Drivers’ Actions at Intersections” was accepted for presentation at the 2016 World Automation Congress (WAC2016).
  • April 2016: The ACCESS lab team was selected as a finalist team for the American Helicopter Society 2016 Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) challenge. The team was selected for the most challenging category in this competition which was the “Autonomous Category”. [Video Demonstration]
  • April 2016: A team of undergraduate students at ACCESS lab was ranked first in the College of Engineering 2016 Senior Design Competition. More …
  • April 2016: Our paper “Stable Gene Regulatory Network Modeling From Steady-State Data” was published at the Journal of Bioengineering.
  • March 2016: The ACCESS lab team was attended the IEEE SoutheastCon 2016 Hardware Competition. [Video Demonstration]
  • Jan 2016: Our paper “Achieving Fault-tolerance and Safety of Discrete-event Systems through Learning,” was accepted for presentation at 2016 IEEE American Control Conference (ACC2016).

2015

  • Aug 2015: Our paper “Cooperative Tasking for Deterministic Specification Automata,” has been accepted for publication at Asian Journal of Control.
  • June 2015: Our proposal “Data Driven Techniques for Testing and Evaluation of Unmanned and Autonomous Systems” was funded $180,000 by General Infomatics Inc (GI).
  • June 2015: Our paper “Modeling Driver Behavior at Intersections with Takagi-Sugeno Fuzzy Models” has been accepted for presentation at the 2015 IEEE 18th International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Canary Islands, Spain, Sep. 15-18, 2015
  • May 2015: Dr. Karimoddini was a member of a technical panel at the 10'th International IEEE Conference on System of Systems Engineering (SoSE2015) on testing, evaluation and control of heterogeneous large-scale systems of autonomous vehicles more …
  • May 2015: Our paper “Developing an Interval Fuzzy Type-2 TSK Controller” has been accepted for the presentation at the 34th Annual IEEE Conference of NAFIPS at Redmond, WA.
  • May 2015: Dr. Karimoddini delivered a technical session at the 2015 AUVSI Unmanned Systems Conference in ATLANTA, GA More…
  • April 2015: Dr. Karimoddini received the 2015 Rookie of the Year Award of NC A&T State University, More …
  • Apr 2015: Our team awarded $5 million to research testing, evaluation and control of heterogeneous large-scale systems of autonomous vehicles More…
  • April 2015: A group of sixth grade students and their teachers from Mountain Island Lake Academy (a STEM school) in Charlotte visited our robotic team.
  • Jan 2015: Our paper “Hierarchical Hybrid Symbolic Robot Motion Planning and Control” was published in Asian Journal of Control, Volume 17, Issue 1.
  • Jan 2015: Our paper “Switched Linear System Identification based on Bounded-Switching Clustering,” has been accepted for presentation at the 2015 IEEE American Control Conference, Chicago.

2014

2013

  • Dec 2013: Our proposal “Inference Engine Using Type-2 Fuzzy Sets, Feasibility Study and Concept building,” was funded $75,000 by the Scientific Research Corporation (SRC).
  • October 2013: Our proposal “Developing a Test-bed of Multi-agent Systems,” was funded $96,140 by the College of Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University, Drive toward research preeminence program.
  • October 2013: Our proposal “Assistive robot for geriatric and handicap application,” was funded $100,176 by the College of Engineering Research Equipment Funding, North Carolina A&T State University.
  • September 2013: Our paper “A Bumpless Hybrid Supervisory Control Mechanism for the Formation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles” was published in Mechatronics, Volume 23, Issue 6.
  • July 2013: Dr. Karimoddini presented the paper “A Smooth Hybrid Symbolic Control for a Team of UAVs Over a Partitioned space,” at the 2013 American Control Conference, USA, 2013.
  • June 2013: Our paper “Hybrid symbolic control for robot motion planning,” was presented at the 10th IEEE International Conference on Control & Automation, China, 2013.