News

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.