Brooklyn, NY, Wednesday, November 2, 2022
The IEEE Society for Robotics and Automation and the RSJ Robotics Association of Japan Chose Giuseppe Luiano To receive International Conference on Robotics and Intelligent Systems (IROS) Toshio Fukuda Young Professional Award, which is awarded annually to individuals still in the early stages of their careers who have made a significant impact on robotics and intelligent systems. He received the award at IROS, which was held in late October, in Kyoto, Japan, with an attendance of about 4,000 people.
The organization cited Loianno, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and NYU WIRELESS faculty member at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, for his contributions to the perception-based navigation of autonomous agile aerial and ground robots.
Aerial and ground robots are often called upon to perform agile maneuvers and cooperate in confined or complex environments, but they can be hampered by their small size and computational navigation systems. While researchers have developed innovative approaches to cognition and control, they are still slow, lacking in power, and insufficient to challenge independent and collaborative tasks.
Loianno, also the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award and a DARPA Young Faculty Award, addresses the problem in the Agile Robotics and Perception Laboratory, which works to develop small-scale, collaborative autonomous robots that can aid or assist humans with complex tasks. Major applications include, but are not limited to, search and rescue, agriculture, inspection and surveillance.
“Giuseppe’s work to improve the capabilities of autonomous robots lays the foundation for physical advances in safety, security, urban living, and much more,” says Jelena Kovacevich, Dean of NYU Tandon. “In the process, he is contributing to Tandon’s development as a major center for robotics research, and it is fitting that he be recognized by organizations of the caliber of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Army Research Laboratory, and the National Science Foundation for his efforts.”
About New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering
The history of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering dates back to 1854, the founding date of both the NYU School of Civil Engineering and Architecture and the Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute. The January 2014 merger created a comprehensive school for education and research in engineering and applied sciences as part of a global university, with close links to engineering programs at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai. NYU Tandon is rooted in a vibrant tradition of entrepreneurship, intellectual curiosity, and innovative solutions to humanity’s most pressing global challenges. Tandon’s research focuses on the vital intersections between communications/IT, cybersecurity, data science/artificial intelligence systems/robotics and tools and critical areas of society that affect them, including emerging media, health, sustainability, and urban living. We believe that diversity is integral to excellence, and creates a vibrant, inclusive and equitable environment for all of our students, faculty, and staff. For more information visit Engineering.nyu.edu.
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