Professor Stephen L. Smith is the Canada Research Chair in Autonomous Systems and an expert in both robotic motion planning and the distributed control of autonomous systems.
At the RoboHub, Professor Smith leads the development and implementation of new distributed algorithms for performing large-scale and long-term monitoring missions using a combination of aerial and ground vehicles. This research leverages his expertise in combinatorial optimization and distributed algorithms for task allocation; in locational optimization for vehicle and sensor deployment; and in-vehicle routing and adaptive planning for aerial monitoring and patrolling missions. This expertise is essential for creating autonomous teams of quadrotor helicopters and ground robots.
See Professor Smith's department profile for more details about his work outside of the RoboHub.