OPTIMATOR Lab

Our UAV flight simulator provides an immersive experience, with 144 square feet of screen space. We use this setup for flight training and for visualization of complex vehicle routing problems.

Our vehicle fleet

We can test our vehicle routing algorithms on our fleet of 6 quadrotor UAVs and 4 UGVs. The lab also features virtual reality (VR) and first person view (FPV) goggles.

Some of our outstanding graduate and undergraduate students who make the lab a great place to work.

Lab Members

  • Adam Behrendt, undergraduate.
  • Courtney Burris, Ph.D. student.
  • Jeffrey Mitchell, undergraduate.
  • Ritwik Raj, Ph.D. student.
  • Zach Steever, Ph.D. student.
  • McKenzie Worden, Ph.D. student.  McKenzie’s research focuses on dynamic UAV routing and sensor tasking.

Former Members

  • Hung-Yu (Jack) Lee, Ph.D. (Auburn University, 2017).  Jack studied facility layout problems and vehicle routing for autonomous material handling systems.  He now has a position in industry.

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