News

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.

  • 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: 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 …

  • 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

  • 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: 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.[PDF].

  • 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 “Switched Linear System Identification based on Bounded-Switching Clustering,” has been accepted for presentation at the 2015 IEEE American Control Conference, Chicago.

2014

  • October 2014: M.M. Kordmahalleh presented the work “Gene Regulatory Networks with Hidden-Delayed Parameters” at the 2014 North Carolina Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Annual Conference, 2014.

  • June 2014: Dr. Karimoddini served as an Associate Editor and a member of International Program Committee (IPC) of the 11th IEEE International Conference on Control & Automation (IEEE ICCA 2014).

  • May 2014: Our proposal “A Type-2 Fuzzy Inference System Development Toolbox” was funded $214,950.00 by the Scientific Research Corporation (SRC).

  • March 2014: Our proposal “Inference Engine Using Type-2 Fuzzy Sets, Focus on type-reduction” was funded $36800 by Scientific Research Corporation (SRC).

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.