RESEARCH AREAS

Trustable Autonomy

Developing Assured and Trusted Autonomy

Human Machine Teamwork with Explainable AI

Human Autonomy Teamwork and Explainable AI

Social, Legal, and Moral Autonomy

Social Barriers, Acceptance and Impact

Improving Social Medicine with Autonomy

Autonomy Literacy

Autonomy for Future Manufacturing

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Trustable autonomy

Model Based Programming Languages

Status: Ongoing

Student Researcher(s): Meyer Millman, Computer Engineering

NASA collaborator(s): Michel Ingham and Klaus Havelund, JPL

CSUN CO-I: Kyle Dewey, Computer Science

Enabling the Development of Perception Capability for Autonomous Urban Air Mobility Platforms

Status: Ongoing

Student Researcher(s): Ridge Tejuco, Computer Engineering

NASA collaborator(s): Shaun McWherter, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center

CSUN CO-I: Ashley Geng, Electrical and Computer Engineering

SERL: Compact Autonomous Exploratory Search and Rescue Rover (CAESARR)

Status: Ongoing

Student Researcher(s): Kiet Phan and Francisco Oropeza, Mechanical Engineering

NASA collaborator(s): Jean-Pierre de la Croix, JPL

CSUN CO-Is: Amiel Hartman and Nhut Ho, Mechanical Engineering

CSUN Tour Guide Robot

Status: Ongoing

Student Researcher(s): M. Fadhil Ginting, Coulson Aguirre, Kyle Strickland

NASA collaborator(s): Ali-akbar Agha-mohammadi, JPL

CSUN CO-Is: Amiel Hartman, Nhut Ho, Mechanical Engineering, Ashley Geng, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Li Liu, Computer Science, Joe Bautista, Art + Design

Human Machine Teamwork with Explainable AI

Expandable Variable-Autonomy Architecture (EVAA) Operator Design

Status: Ongoing

Student Researcher(s): Kayla Mesina and Ashley Santiago, Art + Design

NASA collaborator(s): Mark Skoog, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center

CSUN CO-I: Joe Bautista, Art + Design

DARPA Subterranean (SubT) Challenge

Status: Completed

Student Researcher(s): Andila Wijekulasuriya, Art + Design

NASA collaborator(s):Ali-akbar Agha-mohammadi, JPL

CSUN CO-I: Joe Bautista, Art + Design

Organizing Teamwork: Understanding Operator and Multiple-Robot Team Performance

Status: Ongoing

Student Researcher(s): Adisa Ptah and Eric McCoy, Applied Behavior Analysis

NASA collaborator(s): Amir Rahmani, JPL

CSUN CO-I: Ellie Kazemi, Psychology

Extending the NASA-Task Load Index (TLX) for Human Autonomy Teaming

Status: Ongoing

Student Researcher(s): Eric McCoy and Adisa Ptah, Applied Behavior Analysis

NASA collaborator(s): Amir Rahmani, JPL

CSUN CO-I: Ellie Kazemi, Psychology

Visualization of Hierarchical State Machines (HSMS) In A Multi-Agenda Context

Status: Ongoing

Student Researcher(s): Gage Aschenbrenner, Computer Science

NASA collaborator(s): Scott Davidoff and Federico Rossi, JPL

CSUN CO-I: Li Liu, Computer Science

Integration of Expandable Variable-Autonomy Architecture (EVAA) in Trustworthy and Scalable Autonomous Systems

Status: Ongoing

Fellow(s): Sarkis  Mikaelian, Computer Science

NASA collaborator(s): Mark Skoog and Nelson Brown, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center

CSUN CO-Is: Li Liu, Computer Science and Nhut Ho, Mechanical Engineering

Trust in Autonomy: Assessing Operability of Onboard and Ground Planning Ecosystem in Mars 2020

Status: Ongoing

Student Researcher(s):

NASA collaborator(s): So Young Kim-Castet, NASA JPL, Basak Alper Ramaswamy, NASA JPL

CSUN CO-I: Thomas Chan, Psychology and Health Equity

Social, Legal, Moral Autonomy

Designing ARCS to Facilitate STEAHM Convergence Research

Status: Ongoing

Student Researcher(s): Ashley Santiago and Kayla Mesina, Art + Design

CSUN CO-I: Joe Bautista, Art + Design

Toward a Moral Compass Model: Ethics and Automation

Status: Ongoing

Student Researcher(s): Malik Campbell, Biology and Alyssa Kim, Mechanical Engineering

NASA collaborator(s): Mark Skoog, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center

CSUN CO-I: Gina Masequesmay, Asian American Studies

Team Culture and Communication at NASA’s JPL

Status: Ongoing

Student Researcher(s): Neil Thompsett and Michael Baumgarten, Anthropology

NASA collaborator(s): John Day, JPL and Nelson Brown, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center

CSUN CO-I: Suzanne Scheld, Anthropology (Chair)

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in the National Air Space (NAS): Public Acceptance and Risk Perception

Status: Ongoing

Student Researcher(s): Nathan Romine, Urban Planning and Jessica Steiner, Anthropology

NASA collaborator(s): Mark Skoog, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center

CSUN CO-I: Kevin Zemlicka, Academic Advisement, Anthropology & Psychology

Assessing effectiveness of visual displays of weather data to communicate warnings and risk to the extended community of a Hispanic Serving Institution (HIS)

Status: Ongoing

Student Researcher(s):

NASA collaborator(s): Joe Robert, JPL

CSUN CO-I: Mario A. Giraldo, Geography and Environmental Studies, Thomas Chan, Psychology and Health Equity, Li Liu, Computer Science

IMPROVING SOCIAL MEDICINE WITH AUTONOMY

Holistic Social-Technological Solutions for Diabetes Comorbidities

Status: Ongoing

Student Researcher(s): Lianna Khachikyan, Helina Mekonnen, Elizabeth Perez

Medtronic Advisor(s): Dr. Rebecca Gottlieb

CSUN CO-Is: Nhut Ho, Michael Kabo, Li Liu, Kevin Zemlicka

Autonomy Literacy

Enabling Artemis and STMD Mission with Autonomy-Based Convergence Research and Literacy

Status: Ongoing

Student Researcher(s):

Collaborator(s): NASA, NASA JPL, LAUSD, DiscoveryCube

CSUN CO-Is: Christina Mayberry, Mark Stover, Nhut Ho, Li Liu

Autonomy for Future Manufacturing

Smart Connected Human for Autonomous Manufacturing

Status: Ongoing

Student Researcher(s): Frank (Yongwei) Fu, Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Collaborator(s): Honeywell, UC lIrvine

CSUN CO-Is: Bingbing Li, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Nhut Ho, Mechanical engineering

Digital Twin of Autonomous Manufacturing for Integrated System Health Management

Status: Ongoing

Student Researcher(s): Howard (Haowen) Zhang, Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Collaborator(s): General Mills

CSUN CO-Is: Bingbing Li, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Nhut Ho, Mechanical Engineering

Generative Design and Additive Manufacturing of Functional Parts

Status: Ongoing

Student Researcher(s): Christian Mariscal, Abraham Meiszner, Mechanical Engineering

Collaborator(s): JPL

CSUN CO-Is: Bingbing Li, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Nhut Ho, Mechanical Engineering

Additively Manufactured Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering

Status: Ongoing

Student Researcher(s): Matthew Moldthan, Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Collaborator(s): Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation

CSUN CO-Is: Bingbing Li, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Nhut Ho, Mechanical Engineering

AI-enabled in-situ Metrology Inspection and Process Monitoring

Status: Ongoing

Student Researcher(s):

Collaborator(s): JPL

CSUN CO-Is:  Bingbing Li, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Nhut Ho, Mechanical Engineering

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