10/2021 - Our work on Visual Foresight Trees will appear in RA-L.
10/2021 - Our work extending our WAFR 2020 Rubik Table results will appear in IJRR.
09/2021 - Dr. Yu will be starting a 4-year NSF National Robotics Initiative 3.0 project with his colleagues Abdeslam Boularias and Mridul Aanjaneya, working on enabling mobile robots to carry out sophisticated search-n-rescue efforts in degraded environments.
09/2021 - Dr. Yu is serving as an associated editor for IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters.
07/2021 - Dr. Yu is a tenured Associate Professor at Rutgers CS as of 07/2021.
07/2021 - One paper accepted by IROS 2021.
06/2021 - Our AI/ML/CV based metal recycling system paper is accepted by CASE 2021.
05/2021 - Two papers accepted by RSS 2021.
04/2021 - Dr. Yu gave an invited talk at the NYU ECE seminar series.
03/2021 - Dr. Yu received an Amazon gift supporting our multi-robot research.
02/2021 - Four papers accepted by ICRA 2021.
11/2020 - We are releasing an android game, Pebbles, based on motion models from our research on multi-robot motion planning and the 15-puzzle. You can directly download the apk.
10/2020 - Joining the dark side :D here is our lab’s first deep learning based work, focusing on de-cluttering, as a joint work with Abdeslam Boularias. Submitted to ICRA 2021 [manuscript].
09/2020 - Dr. Yu gave his tenure talk to the department. Here is a recorded version.
07/2020 - One paper accepted by IROS 2020.
06/2020 - Dr. Yu gave an invited talk to the Multi-Agent Systems Group of the China Computer Federation.
06/2020 - Our lab’s team, RuBot by Siwei Feng and Teng Guo, made to top 3 of NIST’s 2020 ARIAC Robot Challenge, with a 2.5K cash award. Congratulations!
05/2020 - One paper accepted by RSS 2020.
04/2020 - One paper accepted by WAFR 2020.
01/2020 - Three papers accepted by RA-L and will be presented at ICRA 2020.
12/2019 - Dr. Yu gave a talk at the University of Maryland.
11/2019 - Our IROS 2019 paper was a finalist for the Best Student Paper Award as well as the Best Application Paper Award.
09/2019 - Dr. Yu is serving as a co-chair of WAFR 2020. Please send us your best work!
08/2019 - One paper accepted by ISRR 2019.
06/2019 - One paper accepted by IROS 2019.
05/2019 - Rutgers team lead by Siwei Feng was placed second at the NIST’s ARIAC Robot Challenge, with a 5K cash award.
05/2019 - Our ICRA 2019 paper was a finalist for the Best Automation Paper Award.
04/2019 - One paper accepted by RSS 2019.
03/2019 - Dr. Yu gave a talk at the University of Illinois.
03/2019 - Dr. Yu received the NSF CAREER Award.
01/2019 - One paper accepted by ICRA 2019.
10/2018 - Dr. Yu started an exciting project on recycling automation with a large recycling company with his colleague Abdeslam Boularias.
09/2018 - Two papers accepted by WAFR 2018.
07/2018 - New version of our open-source microMVP multi-vehicle platform is now available.
06/2018 - One paper accepted by IROS 2018.
05/2018 - Our extended RSS 2017 work is accepted by IJRR.
04/2018 - One paper accepted by RSS 2018.
01/2018 - Dr. Yu started working on a warehouse automation project (sponsored by JD.com) with colleagues Kostas Bekris and Abdeslam Boularias.
01/2018 - One paper accepted by RAL/ICRA 2018.
09/2017 - Dr. Yu started an NSF NRI project on demand-driven multi-robot path and motion planning.
09/2017 - One paper accepted by MRS 2017.
06/2017 - Our RSS 2017 paper was a finalist for the Best Student Paper Award.
06/2017 - Dr. Yu gave a talk at the University of Science and Technology of China.
04/2017 - One paper accepted by RSS 2017.
12/2016 - One paper accepted by ICRA 2017.
04/2016 - Dr. Yu started an NSF RI project on taming combinatorial challenges in manipulation with his colleague Kostas Bekris.
We always look to working with motivated prospective students interested in fundamental and/or applied research in robotics. If you are interested in joining the ARC Lab, please read some of our recent papers and let Dr. Yu know why you find them interesting, what are some of the limitations, and how you would go about doing the work better. Generic inquries about “positions” at the lab will not be answered; in particular, saying some of our work is interesting without providing details is a red flag.