Welcome to the Center for Autonomy

The Center for Autonomy brings together several research groups that address fundamental challenges in developing autonomous systems through contributions in controls, machine learning, game theory, information theory, and formal methods. Its primary objective is to create a unified front in attracting the best researchers to UT Austin and empowering them to solve the pressing problems toward developing autonomous systems that can make a net positive impact.

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UT collaborates with Air Force on space research

UT Collaborates with Air Force on Space Research

Sept. 20, 2023
UT collaborates with the U.S. Air Force on space research, as discussed by Michael Hibbard, a graduate research assistant from the Center for Autonomy, in a conversation with FOX 7 Austin. They explored the challenges and potential of the underutilized Cislunar regime, addressing spacecraft astrodynamics, autonomous operations, and the implications for the future of space travel, including NASA's Artemis program.
UT Will Lead $4 Million Research Collaboration in Outer Space

UT Will Lead $4 Million Research Collaboration in Outer Space

Sept. 13, 2023
The University of Texas at Austin is leading a research collaboration with a $4 million grant from the CFIRE program, sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. The project, named "Representations, Theory, and Algorithms for Autonomous Space Domain Awareness in the Cislunar Regime," aims to enhance the U.S. Air Force's ability to monitor and understand activities in the complex Cislunar space between Earth and the moon, which poses unique challenges due to gravitational forces.

Center of Autonomy Member Ufuk Topcu Responds to Government RFI

Sept. 8, 2023
Ufuk Topcu recently contributed to three government requests for information from PCAST and TIP.

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