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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Takashi Tanaka, Promoted to Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering

April 29, 2024
Professor Takashi Tanaka, a member of the Center for Autonomy, has been promoted to Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering with tenure as of September 1st, 2024. Congratulations to Professor Tanaka!
A rendering of what urban airspace might look like in the future, with autonomous aircraft navigating around each other. (NASA)

NASA Selects University Teams to Explore Secure Aircraft Autonomy Research

April 4, 2024
NASA collaborates with George Washington University and the University of Texas at Austin to investigate how to safeguard autonomous aircraft flying in high-density urban airspace from cyberattacks that could disrupt safe operations.
The Community Driven Approaches to Research in Technology & Society visioning workshop organizers

Visioning Workshop Report Released: Community Driven Approaches to Research in Technology & Society

March 14, 2024
The Community Driven Approaches to Research in Technology & Society visioning workshop organizers, Timnit Gebru (Distributed Artificial Intelligence Research Institute), Ufuk Topcu (University of Texas at Austin), and Suresh Venkatasubramanian (Brown University), along with support from Haley Griffin (CCC), Nasim Sonboli (Brown University), and Leah Namisa Rosenbloom (Brown University), have written a workshop report that synthesizes the amazing ideas discussed throughout the visioning workshop. This report is a result of the ideas, experiences, recommendations, and visions of the incredible group of workshop participants.

Outreach Events

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Learning Together: Del Valle Juniors and Seniors Visit UT

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Del Valle Outreach Visit


Liberal Arts and Science Academy Visit

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Del Valle High School AI Talk and Tour