The Robotic Exploration Lab in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University conducts research in navigation, control, and motion planning for robotic systems that explore our planet and our universe.

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Research

Fast Trajectory Optimization

Fast Trajectory Optimization

Building new solvers for trajectory optimization problems that are fast, accurate, and numerically robust.

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Control and Motion Planning with Contact Interactions

Control and Motion Planning with Contact Interactions

Controlling systems that make and break contact with objects and the environment. Applications to robotic locomotion and manipulation.

Robust Motion Planning

Robust Motion Planning

Making things get where they’re supposed to go when we don’t know exactly how they move and what disturbance forces might be pushing on them.

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KickSat Project

Tiny low-cost satellites made on printed circuit boards

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People

Faculty

Zac Manchester
Assistant Professor

Graduate Students

Taylor Howell
PhD Candidate
Brian Jackson
Brian Jackson
PhD Candidate