Mac Schwager

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Assistant Professor
Stanford University
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Director of the Multi-robot Systems Lab (MSL)
Ph.D. MIT, 2009
M.S. MIT, 2005
B.S. Stanford, 2000

I study distributed algorithms for control, estimation, and learning in groups of autonomous aircraft, autonomous cars, and robots. Here are a few of my current and past research topics:

  • Distributed control for the deployment of aerial camera networks

  • Agile control of quadrotor swarms

  • Monitoring and controlling environmental phenomena with aerial robots

  • Cooperative manipulation with teams of mobile manipulators

  • Trustworthiness, deception, and adversaries in multi-robot systems

  • Human-swarm interfaces

  • Autonomous drone racing

You can read about these topics in more detail by visiting the website of my lab, the Multi-robot Systems Lab (MSL), or by reading some of my papers.

Sept 7, 2018
Congratulations to Haruki Nishimura, whose paper was accepted to WAFR 2018, to Davis Born for his paper that was accepted to AIAA SciTech 2019, and to Kunal Shah and Zijian Wang, whose papers were both accepted to DARS 2018.


Durand Building, Room 266
496 Lomita Mall
Stanford, CA 94305
schwager (at) stanford (dot) edu