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May 25, 2014
The details of this pre-conference tutorial can be found at http://uasconferences.com/ICUAS14_T1.pdf (5/27/2014, Orlando, FL) (Local PDF copy is here) http://www.icuas.com/committee.html The ICUAS14 webiste is http://uasconferences.com/ and the final program is at https://controls.papercept.net/...
May 25, 2014
June 2nd, 2014. Fractional Calculus Day at UC Merced 2014 Edition cum The Fourth AFC Workshop (Series) @ MESA LAB @ UC MERCED [Please see event flyer.doc] (Our 2013 FC Day at UC Merced is documented here http://mechatronics.ucmerced.edu/node/68) 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 FC Day events can be...
May 13, 2014
http://citris-uc.org/event/groundtruth-and-airwaves-sensor-networks-and-emerging-technology-for-environmental-journalism-apr-30/ Dr. Chen's recorded talk: The Era of Robotic Environmental Co-Journalists  
May 13, 2014
http://mechatronics.ucmerced.edu/AFC We target 100 seminars per year on AFC! Our research page on AFC is at http://mechatronics.ucmerced.edu/research/applied-fractional-calculus
May 2, 2014
Dedication Ceremony for the Merced Vernal Pools and Grassland Reserve The MESA Lab was invited to be a part of the dedication ceremony for the Merced Vernal Pools and Grassland Reserve held on April 30th, 2014.  The 6,500 acre Reserve is home to the most extensive vernal pool landscape in the...
March 31, 2014
Mel Torrie's ASIRobots made a significant show at the 2014 WorldAgExpo.org where Dr. Chen was deeply impressed! The invited EECS seminar will be a fun and informative seminar on what they have been achieving in the past 14 years. http://www.asirobots.com/ 4/4/14 Fri 12:00-1:00pm @ UC Merced...
March 31, 2014
Dr. Chen made a trip to Utah State University from 3/23/2014 to 3/26/2014 for the following defenses: March 24, 11:30am-1:00pm, Jinlu Han.  "Cyber-Physical Systems With Multi-Uav Based Cooperative Source Seeking And Contour Mapping" March 24, 3:00pm-5:00pm, Cal Coopmans  ...
March 31, 2014
Cosumnes River Preserve Drone demo (event flyer). Disclaimer: We were all running under pure RC mode by a human operator, NOT autonomous mode!) Picture (can you see three aircrafts in this photo?). Short movies on our water drone (do you see a joysticked "duck mode"?) Thank you Josh...
March 8, 2014
Based on our previous FAA COA application success at Utah State University (mainly by Austin Jensen), Brandon Stark, Ph.D. student and MESA Lab Manager led the first successful FAA COA application at UC Merced in May 2013. We carefully summarized what we experienced and learned and now we will be...
March 8, 2014
MESA LAB recently won some grants and contracts. Congratulations! CITRIS Seed Grant. $60K. "Environmental DNA (eDNA) Smart Sampling Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)." PI: Prof. YangQuan Chen. 2014-2015. Co-PI: Michael Miller of UC Davis. UC ANR Competitive Grant Award No. 13-...

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