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Anthony (Tony) Stentz
Research Professor/Director NREC, RI
Office: NREC 211
Phone: (412) 268-8155
  Mailing address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Administrative Assistant: Cynthia Lee Glick
Affiliated Center(s):
 Space Robotics Initiative (SRI)
 National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC)
 Field Robotics Center (FRC)

Current Projects [Past Projects]
Autonomous Agricultural Spraying
We are developing ground-based vehicles for pesticide application.
Autonomous Loading System (ALS)
Developing technologies to improve the productivity and reduce the cost of mass excavation.
Autonomous Navigation System (ANS)
The NREC is leading the development of perception and path planning within the Autonomous Navigation System program for the Future Combat System.
Cognitive Colonies
We are developing the basic principles that will best govern a group of robots trying to do useful work in difficult and hazardous environments.
Highly Mobile Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV)
Autonomous cross-country navigation
Mars Autonomy
Long-distance marsrover navigation with minimal human intervention.
PerceptOR (NRECPerceptOR)
NREC designed, developed and tested an innovative autonomous perception and navigation system for the DARPA PerceptOR program.
We are developing a software control system for cross country autonomous vehicles called RANGER, for Real-time Autonomous Navigator with a Geometric Engine.
SensaBot Inspection Robot
NREC is developing an inspection robot for use in oil and gas production plants.
Tactical Mobile Robotics
As part of the DARPA Tactial Mobile Robotics program, we are developing techniques for semi-autonomous navigation of a small robot in urban environments.
Treasure Hunt: Pickup Teams
We are developing a single heterogeneous human-robot team capable of effectively locating objects of interest (treasure) spread over a complex, previously unknown environment.
UGCV PerceptOR Integrated (UPI)
The UPI (UGCV PerceptOR Integrated) program integrates and enhances the results from UGCV and PerceptOR to increase the speed and autonomy of unmanned ground vehicles operating in complex terrain. By combining the inherent mobility of Spinner with advanced perception techniques including the use of learning and prior terrain data, the UPI program stresses system design across vehicle, sensors and software so that the strengths of one component compensate for the weaknesses of another.
Underground Mining Operator Assist
Automating the functions of a continuous mining machine and roof bolting units.
Unmanned Ground Vehicles
Developing autonomous navigation capabilities for mobile robots driving in complex, unstructured outdoor terrain.
Vehicle Safeguarding
NREC designed, developed and tested a fully autonomous system capable of following pre-taught paths while detecting and avoiding obstacles.
Very Rough Terrain Nonholonomic Trajectory Generation and Motion Planning for Rovers
We are developing rough terrain trajectory generation algorithms for local path planning and optimal regional motion planning methods using a constrained search space.
Visual SLAM for Industrial Robots
We are exploring algorithms to support visual mapping and localization for a robot vehicle operating in an industrial setting such as an LNG production plant. This work is sponsored by QNRF.