Autonomous Vehicles & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (AVAILab)

Multidisciplinary laboratory focused on developments and applications within the fields of Mathematical Modelling, Optimisation, Soft & Natural Computing, Self-Organisation & Swarm Robotics, Autonomous Navigation, Computer Vision, and Positioning Systems.

About AVAILAB

Founded in 2016, the Autonomous Vehicles & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (AVAILAB) is a multidisciplinary laboratory within the Centre for Future Transport and Cities) (CFTC). at Coventry University. The CFTC facilities can be found here.

While open to a wide spectrum of applications, the AVAILAB’s main motivation is in conducting research and supporting teaching involving Applied Mathematical Modelling, Optimisation, Soft & Natural Computing, Self-Organisation & Swarm Robotics, Autonomous Navigation and Positioning Systems with applications in Aerospace, Automotive and Environmental Engineering.

7th Floor Friars House, Manor House Drive,
Coventry CV1 2TE, United Kingdom


HISTORY

The Autonomous Vehicles & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (AVAILAB) was founded at Coventry University in 2016 under the name of Smart Vehicles Control Laboratory (SVeCLab) by Dr Mauro S. Innocente, Dr Arash M. Dizqah and Dr José M. Herreros. After two of the co-founders left the institution, the focus of the laboratory shifted and its name was therefore amended accordingly in 2018.


STAFF MEMBERS


Dr Mauro Sebastián Innocente  –  Founder & Head
Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering
Personal webpage


CURRENT RESEARCHERS

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Ioannis Papagiannis PhD Researcher
Efficiency Enhancement of Class-A Foams by Means of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles for Self-Organising Swarms of Autonomous UAVs to Fight Wildfires
Funder: Lloyds Registry Foundation International Consortium of Nanotechnologies (LRF-ICON)
Main Supervisor & PIDr Mauro S. Innocente
Co-Supervisors:
Dr Evangelos Gkanas
Prof Guillermo Rein (Imperial College)


Jun Jet TaiPhD Researcher & Acting Lab Manager
Autonomous AI-Enabled Drones to Inform Predictive Maintenance of the Railway Track
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Funder: Coventry University via Trailblazers’ Award
Main Supervisor & PIDr Mauro S. Innocente
Co-Supervisors:
Dr Nadjim Horri
Prof James Brusey


Mohammad Tavakol SadrabadiPhD Researcher
Swarm-based Wildfire Propagation Monitoring and Forecasting System
Funder: Coventry University via Centre for Future Transport & Cities
Main Supervisor & PIDr Mauro S. Innocente


Zaidan Zyadat – PhD Researcher
Flight Envelope Protection of Electric Vertical Take-off and Landing Aircraft with Stall Prevention
Main Supervisors:
Dr Nadjim Horri (PI)
Dr Mauro S. Innocente (DoS)
Co-Supervisor:
Dr Thomas Statheros