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 and Positioning Systems.

Autonomous AI-Enabled UAVs for Predictive Maintenance (PdM)

Lead ResearcherDr Mauro S. Innocente
Dr Thomas Statheros
Dr Nadjim Horri

Erle-copter Taking-off & Landing

Contributing Student: Constantin S. Pavelescu (Research Intern, 2018)

From ground position, the motors are armed, the drone takes off and maintains altitude. After a few seconds, it lands.


Erle-copter Tracing Railway Tracks

Contributing Students:
Paul E. Esugo (MSc Student, 2018)
Constantin S. Pavelescu (Research Intern, 2018)

Detecting and following Vanishing Point (VP) with PID Controller.


Autonomous Identification of Missing Fasteners in Railway Tracks

Contributing Student: Matthew Sumner (MSc Student,2018)

Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) to classify different issues in sleeper fasteners from dataset of images collected from current automatic track inspection systems.

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