Prithviraj (Raj) Dasgupta

Union Pacific Endowed Professor 
Computer Science Department
University of Nebraska, Omaha

I am the founder-director of the C-MANTIC Robotics Lab within UNO's computer science department.  We have led multiple, federally-funded research projects and have published over 100 research papers in leading conferences and journals in the area of multi-robot and multi-agent systems. The lab's Website contains information about research projects in the lab, lab members, publications and video demos. 

My research is focused on the following areas:

  • Multi-agent/multi-robot systems  - path planning and task planning
  • Swarm robotics, modular robotics
  • Game theory based decision making

Recent News

  • Dr. Jose Baca has joined as a tenure-track, Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering at Texas A&M Corpus Christi from Fall 2017. Congrats, Jose and good luck! 
  • We received a 2-year seed grant funding from the Nebraska University Systems Science Collaboration Initiative for our collaborative project titled Modular Self-Reconfigurable Robot for Autonomous Rehabilitation Assistance in Daily Living Tasks for Spinal Cord Injury Patients. This is a collaborative project with University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Madonna Rehabilitation Center, Lincoln.
  • Our paper on using Inverse Reinforcement Learning to improve robot navigation got accepted at NASA/ESA Adaptive Hardware & Systems (AHS) conference. Congrats Olimpiya! 
  • Our paper at IEEE ICARSC 2017 won the Best Paper Award of the conference. Congrats Olimpiya! 
  • Olimpiya and Venkat received the best paper award and 2nd best presentation award (M.S. category) respectively at the 2017 PKI Capstone student conference. 
  • I received the UNO-wide best researcher award for 2017 called Award for Distinguished Research or Creative Activity (ADROCA).
  • Our research on the ModRED project was featured in NASA's Stimuli 2016-17 Magazine. Check it out here.
  • National Robotics Week! A day full of robotics-related activities, competitions and challenges for middle/high school students on April 14, 2017 at PKI. 
  • We received two planning grants from the Nebraska University Systems Science Collaboration Initiative from on using  UAVs for intelligent transportation management and for UAV-based autonomous structural inspection. 
  • We participated in the 2017 Nebraska Robotics Expo at the Strategic Air and Space Museum in Ashland, NE. Great event with over 500 students plus coaches, mentors and parents! 
  • I gave a keynote address at the 1st Latin American Congress on Autonomous Robots (LACAR), 2017 on Intelligent Motion and Task Planning Algorithms for Multi-robot Teams
  • Our paper submitted to ICRA 2017 titled Bipartite Graph Matching-based Coordination Mechanism for Multi-robot Path Planning under Communication Constraints was accepted.
  • Our paper titled Configuration Discovery of Modular Self-reconfigurable Robots: Real-Time, Distributed, IR + XBee Communication Method was accepted in the Robotics and Autonomous Systems journal! Congratulations Jose and Brad!
  • Two papers titled A Modular Robotic System for Assessment and Exercise of Human Movement  and Towards Tracking a Semi-autonomous, Pneumatic Colonoscope Robot were accepted at LACAR 2017.
  • Our lab received $60,000 in equipment funding in 2017 from Nebraska Research Initiative. We are acquiring a VICON motion capture system for localizing and tracking robots, UAVs and human movement, in the CMANTIC Robotics Lab.

E-mail: pdasgupta-at-unomaha-dot-edu

Postal mail: 6001 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68182, USA