Corina Barbalata

Assistant Professor @ Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Louisiana State University

About me

I am an Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University. Previously, I was a postdoctoral research fellow at University of Michigan and I obtained my PhD from Heriot-Watt University, United Kigdom and I have a double master degree in Computer Vision and Robotics from the University of Burgundy and Heriot-Watt University as part of the VIBOT (VIsion and RoBOTtics) European program.

The goal of my work is to propose solutions for real-world robotics applications with social and environmental merits. I am specifically interested in contributing to the widespread of mobile robotic systems acting in complex, unstructured and dynamic environments, having an active role in improving their autonomy, energy-efficiency and reliability.


  • Congratulations to James Oubre (BS 2022, undergraduate student in the iCore Lab) for being a finalist in the Young Author category at the 6th IFAC Conference on Intelligent Control and Automation Sciences.

  • Congratulations to Luis Velazquez (graduate student in the iCoreLab) for winning the 3rd place at the 2022 MIE Graduate Student Conference at Louisiana State University.

Latest papers

  1. J. Nguyen, M. Bailey, I. Carlucho, and C. Barbalata, “Robotic manipulators performing smart sanding
    operation: A vibration approach,” in 2022 International Conference on Robotics and Automation
    (ICRA), IEEE, 2022, pp. 2958–2964.

  3. J. Oubre, W. Ard, J. Nguyen, and C. Barbalata, “Towards a fully autonomous robotic system for
    detection and removal of surface defects in fiber glass panels,” in 6th IFAC International Conference
    on Intelligent Control and Automation Sciences, 2022.

  5. E. Morga, I. Carlucho, W. Ard, C. Barbalata,  “Autonomous Underwater Manipulation: Current Trends in Dynamics, Control, Planning, Perception, and Future Directions” in Current Robotics Reports, Springer

Complete publications can be found on google scholar here.