Assistant Professor @ Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Louisiana State University
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.