The KAUST Robotics, Intelligent Systems, and Control Lab (KAUST RISC Lab) is engaged in a variety of projects involving intelligent autonomous systems either acting alone or within a distributed decision architecture with other autonomous agents and/or human actors. Representative topics of interest include aerial swarms, inspection and repair, area patrolling, programmable self-assembly, pedestrian crowd modeling, and smart grid management.

Our research follows the broad themes of:

  • Autonomous Systems: Design of robotic systems with onboard intelligence to operate in complex environments with limited human supervision.
  • Distributed Autonomy: Self-organization and adaptation of multi-agent autonomous systems and swarms.
  • Humans & Machines: Dynamics and control for both human-machine systems and human-human social interactions.

We also are interested in the relevant foundational areas of decision and control, game theory, and network science.

We invite you to visit our YouTube Channel to watch the recordings of the talks from the KAUST Research Conference on Robotics and Autonomy (#RobotoKAUST).