Richard T. Vaughan

Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Programs
School of Computing Science
Simon Fraser University

emailvaughan@sfu.ca
phone+1.778.782.2466
office TASC 8009, Burnaby campus

address School of Computing Science
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
Canada
fax, office, etc
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Research

autonomous robots; multi-robot systems; artificial life, robot software engineering and simulation

I direct the Autonomy Lab which builds life-like machines. Our research goal is to increase the autonomy (i.e. freedom of action and energy management) of robots and other machines. My research has two main themes:

  1. applying models of animal behavior to solve problems in robotics and other adaptive and distributed systems;
  2. creating tools and techniques for programming, simulating and evaluating populations of robots.

I am an Associate Member of the Behavioural Ecology Research Group at SFU.

My lab is part of the NSERC Field Robotics Network.

Publications

Teaching

Software