Richard T. Vaughan

Associate Professor
School of Computing Science
Simon Fraser University
office TASC 8009, Burnaby campus

address School of Computing Science
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
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autonomous robots; multi-robot systems; human-robot interaction, robot software engineering

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.