Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering

In Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering we conduct specialised studies on intelligent mobility and autonomous systems

Research in this area is transdisciplinary and comprises engineering subjects such as computer science, transport systems, and environmental engineering

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Current research fall into three main topics 

  1. Development of autonomous system technologies: We specialize in the development of advanced algorithms/methods for autonomous vehicles such as autopilot, situation awareness, path planning, and decision making with focus on unmanned aerial vehicles and intelligent ground vehicles.
  2. Ensuring the safety of autonomous system technologies: Research in this direction includes the development contingence management to enable safe operation of autonomous vehicles as well as the development of new techniques/procedures that support verification and validation of new autonomous functions and systems.
  3. Applications of autonomous system technologies:  Our research is expanding to include the application of artificial intelligence, data mining and autonomous system technologies into a wide range of disciplines and work sectors, from intelligent mobility to defense, agriculture and environment monitoring.

The areas where we currently carry out research are:

  • Situational awareness
  • Robust decision making
  • Multiple moving object tracking
  • Bayesian inference and its particle implementation
  • Bayesian brief network and
  • Machine learning and data mining
  • Satellite remote sensing
  • Cognitive search and informative planning
  • Computer vision and pattern recognition
  • Automatic worst case search and reachability analysis
  • Personalisation and classification

Leading research groups:

Intelligent Mobility and Autonomous Systems (IMAS)

Loughborough University Centre For Autonomous Systems (LUCAS)