Aerial and Aquatic Robotic Research Group
Our Aerial and Aquatic Robot Research (pronounced “Arrrgh,” ideally with a salty Piratical drawl) Group began as a division of Dr. Sean Anderson’s PIRatE lab, previously helmed (until February 2016) by Paul Spaur. We are now a multidisciplinary group of faculty and undergraduates drawing from numerous programs across our CSUCI campus including Environmental Science & Resource Management (ESRM), Computer Science, Biology, Education, English, Communication, and Business & Marketing working to improve data collection across the coastal zones of the world through the use of unmanned systems. We focus on underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and aerial Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for research, education, and public engagement with the ultimate goal of improving the management of our coastal and marine ecosystems.
Our core AARR faculty consist of: Drs. Sean Anderson (ESRM), Kiki Patsch (ESRM). Geoffrey Dilly (Biology), Cause Hanna (ESRM & Santa Rosa Island Research Station), David Claveau (Computer Science), and Jason Isaacs (Computer Science).
Please see our AARR Research Blog for current goings on with our research efforts.