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Otte, Michael

Otte, Michael

Assistant Professor
Aerospace Engineering
Maryland Robotics Center
The Institute for Systems Research
3242 Kim Engineering
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Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science

Member, Maryland Robotics Center

Director, Motion and Teaming Lab

 

My website http://www.ottelab.com contains more information regarding my research, publications, student recruiting policies, etc.

Education

  • B.S. '05 in Aeronautical engineering and Computer Science from Clarkson University
  • M.S. '07 Computer Science, Univeristy of Colorado at Boulder
  • Ph.D. '11 Comp. Sci., Univeristy of Colorado at Boulder
  • Postdoc '14

    Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS), Massachusetts Institute of Technology

My interests include motion planning for single and multi-agent systems and distributed algorithms that enable robotic teams and/or swarms to pool resources in order to solve their common problems. I am particularly interested in applications where the environment is hazardous and/or changing and communication is unreliable. My work involves elements of planning, control, robotics, multi-agent systems, distributed systems, graph theory, computational geometry, machine learning, artificial intelligence, emergent behavior, and stochastic processes.


Motion Planning for Autonomous Systems. ENAE788V. Spring Terms.

Aircraft Flight Dynamics. ENAE403. Fall Terms.

A detailed and up to date list of publications appears on my website: http://www.ottelab.com

NAWCAD-UMD Seed Grant Review and Discussion strengthens collaboration commitment

The event emphasized research, advanced education, and outreach collaborations for the region, the state of Maryland and the nation.

The Modern Battle for Maryland’s Oysters

UMD researchers use AI and robotics to help revive a struggling industry.

“An Opportunity to Conduct Novel Research”

Three UAS Test Site summer interns put their innovative ideas to the test.
 

ISR faculty leading, playing key roles in ARL cooperative agreement

The $68M 'ARTIAMAS' research agreement features faculty from UMD and UMBC.

UMD Researchers to Have a Strong Showing at ICRA 2021

University of Maryland researchers will present 15 papers at the IEEE International Conference on Robotis and Automation (ICRA 2021) to held on May 30 to June 5, 2021.

MRC Researchers to Present 16 Papers at ICRA 2020

International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2020 will be held online from May 31st to August 31st. MRC researchers will be presenting 16 papers at this conference.  

Clark School researchers test decentralized task allocation algorithms for UAV teams

Paper published in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters evaluates UAV team communication performance in imperfect communication conditions.

Students advance in Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship competition

Two ECE/ISR student teams have made it to the proposal phase.

Clark School team wins AFRL funding for swarm autonomy planning and metareasoning

The researchers will develop and evaluate hybrid centralized and decentralized multi-agent task allocation methods.

It takes a swarm: These robots talk to each other, make decisions as a group

"Power in numbers" is how Michael Otte, an engineer at the University of Maryland, approaches robot decision making.

Maryland researchers awarded DARPA cooperative agreement to develop robotic swarm strategies

Maryland's is among the first “core swarm sprints” projects awarded in DARPA’s OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) program.

UMD has Largest University Showing at 2016 ARPA-E Summit

UMD researchers showcase transformative energy research at ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit