Welcome to LUCAS

Welcome to the website for Loughborough University Centre for Autonomous System (LUCAS), based at Loughborough University. LUCAS is a specialised research group, focusing on research in aerospace control. Comprised of both students and research professionals, LUCAS has strong links to many industrial partners and primarily works on research for unmanned applications. In addition to industry-backed research, a large part of LUCAS is post-graduate study, allowing for an investigation into areas not currently commercially explored.

Our specific areas of interest include:

  • Advanced Automation and Control
  • Estimation, Tracking and Decision Making
  • Robotic Information Gathering
  • Machine Learning and AI
  • Computer Vision

See Research for more details

We are always looking for passionate new students (PhD and MSc/MEng) and post-docs to join the team (more info)

Please check out our GitHub page and Resources tab for software.

We are grateful for funding from UKRI, EPSRC, Newton Fund, dstl.


25 April 2024

Report Prof Michael Ruderman from University of Agder, Norway, gives us a talk

17 April 2024

Report Prof Ying Tan from University of Melbourne, Australia, gives us a talk

26 March 2024

Congratulations Best Paper Prize at IEEE ICIT 2024 “A Formal Finite-control-set control approach for PMSM drives under disturbances” by Yimeng Li, Xinming Wang, Jinhao Liu, James McGeary, Jun Yang and Shihua Li

26 Oct 2024

Congratulations Prof Chen is invited as keynote speakers at IEEE ICIT 2024

Nov 2023

Congratulations LUCAS Alumni Prof Lei Guo elevated to Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

26 Oct 2023

Report Prof Hyondong Oh from UNIST, South Korea, gives us a talk

Oct 2023

New post! The UKACC PhD Showcase and Prof Roger Goodall Memorial will be held at LU

July 2023

Congratulations Dr Jun Yang has been promoted to Reader

July 2023

Congratulations Dr Cunjia Liu has been promoted to Professor

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