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.


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 here.

July 2023

Congratulations Dr Jun Yang has been promoted to Reader

July 2023

Congratulations Dr Cunjia Liu has been promoted to Professor

July 2023

Congratulations Unmanned Systems’ Annual Best Paper Award, Machine Learning-Based Crop Drought Mapping System by UAV Remote Sensing RGB Imagery, by Jinya Su, Matthew Coombes, Cunjia Liu, Yongchao Zhu, Xingyang Song, Shibo Fang, Lei Guo and Wen-Hua Chen

Jan 2023

Congratulations Dr Jingjing Jiang has been promoted to Senior Lecturer

Oct 2023

Project New project funded by QinetiQ for Dual Control application in threat minimization

Dec 2022

Congratulations Dr Jun Yang has been named an IEEE Fellow

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