Dr. Lantao Liu's main research interests include robotics and artificial intelligence. He directs the Vehicle Autonomy and Intelligence Lab (VAIL) with a focus on enhancing the autonomy and intelligence of robotic systems such as unmanned ground, aerial, and aquatic vehicles. He has been working on planning, learning, and coordination techniques for autonomous systems involving single or multiple robots with potential applications in autonomous navigation, environmental/infrastructure monitoring, search and rescue, as well as smart transportation.
Before joining Indiana University, Dr. Lantao Liu was a Research Associate in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Southern California during 2015 - 2017. Dr. Liu worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University during 2013 - 2015. He received a Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University in 2013, and a Bachelor degree from the Department of Automatic Control at Beijing Institute of Technology in 2007.