The Autonomous Systems Research Group (ASRG) at Oregon State has been formed to accomplish two primary objective:

  • To assist Oregon State University faculty and staff to gain access to unmanned systems in support of their research, and
  • To connect industry, state and federal interests in unmanned systems to Oregon State expertise, students, labs and resources.

The ASRG's mission is to provide a research and development capability for the advancement of autonomous systems to promote economic benefit to the state of Oregon through innovation, expertise and workforce talent.

This web site will evolve over 2015 to build out information and connections to all stakeholders—thanks for your patience while this occurs.

Find out more about Oregon State’s autonomous systems research.

Please join the Autonomous Systems Research Group’s LinkedIn group


Great robotics video:

Video—Physical Interaction Tasks

USA Today video feature:

Student Project:  Football Birds-eye view

June 30, 2015 

Autonomous Systems @ OSU Conference

Registration Link:

Conference website:

ASRG Steering Committee

Robert Holman, ASRG Co-Director, Professor Emeritus, Geology and Geophysics, Coastal Imaging Lab

Ann Schmierer, ASRG Co-Director, Director of Industry Partnering, Research Office, Advantage Partnerships

Roberto Albertani, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mechanics and Composites Lab

Geoff Hollinger, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Robotic Decision Making Lab

John Talbott, Assistant Director, Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station, College of Agricultural Sciences

Michael Wing, Associate Professor of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management, Aerial Information Systems Laboratory


Ann Schmierer, email, 541-737-1180, cell:  541-609-8900

Rob Holman, email, 541-737-2914

Ron Adams, Interim Vice President for Research, email, 541-737-0664

Jane Cigarran, email, 541-737-0664, cell: 503-757-5165


OSU to expand collaboration, outreach on UAVs, sensing technologies