Multi-Agent, Robotics, and Heterogeneous Systems Lab

We are a group of dedicated students working to enhance the state of the art in multi-robotic systems.


MARHES lab encourages students to pursue an education in engineering or science by developing exciting and interactive programs.


Mobile Sensor Networks

The objective of this research is to develop an adaptive network of distributed sensors capable of accomplishing a wide range of tasks ranging from retrieving, manipulating and synthesizing information to identifying, and locating physical objects. These mobile sensors may some day be employed for a wide range of tasks from fighting forest fires, to cleaning up oil spills. They can perform a variety of critical search and rescue missions in hostile territory such as a battlefield or the site of a terrorist attack.

Cooperative Control of Unmanned Vehicles

As small, low cost and expendable unmanned vehicles (UAV, UGV) are available, they can be used for many functions such as reconnaissance, search, over-the-horizon communications, etc. In this project we propose to develop the methodology and the support software for the coordination of heterogeneous teams of unmanned vehicles.

Hybrid Systems

The area of hybrid systems is an attractive topic that, due to its interdisciplinary nature, does not have a body of rigorous results to date. There are many fundamental mathematical problems that have not been addressed yet and require deeper investigation. Applications of hybrid systems include embedded systems, biological systems, automated highway systems, air-traffic controllers, communications networks, and robotics.

Recent News

  • LoboRacers Represent SOE at Capitol

     LoboRacers team members Rebecca Kreitinger and Carolina Gomez represented the University of New Mexico’s School of Engineering as part of UNM Day at the New Mexico State Capitol in Santa […]

  • LoboRacers take 2nd at First International F1/10 Competition

    On October 2nd 2016, LoboRacers took 2nd at the first International F1/10 Competition. The event took place at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. Various other universities attended such as Arizona […]

  • F1/10th Competition

    The University of New Mexico and Sandia National Labs have teamed up to enter the F1/10th autonomous racing competition. The project entails building a small car and developing an algorithm […]

Recent Publications

P. J. Cruz, B. M. Sadler, and R. Fierro, "Sensor Localization Using Hybrid RF/Optical Wireless Communications for an Aerial Data Mule", American Control Conference (ACC), Boston, MA, July 6-8, 2016. (Accepted)

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