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Cunjia Liu

Reader in Unmanned Vehicles

The Autonomous Systems Laboratory

Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering

Loughborough University


LE11 3TU, UK


Tel: +44 (0) 1509 227 228


  • We are always recruiting motivated PhD students to join the group. If you are interested in doing research in our group, please get in touch!

  • [Dec 2021] We have successfully delivered the Newton Fund Research Links Workshop on Crop Disease Monitoring and Forecasting based on Multi-source Information Fusion and Big data.

  • [Dec 2021] Dr Rohit Nanavati has joint the group as a Research Associate. 

  • [Oct 2021] Three researchers from our group participated in the European Robotics Hackathon (EnRicH) 21 competition as the first team from the UK. Full story can be found here.  

  • [July 2021] PostDoc position is open. See

  • [Dec 2020] Dr Yaohua Guo has joined our group working on the UK-China Agri-tech project

  • [Jul 2020] Dr Yunda Yan has joined our group working on the SKADD project. 

  • [Mar 2020] A new Agri-tech project is funded by STFC to develop space-enabled crop disease management systems via crop spraying drones. We are very excited to continue the journey towards smart agriculture.  

  • [Mar 2020] Two papers on DOBC for UAVs (focusing on path-following and control allocation, respectively) have been accepted by IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology.

  • [Mar 2020] We are looking for a Postdoc research working on advanced flight control for UAVs. Please get in touch if you are interested. link

  • [Jan 2020] Congratulations on Dr Michael Hutchinson for winning the IET Control PhD Award 2019! Very well done!

  • [Oct 2019] Two papers from our Agri-Tech project have been accepted by Computers and Electronics in Agriculture.

  • [Sep 2019] Our paper on HAZMAT UAV has been accepted by IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine

  • [May 2019] Two papers were presented in ICRA 2019.

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