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Claire Benjamin, IGB

Investors and executives in the agricultural industry are getting a first look at TerraSentia, a new-to-the-market agricultural robot that autonomously measures crop traits, developed at the University of Illinois and led by CSL Professor Girish Chowdhary. The start-up company EarthSense, Inc. announced it has filed a provisional patent and is now taking pre-orders for the agricultural robot TerraSentia, which will be ready for the 2018 growing season. Read more.

Around CSL

Join us for the CSL Studio Grand Opening Ceremony!
Monday, October 2 | 1206 W Clark St, Urbana

2-3 p.m. | Exclusive event for CSL faculty, students & staff only, Room 1232

3-5 p.m. | Public reception and tours. Please join us throughout the CSL Studio for demos of intelligent robotics, a power grid testbed, health care robots, and more.

The Studio is the Coordinated Science Laboratory's new interdisciplinary research space focused on solving grand societal challenges. See the full agenda, including the list of demos.

Office and bicycle security in CSL

There have been reports of theft in both office spaces in CSL and bicycle racks around the building in the past week. The police have been notified about these events. As a general reminder, lock your office doors when you leave and be careful with how you secure your bicycles. 

Send us your news!

Do you have anything new or noteworthy to share from your summer or as the school year begins? If so, we'd love to hear about it, including: 

  • New research grants
  • Awards and accolades
  • Paper acceptances
  • Novel research or education experiences
  • Anything else that is wow-worthy

Send us these highlights at We can't wait to hear more!

Wed, Sep 20, 3:00 pm
Location: CSL Auditorium, Room B02

Tue, Sep 26, 3:00 pm
Location: NCSA Room 1030 and via Webcast

Tue, Oct 3 - Fri , Oct 6, All Day
CSL & Allerton Park and Retreat Center

Petros Voulgaris, Naira Hovakimyan (Co-PI), Sampled Data Driven Attack Detection and Adaptation for Security in Control Systems, $400,000, National Science Foundation.

Naira Hovakimyan, Lui Sha, Petros Voulgaris, CPS: Medium: Collaborative Research: Against Coordinated Cyber and Physical Attacks: Unified Theory and Technologies, $700,000, National Science Foundation.

Alexander Schwing, RI: Small: Novel Generative Models for High-Diversity Visual Speculation, $450,000, National Science Foundation.

R. Srikant, CPS: Medium: Collaborative Research: Demand Response & Workload Management for Data Centers with Increased Renewable Penetration, $250,000, National Science Foundation.

Petros Voulgaris, AF: Small: Collaborative Research: Distributed Quasi-Newton Methods for Nonsmooth Optimization, $137,000, National Science Foundation.

Venu Veeravalli, SpecEES: Collaborative Research: Energy Efficient Dynamic Spectrum Access in Uncorrdinated Networks, $275,000, National Science Foundation.

Nitin Vaidya, AiTF: Collaborative Research: Algorithms for Smartphone Peer-to-Peer Networks, $318,735, National Science Foundation.

Yih-Chun Hu, NeTS: Small: Hybrid Capability-Enforcement for Endpoint-Driven Traffic Control, $500,000, National Science Foundation.