Student Events

ICON Student Research Conference (2024)

The conference will offer students the chance to present their research and network with faculty members and keynote speakers to explore new research avenues and interdisciplinary partnerships. A diverse array of topics will be covered during presentations, aimed at fostering communication and collaboration between researchers from diverse backgrounds. These topics include complex networks, multi-agent system optimization, reinforcement learning, data science for autonomy and control, resilient and secure autonomy, human-autonomy interaction, infrastructure systems control and optimization, and autonomy validation and verification.

Robotic and Intelligent Systems Expo (RISE)

The conference will be hosted by Autonomous Robotics Club of Purdue and ICON, which will be dedicated to exhibiting the newest innovations in robotics and autonomy from Purdue undergraduate and graduate students, will serve as a convergence of experts from Purdue research labs, student organizations, and industry partners to demonstrate their cutting-edge innovations and explore the future of these dynamic fields, and will be an endeavor to keep Purdue University at the forefront of the growing global focus on robotics and artificial intelligence. The conference will take place at Hampton Hall (Rooms 2113-8), Saturday, April 15th, 2023, from 11AM-4PM.

ICON Student Research Conference (2023)

The ICON Outstanding Student Research Symposium aims to bring outstanding students together to share their most recent research in control, optimization, learning, autonomy and robotics.

FAA Smart Connected Aviation (2022)

A team of five Purdue engineering students won this year's FAA Challenge by demonstrating how a successful air taxi service will need to manage their electricity needs. They showed how balancing the use of renewable energy and the electricity grid will be necessary as Urban Air Mobility (UAM) vehicles enter into regular service, and developed sophisticated software to optimized power usage. The team won both their category and the overall win in the competition, taking home a total $25,000 cash prize.

NSWC AI for Small Unit Maneuvers Competition (2022)

A team of Purdue students, competing as Codex Laboratories LLC - a company founded at Purdue in 2019 - placed fourth in a competition organized by Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division (NSWC-CR) called the NSWC Crane AISUM Prize Challenge seeking AI algorithms to combine with robotic autonomous systems for small unit maneuver elements.