SmarT Aerial Robotics (STAR)

Welcome to Smart Aerial Robotics Group led by Prof. Boyu Zhou. Our group is part of Sun Yat-sen University, School of Artificial Intelligence.

Boyu Zhou is currently an assistant professor. Dr. Zhou obtained his Ph.D. degree in the Aerial Robotics Group, Robotics Institute, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2022. He got his B.Eng. degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2018.

Our research focuses on mobile robot planning and perception that enable robust and agile autonomous operation in unknown complex environments. Detailed research information can be found in the following highlights, publications, and our videos. Please contact us if you are interested in joining our research team.
Email: zhouby23@mail.sysu.edu.cn, WeChat: bbyzhou95.


Recently, we develop a fully decentralized approach for exploration tasks using a fleet of quadrotors. The quadrotor team operates with asynchronous and limited communication, and does not require any central control. The coverage paths and workload allocations of the team are optimized and balanced in order to fully realize the system’s potential. The associated paper has been published at IEEE T-RO[Paper][Video][Code]

Our recent work toward fully automated and highly efficient aerial reconstruction, published at ICRA 2023, by Chen Feng[Paper][Code][Video]

Github / Bilibili