The Autonomous Vehicle Mobility Institute (AVMI) is a research and development (R&D) and technical services organization to advance methods in modeling and simulation, design and control, hybrid testing and experimentation of autonomous/unmanned and manned vehicles for maneuver, terrain mobility, energy efficiency, and active survivability in severe terrain and adversarial environments.
AVMI performs conceptual and engineering prototyping and design of vehicle systems, and academic and professional advancement courses at WPI, national, and international levels.
By conducting its R&D, AVMI assists the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Ground Vehicle Systems Center (DECOM GVSC) in coordinating efforts between other government research agencies and NATO, universities, and industry.
AVMI extends its work to other systems, such as multi-drive wheel road and off-road automobiles and trucks, planet rovers, farm tractors, construction and mining equipment, and forestry machinery.
AUVSI & ASME Launch Collaboration
Dr. Vladimir Vantsevich, JAVS editor-in-chief and AVMI co-director
Mary Grace Stefanchik, ASME senior director
ISTVS Terrabite with Vladimir V. Vantsevich and David J. Gorsich
Dr. Vladimir Vantsevich, AVMI co-Director
Dr. David Gorsich, Chief Scientist, US Army DEVCOM GVSC.
Autonomous Terrain Mobility Performance Optimization: Fundamentals for Unmanned Ground Vehicles
AVMI becomes the key member of new estabilished Ground Vehicle Modeling & Simulation Alliance created by US Army Ground Vehilce Systems Center
AVMI Launch in November 2022
Prof. Vantsevich and Prof. Moradi lanch Autonomous Vehicle Mobility Institute at WPI
Funded Research Position
A Master’s student or an Undergraduate student who graduates in May 2024 is currently in search as a candidate to apply for the DOD SMART Scholarship to support his/her PhD (combined MA and PhD). This position relates to the ongoing research work with the U.S. Army Ground Vehicle Systems Center
Funded PhD Position
This Ph.D. student position is open in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering and relates to the WPI Autonomous Vehicle Mobility Institute’s ongoing research work with the U.S. Army Ground Vehicle Systems Center. A successful candidate will work in a team of researchers, both in the US and internationally, to contribute to UGV modeling, simulation, design, and control for maneuver, mobility, and energy efficiency.
Vladimir Vantsevich, Co-Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lee Moradi, Co-Director, email@example.com
Physical Address Suite 303, 85 Prescott St, Worcester, MA