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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 maneuverterrain mobilityenergy 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.





October 18, 2023

AUVSI & ASME Launch Collaboration

Dr. Vladimir Vantsevich, JAVS editor-in-chief and AVMI co-director

Mary Grace Stefanchik, ASME senior director 

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May 23, 2023

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

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March 20, 2023

GVMSA Member

AVMI becomes the key member of new estabilished Ground Vehicle Modeling & Simulation Alliance created by US Army Ground Vehilce Systems Center

December 7, 2022

AVMI Launch in November 2022

Prof. Vantsevich and Prof. Moradi lanch Autonomous Vehicle Mobility Institute at WPI



Open Positions

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.

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