Frank Lagor

Francis D. Lagor

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

1010 Furnas Hall



Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, 2017

Research Interests

Guidance, navigation, and control of robotic systems in complex flow environments; Flow sensing and control; Bio-inspired robotics; Nonlinear/non-Gaussian estimation; Guidance and control for unmanned systems, including adaptive sampling and cooperative control.

Selected Publications

  • F. D. Lagor, K. Ide, and D. A. Paley, “Incorporating prior knowledge in observability-based path planning for ocean sampling,” Systems & Control Letters, Vol. 97, pp. 169–175, 2016.
  • C. G. Hooi, F. D. Lagor, and D. A. Paley, “Height estimation and control of rotorcraft in ground effect using spatially distributed pressure sensing,” Journal of the American Helicopter Society, Vol. 61, pp. 1-14, Oct 2016.
  • F. Zhang, F. D. Lagor, D. Yeo, P. Washington, and D. A. Paley, “Distributed flow sensing for closed-loop speed control of a flexible fish robot,” Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, Vol. 10, No. 6, p. 65001, 2015.
  • L. DeVries, F. D. Lagor, H. Lei, X. Tan, and D. A. Paley, “Distributed flow estimation and closed-loop control of an underwater vehicle with a multi-modal artificial lateral line,” Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, Vol. 10, No. 2, p. 025002, 2015.
  • F. D. Lagor, L. D. DeVries, K. M. Waychoff, and D. A. Paley, “Bio-inspired flow sensing and control: Autonomous rheotaxis using distributed pressure measurements,” Journal of Unmanned System Technology, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 78 –88, 2013.