Corina Barbalata


Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

3290D Patrick F. Taylor Hall

Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA 70803


Educational Background

  • Ph. D., Electrical Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 2017
  • M.S., Computer Vision and Robotics, joint degree from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom and University of Burgundy, Dijon, France, 2013
  • B. Eng., Electrical Engineering, Transilvania University, Brasov, Romania, 2011

Research Interests

  • Marine robotic systems
  • Autonomous mobile-manipulation
  • Cooperative robotics
  • Multi-body control and planning theory
  • Underwater perception systems and algorithms

Selected Publications

C Barbalata, E Iscar, M Johnson-Roberson, Experimental evaluation of depth controllers for a small-size AUV, 2018 IEEE/OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Workshop (AUV), 1-6

C Barbalata, M Dunnigan, Y Petillot, Coupled and Decoupled Force/Motion Controllers for an Underwater Vehicle-Manipulator System,  Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 6 (3), 96

C Barbalata, MW Dunnigan, Y Petillot, Position/force operational space control for underwater manipulation, Robotics and Autonomous Systems 100, 150-159

C Barbalata, V De Carolis, MW Dunnigan, Y Petillot, D Lane, An adaptive controller for autonomous underwater vehicles, 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)

C Barbalata, LS Mattos, Laryngeal tumor detection and classification in endoscopic video, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics 20 (1), 322-332