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Field and Aerial Robotics Laboratory

Welcome to the website of the Field and Aerial Robotics (FARO) Laboratory led by Dr. Guilherme Pereira. Our lab has started its operations in 2018 and it is part of the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering at the Statler College of Engineering.

Our mission is to research the fundamental challenges of ground and aerial robots through innovative, inter-disciplinary research projects with collaborations across diverse fields of knowledge. Our main interest is to develop robots that can drive and fly autonomously in unknown and unstructured environments.

Here is our latest group photo (1/26/2024)! 

Group photo

Click here to see past group photos.

Prospective Students


Our lab offers exceptional opportunities for undergraduate research, Masters, Ph.D., and Post-Doctoral research in a unique scientific environment. The FARO Lab is always searching for talented and motivated students and postdoctoral fellows. If you like robots and research and is interested in joining our group, please send an e-mail to Dr. Pereira with a copy of your resume and a brief statement indicating why you want to do research in robotics.

Inclusivity Statement

The FARO Lab, along with the West Virginia University community, is committed to creating and fostering a positive learning and working environment based on open communication, mutual respect, and inclusion. Learn more about West Virginia University's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives.