People at the FRC
Daniel develops algorithms for enabling the safe operation of unmanned aerial vehicles. His research focuses on motion planning, safety assessment, and verification.
althoff [AT] andrew.cmu.edu
Marcel's research interests lie at the intersection of field robotics and systems engineering. Starting from identified stakeholders needs, he works with teams of engineers and scientists to create robotic systems for civilian and military applications.
marcel [AT] cmu.edu
Bernardine is an Associate Research Professor who founded and directs the TechBridgeWorld group that creates technology for developing communities, and co-founded and co-directs the rCommerce Lab, engaged in coordination and planning research.
mbdias [AT] ri.cmu.edu
Develops distributed active sensing systems focusing on uncertainty management as motivation for robot action. Applications include cooperative search by teams of aerial and ground robots.
grocholsky [AT] ri.cmu.edu
Michael's research interests include perception, state estimation, and efficient optimization algorithms with mobile robot applications ranging from underwater to space.
kaess [AT] cmu.edu
George develops robots that drive, balance, and swim for applications including agriculture, mining, and exploration. His research focuses on control and estimation for systems with interesting dynamics.
kantor [AT] ri.cmu.edu
Lantao works on designing and analyzing coordination algorithms for distributed AI and robotics systems. His recent focus is the environmental exploration and coverage with a fleet of heterogeneous robots.
lantao [AT] cmu.edu
Nathan's research interests include the topics of estimation and control for ground and aerial robots with extensions to multi-robot systems.
nmichael [AT] cmu.edu
Stephen is a researcher developing novel vision-based solutions for outdoor robotics problems.
nuske [AT] cmu.edu
Basti develops algorithms for low-flying autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles(UAVs). His research focuses on planning and perception for obstacle avoidance and autonomous landing.
basti [AT] cs.cmu.edu
Young-Woo does research on perception, including computer vision, for outdoor mobile-robots, aiming that the resulting mechanisms enable robots to understand their operating conditions better.
young-woo.seo [AT] ri.cmu.edu
Driving and flying robots for security; digging and assembly robots for the workplace. Research interests include motion planning, perception, and coordination in natural environments.
ssingh [AT] cmu.edu
Codirects National Robotics Engineering Consortium. Research interests include path planning, multi-robot control, computer vision, and artificial intelligence for construction, agricultural, mining, and exploration robots.
tony [AT] cmu.edu
David creates robots for exploration. He leads field investigations to extreme environments (deserts, volcanoes, the arctic and underwater) and develops technology for space. His research focuses on perception, planning, learning and autonomy.
dsw [AT] ri.cmu.edu
Red founded and directs the FRC; he develops work systems for agriculture, mining and exploration. He led the urban challenge win. He is pursuing the Google Lunar X Prize
red [AT] ri.cmu.edu
Uland develops optical sensors and perception techniques for robotic modeling. His research focuses on physics-based vision and active illumination in planetary environments.
uyw [AT] andrew.cmu.edu
Joshua is working above, on and below the ground. He builds underground sensors for mapping and localization, precise mapping and survey instrume nts, time synchronized computer infrastructure and reliable computing for ground and space.
anhalt [AT] andrew.cmu.edu
Bob drives testing and validation to support the development of autonomous vehicles. He also provides logistics and operations support for Robot City.
rbittner [AT] cmu.edu
Vicki is an Associate Business Manager with the Robotics Institute’s Business Office. Her responsibilities include being the designated Financial Business Manager for the Field Robotics Center. Vicki works closely with the FRC’s research faculty in support of research proposals, and manages all of the FRC’s Oracle financial accounts. Vicki is the “go to” person for finance and policy inquiries. Contact Vicki by email, phone, or stop by NSH 3106.
victoria [AT] andrew.cmu.edu
Sezal develops vision based solutions for GPS denied state estimation for indoor and outdoor environments. Her research interests include perception, autonomous navigation for UAVs.
sezal [AT] andrew.cmu.edu
David works with hardware and software to create systems that work in the field. His projects have included cars that drive by themselves, rovers to explore the Moon, technology for Mars, autonomous tractors, and wireless sensor networks. David also chairs the FRC Computing Committee.
dkohanba [AT] cmu.edu
Alex is a mechanical engineer developing robotic hydroponic systems and Mars analog rovers.
alexlong [AT] cmu.edu
Silvio works on embedded software development for field robots. He is currently working on autonomous vehicles for specialty crops. He is also interested on software architeture, graphical interfaces and support tools for autonomous systems development.
smaeta [AT] andrew.cmu.edu
Ashley provides administrative support for Red Whittaker, Marcel Bergerman, Tony Stentz, and Nathan Michael.
ashleymc [AT] cs.cmu.edu
Lynnetta provides administrative support for George Kantor, and Bernardine Dias (FRC) and Jack Mostow, Chris Atkeson, Abhinav Gupta, and Alonzo Kelly (RI). She also assists the Girls of Steel FIRST Robotics Team.
lynnetta [AT] cs.cmu.edu
Sanae provides administrative support for Drs. Sanjiv Singh, Sebastian Scherer, David Wettergreen, and their teams. She also serves as the Managing Editor for the Journal of Field Robotics.
sminick [AT] cs.cmu.edu
Peter is working to improve software quality, accuracy and reliability for the grape vineyard yield estimation project by establishing a modern software development ecosystem and guiding the group in adopting best practices that encourage consistency and collaboration.
pnp [AT] andrew.cmu.edu
Zania is working on the Agriculture Yield Estimation project to develop and improve the algorithms for processing images for collecting crop measurements and on processing crop measurement data into spatial maps of estimated yield.
zpothen [AT] andrew.cmu.edu
Wenfan develops and integrates mobile robots, embedded system. His research interests include system integration, motion control, sensing and component technologies. He also partially supports FRC computing.
wshi [AT] cmu.edu
Ermine is a Project Assistant for TechBridgeWorld working primarily for Assistant Research Professor M. Bernardine Dias. She will assist in expanding TechBridgeWorld’s programs, marketing, and fundraising efforts.
eteves [AT] cs.cmu.edu
Developer of robots like Zoe, Hyperion and Scarab deployed from South America to the Arctic Circle. Research interests include exploration robotics, electronics, and system integration.
jpt [AT] cmu.edu
Srinivasan develops software for localization and pose estimation. He also works on the Life in the Atacama project.
srinivasan [AT] cmu.edu
Chuck develops robots for deployment in mines, caves, tunnels and other underground structures. Testing lead for Lunar X. Veteran of nuclear cleanup, service and environmental robots. Manages FRC facility and the RI machine shop.
warrenw [AT] andrew.cmu.edu
Kyle works with image processing in apple orchards, focusing on correctly counting apples that occur in bunched groups.
kyle5 [AT] andrew.cmu.edu
Jason develops and integrates robots in agriculture and other environments. He is also a mentor for the Girls of Steel, an all girls FIRST robotics team. He does photography as a hobby in his "spare" time.
jason [AT] txt.com
jonjake.anderson [AT] gmail.com
I am interested in developing robots that can operate safely in uncertain environments without compromising performance. I believe the key to designing such robots is making them adaptive to dynamic environments through a tight coupling between planning, perception and control. My research interest lies in designing algorithms that enable systems to represent changing environments, model the effects of the changes on the system and adapt their behavior.
ar.sankalp [AT] gmail.com
Ashrith is an undergraduate mechanical engineering student. He is interested in aerospace applications and is working on Micro Air Vehicles.
ashrithb [AT] andrew.cmu.edu
Joe is developing perception methods that allow robots to navigate through smoke filled environments specifically related to mine rescue. His research interests are in the areas of computer vision, machine learning, and navigation for applications in agricultural, mining, and space robotics.
josephba [AT] andrew.cmu.edu
Sanjiban is a first-year MS student who is interested in control and motion planning. He is currently working on the emergency landing of helicopters
sanjibac [AT] andrew.cmu.edu
Chris is currently working on rover perception and autonomous navigation, specifically on the poles of the moon.
clcunnin [AT] andrew.cmu.edu
Trevor is an undergraduate student in the electrical and computer engineering program at CMU. He develops software for localization and pose estimation. He is also a mentor for the Girls of Steel, an FRC sponsored FIRST robotics team.
tdecker [AT] andrew.cmu.edu
Vishnu's research interests include path-planning, control, machine learning, and multi-agent coordination.
rajeswar [AT] cmu.edu
Felix is applying Imitation Learning techniques to difficult problems in robotics, including multi-robot task allocation and natural-language direction following.
felixd [AT] cmu.edu
Greydon is currently working on developing the software behind the next generation of the Zoe rover, which will autonomously explore the Atacama Desert in Chile.
gfoil [AT] andrew.cmu.edu
Kristen's research interests include control and planning of mobile robots. She is currently studying long term autonomy.
kholtz [AT] andrew.cmu.edu
Humphrey's interests are in localization with minimal infrastructure and multi-robot cooperation.
humhu [AT] cmu.edu
Hiroaki's research interests lie in analysis of vehicle-terrain interaction and its application to motion planning and control of planetary rovers.
hinotsume [AT] cmu.edu
Heather works on robotic systems for space environments. Her current research focuses on the effects of extreme lunar temperatures on robots. She also contributes to spacecraft guidance, navigation and control for the Lunar X-Prize project.
hlj [AT] cs.cmu.edu
Pramod is working on preemptive multi-robot motion planning for active target tracking. His research interests include the topics of planning and control for autonomous ground and air vehicles with a focus on multi-robot systems.
pramodk [AT] cmu.edu
Jongho is a graduate student of Mechanical Engineering Department. He is focusing on the position estimator.
jonghole [AT] andrew.cmu.edu
Shih-Yun's research interests include highly dynamic system and its control. She is now working on visual-inertial navigation system and trajectory planning for UAVs.
shihyunl [AT] andrew.cmu.edu
Emmanuel is interested in the development of aerial vehicles for conservation, management and exploration of the natural environment. Within that problem he focuses on novel control and perception methods for agile UAV's.
emalikid [AT] andrew.cmu.edu
Daniel is a PhD student interested in the intersection of perception, robotics and machine learning. He is currently working on visual sensing for unmanned aerial vehicles with Sebastian Scherer.
dimatura [AT] cmu.edu
Sean is an Undergraduate student studying Electrical and Computer Engineering, as well as Computer Science. He is currently working on using monocular cameras for navigating with UAVs.
smcqueen [AT] andrew.cmu.edu
Derek's interests include cooperative planning, manipulation, and learning-based control. Currently researching optimal deployment of multi-robot teams.
derekm [AT] cmu.edu
Erik's research interests include control, path-planning, and navigation in unknown environments with ground and aerial vehicles.
enelson [AT] cmu.edu
bning [AT] andrew.cmu.edu
Nate is working on developing systems for robotic space exploration, specifically the exploration of nearby planetary bodies such as the Moon and Mars. He is particularly interested in autonomous guidance, navigation, and control that will enable robots to effectively explore and investigate these destinations.
otten [AT] cmu.edu
Satish develops solutions for autonomous flight, autonomous landing in particular. He is part of the CMU AACUS team. His long term interests lie in designing solutions in a wide range of fields from robot autonomy and human-robot interaction to assistive technology.
sravisha [AT] andrew.cmu.edu
Wennie's research is in FPGA-accelerated vision algorithms and planetary robotics. She is currently developing feature detection and visual odometry on FPGA.
wtabib [AT] gmail.com
Abhinav develops algorithms for multi-agent coordination, scheduling and control. His research interest includes planning, systems engineering and mechatronics.
avalada [AT] cmu.edu
xuesux [AT] andrew.cmu.edu
Shichao mainly works on the planning and perception of aerial vehicles. His goal is achieve the autonomous, robust flight in different environments. He is currently working on indoor inspection by UAV.
shichaoy [AT] andrew.cmu.edu
John’s research interests include perception, navigation, and control for autonomous vehicles. He is currently working on infrastructure inspection with UAVs.
johnyao [AT] cmu.edu
Luke has broad interests in mobile robot development. His current work applies robotic systems to agricultural management and critical infrastructure inspection.
lyoder [AT] cmu.edu
Yu, Hongjin Tony
Hongjin's interests include designing and controlling mobile robots. He is working on the TechBridgeWorld NavPal project and will be contributing to the controlling and mapping of areas using the Pioneer robot.
hongjiny [AT] andrew.cmu.edu
Vision and lidar based navigation for ground and aerial vehicles, robust motion estimation and mapping in indoor and outdoor environments.
zhangji [AT] cmu.edu
Terry is a part-time staff member working as the FIRST Robotics Program Coordinator (Girls of Steel). Talk to her if you want to know more about the Girls of Steel robotics team.
richardst [AT] theellisschool.org
Neal is conducting research on the formulation and calibration of motion models for wheeled mobile robots. The objective is to conveniently produce fast, accurate models for use in control and estimation systems.
nseegmiller [AT] cmu.edu
Geetesh worked on planning and perception algorithms and systems for UGVs and UAVs and many application driven robotic hardware. Current research focuses on planning algorithms for UAVs.
geeteshdubey [AT] gmail.com
Zheng works on the robust odometry estimation of micro flying robot in complex GPS-denied environments. His research interests include visual odometry, laser odometry, self-localization, multi-sensor fusion and intelligent control.
fangzheng [AT] mail.neu.edu.cn
Seiga is working on the UAV-UGV collaboration project for extreme environment exploration. He is developing Quick Charge System, Effective Lighting System, and Docking System for UAV which works with UGV.
seiga [AT] astro.mech.tohoku.ac.jp
Yoshito is a visiting faculty working on a collaborative monitoring of an extreme environment via ground and aerial robots. Specifically he is focusing on human-robot interface specialized for robust teleoperation.
y0sh1t0 [AT] gmail.com
Kevin builds systems that learn to interact with the world. He led CMU's Red Team and developed a road tracking system for Tartan Racing. He is currently researching algorithms to automatically train heavy machine operators.
kevin.peterson [AT] astrobotic.com
Junya's interests are automation and robotization of agricultural machinery. In particular, to realize environmental friendly agriculture by using farm robots, he works on developing of navigation system, locomotion system, farm equipment and so on.
tatsuno [AT] hiro.kindai.ac.jp
John is the chief engineer for team Astrobotic Technology, developing commercial lunar robots. He leads the Advanced Composites Lab in developing lightweight, stiff, thermally conductive or complex shaped structures and components for mobile robots.
johnthornton [AT] cmu.edu
Jingwei's research interests include navigation, path planning, and SLAM for autonomous vehicles. She is currently working on the Antarctic Project.
zjw.zhangjingwei [AT] gmail.com
Yu is from School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Zhejiang University, China. He is currently working on computer vision based navigation for small-scale unmanned aerial vehicle. His research interests includes Visual Navigation, Biological Vision, Intelligent Control and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.
zhangyu80 [AT] zju.edu.cn