Matt develops robots that act in natural environments. He creates technology for intelligent automated agriculture. His focus is in perception, planning, learning and control.
Supreeth is interested in vision systems that help robots find out where they are, where they need to go and how to get there.
Dhruv is working on urban-agriculture techniques. His interests include agricultural robotics, mobile robots and path planning.
Al Ismail, Hatem
Hatem is currently developing a vision-based system to detect corrosion in natural gas pipes. He is interested in computer vision for navigation and localization of mobile robots. He is also interested in technology for developing communities and has worked on related TechBridgeWorld projects.
Designs robots that roll, walk and hop. Research interests include robotic mobility, mechatronics, and control. Applications include space and defense robotics.
Varun is working as a Drupal 7 web developer on TechBridgeWorld's Education E-Village project under the guidance of Freddie Dias. His research in terests lie in open source K-12 curriculum, innovation and pervasive computing.
Develops software architectures that addresses subtle interdependencies of electronics, software, and mechanism. Research interests include relia ble autonomous systems in hazardous environments and Urban Challenge racing.
Gokhan is interested in trajectory tracking of unmanned ground vehicles in mixed terrain. He is currently working on the subject of detecting surface changes for a mobile platform.
Sarah is the Project Manager for TechBridgeWorld. She develops programs related to innovating technology in collaboration with university faculty, students and staff as well as partners organizations in the US, Qatar and around the world.
Jason develops spacecraft for commercial payload delivery to the moon and methods of offloading gravity for the testing of lunar mobile robots on earth. Areas of interest include systems engineering, propulsion, navigation, and astrodynamics.
Capitan Fernandez, Jesus
Supports development of fieldable mobile systems, with an emphasis on UAVs. Research interests include nonlinear control, gps-denied navigation, and flight in close quarters.
Andrew is interested in perception, state estimation, and control for UAVs. He is currently working on the Riverine projection with the goal of mapping rivers in GPS-denied environments using a small, octorotor helicopter.
Salem is currently studying feedback related error negativity,a component of Error related Potential, via the use an EEG device. His research interests lie in machine learning, AI, and computational neuroscience.
Coulter, R. Craig
Dall'Agnol, Marcel de Sena
Dalvi, Fahim Imaduddin
Mark is a computing expert who focuses on intelligent vision systems that use human input to optimize image capture for complex tasks. He is also interested in sensing strategies for real-world environments and exploratory robotics.
Freddie develops software and maintains robot platforms for various projects focusing on human-robot team coordination. He also provides technica l support for projects aimed at improving education and technology access in developing communities.
Joerg is researching low level unmanned helicopter flight in the presence of obstacles. He is primarily interested in the relationship of sensor size, weight and performance to mission effectiveness and its resulting influences on helicopter size.
Develops robotic vision algorithms for pose estimation using methods from robust manifold statistics. Current focus is on modelling drift with projective geometrical methods to increase long-term accuracy.
Hannah Flaherty is going to be a senior this fall at Longwood University in Virginia, where she is pursuing a Business Administration degree with a concentration in Information Systems and Securities. Currently, Hannah is a member of CMU’s Go! Research IT Lab program where she is taking two classes along with conducting research for TechBridgeWorld. To Hannah, participating in this research program will open many doors for her in the future and she will hopefully be able to find ways to help change the world for the better. Hannah is participating with the NavPal project this summer.
Davinia's current work is focused on image processing techniques applied to Table-grape vineyards. Specifically, she is evaluating the color development in Table-grape vineyards for precision with the aim of improving management techniques in vineyards.
Gustavo is a Ph.D candidate interested in kinematic reconfiguration and autonomous guiding in natural environments. He is currently working on the CASC project.
Oscar is a master of product development with a background in mechanical engineering. He works at the planetary robotics center developing, building and testing systems, structures and components for lunar exploration robots and lightweight excavators.
Tao is a Summer Scholar working on trajectory generation for the lunar robot.
Gary joined the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University in September 2012 where he is working as part of the Field Robotics Center supporting research projects for TechBridgeWorld.
Gonzalez, Juan Pablo
Gulhan, Mehmet "Mert"
Kamal is working on Long Range Visual Odometry and its applications.
Brad develops software for mobile manipulators and unmanned ground vehicles, like autonomous trucks for orchards. His research interests include autonomous navigation, controllers, and designing robust system architectures.
Heger, Frederick W.
Lu is an undergraduate summer scholar at FRC. Currently she is working on the state estimation of the lunar rover.
Steven develops innovative configuration and mechanical design for robotic systems. His current work is focused on exploration and space robots.
Ammar is a Masters student in Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University. His interests lie broadly in robot perception and learning.
Soyeon Hwang graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in May 2013 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Cognitive Science and Human Computer Interaction. Soyeon is interested in empowering underserved population with appropriate usage of Information and Communication Technology as well as understanding cultures and people. She likes to be in school, where amazing lectures and seminars from various fields are waiting to be discovered; yet, she also loves to see those passion and knowledge spread outside the campus. She is currently volunteering with the NavPal project.
Pranjal Jain is an undergraduate student from IIT Bombay, currently working on the shipboard project with Dr. scherer. His work is focused on implementing drift correction techniques for the visual odometry data which will be used for mapping the ship.
Dominic focuses on robust navigation in unstructured terrain. His research interests extend to related areas such as sensing, modeling and fault detection. He also enjoys testing robots in the field and assisting with public outreach.
Jones, E. Gil
Jose Manuel, ?
Research interests lie with performance metrics of human-robot teams, and specifically with the use of fault-tolerance to improve system performance. Works with Pioneers, LAGR, ER1, autonomous boats and E-Gator robots.
Kasunic , Anna
Jackie is an undergraduate Summer Scholar researching how to plan minimum-energy paths for a solar-powered lunar rover. Her research interests include motion planning and autonomous navigation in hazardous environments.
Markus is studying Information Technology at the cooperated university DHBW in Friedrichshafen and just finished his fourth term. His work will be in the area of autonomously starting and landing a quadrocopter at the FRC with Dr. Scherer as head of the researching team.
James develops camera and GUI software for lunar exploration. His research focuses on stereo reconstruction, systems integration and space-releva nt operator interfaces.
Leger, Patrick Chris
Nick develops electronic systems for robotic vehicles. His main focus is on powering robots and their drive-trains. He also fabricates metal parts for numerous robots.
Joe develops position estimation and mapping systems for use in cooperative robotic assembly tasks. His interests include software engineering, simulation, space and underwater robotics.
Wei is a research scholar interested in struct from motion and visual SLAM. His current work is to reconstruct a tree in geometry for branch prune.
Loret de Mola Lemus, Daniel
Daniel works on controlled rover descent of lunar craters. He is currently studying techniques for slip estimation and slip control architectures. His interests lie in robotic mechanical systems, terramechanics, controls, and systems engineering.
Mike is a designer and fabricator interested in mechanical, thermal, and composite systems. His work focuses on lunar excavation and exploration robotics.
Was a summer scholar in 2011.
Victor is part of the rCommerce Laboratory and works on autonomous multi-robot exploration and coverage, multi-robot coordination, and autonomous recharging.
McDonald, Clark Mac
Matthew investigates heuristics for single-agent search approaches to vehicle motion planning and problem formulations for planning under uncerta inty.
Moosavi, Syed Ali Hashim
Scott is a graduate student of CMU's Mechanical Engineering Department. He is currently focusing on design and field testing of a prototype lunar vehicle. Interests lie in lunar resource utilization and surface mobility.
Tomoyuki is working on vision based UAV control. His reseatch is obstacle avoidance with monocular vision.
Munnangi, Sandeep Reddy
Charles is currently designing egress ramps for a lunar lander as part of the Lunar X-Prize team.
Was a summer scholar in 2011.
Perez-Berquist, Andres Santiago
Pimentel Martins da Silva, Tiago
Mary provides administrative support to Red Whittaker, Marcel Bergerman and Tony Stentz. She is the main contact for the FRC.
Mritunjay is a student of Aerospace Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in Mumbai and have just finished his third year. His work is in the area of autonomous avoidance of obstacles by a MAV at the FRC with Dr. Scherer.
Ahmet is a master's student in Mechanical Engineering. He designed landing gear for a lunar lander and performed scaled drop tests for stability evaluation. His current interest is mechanical design for robotic applications.
Thomas is studying Electrical Engineering at the cooperated university DHBW in Friedrichshafen and just finished his fourth term. He researches in the area of autonomously starting and landing a quadrocopter at the FRC with Dr. Scherer.
Katrina (Jiangxia) is a Robotics Master's student in the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. She is currently working as an intern on the power system for lunar roving for the Google Lunar X Prize.
Shin, Dong Hun
Chris develops lightweight robotic work machines for lunar and planetary applications. He researches robotic mobility and excavation in loose soils, and his interests include control and autonomy.
Savant is an undergraduate student at IIT Bombay in Mumbai, India. He is working on the bridge inspection project with Dr.Scherer, specifically on analyzing the point cloud data.
Intern with a background in biomechanics. Working on urban-agriculture techniques. Current project is NFT. Interested in object recognition.
Rachel is a mechanical engineer assisting with fabrication and assembly of parts for rovers.
Chris develops autonomous vehicles. He was the Director of Technology for Tartan Racing, the winner of the 2007 Darpa Urban Challenge. His research Interests include perception, planning, and robotic systems applied to autonomous vehicles.
Vedantam, Shanmukha Ramakrishna
Qi develops computer vision applications for agricultural systems.
Wu, Bau Xin
Ling works on path planning and coverage in multi-dimensional environments.
Yamanoor, Narasimha Sai
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.
Chunlong works on the yield prediction research of vineyard. He especially focuses on the occlusion problem when using vision technology to detect grapes in outdoor environment. In his home university he mainly researches on the agricultural robotics.