Congratulations to Offroad Robotics researcher Lukas Dekker, who very successfully defended his Master’s thesis entitled Industrial-Scale Autonomous Wheeled-Vehicle Path Following by Combining Iterative Learning Control with Feedback Linearization on April 26, 2018. In May 2018, Lukas will join a new field robotics and mining technology effort underway at MacLean Engineering in Collingwood, ON.
Congratulations to MSL’s Rob Hewitt, who successfully defended his PhD thesis last month, entitled Intense Navigation: Using Active Sensor Intensity Observations To Improve Localization and Mapping. Rob is now a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the Computer Vision Group at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His research focuses on visual-inertial localization in environments with challenging lighting conditions where traditional algorithms fail.