Offroad’s Lukas Dekker Joins MacLean Engineering

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.

MSL’s Rob Hewitt Joins NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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.