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.