Joe Bartels
PhD Student
Robotics Institute
I am a PhD student in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon co-advised by Red Whittaker and Srinivasa Narasimhan. I develop sensing and navigation technologies that enable robots to operate in visually challenging environments. My research interests include robot navigation, depth camera design, mapping, modelling, and computer vision. As a member of the Field Robotics Center, I pride myself on taking research out of the lab and into the field. I have planned and managed over a dozen field deployments of my robotic systems into subterranean, terrestrial, and space analog environments. My research is funded by a NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship to develop technologies for roving in the permanently shadowed regions of planetary bodies.

Before coming to CMU, I was a Master's student advised by Shane Farritor in the Advanced Surgical Technologies Lab at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. There, my research in mechatronics developed technologies for miniature in vivo surgical robotics and resulted in several patents.

Projects


EpiToF Outdoor Depth Camera
Programmable Triangulation Light Curtains
Episcan3D Depth Camera

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