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  • JARIULLAH SAFI


    2012 - 2016


    During his time with the group, Jari studied efficient and versatile underlying map representations primarily for robot and autonomous vehicle localization. He also served as the Penn State student working on Volvo's ROAR project. For this project, he created maps as well as low order representations of dense point cloud scans to allow for the localization and real-time monitoring of the trash collecting robot.

  • PRASHANT ARORA


    2015 - 2016


    Prashant graduated with a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2016. During his time with the group,  he developed a driving simulator to investigate how distraction impacts driver performance and countermeasures that minimized negative effects.

  • ULF MUELLER


    2016 - 2016


    Ulf graduated with a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2016. He joined the group as an International Scholar from University of Stuttgart, Germany. He received his Bachelors Degree at DHBW Stuttgart. Ulf also worked at MAHLE in Advanced Research of Heat Exchangers and was involved in the Schools Formula Student Team as head of suspension. After his Undergraduate Studies, he joined Daimler AG as an Simulation Engineer in Vehicle Ride and Handling.

  • HANG YANG


    2014 - 2016


    Hang graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2016. During his time with the group, Hang researched vehicle road departure detection using anomalies in dynamics. His research aimed to identify the transition from on-road to off-road conditions by looking at changes in vehicle dynamics.

  • ZACK WHITTAKER


    2014 - 2016


    During his time with the group, Zack researched test methods to extrapolate robot energy usage during missions.

  • MIKE ROBINSON


    2012 - 2015


    Mike graduated with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2015. During his time with the group, he researched novel ways to to apply optimal control theory to autonomous vehicle motion planning.

  • PATRICK PROFFITT


    2011 - 2016


    Patrick graduated with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2016. During his time with the group, Patrick researched methods of real-time point cloud merging and processing. His goal was to fuse point clouds with other data-sets (video, thermal imaging, etc.) to aid path-planning and obstacle-avoidance algorithms.

  • PEREIRA CAIO


    2015 - 2015


  • CHRIS MILLER


    2013 - 2016


    Chris graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 2016. During his time with the group, Chris's research focused on the autonomous wheelchair to increase freedom of mobility for patients with progressive neurodegenerative diseases, namely ALS. His projects on the wheelchair included: electronic hardware design and fabrication, battery state of charge estimation for return path planning, positive and negative object detection and avoidance, safety architecture design, and estimation of patient health via user input monitoring.

  • SIERRA MESSENGER


    2015 - 2015