Principal Investigator

Dr. Hao Zhang Hao Zhang

Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2014
M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2009
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, 2006

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Elec. Engr. & Comp. Sci., Colorado School of Mines
Affiliate, Center for Automation, Robotics, and Distributed Intelligence, Colorado School of Mines


Ph.D. Students

Fei Han Fei Han

Ph.D. in Automation, University of Science and Technology of China, 2014
B.S. in Automation, University of Science and Technology of China, 2009

Research interests: Robot learning and adaptation, decision making, multisensory robot perception, human-robot teaming, search and rescue robotics, nonlinear control systems, fuzzy systems.
Craig Champlin Craig L. Champlin

M.S. in Computer Science, Colorado School of Mines, 2014
M.E. in Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), 1993

Research interests: SLAM, place recognition for loop closure detection, spatio-temporal anomaly inspection, field robotics, and Integrated Cleaning and Inspecting Pigs (ICIPs) for pipeline assessment.
Ahmed Ambarak Ahmed Ambarak

M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2011
M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Benghazi, Libya, 2004
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Benghazi, Libya, 1997

Research interests: 3D machine vision, robot perception, representation learning, object detection, structure from motion, and data fusion.


Master Students

Matt Bailey Matt Bailey

B.S. in Computer Science, Colorado School of Mines, 2015

Research interests: Monocular SLAM and drone navigation.
Ashwin Mathur Ashwin Mathur

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 2013

Research interests: Long term place recognition, loop closure detection, 3D robot perception, SLAM, search and rescue robotics, mobile robotics.
Sriram Siva Sriram Siva

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Amrita University, 2016

Research interests: 3D robot perception, robot localization and navigation, control of dynamic systems, mobile robotics, and field robotics.


Undergraduate Students

Erica A. Holswade Erica A. Holswade


Research interests: Robot-assisted disaster relief, and robot-assisted underground search and rescue, and data science.
Marie Hetherington Marie Hetherington


Research interests: Robot-assisted underground mine reconnaissance and monitoring.


Alumni

Nathan Huff
Nathan Huff
M.S., Spring 2015
Now at LGS Innovations
Xue Yang
Xue Yang
Postdoc, Spring 2016
Now at Google
Tyler Lyons
Tyler Lyons
M.S., Spring 2016
Brian Reily
Brian Reily
M.S., Spring 2016
Undergraduate students: Ross Bunker (2016), Quentin Corich (2016)


Robots

Jackal Baxter Robot Husky
Nao Robot Turtlebot 2 Turtlebot 2
Jackal & Mico Baxter named
Zuko (the fire lord)
Husky Nao Turtlebot 2 Drones