Follow this link to skip to the main content
  NASA Logo
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
California Institute of Technology
+ View the NASA Portal
Search JPL
JPL Home Earth Solar System Stars and Galaxies Technology
JPL Robotics
Search Robotics
 
Home Page
Applications
Projects
Tasks
Groups
People
Systems
Facilities
Publications
Patents
Awards
News
Image Gallery
Video Gallery
Charter
Links
 
Personal Page Publications Image Gallery Videos
Andres Castano's Picture
Address:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
M/S 125-209
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109
Phone:
818.354.8817
Fax:
818.393.0879
Email:
Click here
Member of:
Former JPL Robotics Personnel
FORMER MEMBER
Andres Castano, PhD
Member of Technical Staff
(Short description>>)

Dr. Andres Castano is a Senior Member of Technical Staff of the Machine Vision Group at NASA/JPL. His work at JPL has focused on detection and recognition. He developed the dust devil and cloud detection algorithms of the NASA Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) - these are the first algorithms that have ever been used to automate science acquisition on a planetary rover (previous automation algorithms have addressed solely engineering processes, particularly mobility). He has also participated in various target detection projects for science acquisition and surveillance for both Nasa and military sponsors. Before joining JPL, he worked at the Information Sciences Institute at the University of Southern California (USC/ISI) where he was the lead roboticist for the CONRO project on reconfigurable robots.

Ph.D. 98, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Thesis: Range from Focus using a Non-linear Imaging Panoramic Camera, Advisor: Prof. Narendra Ahuja

M.S. 92, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Thesis: Visual Servo Control of a Robotic Manipulator, Advisor: Prof. Seth Hutchinson

M.S. 90, B.S. 87, Electrical Engineering, Universidad de los Andes, Advisor: Prof. Alain Gauthier

Flight Project and Research Task Involvement

Flight Projects:
2003 - Mars Exploration Rover


Machine Vision:
  • Automatic Target Detection and Recognition
  • Perception for autonomous navigation
  • Camera Calibration
  • Stereo
  • Panoramic Imaging
Robotics:
  • Reconfigurable robots
  • Tele-operation
Other:
  • graph theory
  • numerical analysis

Privacy/Copyright Image Policy Glossary Sitemap Feedback Contact Us
  National Aeronautics and Space Administration website.