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Dr Andrew Howard
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Biography (more>>)
Dr. Howard is a Senior Member of Technical Staff with the Computer Vision Group at JPL, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California. Prior to joining JPL, he was a Research Assistant Professor at the USC Center for Robotics and Embedded Systems and USC Robotics Research Laboratory.

Education (more>>)
Dr. Howard received his Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Melbourne in 1999, and his B.Sc. (Hons.) in Theoretical Physics from the University of Melbourne in 1991.

Professional Experience (more>>)
Dr. Howard has been the PI or technical lead for a wide variety of robot navigation systems, including the Crusher (DARPA UPI), BigDog (DARPA Biodynotics) and Alice (DARPA Urban Grand Challenge).

Dr. Howard is the creator of the JPL Robotics Vision package (JPLV), and co-creator of the Player, Stage and Gazebo robot software packages.

Research Interests (more>>)
Dr. Howards research interests include vision-based localization and mapping, visual odometry, visual SLAM, stereo ranging, object detection and tracking, and estimation and control of multi-robot systems.

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