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Computer Vision Group

Arturo Rankin, PhD
Robotics Software Engineer III
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Biography (more>>)
Arturo Rankin is a senior member of the Computer Vision Group (347H) of the Autonomous Systems Division. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1997 with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. Since joining the technical staff at JPL in April, 1997, he has functioned as a task manager for MER and DoD projects, a member of MER mission operations, MSL Mobility V&V and downlink, InSight Testbed lander, and LSOT Testbed lander teams, as well as a cognizant engineer. He led the effort that successfully integrated the Field D* global path planner into MER flight software. He has also developed obstacle detection and terrain mapping software for a variety of reimbursable unmanned ground vehicle programs, such as Demo III Experimental Unmanned Ground Vehicle, Perception for Off-Road Robots, Robotic Collaborative Technology Alliances, Future Combat System Autonomous Navigation System, and Sensor Fusion for Low-Cost Perception.

Education (more>>)
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (1997) from UF
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering (1993) from UF
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (1987) from Catholic University

Professional Experience (more>>)
Senior Technical Staff Member, JPL
Computer Vision Group
  • Principle investigator/task manager/CogE for various research tasks funded by NASA, DARPA, ONR, and U.S. Army sponsors
  • Manage reimbursable and/or flight task(s), support MER operations and MSL Mobility V&V, develop/test/deliver path planning, terrain classification, and/or terrain mapping software to reimbursable and flight tasks, and propose new work.

  • Research Interests (more>>)
    Mobile robots, path planning, path exectution, obstacle detection, obstacle avoidance, terrain classification, terrain mapping, image processing, simulation

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