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Mark Maimone
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Biography (more>>)
Dr. Mark Maimone is a Navigation and Machine Vision researcher at JPL.
Mark designed and developed the autonomous vision and navigation software that lets the MER and MSL Mars Rovers drive themselves safely, and wrote ground software that automated the analysis of Mobility and arm operations on MER.
Mark is now a Rover Driver for Curiosity, and he continues to develop and enhance the onboard autonomous vision and navigation software for the rovers.
Mark earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University in 1996, and completed a postdoc there in 1997 as Navigation and Software Lead for the 1997 Atacama Desert Trek.
At JPL since 1997, Mark has also worked on the Long Range Science Rover, Planetary Dexterous Manipulator, and Pioneer Vision System for Chornobyl Inspection projects, delivering 3D vision systems for autonomous robotic operations and mapping.
Selected Publications (more>>)

Matt Heverly, Jaret Matthews, Justin Lin, Dan Fuller, Mark Maimone, Jeffrey Biesiadecki, John Leichty, "Traverse Performance Characterization for the Mars Science Laboratory Rover," Journal of Field Robotics Special Issue: Special Issue on Space Robotics, Part 1 Volume 30, Issue 6, November/December 2013, 835-846.

J Maki, D Thiessen, A Pourangi, P Kobzeff, T Litwin, L Scherr, S Elliott, A Dingizian, M. Maimone, "The Mars Science Laboratory Engineering Cameras," Space Science Reviews, Springer Netherlands, DOI 10.1007/s11214-012-9882-4, 10 May 2012, 1-17.

Mark W. Maimone, P. Chris Leger, Jeffrey J. Biesiadecki, "Overview of the Mars Exploration Rovers' Autonomous Mobility and Vision Capabilities," IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) Space Robotics Workshop, Roma, Italy, 14 April 2007.

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