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Mark Maimone
Member of Technical Staff

Journal Papers and Book Chapters:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Larry Matthies, Mark Maimone, Andrew Johnson, Yang Cheng, Reg Willson, Carlos Villalpando, Steve Goldberg, Andres Huertas, Andrew Stein and Anelia Angelova, "Computer Vision on Mars," International Journal of Computer Vision, Springer Netherlands, 10.1007/s11263-007-0046-z, 20 March 2007.
  4. Mark Maimone, Yang Cheng, Larry Matthies, "Two Years of Visual Odometry on the Mars Exploration Rovers," Journal of Field Robotics, Volume 24 number 3, special issue on Space Robotics, March 2007, 169 - 186.
  5. Rongxing Li , Raymond E. Arvidson, Kaichang Di, Matt Golombek, Joe Guinn, Andrew Johnson, Mark Maimone, Larry H. Matthies, Mike Malin, Tim Parker , Steven W. Squyres, "Opportunity Rover Localization and Topographic Mapping at the Landing Site Of Meridiani Planum, Mars," Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets, 2007 (to appear), 2007.
  6. Jeffrey J. Biesiadecki, P. Chris Leger, Mark W. Maimone, "Tradeoffs Between Directed and Autonomous Driving on the Mars Exploration Rovers," International Journal of Robotics Research, Vol 26, No 1, January, 2007, 91-104.
  7. Rongxing Li, Brent A. Archinal, Raymond E. Arvidson, Jim Bell, Philip Christensen, Larry Crumpler, David J. Des Marais, Kaichang Di, Tom Duxbury, Matt Golombek, John Grant, Ronald Greeley, Joe Guinn, Andrew Johnson, Randolph L. Kirk, Mark Maimone, Larry H. Matthies, Mike Malin, Tim Parker, Mike Sims, Shane Thompson, Steven W. Squyres, Larry A. Soderblom, "Spirit Rover Localization and Topographic Mapping at the Landing Site Of Gusev Crater, Mars," Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets, Vol. 111, No. E2, E02S06 10.1029/2005JE002483, 12 January 2006, 12 January 2006.
  8. Li, R., S.W. Squyres, R.E. Arvidson, J. Bell, Y. Cheng, L. Crumpler, J.J. Des Marais, K. Di, T.A. Ely, M. Golombek, E. Graat, J. Grant, J. Guinn, A. Johnson, R. Greeley, R.L. Kirk, M. Maimone, L.H. Matthies, M. Malin, T. Parker, M. Sims, L.A. Soderblom, S. Thompson, J. Wang, P. Whelley and F. Xu, "Initial Results of Rover Localization and Topographic Mapping for the 2003 Mars Exploration Rover Mission," Journal of Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, Vol.71, No.10, pp.1129-1142., 2005.
  9. Clark F. Olson, Larry H. Matthies, Marcel Schoppers and Mark W. Maimone, "Rover navigation using stereo ego-motion," Robotics and Autonomous Systems 43(4), Elsevier Publishers, June 2003, june 2003, 215-229..
  10. J. N. Maki, J. F. Bell III, K. E. Herkenhoff, S. W. Squyres, A. Kiely, M. Klimesh, M. Schwochert, T. Litwin, R. Willson, A. Johnson, M. Maimone, E. Baumgartner, A. Collins, M. Wadsworth, S. T. Elliot, A. Dingizian, D. Brown, E. C. Hagerott, L. Scherr, R. Deen, D. Alexander, and J. Lorre, "The Mars Exploration Rover Engineering Cameras," J. Geophys. Res., Vol 108, No. E12, 2003, 2003, 12-1 to 12-24.
  11. E. Krotkov, M. Hebert, L. Henriksen, P. Levin, M. Maimone, R. Simmons, J. Teza, "Evolution of a Prototype Lunar Rover: Addition of Laser-Based Hazard Detection, and Results from Field Trials in Lunar Analogue Terrain," Autonomous Robots 7(2), Kluwer Academic Publishers, September 1999., september 1999.
  12. Wettergreen, Bapna, Maimone and Thomas, "Developing Nomad for Robotic Exploration of the Atacama Desert," Robotics and Autonomous Systems Journal, Elsevier publishers, vol 26 numbers 2-3, February 1999, 127-148.

Magazine articles / Unrefereed Publications:
  1. Max Bajracharya, Mark W. Maimone, Daniel Helmick, "Autonomy for Mars Rovers: Past, Present, and Future,," IEEE Computer, vol. 41, no. 12, Dec 2008, 44-50.
  2. 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.
  3. Yang Cheng, Mark Maimone, Larry Matthies, "Visual Odometry on the Mars Exploration Rovers," IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine Special Issue (MER), 13(2), June 2006, 54 - 62.
  4. Mark Maimone, Jack Morrison, "Rover Navigation 101: Autonomous Rover Navigation," JPL Mars Exploration Rover website (direct link), January 13, 2004.

Published Book Chapters:
  1. Jeffrey J. Biesiadecki, P. Chris Leger, Mark W. Maimone, "Tradeoffs Between Directed and Autonomous Driving on the Mars Exploration Rovers," Robotics Research: Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics 28, 2007, 254-267.
  2. Larry Matthies, Mark Maimone, Yang Cheng, Andrew Johnson, Reg Willson, "Computer vision in the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) mission," Computational Vision in Neural and Machine Systems, chapter 4, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0-521-86260-8, 2007, 71 - 84.
  3. Mark Maimone, Jeffrey Biesiadecki, Edward Tunstel, Yang Cheng, and Chris Leger, "Surface navigation and mobility intelligence on the Mars Exploration Rovers," Intelligence for Space Robotics, TSI Press, San Antonio, TX, USA, chapter 3, 2006, march 2006, 45-69.
  4. Mark Maimone, Andrew Johnson, Yang Cheng, Reg Willson and Larry Matthies, "Autonomous Navigation Results from the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Mission," Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics, Volume 21, 2006, 3-13.

Refereed Conference Papers:
  1. Jeffrey Biesiadecki, Robert Liebersbach, Mark Maimone, "Mars Exploration Rover Mobility and IDD Downlink Analysis Tools," International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Automation for Space (i-SAIRAS) Proceedings, Los Angeles, CA, 27 February 2008.
  2. J J Biesiadecki M W Maimone, "The Mars Exploration Rover Surface Mobility Flight Software: Driving Ambition," March 2006 IEEE Aerospace conference proceedings, Big Sky, Montana, USA, 8 march 2006.
  3. J Biesiadecki, C Leger, M Maimone, "Tradeoffs Between Directed and Autonomous Driving on the Mars Exploration Rovers," 2005 International Symposium of Robotics Research, San Francisco CA, 12-15 October 2005.
  4. Jeffrey J. Biesiadecki and Eric T. Baumgartner and Robert G. Bonitz and Brian K. Cooper and Frank R. Hartman and P. Christopher Leger and Mark W. Maimone and Scott A. Maxwell and Ashitey Trebi-Ollenu and Edward W. Tunstel and John R. Wright., "Mars Exploration Rover Surface Operations: Driving Opportunity at Meridiani Planum," October 2005 IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics conference proceedings, Hawaii, USA., 10 october 2005.
  5. P. Chris Leger, Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu, John R. Wright, Scott A. Maxwell, Robert G. Bonitz, Jeffrey J. Biesiadecki, Frank R. Hartman, Brian K. Cooper, Eric T. Baumgartner, and Mark W. Maimone, "Mars Exploration Rover Surface Operations: Driving Spirit at Gusev Crater," October 2005 IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics conference proceedings, Hawaii, USA., 10 october 2005.
  6. K. Ali, C. Vanelli, J. Biesiadecki, M. Maimone, Y. Cheng, M. San Martin, J. Alexander, "Attitude and Position Esimation on the Mars Exploration Rovers," October 2005 IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics conference proceedings, Hawaii, USA., 10 october 2005.
  7. Tunstel, Maimone, Trebi-Ollennu, Yen, Petras, and Willson, "Mars Exploration Rover Mobility and Robotic Arm Operational Performance," October 2005 IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics conference proceedings, Hawaii, USA., 10 october 2005.
  8. Yang Cheng, Mark Maimone, Larry Matthies, "Visual Odometry on the Mars Exploration Rovers," IEEE Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, The Big Island, Hawaii, USA, October 2005.
  9. Reg G. Willson, Mark W. Maimone, Andrew E. Johnson, Larry M. Scherr, "An Optical Model For Image Artifacts Produced by Dust Particles on Lenses," International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Automation for Space (i-SAIRAS) Proceedings, Munich, Germany, 5-9 Sept 2005, 5 September 2005.
  10. Mark Maimone, Andrew Johnson, Yang Cheng, Reg Willson, and Larry Matthies, "Autonomous Navigation Results from the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Mission," 9th International Symposium on Experimental Robotics (ISER), June 2004.
  11. Goldberg, Maimone, and Matthies, "Stereo Vision and Rover Navigation Software for Planetary Exploration," March 2002 IEEE Aerospace conference proceedings, volume 5, Big Sky, Montana, USA, march 2002, 2025-2036.
  12. Eisenman, Liebe, Maimone, Schwochert, and Willson, "Mars Exploration Rover Engineering Cameras," Sept 2001 SPIE Remote Sensing conference proceedings, Toulouse, France., september 2001.
  13. Jeffrey Biesiadecki, Mark W. Maimone, and Jack Morrison., "The Athena SDM Rover: A Testbed for Mars Rover Mobility," June 2001 iSAIRAS conference proceedings, Montreal, Canada., june 2001.
  14. Clark F. Olson, Larry H. Matthies, Marcel Schoppers, and Mark W. Maimone, "Stereo Ego-motion Improvements for Robust Rover Navigation," 2001 ICRA conference proceedings, Seoul, Korea, 2001, 1099-1104..
  15. Clark F. Olson, Larry H. Matthies, Marcel Schoppers, and Mark W. Maimon, "Robust Stereo Ego-motion for Long Distance Navigation," June 2000 CVPR conference proceedings, Hilton Head, South Carolina, june 2000, 453-458.
  16. Issa Nesnas, Mark Maimone, and Hari Das, "Rover Maneuvering for Autonomous Vision-Based Dexterous Manipulation," April 2000 ICRA conference proceedings, San Francisco, California., april 2000.
  17. I. Nesnas, M. Maimone, H. Das, "Autonomous Vision-Based Manipulation from a Rover Platform," November 1999 CIRA conference proceedings, Monterey, California., november 1999.
  18. M. Maimone, I. Nesnas, H. Das, "Autonomous Rock Tracking and Acquisition from a Mars Rover," June 1999 i-SAIRAS'99 Conference Proceedings, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, june 1999, 329-334..
  19. C. Weisbin, G. Rodriguez, P. Schenker, H. Das, S. Hayati, E. Baumgartner, M. Maimone, I. Nesnas, R. Volpe, "Autonomous Rover Technology for Mars Sample Return," June 1999 i-SAIRAS'99 Conference Proceedings, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, june 1999, 1-10.
  20. H. Das, X. Bao, Y. Bar-Cohen, R. Bonitz, R. Lindemann, M. Maimone, I. Nesnas, and C. Voorhees, "Robot manipulator technologies for planetary exploration," March 1999 Prooceedings of the Smart Structures and Integrated Systems Symposium, Newport Beach CA., march 1999.
  21. T. T. Blackmon, L. Ngyuen, C. F. Neveu, D. Rasmussen, E. Zbinden, M. Maimone, L. H. Matthies, S. Thayer, V. Broz, J. Teza, J. Osborn, M. Hebert, G. Thomas, J. Steele, "Photorealistic virtual reality mapping system for Chornobyl accident site assessment," Human Vision and Electronic Imaging IV, San Jose, CA. 25-28 January, 1999., january 1999.
  22. Maimone, Matthies, Osborn, Rollins, Teza and Thayer, "A Photo-Realistic 3-D Mapping System for Extreme Nuclear Environments: Chornobyl," October, 1998 IROS Conference Proceedings vol III, Victoria, BC, october 1998, 1521-1527..

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