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Andres Castano, PhD
Member of Technical Staff

  1. A. Kiely, A. Ansar, A. Castano, M. Klimesh, J. Maki, "Lossy Image Compression and Stereo Ranging Quality from Mars Rovers," IPN Progress Report, vol. 42-168, Feb. 15, 2007.
  2. A. Castano, A. Fukunaga, J. Biesiadecki, L. Neakrase, P. Whelley, R. Greeley, M. Lemmon, R. Castano and S. Chien, "Autonomous detection of Dust devils and clouds on Mars," IEEE International Conf. Image Processing, October 2006.
  3. M. Golombeck, L. Crumpler, J. Grant, R. Greeley, N. Cabrol, T. Parker, J. Rice, J. Ward, R. Arvidson, J. Moersch, R. Fergason, P. Christensen, A. Castano, R. Castano, A. Haldemann, R. Li, J. F. Bell and S. Squyres, "Geology of the Gusev cratered plains from the Spirit rover Traverse," Journal of Geophysical Research, January 2006.
  4. R. Castano, T. Estlin, D. Gaines, A. Castano, B. BOrnstein, C. Chouinard and M. Judd, "Opportunistic Rover Science with the OASIS System," EOS Trans. AGU, 87(36), Abstract IN43E-06, 2006.
  5. R. Castano, T. Estlin, D. Gaines, A. Castano, B. Bornstein, C. Chouinard, R.C. Anderson and M. Judd, "Automated target selection for Opportunistic rover science," Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVIII, Abstarct 2434, 2006.
  6. R. Castano, T. Estlin, D. Gaines, A. Castano, C. Chouinard, B. Bornstein, R.C. Anderson, S. Chien, A. Fukunaga and M. Judd, "Opportunistic Rover Science: Finding and reacting to rocks, clouds and dust devils," Proc. IEEE Aerospace Conf, Big Sky, Montana, 2006.
  7. R. Castano, R.C. Anderson, T. Estlin, D. Gaines, A. Castano, B. Bornstein, T. Stough, C. Chouinard and M. Judd, "Rover Science on the Run: Autonomously Detecting and Reacting to Interesting Geologic Features," EOS Trans. AGU, 86(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract P21A-0136, 2005.
  8. R. Castano, T. Estlin, M. Judd, D. Gaines, A. Castano, B. Bornstein, T. Stough, K. Wagstaff, R. C. Anderson, "Opportunistic Science with a Rover Traverse Science Data Analysis System," 8th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, Munchen - Germany, 2005.
  9. A. Ansar, A. Castano and L. Matthies, "Enhanced Real-time Stereo Using Bilateral Filtering," IEEE Proc. 2nd Int'l Symp 3D Data Processing, Visualization and Transmission, Thessaloniki, Greece, Sep. 2004.
  10. A. Castano, R. C. Anderson, R. Castano, T. Estlin, and M. Judd, "Intensity Based Rock Detection for Acquiring Onboard Rover Science," Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Houston, TX, Mar. 2004, abstract #2015.
  11. L. Matthies, C. Bergh, A. Castano, J. Macedo and R. Manduchi, "Obstacle Detection in Foliage with Ladar and Radar," 11th International Symposium on Robotics Research (SRR), Siena, Italy, Oct. 2003.
  12. A. Castano and L. Matthies, "Foliage Discrimination using a Rotating Ladar," Proc. IEEE Int'l Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Taipei, Taiwan, Sep. 2003, pp. 1-6.
  13. K. Nickels, A. Castano and C. Cianci, "Fusion of Lidar and Stereo Range for Mobile Robots," Proceedings of 11th Intl. Conf. on Advanced Robotics (ICAR), Coimbra, Portugal, Jun. 2003.
  14. V. Kerzhanovich et al., "Breakthrough in Mars Balloon Technology," Proceedings of 34th Committee on Space Researc (COSPAR), Houston, Tx, Oct. 2002.
  15. A. Talukder, R. Manduchi, R. Castano, K. Owens, L. Matthies, A. Castano and R. Hogg, "Autonomous Terrain Characterization and Modeling for Dynamic Control of Unmanned Vehicles," IEEE/RSJ Int'l Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Lausanne, Switzerland, Sep. 2002.
  16. A. Castano and P. Will, ""A Polymorphic Robot Team" in "Robot Teams: From Diversity to Polymorphism", Edited by T. Balch and L. Parker, A. K. Peters," 2002.
  17. A. Castano and P. Will, "Representing and Discovering the Configuration of Conro Robots," Proc. of the IEEE Int'l Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Seoul, May 2001.
  18. A. Castano and P. Will, "Mechanical Design of a Module for Reconfigurable Robots'," Proc. IEEE/RSJ Intl. Conf. Intel. Robots Systems, Takamatsu, Nov. 2000, pp. 2203-2209.
  19. A. Castano, R. Chokkalingam and P. Will, "Autonomous and Self-Sufficient CONRO Modules for Reconfigurable Robots," Intl. Symp. Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems, Knoxville, Oct. 2000, pp. 155-164.
  20. P. Will, A. Castano and W-M. Shen, "Robot Modularity for Self-Reconfiguration," Proc. SPIE Sensor Fusion and Decentralized Control II, Boston, Sep. 1999, pp. 236-245.
  21. A. Castano and N. Ahuja, "Omnifocused 3D Display Using the Nonfrontal Imaging Camera," Proc. IEEE Comp. Vision for Virtual Reality Based Human Comms. Workshop, Bombay, Jan. 1998, pp. 28-34.
  22. B. Bishop, A. Castano, S. Hutchinson, R. Sharma, P. Shirkey, M. Spong and N. Srinivasa, "Some Experiments in Vision-Based Robotics at the University of Illinois," Proc. IEEE Vision for Robotics Workshop, 1995.
  23. A. Castano and S. Hutchinson, "Hybrid Vision/Position Servo Control of a Robotic Manipulator," Proc. of the IEEE Int'l Conf. on Robotics and Automation, 1992, pp. 1264-1269.
  24. A. Fox, A. Castano and S. Hutchinson, "Planning and Executing visually constrained robot motions," Proc. SPIE Symposium on Advances in Intelligent Robotic Systems, 1991.

Journal Article(s):
  1. A. Castano, A. Behar and P. Will, "The Conro Modules for Reconfigurable Robots," IEEE Trans. on Mechatronics, (7)4, Dec. 2002, pp. 403-409.
  2. A. Castano, W-M. Shen and P. Will, "CONRO: Towards Deployable Robots With Inter-Robot Metamorphic Capabilities'," Journal of Autonomous Robots, (8)3, July 2000, pp. 309-324.
  3. A. Castano and S. Hutchinson, "Visual Compliance: Task-Directed Visual Sero Control," IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, 10(3), June 1994, pp. 334-342.

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