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Joseph Carsten
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Biography (more>>)
Joseph Carsten graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 2005 with a M.S. in Robotics. Since then he has been a member of the JPL technical staff.

Education (more>>)
M.S. in Robotics (2005) from Carnegie Mellon University
B.S. in Engineering (2002) from Colorado School of Mines (with Highest Honors)

Professional Experience (more>>)
Software Engineer
MER mission operations (10/06 to present).
Phoenix Lander mission operations (4/08 to 10/08).
Stereo vision and obstacle detection for the SPAWAR program (1/06 to 4/08).
MSL terminal descent sensor field testing (1/06 to 12/06).
D* integration into the MER flight software (7/05 to 6/07).

Research Interests (more>>)
Path Planning, Obstacle Detection, Mobile Robots, Robotic Intelligence

Selected Publications (more>>)

J. Carsten, A. Rankin, D. Ferguson, T. Stentz, "Global planning on the Mars Exploration Rovers: Software integration and surface testing," Journal of Field Robotics, Volume 26, Issue 4, April 2009, 337-357. (Link)

R. Bonitz, L. Shiraishi, M. Robinson, J. Carsten, R. Volpe, A. Trebi-Ollennu, R. E. Arvidson, P. C. Chu, J. J. Wilson, K. R. Davis, "The Phoenix Mars Lander Robotic Arm," Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE Aerospace Conference, March 2009. (Link)

J. Carsten, D. Ferguson, A. Stentz, "3D Field D*: Improved Path Planning and Replanning in Three Dimensions," Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS '06), October 2006, pp. 3381-3386.

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