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Maritime and Multi-Agent Autonomy Group

Michael Wolf, PhD
Group Supervisor
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Biography (more>>)
Dr. Michael Wolf is the supervisor of the Maritime & Multi-Agent Autonomy Group and the principal investigator for several research projects in vehicle autonomy and multi-robot systems / swarms. His research efforts, which are conducted by a team of about 30 people across various robotics/AI/software disciplines with about $7M annual funding, emphasize realistic applications and systems, using full-size vehicles, real-world communications and sensing, maintainable and adaptable software, etc. Dr. Wolfs technology contributions span perception, motion planning, multi-vehicle coordination, autonomy software architectures, and wearable human–robot interfaces, generally emphasizing probabilistic methods for estimation, tracking, and autonomous control.

Education (more>>)
* PhD in Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2008
* MS in Mechanical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2005
* BS in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1997

Professional Experience (more>>)
* Group Supervisor, JPL Maritime & Multi-Agent Autonomy, Robotics Section, 2018-Present
* Robotics Technologist, JPL Robotics Section, 2008-2018.
* Six years experience in technical consulting, product management, and business development for enterprise software companies.

Research Interests (more>>)
* Robot Autonomy decision making, motion planning, multi-agent coordination, etc.
* Perception probabilistic estimation and tracking
* Autonomy Software Architectures

Selected Publications (more>>)

Nanaz Fathpour, Lars Blackmore, Yoshiaki Kuwata, Christopher Assad, Michael T. Wolf, Claire Newman, Alberto Elfes, and Kim Reh, "Feasibility Studies on Guidance and Global Path Planning for Wind-Assisted Montgolfiere in Titan," IEEE Systems Journal, .

Federico Rossi, Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay, Michael Wolf, Marco Pavone, "Review of Multi-Agent Algorithms for Collective Behavior: a Structural Taxonomy," IFAC Workshop on Networked & Autonomous Air & Space Systems (NAASS), 2018.

Yoshiaki Kuwata, Michael T. Wolf, Dimitri Zarzhitsky, and Terrance Huntsberger, "Safe Maritime Autonomous Navigation with COLREGS, Using Velocity Obstacles," Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 2014.

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