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Yoshiaki Kuwata
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Biography (more>>)
Yoshiaki Kuwata joined the Advanced Robotic Controls Group in 2008. Prior to joining JPL, he was a Postdoctoral Associate at MIT, working on the planning and control systems for the DARPA Urban Challenge 2007. His other project experience includes the development and fabrication of a nano-satellite, robust trajectory optimization using Mixed-integer Linear Programming (MILP), and cooperative control of a team of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

Education (more>>)
Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2007, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
S.M. in Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2003, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.Eng. in Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2001, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Professional Experience (more>>)
MSL GN&C Field Test; Titan navigation; CUTR; MAST; USSV; LSOS; FPGA rover navigation; Mars Sample Return mobility-EDL tradeoff

Research Interests (more>>)
Motion/path planning for unmanned vehicles in a dynamic and uncertain environment. Robust Model Predictive Control (MPC). Planning over closed-loop dynamics.

Selected Publications (more>>)

Y. Kuwata, M. Pavone, and B. Balaram, "A Risk-Constrained Multi-stage Decision Making Approach to the Architectural Analysis of Mars Missions," IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, December, 2012.

Y. Kuwata, M. Wolf, D. Zarzhitsky, and T. Huntsberger, "Safe Maritime Navigation with COLREGS Using Velocity Obstacles," IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Systems, October, 2011.

Y. Kuwata and J. Balaram, "Combined EDL-Mobility Planning for Planetary Missions," Infotech@Aerospace, Mar. 2011, AIAA 2011-1404.

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