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Federico Rossi


4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 198-219
Pasadena, CA 91101


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347N - Maritime and Multi-Agent Autonomy

Federico Rossi

Robotics Technologist


Federico Rossi is a Robotics Technologist with the Maritime and Multi-Agent Autonomy Group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology.
He earned a Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University in 2018, a M.Sc. in Space Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and the Diploma from the Alta Scuola Politecnica in 2013.

In his free time, Federico enjoys astronomy and photography.

For a full list of publications, see


Ph.D., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University (2018). Advisor: Prof. Marco Pavone.
M.Sc., Space Engineering, Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Torino, Milan/Turin, Italy (2013).
B.Sc., Aerospace Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy (2010).

Research Interests

Federicos research focuses on optimal control and distributed decision-making in multi-agent robotic systems, with particular focus on (i) communication-aware computation and control in distributed robotic systems and (ii) centralized coordination, task allocation, and path planning in large-scale multi-robot systems. Applications include robotic planetary exploration and coordination of fleets of self-driving vehicles for autonomous mobility-on-demand in urban environments.