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Jeremy Nash


4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 198-219

Pasadena, CA 91109

Member of:

347P - Aerial and Orbital Image Analysis

Jeremy Nash

Robotics Electrical Engineer


Jeremy Nash is a robotics electrical engineer in the Computer Vision Group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His active research tasks include stereo vision, learning, and 3D mapping for autonomous ground vehicles and quadrotors.


California Institute of Technology
• Part-Time, Computation & Neural Systems

University of Michigan
• M.S.E, EE: Systems (2013)
• B.S.E, Computer Engineering (2011)

Research Interests

Robotic perception, mapping, and learning


  1. J. Nash, Q. Dwight, L. Saldyt, H. Wang, S. Myint, A. Ansar, and V. Verma, "Censible: A Robust and Practical Global Localization Framework for Planetary Surface Missions," 2024 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Yokohama, Japan, 13 May 2024.
  2. T. S. Vaquero, G. Daddi, R. Thakker, M. Paton, A. Jasour, M. Strub, R. M. Swan, R. Royce, M. Gildner, P. Tosi, M. Veismann, P. Gavrilov, E. Marteau, J. Bowkett, D. Loret de Mola Lemus, Y. Kumar Nakka, B. Hockman, A. Orekhov, T. Hasseler, C. Leake, B. Nuernberger, P. Proenca, W. Reid, W. Talbot, N. Georgiev, T. Pailevanian, A. Archanian, E. Ambrose, J. Jasper, R. Etheredge, C. Roman, D. Levine, K. Otsu, S. Yearicks, H. Melikyan, R. Rieber, K. Carpenter, J. Nash, A. Jain, L. Shiraishi, M. Robinson, M. Travers, H. Choset, J. Burdick, A. Gardner, M. Cable, M. Ingham, and M. Ono, "EELS: Autonomous Snake-like Robot with Task and Motion Planning Capabilities for Ice World Exploration," Science Robotics, vol. 9, no. 88, 13 March 2024.
  3. V. Verma, J. Nash, L. Saldyt, Q. Dwight, H. Wang, S. Myint, J. Biesiadecki, M. Maimone, A. Tumbar, A. Ansar, G. Kubiak, and R. Hogg, "Enabling Long & Precise Drives for the Perseverance Mars Rover via Onboard Global Localization," 2024 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, USA, 05 March 2024.
  4. R. Bhaskara, G. Georgakis, J. Nash, M. Cameron, J. Bowkett, A. Ansar, M. Majji, and P. Backes, "Icy Moon Surface Simulation and Stereo Depth Estimation for Sampling Autonomy," 2024 IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, USA, 02 March 2024.
  5. M. Ono, R. Thakker, N. Georgiev, P. Gavrilov, A. Archanian, T. Drevinskas, G. Daddi, M. Paton, H. Melikyan, T. Pailevanian, C. Lopez, E. Ambrose, B. Jones, L. Tosi, M. Gildner, B. Hockman, D. Loret de Mola Lemus, D. Pastor Moreno, T. Hasseler, Y. Kumar Nakka, E. Marteau, B. Nuernberger, M. Peticco, M. Cable, P. Proenca, M. Malaska, J. Bowkett, A. Jasour, M. Ingham, J. Nash, D. Balentine, A. Barchowsky, F. Bevreng, K. Botteon, M. Caballero, K. Carpenter, M. Chodas, A. Daca, J. Feldman, A. Gardner, A. Goddu, A. Jain, C. Jin, M. Khanum, R. Kornfeld, G. Mark, B. Morrell, J. Naish, W. Reid and R. Etheredge, "To Boldly Go Where No Robots Have Gone Before – Part 1: EELS Robot to Spearhead a New One-Shot Exploration Paradigm with In-situ Adaptation," AIAA Scitech 2024 Forum, Orlando, Florida, USA, pp. 1-23, 08 January 2024.
  6. T. Setterfield, D. Conway, P. Chen, D. Clouse, N. Trawny, A. Johnson, S. Khattak, K. Ebadi, G. Massone, Y. Cheng, and J. Nash, "Enhanced Lander Vision System (ELViS) Algorithms for Pinpoint Landing of the Mars Sample Retrieval Lander," AIAA SCITECH 2024 Forum, Orlando, FL, USA, 08 January 2024.
  1. W. Talbot, J. Nash, M. Paton, E. Ambrose, B. Metz, R. Thakker, R. Etheredge, M. Ono, V. Ila, "Principled ICP Covariance Modelling in Perceptually Degraded Environments for the EELS Mission Concept," 2023 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pp. 10763-10770, 01 October 2023.
  2. J. Bowkett, D. Kim, J. Nash, D. Moreno, M. Gildner, R. Thakker, K. Wehage, S. Kim, A. Brinkman, B. Emanuel, J. Edlund, B. Ridge, A. Jain, and P. Backes, "Demonstration of Autonomous Sampling Techniques in an Icy Moon Terrestrial Analog," 2023 IEEE Aerospace Conference, pp. 1-5, 04 March 2023.
  3. T. Howard, E. Stump, J. Fink, J. Arkin, R. Paul, D. Park , S. Roy, D. Barber, R. Bendell, K. Schmeckpeper, J. Tian, J. Oh, M. Wigness, L. Quang, B. Rothrock, J. Nash, M. Walter, F. Jentsch, N. Roy, "An Intelligence Architecture for Grounded Language Communication with Field Robots," Field Robotics, vol. 2, pp. 468-512, 01 March 2023.
  1. F. Mahlknecht, D. Gehrig, J. Nash, F. Rockenbauer, B. Morrell, J. Delaune, D. Scaramuzza, "Exploring Event Camera-Based Odometry for Planetary Robots," IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 8651-8658, 01 July 2022.
  1. Ali-akbar Agha-mohammadi, et al., "NeBula: Quest for Robotic Autonomy in Challenging Environments; TEAM CoSTAR at the DARPA Subterranean Challenge," Journal of Field Robotics, 21 March 2021.
  2. J. Bowkett, J. Nash, D. Inkyu Kim, S. Kim, R. Thakker, A. Brinkman, Y. Cheng, R. Wilson, C. Lim, A. Gaut, A. Jain, M. Gildner, B. Emanuel, P. Backes, "Functional Autonomy Challenges in Sampling for an Europa Lander Mission," 2021 IEEE Aerospace Conference (50100), Big Sky, MT, USA, pp. 1-8, 06 March 2021.
  1. M. Palieri, B. Morrell, A. Thakur, K. Ebadi, J. Nash, A. Chatterjee, C. Kanellakis, L. Carlone, C. Guaragnella, A. Agha-Mohammadi, "LOCUS: A Multi-Sensor Lidar-Centric Solution for High-Precision Odometry and 3D Mapping in Real-Time," IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 6, pp. 421–428, 28 December 2020.
  2. K. Uckert, A. Parness, N. Chanover, E. Eshelman, N. Abcouwer, J. Nash, R. Detry, C. Fuller, D. Voelz, R. Hull, D. Flannery, R. Bhartia, K. Manatt, W. Abbey, and P. Boston, "Investigating Habitability with an Integrated Rock-Climbing Robot and Astrobiology Instrument Suite," Astrobiology, vol. 6, pp. 48-55, 14 December 2020.
  3. N. Funabiki, B. Morrell, J. Nash, and A. Agha-Mohammadi, "Range-Aided Pose-Graph-Based SLAM: Applications of Deployable Ranging Beacons for Unknown Environment Exploration," IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 6, pp. 48-55, 24 September 2020.
  4. C. Ordonez, R. Alicea, B. Rothrock, K. Ladyko, J. Nash, R. Thakker, S. Daftry, M. Harper, E. Collins and L. Matthies, "Characterization and Traversal of Pliable Vegetation for Robot Navigation," Proceedings of the 2018 International Symposium on Experimental Robotics, pp. 293–304, 23 January 2020.
  1. S. Morad, J. Nash, S. Higa, R. Smith, A. Parness, K. Barnard, "Improving Visual Feature Extraction in Glacial Environments," IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 5, pp. 385-390, 27 August 2019.
  1. S. Karumanchi, K. Edelberg, J. Nash, C. Bergh, R. Smith, B. Emanuel, J. Carlton, J.Koehler, J.Kim, R. Mukherjee, B. Kennedy, P. Backes, "Payload-Centric Autonomy for In-Space Robotic Assembly of Modular Space Structures," Journal of Field Robotics, vol 35, issue 6, pp. 1005-1021, 14 June 2018.
  1. A. Parness, N. Abcouwer, C. Fuller, N. Wiltsie, J. Nash, and B. Kennedy, "LEMUR 3: A Limbed Climbing Robot for Extreme Terrain Mobility in Space," 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 5467-5473, 29 May 2017.
  2. J. Zapf, G. Ahuja, J. Papon, D. Lee, J. Nash, and A. Rankin, "A Perception Pipeline for Expeditionary Autonomous Ground Vehicles," Unmanned Systems Technology XIX, vol. 10195, pp. 122–141, 05 May 2017.
  1. S. Karumanchi, K. Edelberg, I. Baldwin, J. Nash, J. Reid, C. Bergh, J. Leichty, K. Carpenter, M. Shekels, M. Gildner, D. Newill-Smith, J. Carlton, J. Koehler, T. Dobreva, M. Frost, P. Hebert, J, Borders, J. Ma, B. Douillard, P. Backes, B. Kennedy, B. Satzinger, C. Lau, K. Byl, K. Shankar, J. Burdick, "Team RoboSimian: Semi-autonomous Mobile Manipulation at the 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals," Journal of Field Robotics: Special Issue on the 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals, vol 34, issue 2, pp. 305-332, 18 October 2016.
  2. C. Parcheta, C. Pavlov, N. Wiltsie, K. Carpenter, J. Nash, A. Parness, K. Mitchell, "A Robotic Approach to Mapping Post-Eruptive Volcanic Fissure Conduits," Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, vol. 320, pp. 19-28, 15 June 2016.
  3. D. Lee, A. Rankin, A. Huertas, J. Nash, G. Ahuja, and L. Matthies, "LWIR passive perception system for stealthy unmanned ground vehicle night operations," Unmanned Systems Technology XVIII, vol. 9837, pp. 94–101, 15 May 2016.
  1. C. Parcheta, J. Nash, A. Parness, K. Mitchell, and C. Pavlov, "Narrow Vertical Caves: Mapping Volcanic Fissure Geometries," 2nd International Planetary Caves Conference, vol. 1883, p. 9010, 01 October 2015.
  2. V. Desaraju, N. Michael, M. Humenberger, R. Brockers, S. Weiss, J. Nash, and L. Matthies, "Vision-Based Landing Site Evaluation and Informed Optimal Trajectory Generation Toward Autonomous Rooftop Landing," Autonomous Robots, vol. 39, pp. 445-463, 26 July 2015.
  3. C. Parcheta, A. Parness, J. Nash, N. Wiltsie, K. Carpenter, and K. Mitchell, "Comparing Vent Surface Geometry with its Subsurface Structure," 46th Annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, vol. 1832, p. 1649, 01 January 2015.