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Roland Brockers


4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 198-235

Pasadena, CA 91109

Member of:

347T - Aerial Mobility

Roland Brockers

Group Leader


University of Paderborn, Germany

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 2005
M.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1999

Research Interests



Tele-sensory robots for immersive human control

  • image analysis
  • stereoscopic depth reconstruction
  • biologically inspired visual control
  • visualization
  • modeling
  • Visually guided mobile robot systems
  • autonomous systems
  • distributed systems
  • learning systems
  • multi-sensory perception
  • human machine interaction
  • immersive interfaces


  1. Delaune, J., Brockers, R., Bayard, D.S., Dor, H., Hewitt, R., Sawoniewicz, J., Kubiak, G., Tzanetos, T., Matthies, L. and Balaram, J., "Extended Navigation Capabilities for a Future Mars Science Helicopter Concept," Accepted in IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 2020, 10 January 2020.
  1. R. Brockers, S. Susca, D. Zhu, L. Matthies, "Fully Self-Contained Vision-Aided Navigation and Landing of a Micro Air Vehicle Independent from External Sensor Inputs," Proc. of SPIE 8387, 01 January 2012.
  1. R. Brockers, P. Bouffard, J. Ma, L. Matthies, C. Tomlin, "Autonomous landing and ingress of micro-air-vehicles in urban environments based on monocular vision," Proc. of SPIE Vol. 8031, 01 January 2011.
  2. B. Williams, N. Hudson, B. Tweddle, R. Brockers, L. Matthies, "Feature and Pose Constrained Visual Aided Inertial Navigation for Computationally Constrained Aerial Vehicles," Proc. of IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2011), 01 January 2011.
  1. R. Brockers, "Cooperative stereo matching with color-based adaptive local support," CAIP'09, LNCS 5702, pp. 1019-1027, 01 January 2009.
  1. R. Brockers, M. Hund, B. Mertsching, "Stereo Matching with Occlusion Detection using Cost Relaxation," ICIP'05, III- 389-92, 01 January 2005.
  1. R. Stemmer, R. Brockers, S. Drue, J. Thiem, "Comprehensive data acquisition for a telepresence application," SMC'04, pp. 5344- 5349 vol.6, 01 January 2004.