Graduation Degree: 
AA Ph.D.
Graduation Year: 
2011

Contact

sean at skyboximaging dot com

Education History

B.S.E., Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, 2003
M.S., Aeronautics & Astronautics, Stanford University, 2005
Ph.D., Aeronautics & Astronautics, Stanford University, 2011

Associated Projects

Research Interests

My research is in the field of vision-only SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping). Specifically, we have developed algorithms that apply to the problem of rendezvous and docking with a tumbling target. Applications include inspection and repair of damaged space satellites or tethered underwater science instruments.

To perform such tasks, an accurate 6DOF relative pose estimate is necessary as a reference for closed loop control, and an accurate 3D shape estimate is necessary for hazard avoidance and planning
robotic interaction.

It is assumed that no a priori information about the target is available, and that only a monocular camera is available for measuring the relative motion of the target with respect to the robotic platform.

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