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Giancarlo Troni with Nereus at the end of the engineering cruise (Summer 2011).

As of 9/1/13, I am now a postdoc at University of Michigan in the PeRL lab. New website coming soon!

Introduction

I recently completed my Ph.D. in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Johns Hopkins University, advised by Prof. Louis Whitcomb.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2013.
  • M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2010.
  • M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Santiago, Chile, 2001.
  • B.Sc. in Industrial and Electrical Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Santiago, Chile, 2001.


Awards and Honors

  • Best Student Poster Award, 2012 IEEE/MTS Oceans Conference, 2012
  • Winner of the JHU Computer Vision Grand Challenge, 2008
  • Fulbright-Conicyt Graduate Research Fellowship, 2007-2011
  • Best Part-Time Faculty Teaching Award, Electrical Engineering, Catholic University of Chile, 2006
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude, Electrical Engineering, Catholic University of Chile, 2001


Research

My research interests are in marine robotics, navigation, control.
For more information please go here.


Publications

Journals Publications

  • G. Troni and L. L. Whitcomb. “Advances in In-Situ Alignment Calibration of Doppler and High/Low-End Attitude Sensors for Underwater Vehicle Navigation: Theory and Experimental Evaluation”. Journal of Field Robotics. Under review.
  • G. Troni and A. Abusleme, “Introduction to Microbotics: a hands-on, contest-driven, interdisciplinary course on mobile robot design in a developing country”. International Journal of Electrical Engineering Education (IJEEE), 2013.


Conference Publications

  • G. Troni and L. L. Whitcomb. “Adaptive estimation of measurement bias in three-dimensional field sensors with angular-rate sensors: Theory and comparative experimental evaluation”. In Proceedings of the Robotics: Science and Systems Conference (RSS 2013), Berlin, Germany, June 2013.
  • G. Troni and L. L. Whitcomb. “Preliminary experimental evaluation of a Doppler-aided attitude estimator for improved Doppler navigation of underwater vehicles”. In 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2013), Karlsruhe, Germany, May 2013.
  • G. Troni and L. L. Whitcomb. “Experimental evaluation of a MEMS inertial measurements unit for Doppler navigation of underwater vehicles”. MTS/IEEE OCEANS 2012, Virginia Beach, VA, October 2012.
  • G. Troni and L. L. Whitcomb. “Preliminary experimental evaluation of in-situ calibration methods of MEMS-based attitude sensors and Doppler sonars for underwater vehicle navigation”. 2012 IEEE/OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicles(AUV), Southampton, UK, September 2012.
  • G. Troni, J. C. Kinsey, D. R. Yoerger, and L. L. Whitcomb. “Field Performance Evaluation of New Methods for In-Situ Calibration of Attitude and Doppler Sensors for Underwater Vehicle Navigation”. In 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2012), Saint Paul, MN, May 2012.
  • G. Troni and L. L. Whitcomb. “Experimental evaluation of new methods for In-Situ calibration of attitude and Doppler sensors for underwater vehicle navigation”. In 2011 Proc. of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2011), San Francisco, CA, September 2011.
  • G. Troni, C. McFarland, K. Nichols, L. L. Whitcomb. “Experimental Evaluation of an Inertial Navigation System for Underwater Robotic Vehicles”. In 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2011), Shanghai, China, May 2011
  • G. Troni and L. L. Whitcomb. “New methods for in-situ calibration of attitude and Doppler sensors for underwater vehicle navigation: Preliminary results”. In IEEE/MTS OCEANS 2010, pages 1–8, Seattle, WA, September 2010.
  • P. Gobantes, G. Troni, A. Cipriano, M. Viale, A. Vigliocco, J. Paiuk, F. Muratori. “Real-Time AI Visual System for Production Quality Inspection in Steel Milling Production". 4th IFAC Symposium on Intelligent Components and Instruments for Control Applications (SICICA), Buenos Aires, Argentina- September 13-15, 2000.


More Information

Check out my LinkedIn profile for more information or contact me for a recent version of my CV.


Contact Information

223 Latrobe Hall
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218 USA
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410-516-8021 (phone)
410-516-4316 (fax)

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