Dehann Fourie

PhD candidate
32 Vassar St
Rm 32-232
Cambridge, MA 02139

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My focus is to achieve robust in-situ navigation / localization of vehicles in unmapped environments, with or without GPS. Experiences with various robotic platforms have reiterated my specific interestin vehicle state estimation. While inertial navigation continues to play a central role, Simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) approaches are maturing with the promise of enabling vast future robotic vehicle capability improvements. This holds for both supervised and unsupervised designs. Furthermore, robust robotics are an important enabling technology to advance our baseline capabilities, the exploration and understanding of earth's oceans and expansion in space.