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FARO LAB
Field and Aerial Robotics Laboratory

Team

    Current Members

  • Guilherme Pereira

    Associate Professor
    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    +1 304 293 3264

  • Marcello Napolitano

    Professor
    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    304.293.3304

  • Dimas Dutra

    Teaching Assitant Professor
    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    +1 304 293 7827

    Working on robust state and parameter estimation in nonlinear dynamical systems through variational inference and Monte Carlo methods, with applications to robotic localization and mapping, system identification, and control systems.

  • Bernardo Martinez

    Ph.D. Student
    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    +1 304 293 7827

    Bernardo Martinez is a Ph.D. student in Aerospace Engineering. Research interests include Aerial Robotics, Motion Planning, and Design.

  • Rogerio Lima

    Ph.D. Student
    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    +1 304 293 7827

    Rogerio Lima is a Ph.D. student in Aerospace Engineering performing research on Aerial Robotics. Localization and state estimation of tethered UAVs are the focuses of his research.

  • Paulo Simplicio

    Ph.D. Student
    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    +1 304 293 7827

    Paulo Simplício is a Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering at West Virginia University. His research interests include Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Control Systems, Robotics Perception, Artificial Intelligence, and Robot Motion Planning.

  • Luis Escobar

    Ph.D. Student
    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    +1 304 293 7827

    Luis Escobar is a Ph.D. student in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Interested in applications of multi-robot systems, coordination, and design.

  • Anna Puigvert i Juan

    M.Sc. Student
    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    +1 304 293 7827

    Physicist currently pursuing a MSME, interests in Robotics, Machinery, and Computer Programming. Committed to diligence and perfection.

  • Lauren Cash

    M.SC. Student
    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    +1 304 293 7827

    Lauren Cash is pursuing a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering. Her research is focusing on the localization of teams of people and drones to aid in search and rescue.

  • Vinicius Ferreira

    B.Sc. Student
    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    +1 304 293 7827

    Undergraduate in Aerospace Engineering.

  • Leonardo Peele

    B.SC. Student (Research Apprenticeship Program)
    Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

    +1 304 293 7827

    Undergraduate in Computer Science, interests in Cybersecurity and Software Development.

  • Alumni

  • Jeremy Rathjen

    M.Sc. Student
    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    +1 304 293 7827

    Masters in mechanical engineering student at WVU with an interest in robotic systems and their applications to numerous industries and fields of research. Jeremy's thesis was focused on landing a UAV with the help of a tether.

  • Alexander Flasch

    B.Sc. Student (Research Apprenticeship Program)
    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    +1 443 787 5434

    Alexander Flasch is a Undergraduate student of Mechanical Engineering. Research interests include, manipulation robotics, integration of robotics in botany/horticulture, and rocketry. Current research on gripper designs to aid horticulture with robotic, manipulation.

  • Daniel Givler

    B.Sc. Student (Research Apprenticeship Program)
    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    +1 717 602 1292

    Sophomore Mechanical Engineering student with interest in Manipulators and Robotics with applications in the space and rover sector

  • Ayman Seif

    B.Sc. Student (Research Apprenticeship Program)
    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    +1 304 293 7827

    Sophomore in Aerospace and Mechanical engineering currently pursuing a Bachelor’s in both fields, interests include robotics and aero/astronautical applications. Committed to good ethics and improvement of human life.

  • Lucas Hehl

    M.Sc. Student
    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    +1 304 293 7827

    Mechatronics Engineer currently pursuing a MSc in ME, interests include Robotics and Embedded Systems. Committed to good engineering ethics.

  • Danylo Shapovalov

    M.Sc. Student
    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    +1 770 789 5642

    M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering, specialized in "Dynamics and Controls" area of study. Research area is in automation and exploration using tethered mobile robots.

  • Kevin Legrand

    B.Sc. Student (Research Apprenticeship Program)
    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

    Kevin Legrand is a mechanical & aerospace engineering student at WVU who wants to help advance society as far as possible through new, innovative technology. Some of his interests are robotics, autonomous vehicles and space flight.

  • Al Mahmud

    M.Sc. Student
    MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

    Interests: Design, Simulation, Collision Resilience

  • Bella Orly U. Kayiranga

    Undergraduate student
    Mechanical and Aerospace engineering

    Senior in Mechanical and Aerospace engineering interests include innovation and automation in the aviation industry and robotics. Her research was focused on landing of quadrotors using vision. Bella is currently a Unmanned Aircraft System Inspector at Rwanda's Civil Aviation Authority.

  • Erin Dodd

    Undergraduate student
    Mechanical and Aerospace

    Freshman Mechanical Engineering student working drone landing.

 Prospective Students

Drone Matrice 200 Our lab offers exceptional opportunities for undergraduate research, Masters, Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral research in a unique scientific environment. The FARO Lab is always searching for talented and motivated students and postdoctoral fellows. If you like robots and research and is interested in joining our group, please send an e-mail to Dr. Pereira with a copy of your resume and a brief statement indicating why you want to do research in robotics.