John R. Spletzer
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I am an Associate Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at Lehigh University, where I head up the VADER Laboratory. My primary research interests are real-world applications of field and service robots. I teach courses in mobile robotics and real-time image processing, and also serve as the instructor for the Computer Science senior design course. My research is funded by the National Science Foundation, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, and a range of private corporations.

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I did my PhD in the GRASP Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania. My advisor was CJ Taylor, and my research focused on localization and target tracking applications for mobile robot teams. Before returning to school for my PhD, I worked as a test engineer for the U.S. Army, where I had the opportunity to work with some wonderful people and great hardware. Now, I spend my time teaching students and robots to act intelligently. One is a significantly more daunting proposition than the other. For fun, I like to work, run, plant trees, and watch the sunset from my rocking chair.