Hello. I’m Marcel Kaufmann.

Master of Science in Photonics and Computer Vision
Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Engineering

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What I do





Currently, I am a PhD candidate in Computer Engineering at the „Making Innovative Space Technologies“ Laboratory at Polytechnique Montréal in Canada.

I have recently completed my assignment as a NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Visiting Student Researcher where I was working on multi-robot systems for the exploration of challenging and unknown underground environments with Team CoSTAR. Find more info about MIST Lab and Team CoSTAR here:




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What I do

Programming, Robotics, Computer Vision, and Photonics

I’m a full-stack roboticist with a background in photonics, computer vision, multi-robot mission autonomy, and human-robot interaction.
Solving challenging problems is a passion of mine for which I deploy my professional skills that I continuously extend.
Hence, these skills include but are not limited to the following programming languages, libraries and tools:

- Python, C/C++, Matlab, IDL, Java, Java Script
- OpenCV, PCL
- Git, SVN, CMake
- Qt, React
- Unity as VR Engine

Research Focus

Research Focus

I’m interested in Robotics, Mission Autonomy, Human-Robot Interaction, Photonics and Computer Vision. My dissertation focuses on “Symbiotic Human and Multi-Robot Planetary Exploration Systems”. I’m expecting to graduate in early fall 2022. Please visit Google Scholar to see our latest work:

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Let’s work together!

I’m always happy and excited to discuss new projects and technologies. Especially in the fields of image processing, computer vision and/or robotics. If you are interested let me know.