PhD (Queensland University of Technology)
Fernando Vanegas is a Research Fellow in Robotics at Queensland University of Technology. He holds a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Halmstad University and a PhD in Aerial Robotics from QUT. He has developed frameworks for UAV mission planning in GPS-denied environments for navigation, target finding and tracking purposes using machine learning techniques based on reinforcement learning and optimal sequential decision making. His current research interests include motion planning for UAV exploration in GPS-denied and cluttered environments, POMDP, SLAM and Visual Odometry.