I'm Andrew Melim, and this is my website. I'm a bit of a renissance geek with interests in robotics, sciences, and video games. I obtained my B.S. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology with specializations in Computational Theory and Artificial intelligence.
I am currently persuing a Ph.D in Robotics at Georgia Tech. My main areas of focus are Perception, AI, and Control Theory. Currently, my research focuses on 3D reconstruction and robot navigation using monocular vision fused with common robot sensors such as IMU and GPS sensors.
If you'd like to know more about my professional life, here is my current CV : Curriculum Vitae[x]
Autonomous Soaring : This research project is funded by the Georgia Tech Robotics and Intelligent Machines (RIM) seed grant I was awarded in 2012. The goal is to develop highly accurate state estimation for UAVs and infer external wind fields such as thermals for autonomous soaring. Just like birds of prey! This project also drives my development of a monocular slam pipeline with IMU and GPS sensors integrated into a single optimization problem.
Multi-Agent Path Planning : A planner that is able to replan multiple agents in real time to avoid collisions. Utilizes RRTs and performs replanning in a "lifted representation" that replans two robots simultaneously using the same RRT. This was the final project for Mike Stilman's Robot Planning course.
Drake: A work in progress roguelike (when I can find the time in between research!)
LovelySquares: A small game written in Lua using the Love2d framework.
Indelman V, Melim A, Dellaert F. "Incremental Light Bundle Adjustment for Robotics Navigation"
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems 2013
Presented in Japan by Andrew Melim
Melim A, West M. "Towards autonomous navigation with the Yellowfin AUV"
OCEANS 2011 2011
Presented in Hawaii by Andrew Melim
West, Michael E., Michael Novitzky, Jesse P. Varnell, Andrew Melim, Evan Sequin,
Tedd C. Toler, Tomas R. Collins, and John R. Bogle. "Design and Development of
the Yellowfin UUV for Homogenous Collaborative Missions."
AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America 2010 2010
Here are some things I do in my free time, what little I can find these days :)
Kendo: The art of Japanese fencing. I'm currently ranked at 5-Kyu
A little bit of learning how to digital paint. This is my attempt at an orange.[x]
You can reach me at Andrew dot Melim-at-gatech dot edu[x]