Alberto Candela



Alberto

Biography


My name is Alberto Candela, and I'm a 2nd year Ph.D. student in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. I work with Prof. David Wettergreen in the Field Robotics Center. My research focuses on artificial intelligence for planetary robotic exploration.

Curriculum


My CV is here.

Projects


Hypothesis Map: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Biosignature Detection: NASA Astrobiology Institute.

Publications


Papers

David R. Thompson, Alberto Candela, David Wettergreen, Eldar Noe Dobre, Gregg Swayze, Roger Clark, Rebecca Greenberger. “Spatial Spectroscopic Models for Remote Exploration”. Astrobiology, Vol. 18, Issue 7, 2018.

Alberto Candela, David R. Thompson, David Wettergreen. “Automatic Experimental Design Using Deep Generative Models of Orbital Data”. International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space, 2018.

Alberto Candela, David R. Thompson, Eldar Noe Dobrea, David Wettergreen. “Planetary Robotic Exploration Driven by Science Hypotheses for Geologic Mapping”. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2017. Best Paper Award on Cognitive Robotics Finalist.

Shivam Gautam, Bishwamoy Sinha Roy, Alberto Candela, David Wettergreen. “Science-Aware Exploration Using Entropy-Based Planning”. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2017.

Alberto Candela. “Monte Carlo Study of √(S_NN ) = 3 GeV Au + Au and Au + Al Fixed Target Collisions at STAR”. Tech. report. REU Program 2013, Physics Department, UC Davis, 2013.

Theses

Alberto Candela. “Adaptive Spectroscopic Exploration Driven by Science Hypotheses for Geologic Mapping”. Master´s thesis . Tech. report. CMU-RI-TR-17-62, 2017.

Alberto Candela. “Quadcopter Vision-based-Control for Stabilization and Object Tracking”. Bachelor´s thesis . Tech. report. ITAM, 000264618, 2015.

Talks

Candela, A. “Generative Models of Orbital and In Situ Data for Autonomous Science”. Field Robotics Center Seminar, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2018.

Candela, A. “Artificial Intelligence for Autonomous Rover Navigation”. 1st Congress on Mexico Toward Mars (México Hacia Marte), Mexican Space Agency, 2017.

Candela, A. “Adaptive Spectroscopic Exploration Driven by Science Hypotheses for Geologic Mapping”. Field Robotics Center Seminar, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2017.

Candela, A., Possani, A. “Automatic Object Tracking Using a Quadcopter”. 3rd Mexican Symposium on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (III SIMEVANT), 2015.

Contact

Mailing Adress:

Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

NSH 2211

albertoc@andrew.cmu.edu