Brent Schlotfeldt


I am a third year PhD student in Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania's GRASP lab. My advisor is Professor George Pappas. Previously I graduated with degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Maryland.

My research interests lie in robotics and intelligent systems. More specifically, I focus on planning and control algorithms for information gathering mobile robots, with applications in autonomous exploration and mapping, or target tracking. Together with my collaborators, I have developed efficient algorithms for information gathering robots in failure prone and adversarial environments necessitating resilience in the planning process. Previously I worked on non-linear control algorithms for robots with limited field-of-view sensing, as well as a research study on mobile data usage in the country of South Africa.