WARPLab's research focuses on both the science and systems of exploration robots in extreme, communication starved environments such as the deep sea. It aims to develop robotics and machine learning based techniques to enable search, discovery, and mapping of natural phenomena that are difficult to observe and study due to variouis physical and information theoretic challenges.

WARPLab is headed by Yogesh Girdhar, and is part of the Deep Submergence Laboratory (DSL), and the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering (AOPE) department at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Current Team

Yogesh Girdhar
Principal Investigator
Associate Scientist, WHOI

Brian Claus
Co-Principal Investigator
Adjunct Oceanographer, WHOI

Seth McCammon
Postdoc Scholar, WHOI

Stewart Jamieson
PhD Student
MIT-WHOI Joint Program

John San Soucie
PhD Student
MIT-WHOI Joint Program

Levi Cai
PhD Student
MIT-WHOI Joint Program

Nathan McGuire
Guest Student
Northeastern University

Stefano Suman
Research Engineer, WHOI

Past Students

  • Genevieve Flaspohler , S.M., MIT-WHOI Joint Program.
  • Ravi Thakur, Summer Guest Student, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Chittoor, India. (2018)
  • Kevin Doherty, PhD Student, MIT-WHOI Joint Program (2017-18)
  • Naveen Tripathi, Guest Student, Indian Institute of Technology - Guwahati. (2017)
  • Arnold Kalmbach, Guest Student, MS Computer Science, McGill University (2016)


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