Marine robots live in a communication starved environment where autonomy is a an absolute requirement for their deployment. WARPLab is interested in the algorithmic and machine learning challenges in making autonomous exploration robots that can perceive and understand their surroundings at various levels of abstraction to plan their mission.

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
Genevieve Flaspohler
PhD Student
MIT-WHOI Joint Program
Stewart Jamieson
PhD Student
MIT-WHOI Joint Program

John San Soucie
PhD Student
MIT-WHOI Joint Program
Brian Claus
Co-Principal Investigator
Stefano Suman
Research Engineer
Nathan McGuire
Guest Student
Northeastern University
  • Levi Cai, Guest Student, MIT Media Lab
  • Tyrone Lee, Software Engineer, WHOI

Past Students

  • 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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