Daniel Lawrence Lu

Lidar point cloud
FIGURE 1 I work on algorithms for SLAM, calibration, and surface reconstruction.

I am an engineer, roboticist, programmer, and photographer.

I am interested in robot perception and localization, computer vision, and machine learning.

In my spare time, I like to contribute to Wikipedia, make 3D models, work on personal programming projects, do programming contests, take photos, and do web design.


On this website all views are my own only and do not reflect those of my employer.

1 Education

At CMU, my advisor was George Kantor. I worked on SLAM using a combination of cameras and a lidar, for an autonomous off-road vehicle.

My thesis is called Vision-Enhanced Lidar Odometry and Mapping. It is about combining several different SLAM algorithms, each with different strengths and weaknesses, so that a robot can function robustly in many different environments.

2 Contact

My email address is the same as my full name except with an ‘@’ in between my first and middle names and a dot between my middle and last name.


3 Publications

3.1 Journal papers

3.2 Preprints

3.3 Technical reports