Joshua Mangelson is the founder and director of the Field Robotic Systems (FRoSt) Lab and an Assistant Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Brigham Young University. He received a PhD and MS in Robotics from the University of Michigan. Before coming to BYU in 2020, he held post-doctoral appointments in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the University of Michigan and in the Field Robotics Center of the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.
His research interests are focused on the development of reliable field robotic systems that are able to operate consistently in complex unstructured environments. Particular interests include robotic perception, navigation, mapping, localization, SLAM, autonomous underwater vehicles, agricultural robotics, system development and the application of mathematical and computer engineering techniques to increase the efficiency and robustness of robotic systems.