Jonathan Gammell

Departmental Lecturer in Robotics

  • Biography


Jonathan is an experienced field roboticist who has been deploying autonomous robotic systems to challenging environments for over 9 years. His work has taken him across the globe, including to Mauna Kea, Hawai`i, the Canadian Space Agency’s Mars Emulation Terrain, Le Mans, France, and the Olympic Park in London, UK. A map of his field work can be found here.

He is a Departmental Lecturer at ORI, a Stipendiary Lecturer at St. Peter’s College (Oxford), an affiliate researcher at NASA JPL, and a lab scientist at the Creative Destruction Lab (Toronto). He holds a Ph.D. and M.A.Sc. in Aerospace Science & Engineering from the University of Toronto and a B.A.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

His Ph.D. research on path planning included Batch Informed Trees (BIT*), an informed, anytime sampling-based planner that is publicly available in the Open Motion Planning Library (OMPL).