Peter Abeles is a researcher in computer vision and mobile robotics. He is currently an independent consultant and entrepreneur working to bring the latest technologies out of R&D and into commercial products. A strong supporter of open source development, he maintains and develops several projects of his own. Over the past 12 years, he worked on and led numerous projects while at Intelligent Automation Inc, Lockheed Martin, and Carnegie Mellon University . His most recent work has included various SBIR and DARPA BAA projects with a focus on localization and mapping technologies using a variety of different modalities, e.g. visual, LADAR, IR, GPS, and satellite tracking.
In addition to his professional work, he is an avid kayaker and spends many of his weekends on the water. Other active hobbies include snow boarding, drawing, hiking, cooking, traveling and swing dancing. Recently became certified as a wilderness first responder and taken swift water rescue classes.