Jenelle Armstrong Piepmeier

Associate Professor

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Degrees

  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, 1999 Thesis: A Dynamic Quasi-Newton Method for Model Independent Visual Servoing
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1995 Thesis: Textural Analysis for Defect Detection in Automated Inspection Systems.
  • LeTourneau University, Longview, Texas B.S. Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, 1993

Profile 

Jenelle Piepmeier is an Associate Professor at the United States Naval Academy. She teaches robotics and computer vision as well as a variety of introductory courses. Her research interests include vision based control of robotic systems.

Research

USNA Robocup Nanogram Team: Vision-based Control of Scratch Drive Actuators
Gaze and Eye Tracking using the FaceLab System from Seeing Machines

Courses

ES201 Introduction to System Engineering
ES 360 Control Systems Laboratory
ES450 Introduction to Robotics
ES451 Mobile Robot Design
ES452 Advanced Topics in Robotics
ES453 Introduction to Computer Vision

Sample ES453 project by Lisa Knauft (Class of 2009)

Publications

Selected Journal Publications

  • S.L. Firebaugh and J.A. Piepmeier, "The RoboCup Nanogram League: An Opportunity for Project-Based Undergraduate Education in Microsystems." IEEE Transactions on Education. Vol. 61, No. 3, August 2009. p. 394-399.
  • B.E. Bishop, J.A. Piepmeier, G. Piper, and K.A. Knowles, “Low-cost Robotic Exercises and Projects.” International Journal of Engineering Education Vol. 22, No. 4. 2006
  • J.A. Piepmeier, G.V. McMurray, and H. Lipkin. “Uncalibrated Dynamic Visual Servoing,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation. Vol. 20, No.1, February 2004. p. 143-148.
  • J.A. Piepmeier and H. Lipkin. “Uncalibrated Eye-in-hand Visual Servoing,” International Journal of Robotics Research. Special Issue on Visual Servoing. Vol. 22, No. 10/11, October 2003. p. 805-820.
  • Piepmeier, J.A. Bishop, B.E. and Knowles, K.A., “Modern Robotics Engineering Education,”, IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, Special Issue on Robotics Education, Vol. 10, No. 2, June 2003, pp.33-37.

Selected Conference Proceedings

  • S.L. Firebaugh and J.A. Piepmeier, "The RoboCup Nanogram League: An Opportunity for Project-Based Undergraduate Education in Microsystems." IEEE Transactions on Education. Vol. 61, No. 3, August 2009. p. 394-399.
  • B.E. Bishop, J.A. Piepmeier, G. Piper, and K.A. Knowles, “Low-cost Robotic Exercises and Projects.” International Journal of Engineering Education Vol. 22, No. 4. 2006
  • J.A. Piepmeier, G.V. McMurray, and H. Lipkin. “Uncalibrated Dynamic Visual Servoing,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation. Vol. 20, No.1, February 2004. p. 143-148.
  • J.A. Piepmeier and H. Lipkin. “Uncalibrated Eye-in-hand Visual Servoing,” International Journal of Robotics Research. Special Issue on Visual Servoing. Vol. 22, No. 10/11, October 2003. p. 805-820.
  • Piepmeier, J.A. Bishop, B.E. and Knowles, K.A., “Modern Robotics Engineering Education,”, IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, Special Issue on Robotics Education, Vol. 10, No. 2, June 2003, pp.33-37.
  • Selected Conference Proceedings
  • J. A. Piepmeier, K.A. Knowles, and B.E. Bishop, “The Use of MATLAB for Robotic Control in an Undergraduate Robotics Laboratory,” Computers in Education Journal,Vol. 13, No. 3, July-September 2003.
  • Firebaugh, S. L., Piepmeier, J. A., “The RoboCup Nanogram League: An Opportunity for Project-Based Undergraduate Education in Microsystems." 2007 International Conference on Microelectronic Systems Education, San Diego, CA, June 2007
  • J.A. Piepmeier and S.L. Firebaugh, “Leveraging the Nanogram RoboCup Competition in the Undergraduate Classroom.” AAAI Spring Symposium: Robots and Robot Venues:Resources for AI Education. Technical Report SS-07-00, Palo Alto, CA, March 2007. p. 129-131.
  • Piepmeier, J.A. and Waters, J., “Analysis of stereo vision-based measurements of laboratory water waves.” IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Sept 2004 . p. 3592 – 3595.
  • B.E. Bishop, J.A. Piepmeier, G. Piper, K.A. Knowles, K. Ho, and B. Hudock, “The Use of Low-Cost RC Servos in a Robotics Curriculum.” AAAI Spring Symposium: Accessible Hands-on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Education. Technical Report SS-04-01, Palo Alto, CA, March 2004. p. 52-56.
  • J. Grob, J. Waters, and J.A. Piepmeier “Vision-Based Wave Sensing for High Speed Vessels.” IEEE Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, Atlanta, GA, March 2004.
  • K. Ho, G. Piper, J. Watkins, J.A. Piepmeier, Robotic Testbed for Simulating Spacecraft Relative Motion. In Proceedings of the 2003 NASA Flight Mechanics Symposium.
  • P.C. Hoblet, R.T. O’Brien, Jr., and J.A Piepmeier, “Scale-Model Vehicle Analysis for the Design of a Steering Controller,” In IEEE Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, Morgantown, WV, March 2003, p. 201-205.
  • J.A. Piepmeier, “Experimental Results for Uncalibrated Eye-in-Hand Visual Servoing.” In IEEE Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, Morgantown, WV, March 2003.
  • J. A. Piepmeier, K.A. Knowles, and B.E. Bishop. “The Use of MATLAB for Robotic Control in an Undergraduate Robotics Laboratory,” In ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition,Montreal, Quebec, June 2002.
  • J.A. Piepmeier, B. Gumpert, and H. Lipkin. Uncalibrated eye-in-hand visual servoing. In IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Washington, D.C., May 2002.
  • S. R. Burns, R. T. O’Brien, Jr., and J.A. Piepmeier, “Steering controller design using scale-model vehicles.” In IEEE Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, Huntsville, AL, March 2002.
  • J.A. Piepmeier and P.A. Morgan, “Uncalibrated vision-based mobile robot control.” InASCE Space and Robotics 2002, Albuquerque, NM, March 2002.
  • J.A. Piepmeier and P.A. Morgan, “Uncalibrated vision-based control of two-wheeled mobile robots.” In IMECE 2001, International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition, New York City, NY, November 2001.
  • J.A. Piepmeier, “Uncalibrated vision-based mobile robot obstacle avoidance.” In IEEE Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, Athens, OH, March 2001.
  • J.A. Piepmeier, G.V. McMurray, and H. Lipkin. Uncalibrated target tracking with obstacle avoidance. In IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, San Francisco, California, April 2000.
  • J.A. Piepmeier, G.V. McMurray, and H. Lipkin. A dynamic Jacobian estimation method for uncalibrated visual servoing. In IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, Atlanta, Georgia, September 1999.
  • J.A. Piepmeier, G.V. McMurray, and H. Lipkin. Experimental results utilizing vision-based control for uncalibrated robotic systems. In SPIE International Symposium on Intelligent Systems and Advanced Manufacturing, Boston, Massachusetts, September 1999.
  • J.A. Piepmeier, G.V. McMurray, and H. Lipkin. A dynamic quasi-Newton method for uncalibrated visual servoing. In IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Detroit, Michigan, May 1999.
  • J.A. Piepmeier, G.V. McMurray, and H. Lipkin. Tracking a moving target with model independent visual servoing: a predictive estimation approach. In IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Leuven, Belgium, May 1998.
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