Hello, I am Felipe Boseong Jeon

Thank you for visiting my website! I am a robotics engineer who loves building a robotic system and exploring the latest advancements in the field of robotics.
As a dedicated researcher and a developer with PhD, I have covered a wide range of areas from designing hardwares, object recognition, online spatial mapping, and motion planning & controls.



Online trajectory generation of a mav for chasing a moving target in 3d dense environments

Online trajectory generation of a mav for chasing a moving target in 3d dense environments

Integrated Motion Planner for Real-time Aerial Videography with a Drone in a Dense Environment

Integrated Motion Planner for Real-time Aerial Videography with a Drone in a Dense Environment

Autonomous Aerial Dual-Target Following Among Obstacles

Autonomous Aerial Dual-Target Following Among Obstacles

What Can I Bring ?

1. Real-time motion planning (major)

I majored in 3D real-time motion planning. I covered various problems including boundary-value-problem (BVP), minimal time goal reaching, safe trajectory planning against dynamic obstacles. As the next section says, I have solved the problems in very practical situations such as unstructured environments or noisy observation. Especially, I specialized in chasing (following) trajectory generation for dynamic targets.


2. Perception for localization, mapping and recognition

To realize the motion in a real-world target, I came to have the following domain knowledge:


In many cases, an indoor vicon room was too small for my experiment. I had to test and tune the following algorithms:

  • ZEDfu (VIO algorithm in-house of ZED camera)
  • VINS mono (or fusion)
  • ORB slam
  • (Lego-)Loam

Also, I had to use Kalibr (opens in a new tab) for extrinsic calibration. Although I did not self-developed the above algorithms, I have hands-on experience and sense about good-and-bad operating conditions, and parameter tunings in submodules such as keyframe generation, bundle adjustment, and binning & feature association of SLAM algorithms.

Volumetric mapping

In order to measure safety or visibility (or for just visualization), I am proficient at mapping frameworks which make (signed) distance field (ESDF) from point cloud. Sometimes, I have to make pointcloud on my own (opens in a new tab) from depth images using pin-hole model. I have many experiences on the below framework:

Object perception

When I implemented my chasing modules, I had to detect and track the target visually (2d image) and predict its motion in 3d.

3. System (software & hardware) integration

While implementing the algorithms (planning, perception) into a real-world robot, I spent a lot of time making hardware (drones and mobile robots) and writing a manageable source code for releasing and maintaining.

Hardware integration

  • I designed the whole hardware configuration including networks, sensors, actuation, and onboard computers. I considered a lot of factors such as required battery life, payload, and even budget.
  • I have a lot of experiences using sensors and drivers. For example, as illustrated here, I have used vision sensors for my experiment ranging from mono camera, stereo camera, depth camera, to Lidar. Also, I am familiar with other types of sensors such as IMU, baroometer, and 1d distance sensor (normally with pixhawk). Of course, I am comfortable with filters such as KF, UKF, and EKF.
  • I can design the whole parts (opens in a new tab) using CAD program such as Solidworks. I have senses of geometric tolerance for production. Also, I enjoy scheduling multiple production threads.
  • Basic skills for wiring and soldering (opens in a new tab).

Software integration

On the other hand, I have researched what is the best practice to manage a large set of sources codes. For example, I had to manage threads & concurrency to combine various sensor outputs (in many cases, from ROS spinners or executors). I am quite sensitive (?) with the belows:

4. Testing and experiment management

I consider testing skills in a high regard, as one of the must-met qualifications.

Testing and simulation

Field experiment

  • I am really used to get my hands dirty. At the same time, I always thoroughly design a sequence of hardware tests. For example, when building a real drone, I test the belows one by one:

    1. All the wiring works?
    2. Whether the rotational direction matches (opens in a new tab) the airframe preset?
    3. The speeds of each motor follow the control logic? (If RC gives a command forward flight, then the latter two motors should rotate faster (opens in a new tab))
    4. etc..
  • I plan how to record the experiment scene. For example, where to set cameras to record videos, or which data to log (e.g., ROS bag or flight review (opens in a new tab)).

Past projects