Bharat Joshi

SLAM Research @ AFRL


I am currently a Ph.D. student at the Computer Science Department at University of South Carolina. I am working on problems at the intersection of Robotics x Computer Vision at Autonomous Field Robotics Lab advised by Prof. Ioannis Rekeitis.

My research interest lies at the intersection of robotics, computer vision, and machine learning. I am particularly interested in developing visual SLAM algorithms for underwater robots. I have worked on projects involving comparing various state estimation algorithms in the underwater domain, developing a deep pose estimation framework for underwater relative localization, and using GoPro as an inexpensive sensor for underwater structure mapping. I am currently working to develop robust state estimation algorithms for underwater environments.

I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Tribhuvan University, Pulchowk Campus.


Apr 24, 2022 I will be joining Meta Relality Labs as Research Intern for Summer 2022.
Mar 23, 2022 Paper on GoPro SLAM accepted to ICRA 2022
Jul 23, 2020 Paper on Deep Learning based 6D pose estimation accepted to IROS 2020