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.


Sep 14, 2022 Extenstion to previous work on multi-robot exploration using team of robots presented at ISRR 2022.
Aug 23, 2022 Paper on multi-robot exploration of underwater structures presented at IFAC CAMS 2022is available online.
Jul 30, 2022 Paper on Underwater Exploration and Mapping presented at IEEE AUV Symposium is available online.
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