Jason Janet

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Adjunct Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Multiple successful company spin-outs, mergers and acquisitions, as well as approximately $400M in contract research & development (CRAD) awards (from 1998 to present) focused on robot mobility, perception, manipulation, motion planning, self-localization and control; semi- and fully-autonomous robots; single- and multi-domain (air, water, space and ground) robots. Applications of this research have included Cargo Unmanned Ground Vehicle (CUGV) for the USMC, NASA, DARPA Urban Challenge and DARPA Grand Challenge; ASW, counter-mine and counter-obstacle (CMCO) underwater robots for the Navy, ONR and DARPA; nuclear-grade robotic systems for boiler water reactor and tank inspection; pharmacy automation for order preparation (RxMedic); wall- and ceiling climbing robots for DARPA, military, nuclear, law-enforcement, security and entertainment (Avionic Instruments/Vortex HC); Autonomous and Unmanned Underwater Vehicles for DARPA, ONR and private sector (Nekton/iRobot); Lighten-the-Load (LTL) autonomy and vision-based perception for the Army, NVESD, and DARPA; etc.

Appointments and Affiliations
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Contact Information:
  • Office Phone: (919) 225-1724
  • Email Address: jasonajanet@gmail.com


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    Awards, Honors, and Distinctions:

      Courses Taught:
      • ECE 383: Introduction to Robotics and Automation
      • ME 442: Introduction to Robotics and Automation
      • ME 492: Special Projects in Mechanical Engineering

      Representative Publications: (More Publications)
        • Janet, J, Automation is Changing Pharmacy: How Reducing Repetition Behind the Counter Improves Over the Counter Care, Insight Magazine (2010) [abs].
        • Janet, J, Automate Your Profits, Insight Magazine (2009) [abs].
        • Janet, J; Reinfeld, D; Wiedeman, B, Vortex Regenerative Air Movement: Attraction and Attachment on Vertical and Inverted Surfaces— A Simple Method for Static and Mobile Robots for Climbing Walls and Ceilings (2003) [abs].
        • Janet, J; Schulz, B; Hobson, B; Kemp, M; Moody, R; Pell, C; Pinnix, H; Pollard, J; Crenshaw, H, MicroAUVs I: Platform Design and Multi-Agent System Deployment, Unmanned Untethered Submersible Technology (UUST) (2001) [abs].
        • Kemp, M; Hobson, B; Pell, C; Tytell, E; Janet, J, Assessing the Performance of Oscillating Fin Thruster Vehicles, Unmanned Untethered Submersible Technology (UUST) (2001) [abs].
      Faculty Founder/Advisor: Duke Robotics Club (1999 – 2008)