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Christoph Mertz

Principal Project Scientist
Email: cmertz@andrew.cmu.edu
Office: NSH B520
Phone: (412) 268-7955
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Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Displaying 32 Publications
Monte Carlo Sampling Based Imminent Collision Detection Algorithm
Peng Chang and Christoph Mertz

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, International Conference on Transportation Information and Safety, August, 2017
Motion Compensation for Structured Light Sensors
Debjani Biswas and Christoph Mertz

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, SPIE - Defense, Security and Sensing, April, 2015
City-Wide Road Distress Monitoring with Smartphones
Christoph Mertz, Srivatsan Varadharajan, Sobhagya Jose, Karan Sharma, Lars Wander and Jina Wang

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proceedings of ITS World Congress, September, 2014
Observing Optically Challenging Objects with Structured Light
Christoph Mertz

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Applied Industrial Optics: Spectroscopy, Imaging and Metrology, July, 2014
Visual Sensing for Developing Autonomous Behavior in Snake Robots
Hugo Ponte, Max Queenan, and Christoph Mertz, Matthew J. Travers, Florian Enner, Martial Hebert and Howie Choset

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2014), June, 2014
Vision for Road Inspection
Srivatsan Varadharajan, Sobhagya Jose, Karan Sharma, Lars Wander and Christoph Mertz

Journal Article, Carnegie Mellon University, Proceedings of WACV 2014: IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision, March, 2014
Performance of a scanning laser line striper in outdoor lighting
Christoph Mertz

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing, conference 8741, May, 2013
Moving object detection with laser scanners
Christoph Mertz, Luis Ernesto Navarro-Serment, David Duggins, Jay Gowdy, Robert MacLachlan, Paul Rybski, Aaron Steinfeld, Arne Suppe, Christopher Urmson, Nicolas Vandapel, Martial Hebert and Chuck Thorpe

Journal Article, Carnegie Mellon University, Journal of Field Robotics, Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 17 - 43, January, 2013
A low-power structured light sensor for outdoor scene reconstruction and dominant material identification
Christoph Mertz, Sanjeev Jagannatha Koppal, Solomon Sia and Srinivasa G. Narasimhan

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, 9th IEEE International Workshop on Projector-Camera Systems, June, 2012
Continuous Road Damage Detection Using Regular Service Vehicles
Christoph Mertz

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proceedings of the ITS World Congress, October, 2011
Pedestrian Detection and Tracking Using Three-dimensional LADAR Data
Luis Ernesto Navarro-Serment, Christoph Mertz and Martial Hebert

Journal Article, Carnegie Mellon University, The International Journal of Robotics Research, Special Issue on the Seventh International Conference on Field and Service Robots, Vol. 29, No. 12, pp. 1516 - 1528, October, 2010
Planning-based Prediction for Pedestrians
Brian D. Ziebart, Nathan Ratliff, Garratt Gallagher, Christoph Mertz, Kevin Peterson, J. Andrew (Drew) Bagnell, Martial Hebert, Anind Dey and Siddhartha Srinivasa

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proc. IROS 2009, October, 2009
Pedestrian Detection and Tracking Using Three-Dimensional LADAR Data
Luis Ernesto Navarro-Serment, Christoph Mertz and Martial Hebert

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proc. of The 7th Int. Conf. on Field and Service Robotics, July, 2009
LADAR-based Pedestrian Detection and Tracking
Luis Ernesto Navarro-Serment, Christoph Mertz, Nicolas Vandapel and Martial Hebert

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proc. 1st. Workshop on Human Detection from Mobile Robot Platforms, IEEE ICRA 2008, May, 2008
Predictive Mover Detection and Tracking in Cluttered Environments
Luis Ernesto Navarro-Serment, Christoph Mertz and Martial Hebert

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proc. of the 25th. Army Science Conference, November, 2006
Tracking of Moving Objects from a Moving Vehicle Using a Scanning Laser Rangefinder
Robert MacLachlan and Christoph Mertz

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Intelligent Transportation Systems 2006, Vol. 2006, pp. 301-306, September, 2006
Collision Warning and Sensor Data Processing in Urban Areas
Christoph Mertz, David Duggins, Jay Gowdy, John Kozar, Robert MacLachlan, Aaron Steinfeld, Arne Suppe, Chuck Thorpe and Chieh-Chih Wang

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proceedings of the 5th international conference on ITS telecommunications, pp. 73-78, June, 2005
Entwicklung eines Kollisionswarnsystems f? Stadtbusse
Christoph Mertz

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, 3. Workshop Fahrerassistenzsysteme, pp. 56-63, April, 2005
A 2D Collision Warning Framework based on a Monte Carlo Approach
Christoph Mertz

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proceedings of ITS America's 14th Annual Meeting and Exposition, April, 2004
Development of the Side Component of the Transit Integrated Collision Warning System
Aaron Steinfeld, David Duggins, Jay Gowdy, John Kozar, Robert MacLachlan, Christoph Mertz, Arne Suppe, Chuck Thorpe and Chieh-Chih Wang

Conference Paper, IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC), pp. 343-348, January, 2004
Perception for collision avoidance and autonomous driving
Romuald Aufrere, Jay Gowdy, Christoph Mertz, Chuck Thorpe, Chieh-Chih Wang and Teruko Yata

Journal Article, Carnegie Mellon University, Mechatronics, Vol. 13, No. 10, pp. 1149-1161, December, 2003
Safe Robot Driving in Cluttered Environments
Chuck Thorpe, Justin David Carlson, David Duggins, Jay Gowdy, Robert MacLachlan, Christoph Mertz, Arne Suppe and Chieh-Chih Wang

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium of Robotics Research, October, 2003
Multiple Sensor Fusion for Detecting Location of Curbs, Walls, and Barriers
Romuald Aufrere, Christoph Mertz and Chuck Thorpe

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proceedings of the IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV2003), June, 2003
A Performance Specification for Transit Bus Side Collision Warning System
Sue McNeil, David Duggins, Christoph Mertz, Arne Suppe and Chuck Thorpe

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, ITS2002, proceedings of 9th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, October, 2002
Safe Robot Driving
Chuck Thorpe, Romuald Aufrere, Justin David Carlson, David Duggins, Terrence W. Fong, Jay Gowdy, John Kozar, Robert MacLachlan, Colin McCabe, Christoph Mertz, Arne Suppe, Chieh-Chih Wang and Teruko Yata

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proceedings of the International Conference on Machine Automation (ICMA 2002), September, 2002
Side Collision Warning System (SCWS) Performance Specifications for a Transit Bus
Chuck Thorpe, David Duggins, Sue McNeil and Christoph Mertz

Miscellaneous, Carnegie Mellon University, Final report, prepared for the Federal Transit Administration under PennDOT agreement number 62N111, Project TA-34, May, 2002
Driving in Traffic: Short-Range Sensing for Urban Collision Avoidance
Chuck Thorpe, David Duggins, Jay Gowdy, Robert MacLachlan, Christoph Mertz, Mel Siegel, Arne Suppe, Chieh-Chih Wang and Teruko Yata

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proceedings of SPIE: Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology IV, Vol. 4715, April, 2002
Eye-safe Laser Line Striper for Outside Use
Christoph Mertz, John Kozar, James Ryan Miller and Chuck Thorpe

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, IV 2002, IEEE Intelligent Vehicle Symposium, June, 2002., December, 2001
Dependable Perception for Robots
Chuck Thorpe, Olivier Clatz, David Duggins, Jay Gowdy, Robert MacLachlan, James Ryan Miller, Christoph Mertz, Mel Siegel, Chieh-Chih Wang and Teruko Yata

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, Proceedings of International Advanced Robotics Programme IEEE, May, 2001
Side Collision Warning Systems for Transit Buses: Functional Goals
David Duggins, Sue McNeil, Christoph Mertz, Chuck Thorpe and Teruko Yata

Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-01-11, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, January, 2001
Side Collision Warning Systems for Transit Buses
Christoph Mertz, Sue McNeil and Chuck Thorpe

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, IV 2000, IEEE Intelligent Vehicle Symposium, October, 2000
A New Focus for Side Collision Warning Systems for Transit Buses
Sue McNeil, Chuck Thorpe and Christoph Mertz

Conference Paper, Carnegie Mellon University, ITS2000, Intelligent Transportation Society of America's Tenth Annual Meeting and Exposition, May, 2000
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