M. Fadhil Ginting

Visiting Robotics Researcher

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory


I’m a Visiting Robotics Researcher at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA, developing robotic autonomy algorithms for autonomous exploration of extreme environments. I’m interested in enabling robots to autonomously learn, adapt, and plan in complex real-world environments.

I recently completed a joint Master’s thesis at NASA JPL and in Autonomous System Lab (ASL) at ETH Zurich, supervised by Dr. Ali Agha, Dr. Juan Nieto, and Prof. Roland Siegwart. Before graduate school, I studied Electrical Engineering, focusing on Robotics and Control, at Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB).


  • Robotics
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence


  • ETH Zurich

    MSc in Robotics, System, and Control

  • Bandung Institute of Technology

    BSc in Electrical Engineering


NeBula: Quest for Robotic Autonomy in Challenging Environments, TEAM CoSTAR at the DARPA Subterranean Challenge

Under review for the Field Robotics Special Issue in advancements and lessons learned during Phase I & II of the DARPA Subterranean …

Autonomous Spot: Long-Range Autonomous Exploration of Extreme Environments with Legged Locomotion

International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), NV, 2020. Best Paper Award on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics. …

Hardware In the Loop Simulation Development of Guidance System for Autonomous Underwater Glider

International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics (ICEEI). Abstract. Autonomous Underwater Glider (AUG) as a high …




Robotics Student Organization, Bandung Institute of Technology

Assessment Center Project

Young Leaders for Indonesia Breakthrough Leadership Project

IoT Workshop

Personal Leadership Project

CERN Summer Student Project

High Voltage Module for Micro Pattern Gaseous Detector

NASA JPL Team CoSTAR for DARPA SubT Challenge

The DARPA Subterranean Challenge seeks novel approaches to rapidly map, navigate, and search underground environments during …


Text-based Landmark Visual Descriptor for Place Recognition

Multi Camera Deep Tracking and Mapping

3D Vision Project to extend Deep Tracking and Mapping (DeepTAM) system for Multi Camera

Magic Leap Mixed Reality for Healthcare Application

This research project aims to develop mixed reality application using face recognition and virtual interaction for healthcare industry

AR-0 Robot Mascot

Personal Robot of LPDP Scholarship Awardee batch 123 (PK 123)

Autonomous Underwater Glider for Marine Exploration

Autonomous Underwater Glider (AUG) as a high durability underwater vehicle is typically capable of extremely long missions in the ocean …


My research proposal with the JPL team is featured in Live Science!

Meet Au-Spot, the AI robot dog that’s training to explore caves on Mars

I contributed to JPL Team CoSTAR article in IEEE Spectrum

How JPL’s Team CoSTAR Won the DARPA SubT Challenge, Urban Circuit Systems Track.

I gave a career talk to IEEE Student Branch Community

IEEEngage NASA Edition

Slides of my talk to HMFT ITB

Quest for Robotics Researcher

A video from my sharing session with PPI Swiss and Liechtenstein

Profile of the Month, Building Robots to Explore Earth and Space