M. Fadhil Ginting

PhD Student in Aeronautics and Astronautics

Stanford University


I’m a PhD student in Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University, focusing on robotics and autonomous systems. My research focuses on learning and decision-making for autonomous systems navigating complex real-world environments.

Prior to Stanford, I was a Visiting Robotics Researcher at NASA JPL, developing autonomy algorithms for autonomous exploration of extreme environments, including the DARPA Subterranean Challenge. I 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.


  • Robotics
  • Machine Learning
  • Planning and Control


  • Stanford University

    PhD in Aeronautics and Astronautics

  • 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 …