Ernesto Aneiros

Ernesto Aneiros
Mentor: Dr. Shannon Ridgeway
College of Engineering
"Participating in the Scholars program gives me the opportunity to work on a research project of my own, under the guidance of an experienced mentor. The program is an excellent opportunity to work on new fields and problems that are not explored on a traditional classroom setting."


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering



Research Interests

  • Guidance, Navigation, and Controls
  • Orbital Mechanics
  • Robotics

Academic Awards

  • UF University Scholars Program


  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Mechanics of Materials Laboratory


  • N/A

Hobbies and Interests

  • Programming
  • Running
  • Reading

Research Description

Autonomous Ground Robot for Exploration of Indoor Environments
My University Scholars project will develop an autonomous robot, capable of being inserted into unknown indoor environments and be able to self-localize itself and perform a full mapping of it. The robot will explore and map the different areas or rooms of said environment, detecting all entrances and exits from these areas, and finally automatically navigating back to the insertion point.