Carlos Jaramillo

Senior Robotics Engineer

Piaggio Fast Forward

I am currently working as a Senior Robotics Engineer at Piaggio Fast Forward (PFF), where we are building the future of personal mobile robots (gita). Prior to joining PFF, I was a Perception Engineer at Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing Company working on aerospace autonomy. In 2018, I earned my doctorate degree in computer science at the City University of New York under the supervision of Dr. Jizhong Xiao at the CCNY Robotics Lab. My Ph.D thesis dissertation included research in topics of computer vision applied to robotic sensing for navigation, mobile autonomous robots and omnidirectional vision sensors. I enjoy researching science, hacking technology, and programming in any language that gets the job done, but my preferences are Python, C and modern C++. I have participated in various international events, conferences, and competitions. For instance, in 2009, I was part of the CityALIEN team, which won the Design Competition during the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC), and then I led a new team in 2011. I interned at Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL) for a year (2016-2017) where I was able to collaborate with Dr. Yuichi Taguchi and Dr. Chen Feng on developing algorithms for SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping) and 3D reconstruction.


  • Computer Vision
  • Robotics Autonomous Navigation
  • Omnidirectional Vision
  • Catadioptrics
  • Machine Learning
  • Aerospace


  • PhD in Computer Science, 2018

    CUNY Graduate Center

  • MSc in Computer Science, 2011

    City College of New York

  • BEng in Computer Engineering, 2009

    City College of New York

  • ASc in Computer Science, 2003

    SUNY Westchester Community College