Welcome to the

Visual and Autonomous Exploration Systems
Research Laboratory


Wolfgang Fink, Ph.D., founded the Visual and Autonomous Exploration Systems Research Laboratory in 2003 at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California, USA.

Since October 2009, Dr. Fink has been an Associate Professor and the inaugural Edward & Maria Keonjian Endowed Chair in Microelectronics at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona in the Departments of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Systems & Industrial Engineering, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, and Ophthalmology & Vision Science. He was a Visiting Associate in Physics appointment at Caltech (2001-2016), as well as concurrent appointments as Visiting Research Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurological Surgery at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California (2005-2014). He was a Senior Researcher at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (2000-2009).

               


Current News

August 22, 2017

Dr. Wolfgang Fink is interviewed by SPIE's Jeff Braswell regarding tier-scalable reconnaissance, i.e., a disruptive paradigm shift in autonomous robotic space exploration.

March 28, 2018

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Fink's research pertaining to the 4th Industrial Revolution is featured in this UANews article. As humans prepare to push off the safe haven of Earth and embark on journeys into deep space, a new generation of explorers is in the making — some of them human, some robotic and some with aspects of both.

March 28, 2018

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Fink has founded the Center for Informatics and Telehealth in Medicine (InTelMed) at the University of Arizona and already formed a strategic alliance with the Prognostics and Health Management Society (PHM Society)The InTelMed Center is an operational unit of the Visual and Autonomous Exploration Systems Research Laboratory under direction of Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Fink.

March 5, 2018

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Fink has been named General Conference Chair for the Annual Conference of the Prognostics and Health Management Society (PHM Society) to be held in Scottsdale, AZ in October 2019.

March 1, 2018

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Fink named Sector Lead for "Human Asset Health and Performance" for the Prognostics and Health Management Society (PHM Society).