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Matthew Anderson

Advisory Electrical Engineer

Research Areas:
Robotics; Bioenergy Technologies; Biomass Feedstock National User Facility


Matthew Anderson has more than 15 years of experience in robotics and intelligent systems design with an emphasis in embedded system control and human machine interfaces. Over the past five years, he has worked as the principal investigator for fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicles with an emphasis in cooperative unmanned vehicle research and intelligent remote sensing.


M.S., Electrical Engineering

B.S., Electrical Engineering


Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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Hyperspectral remote sensing of sagebrush canopy. Proceedings of the 34th International Symposium of Remote Sensing, Sydney Australia, April 2011.

“Spectroscopic detection of Nitrogen concentrations in sagebrush: implications for hyperspectral remote sensing”, Remote Sensing Letters, 2011, Volume 3, Number 4 pp. 285 to 294.

“Small-footprint LiDAR estimations of sagebrush canopy characteristics”,Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing Journal, May 2011, Volume 77, Number 5 pp. 521 to 530.

“Low Altitude Remote Sensing Program at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL)”, 2009 IFAC Workshop on Networked Robotics, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, 6 October 2009.

“Using Multiple Unmanned Systems for a Site Security Task”, Defense Transformation and Net-Centric Systems, Florida, 28 April 2009.

“Intelligent Unmanned Vehicle Systems Suitable for Individual or Cooperative Missions”, SPIE AeroSense Unmanned Systems Technology IX, Florida, April 2007.

“Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Dynamic-Tracking Directional Wireless Antennas for Low-Powered Applications that Require Reliable Extended Range Operations in Time Critical Scenarios”, The American Nuclear Society 2006 International Join Topical Meeting: Sharing Solutions for Emergencies and Hazardous Environments”, Salt Lake City, UT, February 2006.

“Development of Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles for Large Area Radiation Surveys & Sampling”, The American Nuclear Society Tenth International Topical Meeting on Robotics and Remote Systems for Hazardous Environments, Gainesville, Florida, March 2004.

“Development of the Auto-Steering Software and Equipment Technology (ASSET)”, SPIE AeroSense Robotic Ground Vehicle Technology, Orlando, Florida, April 2003.

“Mixed Initiative Control for Remote Characterization of Hazardous Environments”, Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, Big Island, HI, January 2003.

“Robotic Gamma Locating and Isotopic Identification Device”, American Nuclear Society Spectrum 2002, Reno, NV, August 2002.

“The Modified Brokk Demolition Machine with Remote Console”, IFAC International Conference in Germany, July 2001.

“Development and Implementation of Large-Scale Micro-robotic Forces Using Formation Behaviors”, SPIE AeroSense Robotic Ground Vehicle Technology, Orlando, Florida, April 2001.

“The VirtualwindoW: A Reconfigurable, Modular, Stereo Vision System”, SPIE AeroSense Robotic Ground Vehicle Technology, Orlando, Florida, April 1999.

“Intelligent Navigation and Multi-Vehicle Coordination”, SPIE AeroSense Robotic Ground Vehicle Technology, Orlando, Florida, April 1999.

“The Remote Underwater Characterization System”, ANS 8th Meeting on Robotics and Remote Systems, Pittsburgh, PA, April 1999.


Bruemmer, David J., Anderson, Matthew O., 2007, “Robotic Follow System and Method”, Patent 7,211,980, May 1, 2007.

McKay, Mark D., Anderson, Matthew O., 2007, “Auto Steering Apparatus and Method”, Patent 7,191,061, March 13, 2007.

Anderson, Matthew O., Willis, W.David, Kinoshita, Robert A., 2005, “Systems and Methods for Improved Telepresence”, Patent 6,958,746, October 25, 2005. 

McKay, Mark D., Anderson, Matthew O., Ferrante, Todd A., Willis, W. David, 2000, “Miniature Pipe Crawler Tractor”, Patent 6,035,786, March 14, 2000.

Anderson, Matthew O., McKay, Mark D., 2000, “3-Dimensional Telepresence System for a Robotic Environment”, Patent 6,148,100 , November 14, 2000.


INL Lifetime Achievement Award for Inventorship & Induction to INL Hall of Fame, 2007

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