Olivier Lamarre

Ph.D. Student
Department: ,

Long-range robotic mobility in extra-terrestrial environments, such as on the surface of Mars, allows humanity to learn about the solar system and our origins. These environments, however, are for the most part unknown and riddled with hazards inhibiting safe mobility like sandy terrain, steep slopes, permanently shadowed regions and more.


Olivier draws inspiration from current and previous rover missions to the Moon and Mars to increase the resiliency of long-range navigation planning algorithms against environmental uncertainty. More specifically, his research focuses on adaptive online path planning and fault-tolerant safe traverse scheduling for solar-powered mobility. Target applications include long-range driving on Martian terrain and the exploration of permanently shadowed regions (PSRs) at the lunar south pole.





Energy-Aware Planning for Planetary Navigation

Orbital imagery and elevation model of the Canadian Space Agency’s Analogue Terrain.

Overcoming the Challenges of Solar Rover Autonomy: Enabling Long-Duration Planetary Navigation
Olivier Lamarre and Jonathan Kelly
International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space (i-SAIRAS, 2018).
The Canadian Planetary Emulation Terrain Energy-Aware Rover Navigation Dataset
Olivier Lamarre, Oliver Limoyo, Filip Marić, and Jonathan Kelly
The International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR).