MAGE Faculty

Mitchell, Steve

Mitchell, Steve

Senior Lecturer
Mechanical Engineering
Maryland Applied Graduate Engineering
Maryland Robotics Center
2128 Glenn L. Martin Hall, Building 088


  • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland at College Park

Courses Developed

ENME489Y: Remote Sensing

Fundamentals of active and passive remote sensing technologies for autonomous navigation and terrain mapping. Lidar, radar, and computer vision. Semester project: design, integration, and deployment of lidar sensor using Raspberry Pi, OpenCV, and Python.

Courses Taught

  • ENME350: Electronics & Instrumentation I
  • ENME351: Electronics & Instrumentation II
  • ENME392: Statistical Methods for Product & Process Development
  • ENME462: Vibrations, Controls, & Optimization II

Selected Publications & Patents

  • Thayer, J. P., S. Mitchell, and M. Hayman, Remote measurement of shallow depths in semi-transparent media, U.S. Patent No. 9,476,980. 25 Oct. 2016.
  • Mitchell, S., Why not see the forest and the trees, LiDAR News 5.4 (2015): 31-35.
  • Mitchell, S. E., and J. P. Thayer (2014), Ranging through shallow semitransparent media with polarization lidar, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 31(3), 1 Mar 2014.

Robotics Students Face Off in End-of-Semester Competitions

As the end of the semester approaches, and finals loom on the horizon, many students picture themselves cracking open their textbooks to study a semester’s worth of knowledge. Others prepare to write essays that put all their new knowledge down on paper. But for students working towards a Master of Engineering in Robotics, offered through Maryland Applied Graduate Engineering, the end of the semester is for competition. With autonomous robots.

MAGE Professor Tackles Challenges with Creative Coursework

Professor Steven Mitchell Meets the Challenges of Teaching during COVID-19 Head-On and Draws Inspiration for his ENPM 809T Coursework