Mark is working as a robotics engineer at SEQSENSE, Tokyo, Japan. The company is developing security patrol robots for well known Japanese corporations. Based in the fashionable district of Harajuku, SEQSENSE is surrounded by interesting shops and cafes. Mark's role here is focused toward software development for autonomous navigation.
Previously, Mark worked in New Zealand as a post-doctoral researcher with the The University of Auckland and The University of Waikato. The role was based in Tauranga at Robotics Plus, a growing start-up company developing robotics for horticulture. There, he focused on the development of a heavy-duty autonomous vehicle designed to operate in kiwifruit orchards. This was an interesting and challenging environment to work in since GNSS systems are unavailable under the vegetative canopy of a kiwifruit orchard. The work involved mechanical and electrical design, writing firmware and software, as well as team leadership and mentoring.
- Henry A.M. Williams, Mark H. Jones, Mahla Nejati, Matthew J. Seabright, Jamie Bell, Nicky D. Penhall, Josh J. Barnett, Mike D. Duke, Alistair J. Scarfe, Ho Seok Ahn, JongYoon Lim, Bruce A. MacDonald (2019) Robotic kiwifruit harvesting using machine vision, convolutional neural networks, and robotic arms. Biosystems Engineering DOI: 10.106/j.biosystemseng.2019.03.007
- Jones, M H, Seabright, M, Barnett, J, Neshausen, G, Duke, M, & Scarfe, A. (2017). An Electrically Driven, Computer Controlled Robotics Platform for Orchard Use. Poster Presentation at The International Tri-Conference for Precision Agriculture in 2017, Hamilton, New Zealand
- Seabright, M, Jones, M H, Williams, H, Nejati, M, Barnett, J, Duke, M, … MacDonald, B. (2017). Robotic harvesting of kiwifruit. Poster Presentation at The International Tri-Conference for Precision Agriculture in 2017, Hamilton, New Zealand
- Jones, M. H. (2016). The Electrical Properties of Interfacial Double Layers (Thesis, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)). University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.
- Jones, M. H., & Scott, J. B. (2014). Feasibility of Harvesting Power To Run A Domestic Water Meter Using Streaming Cell Technology. Presented at the 21st Electronics New Zealand Conference (ENZCon), 20 - 21 Nov 2014, Hamilton, New Zealand.
- Jones, M. H., & Scott, J. B. (2014). Scaling of Electrode-Electrolyte Interface Model Parameters In Phosphate Buffered Saline. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, 9(3), 441–448.
- Jones, M.H. & Scott, J.B. (2011). The energy efficiency of 8-bit low-power microcontrollers. In Proceedings of the 18th Electronics New Zealand Conference, ENZCON 2011, Massey University, Palmerston North, 21-22 November 2011, pp. 87-90.
- Slade, M., Jones, M.H. & Scott J. (2011). Choosing the right microcontroller: A comparison of 8-bit Atmel, Microchip and Freescale MCUs. Technical Report. Hamilton, New Zealand: Faculty of Engineering, The University of Waikato.
- Jones, M. H. & Scott, J. (2011). Design study of a thermocouple power sensor as a monolithic fin-line. Paper presented at the 77th ARFTG Microwave Measurement Conference. Baltimore, Maryland; June 10 2011.
- Jones, M. H. (2010). Millimetre Wave Power Measurement (Thesis, Master of Engineering (ME)). The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.