The successively evaluated features used in a sliding window detection process to decide about object presence/absence also contain knowledge about object deformation. We exploit these detection features to estimate the object deformation. Estimated deformation is then immediately applied to not yet evaluated features to align them with the observed image data. In our approach, the …read more
We design and evaluate a data fusion system for localization of a mobile skid-steer robot intended for USAR missions. We exploit a rich sensor suite including both proprioceptive (inertial measurement unit and tracks odometry) and exteroceptive sensors (omnidirectional camera and rotating laser rangefinder). To cope with the specificities of each sensing modality (such as significantly …read more
Adaptive traversability we understand by means of autonomous motion control adapting the robot morphology—configuration of articulated parts and their compliance—to traverse unknown complex terrain with obstacles in an optimal way. The robot measures its state (like: orientation angles, flipper mode, …) and the terrain (digital elevation model). We learn the optimal policy from loosely annotated …read more
The Center for Machine Perception has an ongoing interest in industrial robots with the aim to broaden their capabilities. An example of such an endeavour is the European project CloPeMa. See the CloPeMa demos! The project was finished in 2015 with an excellent evaluation.
Michal Jančošek successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled Large Scale Surface Reconstruction based on Point Visibility (supervisor: doc. Tomáš Pajdla). Congratulations!
Our colleague, dr. Tomáš Pajdla (Geometry of Vision and Robotics Group), was invited to the Studio Leonardo of the Czech Radio. He discussed (in Czech language) the topic „How difficult it is to program a robot“. Many thanks for the representation of our department!
Vladimír Smutný successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled Light Propagation in Transport Polyhedra (supervisor: dr. Tomas Pajdla). Congratulations!
Our colleague, dr. Tomáš Pajdla, head of the Geometry of Vision and Robotics research group, was invited to the Kontakt Dvojky (in Czech) program of the Czech Radio Dvojka channel. He discussed practical applications of computer vision and robotics (in Czech). Many thanks for the representation of our department!
Our colleague, prof. Václav Hlaváč, head of the Center of Machine Perception, was invited to the Trends (in Czech) program of the Czech Radio Plus channel. He took part in a discussion (in Czech) about robotics and its influence to the society. Many thanks for the representation of our department!
December 16, 2014: Daniel Průša and Tomáš Werner published an article entitled Universality of the Local Marginal Polytope in IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. Congratulations!