Assoc. Prof. Tomáš Svoboda in Czech Radio

Our colleague, Assoc. Prof. Tomáš Svoboda (Center for Machine Perception, Center for Robotics and Autonomous Systems, was invited to the Magazine Leonardo (in Czech) of the Czech Radio Plus channel. He discussed (in Czech) about a rescue robot called TRADR. Many thanks for the representation of our department!

Non-rigid object detection with local interleaved sequential alignment

Detekce nerigidních objektů
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

Data fusion for localization and mapping

Data fusion for localization and mapping
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

Adaptive traversability
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

Industrial robotics

Průmyslová robotika
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.

Multi-robot Systems

Multirobotické systémy
The research group of Multi-Robot Systems studies issues related to motion planning, control and coordination of teams of ground, aerial and modular robots. See the MRS research group demo page for details!

Vladana Djordjevic defended her Ph.D. thesis

Vladana Djordjevic successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis entitled Automated Nonlinear Analysis of Newborn Electroencephalographic Signals (supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Lenka Lhotska). Congratulations!

IEEE ISBI 2016 in Prague

The IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) 2016 is going to take place in Prague in April 2016. Consider submitting your work, see the IEEE ISBI 2016 CFP.

Michal Jančošek defended his Ph.D. thesis

Michal Jančošek successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled Large Scale Surface Reconstruction based on Point Visibility (supervisor: doc. Tomáš Pajdla). Congratulations!

Jaroslav Vítků defended his Ph.D. thesis

Jaroslav Vítků successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled Towards Automated Design of Complex Modular Systems Inspired by Nature (supervisor: doc. Pavel Nahodil). Congratulations!
Responsible person: Veronika Šínová