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.
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 successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis entitled Automated Nonlinear Analysis of Newborn Electroencephalographic Signals (supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Lenka Lhotska). Congratulations!
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 successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled Large Scale Surface Reconstruction based on Point Visibility (supervisor: doc. Tomáš Pajdla). Congratulations!
Jaroslav Vítků successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled Towards Automated Design of Complex Modular Systems Inspired by Nature (supervisor: doc. Pavel Nahodil). Congratulations!
In April 2015, the Center for Robotics and Autonomous Systems (CRAS) was established by departments of Computer Science and Cybernetics. The unit fosters inter-departmental collaboration on research and education in the area of computational, collective, autonomous robotics and related fields. Good luck, CRAS!
Vladimír Smutný successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled Light Propagation in Transport Polyhedra (supervisor: dr. Tomas Pajdla). Congratulations!