Category Archives: Projects

UAV – UGV Cooperation

Nowadays, unmanned aerial vehicles, especially quad-copters,  have become very popular.  The aim of this project is cooperative work between a quad-copter and an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) .  In particular, our consideration will be on   the UGV acting as (possibly mobile)  launching platform for the quad-copter and providing aerial support in the UGV’s exploration. The project contains… Read More »

Human Guided Place Learning

The number of service robots increases every year and thus, service robotics has become a popular research topic among researchers. As a core ability, a service robot needs to sense human presence and follow the instructor along the environment. The robot needs to adapt its movement in order not to crash any obstacles or people… Read More »

Multirobot Navigation & Coordination

Through a series of projects, we have been investigating multirobot navigation and coordination. Such problems arise in a range of tasks including  search-rescue operations, construction, industrial applications, surveillance, team games, exploration and  unmanned vehicles. Isomorphic Adjacency:  In many multirobot tasks, the goal is to realize a given planar topology. If all the robots are identical,… Read More »

Autonomous Navigation

Navigation is one of the fundamental problems in the robotics. It can be defined as controlling the movement of a vehicle from one place to another.  In the case of previously available maps the problem becomes relatively easier, but still poses considerable challenges for real-time operation of the robot. Alternatively, if the robot is in… Read More »

Semantic Spatial Cognition

  We are interested in semantic spatial cognition. This is a complex process and involves many processes. Place recognition and learning: The goal here is to understand how  places are represented, detected and recognized.  Appearance plays key role in place detection and recognition as geometric or odometric data may not be always available.  For this, we… Read More »