Category Archives: Projects

MINIK Robots

          Minik robots  have been designed and developed in ISL. There are  5 Minik robots. They are differential type and have motion mechanisms. History: Fall 2016: Low level motion control: Updated Arduino-based systems. Spring 2017: The first version of vision system is integrated. Fall 2018: Their vision system has been updated.… Read More »

UAV – UGV Cooperation

This work focuses on the design and development of quadrotors that are capable of autonomous landing on a stationary platform. This problem is motivated by the fact that quadrotors have to land frequently to charge their batteries, as maximum flight time is rather short with the current state-of-art. In this work, we particularly consider three… Read More »

Place Learning from Others

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 »