Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson visited MRG on 29th February to see world-leading research and announce new funding. Photo by Lewis Whittaker Jo Johnson with Professor Ingmar Posner and DPhil student Julie Dequaire The Universities and Science Minister, Jo Johnson, visited the University's Networked Quantum Information Technologies (NQIT) Hub and Mobile Robotics [...]
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We have just completed the latest InnovateUK project review on our Digital Railways project, which sees our technology deployed on trains in order to provide robust and scalable detection and mapping of railway assets. This project brings together a large part of MRG technology from mapping and localisation at high speeds to calibration, active learning and object [...]
A ground-breaking research programme which will trial three self-driving vehicles on pedestrianised areas of Milton Keynes has won this year’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Automotive Award for Innovation. The LUTZ Pathfinder project saw off competition from four other shortlisted contenders to pick up the prestigious trophy at the 99th SMMT Annual Dinner. [...]
Congratulations to Geoff Pascoe, Will Maddern and Paul Newman on winning the Best Paper Award for their paper Direct visual location and calibration for road vehicles in changing city environments at 3rd Workshop on Computer Vision for Road Scene Understanding and Autonomous Driving, ICCV 2015.
The UK’s ability to develop and exploit the vast potential of Robotics and Autonomous Systems was given a major boost today with the formal launch of The EPSRC UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network (UK-RAS Network). The Network will bring together the UK’s core academic capabilities in robotics innovation under national coordination for the first time and encourage academic and industry collaborations [...]
Abstract—Field robotics applications have some unique and unusual data requirements -- the curating, organisation and management of which are often overlooked. An emerging theme is the use of large corpora of spatiotemporally indexed sensor data which must be searched and leveraged both offline and online. Increasingly we build systems that must never stop learning. Every [...]
Abstract—This paper is about localising at night in urban environments using vision. Despite it being dark exactly half of the time, surprisingly little attention has been given to this problem. A defining aspect of night-time urban scenes is the presence and effect of artificial lighting -- be that in the form of street or interior lighting through windows. By [...]
Work Smart, Not Hard: Recalling Relevant Experiences for Vast-Scale but Time-Constrained Localisation
This paper is about life-long vast-scale localisation in spite of changes in weather, lighting and scene structure. Building upon our previous work in Experience-based Navigation, we continually grow and curate a visual map of the world that explicitly supports multiple representations of the same place. We refer to these representations as experiences, where a single [...]
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