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Email: chrisl_at_robots.ox.ac.uk

Chris joined the Mobile Robotics Group in 2013 as a DPhil student in New College, studying on a Rhodes Scholarship. He completed his undergraduate degree in Mechatronics at the University of Cape Town in 2012, and spent a year in the aerospace industry before joining the group.

Chris’ interests lie in life-long, vast-scale navigation using visual cameras. He is currently working on Experience-based Navigation, a framework for localisation and mapping in challenging lighting and weather conditions.

2017

  • [PDF] [DOI] W. Maddern, G. Pascoe, C. Linegar, and P. Newman, “1 Year, 1000 km: The Oxford RobotCar dataset,” The International Journal of Robotics Research, vol. 36, iss. 1, pp. 3-15, 2017.
    [Bibtex]

    @article{MaddernIJRR2016,
    author = {Maddern, Will and Pascoe, Geoffrey and Linegar, Chris and Newman, Paul},
    title = {1 Year, 1000 km: The Oxford RobotCar dataset},
    year = {2017},
    doi = {10.1177/0278364916679498},
    abstract ={We present a challenging new dataset for autonomous driving: the Oxford RobotCar Dataset. Over the period of May 2014 to December 2015 we traversed a route through central Oxford twice a week on average using the Oxford RobotCar platform, an autonomous Nissan LEAF. This resulted in over 1000 km of recorded driving with almost 20 million images collected from 6 cameras mounted to the vehicle, along with LIDAR, GPS and INS ground truth. Data was collected in all weather conditions, including heavy rain, night, direct sunlight and snow. Road and building works over the period of a year significantly changed sections of the route from the beginning to the end of data collection. By frequently traversing the same route over the period of a year we enable research investigating long-term localization and mapping for autonomous vehicles in real-world, dynamic urban environments. The full dataset is available for download at: http://robotcar-dataset.robots.ox.ac.uk},
    URL = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0278364916679498},
    eprint = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0278364916679498},
    journal = {The International Journal of Robotics Research},
    volume = {36},
    number = {1},
    pages = {3--15},
    Pdf = {http://robotcar-dataset.robots.ox.ac.uk/images/robotcar_ijrr.pdf}
    }

2016

  • [PDF] C. Linegar, W. Churchill, and P. Newman, “Made to Measure: Bespoke Landmarks for 24-Hour, All-Weather Localisation with a Camera,” in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Stockholm, Sweden, 2016.
    [Bibtex]

    @inproceedings{LinegarICRA2016,
    Address = {Stockholm, Sweden},
    Author = {Linegar, Chris and Churchill, Winston and Newman, Paul},
    Booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)},
    Month = {May},
    Pdf = {http://www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~mobile/Papers/2016ICRA_Linegar.pdf},
    Title = {Made to Measure: Bespoke Landmarks for 24-Hour, All-Weather Localisation with a Camera},
    Year = {2016}}

2015

  • [PDF] P. Nelson, C. Linegar, and P. Newman, “Building, Curating, and Querying Large-scale Data Repositories for Field Robotics Applications,” in International Conference on Field and Service Robotics (FSR), Toronto, ON, Canada, 2015.
    [Bibtex]

    @inproceedings{NelsonFSR2015,
    Address = {Toronto, ON, Canada},
    Author = {Nelson, Peter and Linegar, Chris and Newman, Paul},
    Booktitle = {{I}nternational {C}onference on {F}ield and {S}ervice {R}obotics ({FSR})},
    Month = {June},
    Pdf = {http://www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~mobile/Papers/2015FSR_Nelson.pdf},
    Title = {{B}uilding, {C}urating, and {Q}uerying {L}arge-scale {D}ata {R}epositories for {F}ield {R}obotics {A}pplications},
    Year = {2015}}

  • [PDF] C. Linegar, W. Churchill, and P. Newman, “Work Smart, Not Hard: Recalling Relevant Experiences for Vast-Scale but Time-Constrained Localisation,” in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Seattle, WA, USA, 2015.
    [Bibtex]

    @inproceedings{LinegarICRA2015,
    Address = {Seattle, WA, USA},
    Author = {Linegar, Chris and Churchill, Winston and Newman, Paul},
    Booktitle = {{P}roceedings of the {IEEE} {I}nternational {C}onference on {R}obotics and {A}utomation ({ICRA})},
    Month = {May},
    Pdf = {http://www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~mobile/Papers/2015ICRA_Linegar.pdf},
    Title = {{W}ork {S}mart, {N}ot {H}ard: {R}ecalling {R}elevant {E}xperiences for {V}ast-{S}cale but {T}ime-{C}onstrained {L}ocalisation},
    Year = {2015}}