Email: corina_at_robots.ox.ac.uk

 

Corina joined the group in 2013 as a DPhil student after receiving her B.Sc. in Computer Science from Jacobs University Bremen, in Germany.

Corina is interested in autonomy on offer, which means letting a robotic agent decide when it can successfully perform a certain autonomous task and fail gracefully with a warning when it is excessively uncertain about its environment. It is surprising how, for instance, state of the art vision systems are sensitive to environmental conditions or changes in location, and still carry significant training dataset biases.

As reliable perception is crucial in robotics, Corina is looking into learning and predicting the perception capabilities of an autonomous vehicle across different places of operation. Her research interests lie primarily in computer vision and robotic perception but she hopes to bring decision making into the way robots understand and act in their environments.

MRG Publications

2017

  • [PDF] C. Gurau, D. Rao, C. H. Tong, and I. Posner, “Learn from Experience: Probabilistic Prediction of Perception Performance to Avoid Failure,” The International Journal of Robotics Research, 2017.
    [Bibtex]

    @article{GurauIJRR2017,
    author = {Corina Gurau and Dushyant Rao and Chi Hay Tong and Ingmar Posner},
    title = {Learn from Experience: Probabilistic Prediction of Perception Performance to Avoid Failure},
    journal = {The International Journal of Robotics Research},
    year = {2017},
    pdf = {http://www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~mobile/Papers/2017IJRR_gurau.pdf}
    }

2016

  • [PDF] O. Bartlett, C. Gurau, L. Marchegiani, and I. Posner, “Enabling Intelligent Energy Management for Robots using Publicly Available Maps,” in IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Daejeon, South Korea, 2016.
    [Bibtex]

    @inproceedings{BartlettIROS2016,
    Address = {Daejeon, South Korea},
    Author = {Bartlett, Oliver and Gurau, Corina and Marchegiani, Letizia and Posner, Ingmar},
    Title = {Enabling Intelligent Energy Management for Robots using Publicly Available Maps},
    Booktitle = {{IEEE/RSJ} International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)},
    Year = {2016},
    Month = {October},
    Pdf = {http://www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~mobile/Papers/2016IROS_bartlett.pdf}
    }

  • [PDF] C. Gurau, C. H. Tong, and I. Posner, “Fit for purpose? Predicting Perception Performance based on Past Experience,” in International Symposium on Experimental Robotics (ISER), Tokyo, Japan, 2016.
    [Bibtex]

    @inproceedings{GurauISER2016,
    Address = {Tokyo, Japan},
    Author = {Gurau, Corina and Tong, Chi Hay and Posner, Ingmar},
    Title = {Fit for purpose? Predicting Perception Performance based on Past Experience},
    Booktitle = {International Symposium on Experimental Robotics (ISER)},
    Year = {2016},
    Month = {October},
    Pdf = {http://www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~mobile/Papers/2016ISER_gurau.pdf}
    }

2015

  • [PDF] J. Hawke, C. Gurau, C. H. Tong, and I. Posner, “Wrong Today, Right Tomorrow: Experience-Based Classification for Robot Perception,” in Field and Service Robotics (FSR), Toronto, ON, Canada, 2015.
    [Bibtex]

    @inproceedings{HawkeFSR2015,
    Address = {Toronto, ON, Canada},
    Author = {Hawke, Jeffrey and Gurau, Corina and Tong, Chi Hay and Posner, Ingmar},
    Booktitle = {{F}ield and {S}ervice {R}obotics ({FSR})},
    Month = {June},
    Pdf = {http://www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~mobile/Papers/2015FSR_hawke.pdf},
    Title = {Wrong Today, Right Tomorrow: Experience-Based Classification for Robot Perception},
    Year = {2015}}

  • [PDF] W. Churchill, C. H. Tong, C. Gurau, I. Posner, and P. Newman, “Know Your Limits: Embedding Localiser Performance Models in Teach and Repeat Maps,” in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Seattle, WA, USA, 2015.
    [Bibtex]

    @inproceedings{ChurchillICRA2015,
    Address = {Seattle, WA, USA},
    Author = {Churchill, Winston and Tong, Chi Hay and Gurau, Corina and Posner, Ingmar 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_Churchill.pdf},
    Title = {{K}now {Y}our {L}imits: {E}mbedding {L}ocaliser {P}erformance {M}odels in {T}each and {R}epeat {M}aps},
    Year = {2015}}

  • [PDF] P. Ondruska, C. Gurau, L. Marchegiani, C. H. Tong, and I. Posner, “Scheduled Perception for Energy-Efficient Path Following,” in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Seattle, WA, USA, 2015.
    [Bibtex]

    @inproceedings{OndruskaICRA2015,
    Address = {Seattle, WA, USA},
    Author = {Peter Ondruska and Corina Gurau and Letizia Marchegiani and Chi Hay Tong and Ingmar Posner},
    Booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)},
    Month = {May},
    Pdf = {http://www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~mobile/Papers/2015ICRA_ondruska.pdf},
    Title = {Scheduled Perception for Energy-Efficient Path Following},
    Year = {2015}}

2014

  • [PDF] C. Gurau, J. Hawke, C. H. Tong, and I. Posner, “Learning on the Job: Improving Robot Perception Through Experience,” in Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) Workshop on “Autonomously Learning Robots”, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2014.
    [Bibtex]

    @inproceedings{GurauNIPSWorkshop2014,
    Address = {Montreal, Quebec, Canada},
    Annote = {full-paper-refereed},
    Author = {Corina Gurau and Jeff Hawke and Chi Hay Tong and Ingmar Posner},
    Booktitle = {Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) Workshop on ``Autonomously Learning Robots''},
    Keywords = {workshop_posner, Experience Based Classification},
    Month = {12 December},
    Pdf = {http://www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~mobile/Papers/2014NIPSWorkshop_gurau.pdf},
    Title = {Learning on the Job: Improving Robot Perception Through Experience},
    Year = {2014}}

Non-MRG Publications

2014

  • [PDF] A. Collet, B. Xiong, C. Gurau, M. Hebert, and S. S. Srinivasa, “HerbDisc: Towards lifelong robotic object discovery,” The International Journal of Robotics Research, p. 278364914546030, 2014.
    [Bibtex]

    @article{collet2014herbdisc,
    title={HerbDisc: Towards lifelong robotic object discovery},
    author={Collet, Alvaro and Xiong, Bo and Gurau, Corina and Hebert, Martial and Srinivasa, Siddhartha S},
    pdf={http://www.ri.cmu.edu/pub_files/2014/0/discovery.pdf},
    journal={The International Journal of Robotics Research},
    pages={0278364914546030},
    year={2014},
    publisher={SAGE Publications}
    }

2013

  • [PDF] A. Collet, B. Xiong, C. Gurau, M. Hebert, and S. S. Srinivasa, “Exploiting domain knowledge for object discovery,” in Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2013 IEEE International Conference on, 2013, pp. 2118-2125.
    [Bibtex]

    @inproceedings{collet2013exploiting,
    title={Exploiting domain knowledge for object discovery},
    author={Collet, Alvaro and Xiong, Bo and Gurau, Corina and Hebert, Martial and Srinivasa, Siddhartha S},
    pdf={http://www.ri.cmu.edu/pub_files/2013/5/icra13.pdf},
    booktitle={Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2013 IEEE International Conference on},
    pages={2118--2125},
    year={2013},
    organization={IEEE},
    }