Maurice Fallon is a Departmental Lecturer at the University of Oxford. His research is focused on probabilistic methods for localization and mapping. He has also made research contributions to state estimation for legged robots and is interested in dynamic motion planning and control. Of particular concern is developing methods which are robust in the most challenging situations by leveraging sensor fusion.
Dr. Fallon studied Electronic Engineering at University College Dublin and graduated in 2004. His PhD research in the field of acoustic source tracking was carried out in the Engineering Department of the University of Cambridge within the Signal Processing Group.
Immediately after his PhD he moved to MIT. He worked as a post-doc and a research scientist in the Marine Robotics Group from 2008-2012. From 2012-2015 he was the perception lead of MIT’s team in the DARPA Robotics Challenge – a multi-year competition developing technologies for semi-autonomous humanoid exploration and manipulation in disaster situations. The MIT DRC team competed in several phases of the international competition, finishing 7th.
From 2014, he was a Chancellor’s Fellow and Lecturer at University of Edinburgh. There he led research in collaboration with NASA’s humanoid robotics program before moving to Oxford in April 2017.
Dr. Fallon’s list of publications appears on Google Scholar here.
These publications have received best paper awards or nominations at ICRA (3 times), AAAI and Humanoids.