About

Matt is a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Mobile Robotics Group and a Junior Research Fellow at Kellogg College.

In terms of enabling autonomy of intelligent machines, Matt is interested in navigation and scene understanding in general, including: mapping, localisation, detection, and segmentation. In all of these cases he is particularly interested in achieving more robust performance in challenging conditions for vision and LiDAR and is similarly an enthusiastic adopter of FMCW scanning radar.

Matt has contributed to various projects at ORI, including: Europa2, DRIVEN, SAX and ADE.

Matt holds a BSc in Mechatronics Engineering from the University of Cape Town and a DPhil in Engineering Science from Keble College.

Publications

2020

  • [PDF] D. Barnes, M. Gadd, P. Murcutt, P. Newman, and I. Posner, “The Oxford Radar RobotCar Dataset: A Radar Extension to the Oxford RobotCar Dataset,” in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Paris, 2020.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{RadarRobotCarDatasetICRA2020,
    address = {Paris},
    author = {Barnes, Dan and Gadd, Matthew and Murcutt, Paul and Newman, Paul and Posner, Ingmar},
    title = {The Oxford Radar RobotCar Dataset: A Radar Extension to the Oxford RobotCar Dataset},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)},
    url = {https://arxiv.org/abs/1909.01300},
    pdf = {https://arxiv.org/pdf/1909.01300.pdf},
    year = {2020}
    }
  • [PDF] S. Saftescu, M. Gadd, D. De Martini, D. Barnes, and P. Newman, “Kidnapped Radar: Topological Radar Localisation using Rotationally-Invariant Metric Learning,” in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Paris, 2020.
    [Bibtex]
    @InProceedings{KidnappedRadarArXiv,
    author = {Saftescu, Stefan and Gadd, Matthew and De Martini, Daniele and Barnes, Dan and Newman, Paul},
    title = {{Kidnapped Radar: Topological Radar Localisation using Rotationally-Invariant Metric Learning}},
    booktitle = {{Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)}},
    url = {https://arxiv.org/abs/2001.09438},
    pdf = {https://arxiv.org/pdf/2001.09438.pdf},
    address = {Paris},
    year = {2020},
    }
  • [PDF] W. Maddern, G. Pascoe, M. Gadd, D. Barnes, B. Yeomans, and P. Newman, “Real-time Kinematic Ground Truth for the Oxford RobotCar Dataset,” arXiv preprint arXiv: 2002.10152, 2020.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{RCDRTKArXiv,
    author = {Will Maddern and Geoffrey Pascoe and Matthew Gadd and Dan Barnes and Brian Yeomans and Paul Newman},
    title = {{Real-time Kinematic Ground Truth for the Oxford RobotCar Dataset}},
    journal = {arXiv preprint arXiv: 2002.10152},
    url = {https://arxiv.org/pdf/2002.10152},
    pdf = {https://arxiv.org/pdf/2002.10152.pdf},
    year = {2020}
    }
  • [PDF] M. Gadd, D. De Martini, and P. Newman, “Look Around You: Sequence-based Radar Place Recognition with Learned Rotational Invariance,” in IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium (PLANS), Portland, OR, USA, 2020.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{gadd2020lookaroundyou,
    author = {Gadd, Matthew and De Martini, Daniele and Newman, Paul},
    title = {{Look Around You: Sequence-based Radar Place Recognition with Learned Rotational Invariance}},
    booktitle={IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium (PLANS)},
    year = {2020},
    address = {Portland, OR, USA},
    month = {April},
    pdf = {http://www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~mobile/Papers/PLANS_Radar_SeqSLAM.pdf},
    }
  • [PDF] T. Suleymanov, M. Gadd, L. Kunze, and P. Newman, “LiDAR Lateral Localisation Despite Challenging Occlusion from Traffic,” in IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium (PLANS), Portland, OR, USA, 2020.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{suleymanov2020lidar,
    author = {Suleymanov, Tarlan and Gadd, Matthew and Kunze, Lars and Newman, Paul},
    title = {{LiDAR Lateral Localisation Despite Challenging Occlusion from Traffic}},
    booktitle={IEEE/ION Position, Location and Navigation Symposium (PLANS)},
    year = {2020},
    address = {Portland, OR, USA},
    month = {April},
    pdf = {http://www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~mobile/Papers/PLANS_el3.pdf},
    }
  • [PDF] P. Kaul, D. De Martini, M. Gadd, and P. Newman, “RSS-Net: Weakly-Supervised Multi-Class Semantic Segmentation with FMCW Radar,” in Proceedings of the IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV), Las Vegas, NV, USA, 2020.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{kaul2020rssnet,
    author = {Kaul, Prannay and De Martini, Daniele and Gadd, Matthew and Newman, Paul},
    title = {{RSS-Net: Weakly-Supervised Multi-Class Semantic Segmentation with FMCW Radar}},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV)},
    year = {2020},
    address = {Las Vegas, NV, USA},
    month = {June},
    Pdf = {http://www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~mobile/Papers/Radar_Semantic_Segmentation.pdf},
    }
  • [PDF] M. Gadd, D. De Martini, L. Marchegiani, L. Kunze, and P. Newman, “Sense-Assess-eXplain (SAX): Building Trust in Autonomous Vehicles in Challenging Real-World Driving Scenarios,” in Proceedings of the IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV), Workshop on Ensuring and Validating Safety for Automated Vehicles (EVSAV), 2020.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{gadd2020evsav,
    author = {Gadd, Matthew and De Martini, Daniele and Marchegiani, Letizia and Kunze, Lars and Newman, Paul},
    title = {{Sense-Assess-eXplain (SAX): Building Trust in Autonomous Vehicles in Challenging Real-World Driving Scenarios}},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV), Workshop on Ensuring and Validating Safety for Automated Vehicles (EVSAV)},
    year = {2020},
    Pdf = {http://www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~mobile/Papers/EVSAV_SAX.pdf},
    }
  • [PDF] D. Williams, D. De Martini, M. Gadd, L. Marchegiani, and P. Newman, “Keep off the Grass: Permissible Driving Routes from Radar with Weak Audio Supervision,” in IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference (ITSC), Rhodes, Greece, 2020.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{williams2020keep,
    author = {Williams, David and De Martini, Daniele and Gadd, Matthew and Marchegiani, Letizia and Newman, Paul},
    title = {{Keep off the Grass: Permissible Driving Routes from Radar with Weak Audio Supervision}},
    booktitle={IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference (ITSC)},
    year = {2020},
    address = {Rhodes, Greece},
    month = {September},
    Pdf = {http://www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~mobile/Papers/2020ITSC_Williams__Keep_off_the_Grass_.pdf},
    }

2019

  • [PDF] R. Aldera, D. De Martini, M. Gadd, and P. Newman, “Fast Radar Motion Estimation with a Learnt Focus of Attention using Weak Supervision,” in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Montreal, Canada, 2019.
    [Bibtex]
    @InProceedings{2019ICRA_aldera,
    author = {Aldera, Roberto and De Martini, Daniele and Gadd, Matthew and Newman, Paul},
    title = {Fast Radar Motion Estimation with a Learnt Focus of Attention using Weak Supervision},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Montreal, Canada},
    year = {2019},
    pdf = {http://www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~mobile/Papers/2019ICRA_aldera.pdf},
    }
  • [PDF] R. Aldera, D. De Martini, M. Gadd, and P. Newman, “What Could Go Wrong? Introspective Radar Odometry in Challenging Environments,” in IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC) Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 2019.
    [Bibtex]
    @InProceedings{2019ITSC_aldera,
    author = {Aldera, Roberto and De Martini, Daniele and Gadd, Matthew and Newman, Paul},
    title = {{What Could Go Wrong? Introspective Radar Odometry in Challenging Environments}},
    booktitle = {{IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC) Conference}},
    year = {2019},
    address = {Auckland, New Zealand},
    month = {October},
    pdf = {http://www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~mobile/Papers/2019ITSC_aldera.pdf},
    }
  • [PDF] S. Kyberd, J. Attias, P. Get, P. Murcutt, C. Prahacs, M. Towlson, S. Venn, A. Vasconcelos, M. Gadd, D. De Martini, and P. Newman, “The Hulk: Design and Development of a Weather-proof Vehicle for Long-term Autonomy in Outdoor Environments,” in International Conference on Field and Service Robotics (FSR), Tokyo, Japan, 2019.
    [Bibtex]
    @InProceedings{2019FSR_kyberd,
    author = {Kyberd, Stephen and Attias, Jonathan and Get, Peter and Murcutt, Paul and Prahacs, Chris and Towlson, Matthew and Venn, Simon and Vasconcelos, Andreia and Gadd, Matthew and De Martini, Daniele and Newman, Paul},
    title = {{The Hulk: Design and Development of a Weather-proof Vehicle for Long-term Autonomy in Outdoor Environments}},
    booktitle = {{International Conference on Field and Service Robotics (FSR)}},
    year = {2019},
    address = {Tokyo, Japan},
    month = {August},
    pdf = {http://www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~mobile/Papers/2019FSR_kyberd.pdf},
    }
  • [PDF] M. R. Balme, M. C. Curtis-Rouse, S. Banham, D. Barnes, R. Barnes, A. Bauer, C. C. Bedford, J. C. Bridges, F. E. G. Butcher, P. Caballo, A. Caldwell, A. J. Coates, C. Cousins, J. M. Davis, J. Dequaire, P. Edwards, P. Fawdon, K. Furuya, M. Gadd, P. Get, A. Griffiths, P. M. Grindrod, M. Gunn, S. Gupta, R. Hansen, J. K. Harris, L. J. Hicks, J. Holt, B. Huber, C. Huntly, I. Hutchinson, L. Jackson, S. Kay, S. Kyberd, H. N. Lerman, M. McHugh, W. J. McMahon, J. P. Muller, T. Ortner, G. Osinski, G. Paar, L. J. Preston, S. P. Schwenzer, R. Stabbins, Y. Tao, C. Traxler, S. Turner, L. Tyler, S. Venn, H. Walker, T. Wilcox, J. Wright, and B. Yeomans, “The 2016 UK Space Agency Mars Utah Rover Field Investigation (MURFI),” Planetary and Space Science, vol. 165, pp. 31-56, 2019.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{oro58259,
    title = {{The 2016 UK Space Agency Mars Utah Rover Field Investigation (MURFI)}},
    author = {M. R. Balme and M. C. Curtis-Rouse and S. Banham and D. Barnes and R. Barnes and A. Bauer and C. C. Bedford and J.C. Bridges and F. E. G. Butcher and P. Caballo and A. Caldwell and A. J. Coates and C. Cousins and J. M. Davis and J. Dequaire and P. Edwards and P. Fawdon and K. Furuya and M. Gadd and P. Get and A. Griffiths and P. M. Grindrod and M. Gunn and S. Gupta and R. Hansen and J. K. Harris and L. J. Hicks and J. Holt and B. Huber and C. Huntly and I. Hutchinson and L. Jackson and S. Kay and S. Kyberd and H. N. Lerman and M. McHugh and W. J. McMahon and J. P. Muller and T. Ortner and G. Osinski and G. Paar and L. J. Preston and S. P. Schwenzer and R. Stabbins and Y. Tao and C. Traxler and S. Turner and L. Tyler and S. Venn and H. Walker and T. Wilcox and J. Wright and B. Yeomans},
    year = {2019},
    month = {January},
    journal = {Planetary and Space Science},
    volume = {165},
    pages = {31-56},
    pdf={http://oro.open.ac.uk/58259/1/MURFI_Accepted_version.pdf}
    }

2018

  • [PDF] M. Gadd and P. Newman, “The Data Market: Policies for Decentralised Visual Localisation,” ArXiv e-prints, 2018.
    [Bibtex]
    @Article{2018ARXIV_gadd,
    author = {Gadd, Matthew and Newman, Paul},
    title = {{T}he {D}ata {M}arket: {P}olicies for {D}ecentralised {V}isual {L}ocalisation},
    journal = {ArXiv e-prints},
    year = {2018},
    month = Jan,
    archiveprefix = {arXiv},
    eprint = {1801.05607},
    pdf = {http://www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~mobile/Papers/2018ARXIV_gadd.pdf},
    primaryclass = {cs.RO},
    }

2017

  • [PDF] B. Yeomans, H. Porav, M. Gadd, D. Barnes, J. Dequaire, T. Wilcox, S. Kyberd, S. Venn, and P. Newman, “MURFI 2016 – From Cars to Mars: Applying Autonomous Vehicle Navigation Methods To a Space Rover Mission,” in Proceedings of the 14th Symposium on Advanced Space Technologies in Robotics and Automation (ASTRA), Leiden, Netherlands, 2017.
    [Bibtex]
    @InProceedings{BrianYeomansASTRA2017,
    author = {Yeomans, Brian and Porav, Horia and Gadd, Matthew and Barnes, Dan and Dequaire, Julie and Wilcox, Tom and Kyberd, Stephen and Venn, Simon and Newman, Paul},
    title = {MURFI 2016 - From Cars to Mars: Applying Autonomous Vehicle Navigation Methods To a Space Rover Mission},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the 14th Symposium on Advanced Space Technologies in Robotics and Automation (ASTRA)},
    year = {2017},
    address = {Leiden, Netherlands},
    pdf = {http://www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~mobile/Papers/2017ASTRA_yeomans.pdf},
    }
  • [PDF] M. R. Balme, M. C. Curtis-Rouse, S. Banham, D. Barnes, R. Barnes, A. Bauer, C. Bedford, J. Bridges, F. E. G. Butcher, P. Caballo, A. Caldwell, A. Coates, C. Cousins, J. Davis, J. Dequaire, P. Edwards, P. Fawdon, K. Furuya, M. Gadd, P. Get, A. Griffiths, P. M. Grindrod, M. Gunn, S. Gupta, R. Hansen, J. K. Harris, J. Holt, B. Huber, C. Huntly, I. Hutchinson, L. Jackson, S. Kay, S. Kybert, H. N. Lerman, M. McHugh, W. McMahon, J. P. Muller, G. Paar, L. J. Preston, S. Schwenzer, R. Stabbins, Y. Tao, C. Traxler, S. Turner, L. Tyler, S. Venn, H. Walker, J. Wright, and B. Yeomans, “UK Space Agency Mars Utah Rover Field Investigation 2016 (MURFI 2016): Overview of mission, aims and progress,” in 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC), The Woodlands, TX, USA, 2017.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{oro48661,
    booktitle = {48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC)},
    title = {{UK Space Agency Mars Utah Rover Field Investigation 2016 (MURFI 2016): Overview of mission, aims and progress}},
    author = {M. R. Balme and M. C. Curtis-Rouse and S. Banham and D. Barnes and R. Barnes and A. Bauer and C. Bedford and J. Bridges and F. E. G. Butcher and P. Caballo and A. Caldwell and A. Coates and C. Cousins and J. Davis and J. Dequaire and P. Edwards and P. Fawdon and K. Furuya and M. Gadd and P. Get and A. Griffiths and P. M. Grindrod and M. Gunn and S. Gupta and R. Hansen and J. K. Harris and J. Holt and B. Huber and C. Huntly and I. Hutchinson and L. Jackson and S. Kay and S. Kybert and H. N. Lerman and M. McHugh and W. McMahon and J. P. Muller and G. Paar and L. J. Preston and S. Schwenzer and R. Stabbins and Y. Tao and C Traxler and S. Turner and L. Tyler and S. Venn and H. Walker and J. Wright and B. Yeomans},
    month = {March},
    year = {2017},
    address = {The Woodlands, TX, USA},
    pdf={http://oro.open.ac.uk/48661/1/Balme_et_al_1837.pdf}
    }

2016

  • [PDF] M. Gadd and P. Newman, “Checkout My Map: Version Control for Fleetwide Visual Localisation,” in IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Daejeon, South Korea, 2016, pp. 5729-5736.
    [Bibtex]
    @InProceedings{GaddIROS2016,
    author = {Gadd, Matthew and Newman, Paul},
    title = {Checkout My Map: Version Control for Fleetwide Visual Localisation},
    booktitle = {IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)},
    year = {2016},
    pages = {5729-5736},
    address = {Daejeon, South Korea},
    month = {October},
    pdf = {http://www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~mobile/Papers/2016IROS_gadd.pdf},
    }

2015

  • [PDF] M. Gadd and P. Newman, “A Framework for Infrastructure-Free Warehouse Navigation,” in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Seattle, WA, USA, 2015, pp. 3271-3278.
    [Bibtex]
    @InProceedings{GaddICRA2015,
    author = {Gadd, Matthew and Newman, Paul},
    title = {A Framework for Infrastructure-Free Warehouse Navigation},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)},
    year = {2015},
    pages = {3271-3278},
    address = {Seattle, WA, USA},
    month = {May},
    pdf = {http://www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~mobile/Papers/2015ICRA_gadd.pdf},
    }