Roberto Aldera

/Roberto Aldera

Email: roberto_[at]_robots.ox.ac.uk

Bio

Roberto joined the Oxford Robotics Institute in 2017 as a DPhil student at Pembroke College. He completed his BSc (Eng) in Mechatronics at the University of Cape Town where his thesis focused on control and jump stabilisation of a bio-inspired mobile robot, drawing inspiration from jumping spiders and their use of silk draglines in aerial righting.

His research interests at the Oxford Robotics Institute are centred on navigation in mobile robotics using radar. When not in the lab, Roberto enjoys trail running and playing the guitar.

Publications

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,
    Title = {Fast Radar Motion Estimation with a Learnt Focus of Attention using Weak Supervision},
    Author = {Aldera, Roberto and De Martini, Daniele and Gadd, Matthew and Newman, Paul},
    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}
    }

Blog posts

Fast Radar Motion Estimation

Fast Radar Motion Estimation This blog post provides an overview of our paper “Fast Radar Motion Estimation with a Learnt Focus of Attention using Weak Supervision” by Roberto Aldera, Daniele De Martini, Matthew Gadd, and Paul Newman which was recently accepted for publication at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2019. [bibtex key="2019ICRA_aldera"] For a quick overview you can take a look at our video: Why radar? Radar is ideal for ego-motion estimation and localisation tasks as it is good at detecting stable environmental features under adverse weather and [...]

By |April 10th, 2019|Categories: MRG Highlights, ORI Blog|Tags: , |

What about radar?

Radar is awesome. When most people think of radar, they imagine a line sweeping around an old CRT display with its characteristic green hue - interrupted by approaching aircraft, or perhaps distant ships over the horizon. While our experience with cameras and GPS has remained up-to-date as hardware has advanced, our perceptions of radar are largely based on a sensor of the past. And even among roboticists who should know a little more about available sensors, this technology is underutilised. However, radar has advanced far beyond the point of crude object detection and is [...]

By |November 21st, 2018|Categories: ORI Blog|Tags: , , |
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