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Localisation answers the all important: "Where am I?" This is a fundamental requirement of mobile robots. To be useful mobile robots have to have a sense of place. Exactly how this question is framed and indeed how it is answered is ...
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The Mapping theme is all about building useful representations of workspaces. Sometimes these maps are used by our robots to localise. Sometimes the maps are themselves intrinsically valuable as surveys which contain both spatial and semantic information. Building maps over large ...
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Perception answers the essential question of "What is around me?" Situational awareness is crucial for safe operation in real-world, dynamic environments. In this research topic we examine how to equip machines with a semantic understanding of the world, how we ...
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Much of our localisation, perception and mapping work uses multiple sensors. Sometimes we are talking about simple sets of cameras but frequently we are dealing with combinations of inertial, laser and camera sensors. These sensors are deployed across the physical ...
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Planning answers the question "How should I act?" This is an essential part of the autonomy pipeline as these algorithms govern how we interact with the world. This is quite difficult as the planning problem makes use of the outputs ...
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Legged Robots

Humans and animal can achieve extraordinary agility by dynamically walking, running and leaping over rough terrain.  In addition large parts of the outdoor as well as the built environment are only accessible with legs. We are researching the dynamics and ...
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