When: Friday, Sept 6th 2019, 2p
Where: Rose St Building Seminar Area
Title: Resilient Perception for Robotics in Challenging Environmental Conditions: In a mine or a knee, in the presence of smoke, dust or refractive objects
Abstract: In this seminar we will discuss different methods and strategies to endow robots with resilient perception in a variety of particularly challenging conditions. The case studies we will consider include: visual-based localisation and mapping in underground mines and in minimally-invasive orthopedic surgery, multi-sensor localisation and obstacle detection in the presence of smoke, fog or airborne dust, and structure from motion in the presence of refractive objects.
Bio: Thierry Peynot is an Associate Professor and Mining3 Chair in Mining Robotics in the Robotics and Autonomous Systems Discipline at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia. He is also Program Director (Automation) at Mining3 in Brisbane. Between December 2007 and February 2014 he was a Research Fellow at the Australian Centre for Field Robotics (ACFR), The University of Sydney.
He received his PhD from LAAS-CNRS, University of Toulouse (INPT), France. From 2005 to 2007 he was also an Associate Lecturer at the University of Toulouse. In 2005 he also worked at NASA Ames Research Centre in California.
His current research interests focus on mobile robotics and autonomous systems in challenging environments, and include: resilient perception, multimodal sensing, sensor data fusion, robotic vision, mapping and localisation, and terrain traversability estimation for unmanned ground vehicles.