When: Thursday 27th of April, 1pm AEST
Where: This seminar will be partially presented at the Rose Street Seminar area (J04) and partially online via Zoom. RSVP
Speaker: Dr Viorela Ila
Title: Robotics in Dynamic Environments
Rigid body motion is a well studied topic in physics. In robotics in dynamic environment, we need to consider a new perspective of this problem since the motion of other bodies/objects in the scene is perceived by sensors (cameras, LIDARs, etc.) and this information is processed by the robot. This seminar will present a tutorial journey into representing the dynamic scenes for robotic applications from defining reference frames to constructing optimisation problems. There will be a lot of drawing and equations, so you might want to bring a pen and paper.
My research interests span from robot vision to advanced techniques for simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) and 3D reconstruction based on cutting-edge computational tools such as graphical models, modern optimization methods and information theory.
I received the Engineering degree in Industrial Engineering and Automation from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, in 2000 and the Ph.D. in Information Technologies from the University of Girona, Spain, in 2005. After the PhD studies, I joined the Robotics group at the Institut de Robótica i Informàtica Industrial, Barcelona, Spain. In 2009 I have been awarded the MICINN/FULBRIGHT post-doctoral fellowship which allowed me to join the group of Prof. Frank Dellaert at College of Computing, Georgia Tech, Atlanta US. In 2010, I joined the robotic group at LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France to work in the ROSACE project founded by RTRA-STAE. Between 2012 and 2014 I was research scientist at Brno University of Technology in Czech Republic. From 2015-2018 I was research fellow with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision at the Australian National University (ANU).