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The Mobile Autonomous Robotic Systems Lab (MARS Lab) at ShanghaiTech University is dedicated to research on intelligent and novel algorithms, software and also hardware for various robotic applications. It was found in August 2014 by Prof. Sören Schwertfeger of the School of Information Science and Technology of ShanghaiTech University. The lab is dedicated to excellence in research and teaching in robotics and is part of the STAR Center. Additionally Prof. Schwertfeger and the MARS Lab are part of the Shanghai Institute of Fog Computing Technology (SHIFT). If you are interested in joining or visiting the lab, please refer to the respective advertisement on the openings page.
On January 2nd 2020 the MARS Lab held its New Years Party 2020 with hotpot and Werewolf games.
The 2019 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO) was held in Dali, Yunnan, China, from Dec 6 to 8, 2019. The conference, which will be held in Florence, Italy next year, accepted 403 papers from 739 paper submissions for oral presentations. The ShanghaiTech Automation and Robotics Center (STAR Center) groups of Prof. Sören Schwertfeger and Prof. Andre Rosendo submitted and got accepted 5 papers to ROBIO 2019.
The paper with the title “Furniture Free Mapping using 3D Lidars” by master student Zhenpeng He, PhD student Jiawei Hou and Sören Schwertfeger was awarded as a Best Paper Finalist for ROBIO 2019. In that paper a Simultaneous Localization And Mapping (SLAM) method is described that can automatically segment 3D Laser Scans into walls, furniture, doors (open and closed!) and ground and ceiling to create furniture free 2D and 3D maps. The paper was presented by the master student Zhenpeng He. https://arxiv.org/pdf/1911.00663
The MARS Lab PhD Student Jiawei Hou presented our paper "Area Graph: Generation of Topological Maps using the Voronoi Diagram" at the 9th International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR) in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
Two MARS Lab students presented papers at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems conference (IROS) 2019 in Macao.
Haofei Kuang presented the paper: Kuang, H., Q. Xu, X. Long, and S. Schwertfeger, "Pose Estimation for Omni-directional Cameras using Sinusoid Fitting", IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS): IEEE Press, 2019. arXiv
Qingwen Xu presented paper: Chavez, A. Gomez, Q. Xu, C. Atanas Mueller, S. Schwertfeger, and A. Birk, "Adaptive Navigation Scheme for Optimal Deep-Sea Localization Using Multimodal Perception Cues", IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS): IEEE Press, 2019. arXiv
CGTN (China Global Television Network) aired a documentary about "China's AI Revolution", prominently featuring Prof. Schwertfeger, the MARS Lab and ShanghaiTech University. You can see the full video online: https://america.cgtn.com/2019/10/18/big-story-chinas-ai-revolution (MARS Lab coverage starts at 41:30).
The MARS Lab PhD Student Qingwen Xu presented our paper at the 26th IEEE International Conference on Image Processing in Taipei. The paper title was was "Improved Fourier Mellin Invariant for Robust Rotation Estimation with Omni-cameras".
Xiaoling Long and Prof. Schwertfeger presented two papers at the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR) in Würzburg, Germany. The conference was held between September 2 and 4 2019.
Impression of Würzburg.
*** FRONTIERS IN ROBOTICS AND AI - ROBOT AND MACHINE VISION ***
*** SPECIAL ISSUE (RESEARCH TOPIC): ROBOTICS PERCEPTION IN ADVERSARIAL ENVIRONMENTS ***
- January 31st, 2020: Manuscript Submission
- Review and publishing (if accepted) of the manuscripts will be on a rolling-basis.
The students Yijun Yuan and Chen Hongyu each presented a paper at the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Real-time Computing and Robotics (RCAR) in Irkutsk, Russia. The conference was held between August 6 and 11 2019.
The MARS Lab participated in the RoboCup Rescue Worldchampionships 2019 in Sydney, Australia. This is the first time we participated in the international competition. Our approach to the rescue robotics problem is to develop a quite small robot for narrow spaces. Six graduate students participated in Sydney between July 2nd and 8th, 2019.
At the ceremony at ShanghaiTech today we celebrated the graduation the bachelor and the master students!
From left to right: Bachelor: Bai Song, Ruijian Li, Xiting Zhao, Jiadi Cui (Bachelor with Prof. Laurent Kneip, future graduate student in the MARS Lab),
Shan Zeyong (Master), Prof. Sören Schwertfeger, Bachelor: Jianxiong Cai, Rong Yuyang (worked in MARS Lab, Bachelor with Prof. Liangfeng Zhang)
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Undergraduate student team from MARS Lab won one first prize in “Challenge Cup” National Undergraduate Curricular Academic Science and Technology Works (Shanghai division) and they will participant the national competition on behalf of Shanghai later this year. The members include Zehao Zhao, Xiting Zhao, Yiming Yin, Zhihao Zhang, Zhijie Yang and Hankai Liu and they are supervised by Prof. Sören Schwertfeger. Their topic is about SLAM rescue robots suitable for all terrain. The robot is designed to collect data in post-disaster environments inappropriate for rescue crews either automaticly or by remote control. Motion detection, thermal imaging and carbon dioxide sensors are also attached to it to get more information. The idea of this project is comes from their Robocup Rescue Robot participation, which is also supervised by Prof. Schwertfeger. The Shanghaitech Student Innovation Center also gives a lot of support on this project.
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