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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.
*** 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 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.
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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Haofei Kuang, master student in the MARS Lab, presented our work at the Workshop on Underwater Robotics Perception at the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in Montreal, Canada. For this work we received the a Best Paper Award from the workshop.
The MARS group was participating at the RoboCup German Open 2019 with our small rescue robot. The six students and Prof. Schwertfeger went to Magdeburg, Germany with two robots. For a new team we performed very well, scoring points in every run. In July we will participate in the RoboCup Worldcup 2019 in Sydney, Australia. The lessons learned at the German Open will help us to prepare.
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Finally, our two newest members of the MARS Lab arrived - two Fetch Robotics Mobile Manipulation Systems. We will pursue research on mobile manipulation with them, specifically in the areas of service robotics and mobile manipulation for life science (i.e. the robots should do experiments with pipettes and so on.)
The PhD student Qingwen Xu got a DAAD scholarship for a 5 months research visit to Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany. She will joined the robotics group of Prof. Birk and do reseaerch on visual odometry and visual SLAM between May and August 2018
Also the PhD student Jiawei Hou is currently at a 6 month research visit to Oerebro University in Örebro, Sweden, where shejoined the Mobile Robotics and Olfaction lab of Prof. Lilienthal. She is staying there between August 2018 and February 2019.