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.
The January 18, 2018, issue of Nature includes a NatureJobs Carerr Guide: China. Among others it has an article called "China’s AI dreams" prominently featuring Prof. Sören Schwertfeger and his lab. It shows our Jackal Mapping Robot, that uses a Clearpath Jackal base together with some advanced sensors, like two Velodyne HDL32e 3D laser scanners and four 5MP Pointgrey cameras. Another picture is showing the PhD student Jiawei Hou and Prof. Schwertfeger working in the STAR Lab on antoher robot.
ABB and the STAR Lab are joining in a collaboration project to make the awesome ABB Yumi collaborative dual arm mobile. The ABB Robotics Research Center China is located just 7 km from ShanghaiTech University. The STAR Lab under the guidance of Prof. Sören Schwertfeger is providing expertise on mobile robots, localization and mapping as well as planning and control, while ABB is working on the mobile manipulation aspects. See a picture of an early prototype below.
The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China hosted an Artificial Intelligence Conference on November 16th 2017. Many interesting talks on the industry perspective related to AI were given by presenters from the Xuhui District Science and Technology Commission, the EU Delegation to China, Roland Berger, Baidu, Siemens and SAP. Prof. Schwertfeger was invited to talk about AI and robotics - from an academia perspective.
Special Issue on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR)
Journal of Field Robotics
Special Issue Guest Editors
- Sören Schwertfeger, ShanghaiTech University
- Kazunori Ohno, Tohoku University
The 15th IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics 2017 (SSRR2017) was held at the School of Information Science and Technology (SIST) of ShanghaiTech University between October 11 and 13, 2017. Prof. Sören Schwertfeger was the general chair of the conference.
On September 26, Zhi Xiangyang, a master student of the STAR Lab, presented out paper "Simultaneous Hand-Eye Calibration and Reconstruction" at IROS 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. The code for the paper is avaiable on github and the dataset is available here.
The 15th IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics 2017 (SSRR 2017) will be held at ShanghaiTech University between October 11 and 13 2017. Please see the conference website http://www.ssrr-conference.org/2017 for the program and registration information.
The IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems is calling for papers for a Special Issue on Introspective Methods for Reliable Autonomy in its September 2017 issue. After the successfull IROS 2017 workshop on Introspective Methods for Reliable Autonomy, we are now calling for journal contributions to these interesting topics. Prof. Schwertfeger is part of the Guest Editor team. Please see the call for papers.