Organisation: Vision for Robotics Lab, School of Informatics, IPAB, University of Edinburgh, U.K.
Address: Crichton Street 10, EH8 9HE Edinburgh, U.K.
Contact: Dr. Margarita Chli (Tel: +44 (0) 131 6 503128, mchli(at)inf.ed.ac.uk )
The newly established Vision for Robotics Lab led by Dr. Margarita Chli investigates vision-based perception for robots such as small UAVs and apart from have strong international collaborations it is has key involvement in the £6.1M Robotarium initiative to create a cutting edge Robotics Centre in Edinburgh. The lab is part of the School of Informatics, which hosts a multitude of international and world-leading researchers. With Edinburgh leading the scores table in Computer Science and Informatics in the last two Research Assessment Exercises (RAE), the School has established itself as the largest and best Informatics research center in the UK, while the University of Edinburgh has been consistently ranked amongst the world's top universities.
The Vision for Robotics Lab hosts extensive expertise in vision-based perception onboard agile vehicles such as small UAVs, with publications at top-tier conferences and journals (Google Scholar citations).
The head of the team has participated in multiple relecant projects connected to the subject of this challenge, such as the EU FP7 projects sFly http://sly.ethz.ch (2009-2012), myCopter http://mycopter.eu (2011-2014) and SHERPA http://sherpa-project.eu (2013-2017), as well as the collaboration project with Leica Geosystems and Hecagon Technology Center GmBH on Mobile surveying with a visual-inertial sensor (2013), which was funded by the Swiss Commition for Technology and Innovation (CTI/KTI).