August 2010: There is currently a funded PhD studentship available under the joint supervision of Prof. Paul Kelly and myself on software tools for heterogeneous multicore/manycore/GPU architectures applied to real-time vision and mapping. This position (which could start soon if we find the right student) is funded by AMD. If you are interested, please contact… Read more »
June 2010: Dyson, with whom I’ve been working recently on robotics and vision applications, are currently looking for a Robotics System Engineer to work at their R&D centre in Malmesbury, UK. Ideally this will be someone with PhD level experience in computer vision or robotics but get in touch for more details. See the advertisement… Read more »
June 2010: I attended Robotics: Science and Systems, which was as usual a very stimulating conference, and particularly enjoyable this year as it was hosted by close colleagues and friends of mine in Zaragoza. We presented a paper by Hauke Strasdat, J. M. M. Montiel and myself called Scale Drift-Aware Large Scale Monocular SLAM. In… Read more »
June 2010: We attended CVPR and successfully presented our two papers (see the details below). Richard Newcombe also gave a live demo of his live dense reconstruction system. Here are a couple of example images of single camera reconstructions he did during the demo (click on the images to see large versions):
June 2010: We have just released a new open source (LGPL) software package for vision-based SLAM. The RobotVision library is available from openslam.org and offers various essential elements of a visual SLAM back-end, including bundle adjustment, feature initialisation, pose-graph optimisation and 2D/3D visualisation. This release features software used in our new paper to be presented… Read more »
May 2010: I am very happy that the paper “Real-Time Monocular SLAM: Why Filter?”, which I wrote with Hauke Strasdat and J. M. M. Montiel, has been awarded Best Vision Paper at ICRA 2010. Real-Time Monocular SLAM: Why Filter? (PDF format), Hauke Strasdat, J. M. M. Montiel and Andrew J. Davison, ICRA 2010 (Winner, Best… Read more »
April 2010: We have two papers accepted for CVPR 2010. Richard Newcombe and I have developed a breakthrough method for live dense reconstruction. Our system, which requires just a single standard hand-held video camera attached to a powerful PC, is capable of automatic reconstruction of a desktop-scale scene within just a few seconds as the… Read more »
February 2010: I only just realised that this is online… a talk I gave when I visited Microsoft Research in Redmond in September 2008.
February 2010: A new paper in collaboration with Hauke Strasdat and J. M. M. Montiel has been accepted for publication at ICRA 2010, and will be presented in one of the prestigious “50 Years of Robotics” special sessions. We think that this is important work which makes a rigorous analysis of the relative merits of… Read more »
December 2009: Well done to Margarita who passed her PhD viva in great style last week! She is going to stay in my group as a post-doc for the current time.