Welcome to the Autonomous Navigation and Perception Lab (ANPL) at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.
ANPL investigates problems related to single and multi-robot collaborative autonomous navigation and perception, with a particular focus on accurate and reliable operation in uncertain environments. Applications span a wide range of problems in mobile aerial, ground, indoor and space robotics. Research in the lab is highly multidisciplinary, involving both fundamental theoretical studies and experimental verification. Please visit Research and Publications pages to see ongoing research activities. The lab was founded by Assistant Professor Vadim Indelman in November 2014.
We are always looking for highly-motivated individuals to join our group, see details here.
Recent News [All News]:
- September 2016: Vadim Indelman will be chairing the sessions “Sensor Based Planning” and “Mobile Robots” at IROS 2016.
- July 2016: Two papers got accepted to IROS 2016: “Computationally Efficient Decision Making Under Uncertainty in High-Dimensional State Spaces” and “Multi-Robot Decentralized Belief Space Planning in Unknown Environments via Efficient Re-Evaluation of Impacted Paths“.
- June 2016: The paper “DA-BSP: Towards Data Association Aware Belief Space Planning for Robust Active Perception” got accepted to the European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2016). An extended version is available on arXiv.
- April 2016: Two papers got accepted to ICRA 2016 workshop “AI for Long-term Autonomy“.
- April 2016: Vadim Indelman will be co-chairing the session “AI Reasoning Methods” at ICRA 2016.
- April 2016: The paper “Incremental Distributed Inference from Arbitrary Poses and Unknown Data Association: Using Collaborating Robots to Establish a Common Reference Frame” has been published in IEEE Control Systems Magazine (CSM).
- March 2016: Shashank Pathak gets the prestigious PBC fellowship for outstanding postdoctoral researchers. Congrats’ Shashank!
- March 2016: Vadim Indelman will be chairing the session “SLAM and Autonomous Navigation” in the Israel Conference on Robotics (ICR). See detailed program here.
- February 2016: Vadim Indelman gave an invited talk on robust active perception at the IAAC workshop “Navigation Systems and Applications“.
- January 2016:
- Vadim Indelman will be teaching the course “Vision Aided Navigation” next semester (Spring 2016). See brief info here.
- Dmitry Kopitkov was awarded a Gutwirth and Jacobs excellence fellowship. Congratulations Dmitry!
- Antony Thomas was awarded a Sherman fellowship for interdisciplinary M.Sc. research. Congratulations Antony!
- The paper “No Correlations Involved: Decision Making Under Uncertainty in a Conservative Sparse Information Space” has been accepted to IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L) and to ICRA 2016.
- 5 papers got accepted to the Israel Conference on Robotics (ICR).
- December 2015: 3 papers got accepted to IACAS 2016.
- November 2015: Vadim Indelman gave an invited talk on “decision making and planning in sparse conservative belief space” at the IAAC workshop “Motion Control Methods in Robotics”. Slides can be found here.
- November 2015: Dr. Shashank Pathak joins our group as a Postdoctoral Fellow. Welcome Shashank!
- October 2015: Dr. Elina Moldavskaya joins our group as a research scientist. Welcome Elina!
- July 2015:
- Vadim Indelman received a 4-year ISF (Israel Science Foundation) grant.
- We got the best poster award (photo) at an RSS workshop “The Problem of Mobile Sensors” for the paper “Incremental Sparse GP Regression for Continuous-time Trajectory Estimation and Mapping”. An extended version of the paper will be presented at ISRR in September.
- Vadim Indelman gave an invited tutorial on ”distributed perception and estimation in multi-robot systems“ at an RSS workshop on Principles of Multi-Robot Systems. Slides can be found here and also on the official website of the Technical Committee on Multi-Robot Systems (TC MRS) of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.
- Two papers got accepted to ISRR 2015: “Towards Cooperative Multi-Robot Belief Space Planning in Unknown Environments” and “Incremental Sparse GP Regression for Continuous-time Trajectory Estimation and Mapping“.
- The paper “Towards Multi-Robot Active Collaborative State Estimation via Belief Space Planning” has been accepted to IROS 2015.
- The paper “Towards Information-Theoretic Decision Making in a Conservative Information Space” has been presented at ACC 2015. Slides are available here.
- Three RSS workshop papers got accepted (see Publications).
- The schedule of the Workshop on Multiple View Geometry in Robotics (MVIGRO), to be held in conjunction with RSS 2015, is now published online. Hope to see many of you there!
- June 2015: Lab website goes live.
- May 2015: Vadim Indelman will be giving an invited talk on “distributed perception and estimation in multi-robot systems” at the workshop on Principles of Multi-Robot Systems, that will be held in July in conjunction with RSS 2015.
- April 2015: An extended version of the paper “Incremental Sparse GP Regression for Continuous-time Trajectory Estimation & Mapping” now appears on ArXiv.
- March 2015: The paper Incremental Light Bundle Adjustment for Structure From Motion and Robotics has been accepted to the Journal of Robotics and Autonomous Systems.
- March 2015: Vadim Indelman is co-organizing a Workshop on Multiple View Geometry in Robotics, in conjunction with RSS 2015 – first Call for Papers will be out soon.
- February 2015: The paper Towards Information-Theoretic Decision Making in a Conservative Information Space has been accepted to ACC 2015.
- February 2015: Two papers got accepted to ICRA 2015: “Distributed Real-time Cooperative Localization and Mapping using an Uncertainty-Aware Expectation Maximization Approach“, and “Information-based Reduced Landmark SLAM.
- January 2015: Vadim Indelman will be teaching a new joint-level course in Spring 2015 semester: Vision Aided Navigation (086761). See further details here. Hope to see many of you there!
- December 2014: The paper Incremental Sparse GP Regression for Continuous-time Trajectory Estimation and Mapping has been presented in NIPS workshop on Autonomously Learning Robots.
- November 2014: The paper Planning in the Continuous Domain: a Generalized Belief Space Approach for Autonomous Navigation in Unknown Environments has been accepted to the International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR).
- October 2014: Incremental Light Bundle Adjustment is now published as a book chapter in edited Springer collection New Development in Robot Vision.
- October 2014: Our paper – Concurrent filtering and smoothing: A parallel architecture for real-time navigation and full smoothing – has been accepted to the International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR) and is now published online.
- September 2014: Vadim Indelman is a Program Committee member of RSS 2015 (Robotics: Science and Systems Conference).
Recent Videos [Youtube Channel]
RGBD mapping of Aerospace Department
Data association aware belief space planning
Multi-robot belief space planning
Multi-robot inference and data association
Planning in Generalized Belief Space