Mobile robotics is one of the cornerstones of the MAPIR research. Our work includes (but is not limited to) a variety of fields like robot mapping and localization, robot task planning and world modelling, human-robot interaction, etc.
Our group carries out applied research in computer vision focused on mobile robotics and automated recognition. We work on developing new strategies in the domain of monocular and stereo vision, RGB-D vision, laser and TOF perception, motion recovery, 3D map reconstruction, Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) and image registration.
We do research in the frontier of AI and robotics to analyze the role and advantages of integrating cognitive processes such as decision making, knowledge inference, abstraction, etc., in real robots at all levels of their architectures.
Mobile olfactory robots can be used in a number of relevant application areas where a better understanding of a gas distribution is needed, such as environmental monitoring and safety and security related fields.