Robotic Data Gathering in the Wild

September 26, 2016 - 11:15am to 12:15pm
University of Minnesota
Keller 3-125

ABSTRACT: Mobile robots equipped with various sensors can gather data at unprecedented spatial and temporal scales and resolution. Over the years, our group has developed autonomous surface, ground and aerial vehicles for finding and localizing radio tagged animals. Recently, we've also developed robotic systems for yield estimation and farm monitoring. I will give an overview of these projects as well as some of the fundamental algorithmic problems we studied along the way.

BIO: Volkan Isler is an associate professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Minnesota. He is a fellow of the Informatics Institute and the Institute on the Environment, and 2010-12 McKnight Land-grant professor. He is currently an editor for the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society's Conference Editorial Board. In the past, he has served as an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Robotics and IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering. He was the chair of the RAS Technical Committee on Networked Robots. In 2008, he was awarded the NSF CAREER Award.