Simona Nobili, PhD candidate in the Institute of Perception, Action and Behaviour, has won a travel award to the 2017 RSS Women in Robotics Workshop.
The workshop will be held as part of the Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) conference to be held at MIT in Cambridge, MA in July. It is a mixed-audience, women-only speakers workshop that aims to raise visibility of women in robotics, strengthen the community and foster mentorship of female researchers.
Simona will present her research paper "Heterogeneous Sensor Fusion for Accurate State Estimation of Dynamic Legged Robots" during the conference. This paper combines motion estimation for the HyQ Quadruped with Simona's algorithms for robust localisation using LIDAR. The approach was demonstrated on the robot showing that it could trot or walk around an industrial environment while staying accurately positioned relative to a 3D map.
This work is in collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Genoa (Italy).
S. Nobili, M. Camurri, V. Barasuol, M. Focchi, D. G. Caldwell, C. Semini, and M. Fallon, "Heterogeneous Sensor Fusion for Accurate State Estimation of Dynamic Legged Robots".