Visual Processing For Robotic Platforms

Dr. José M. Carranza


In this talk I will present some examples of robotic platforms using cameras mounted on them in order to resolve a task. In this sense, an essential step is that of processing the visual data acquired with such cameras, but in particular, that of processing the visual data in real time. From simple shape recognition to 3D structure and camera motion estimation, real-time processing is a key element for a robotic platform to truly achieve autonomous behaviour, especially in a dynamic environment where sudden changes in the scene may require a rapid re-planning of the task or even when the robotic platform itself 


Dr. José Martínez-Carranza is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Eletrónica (INAOE), where he is member of the Robotics Laboratory. He obtained a BSc in Computer Science (Cum Laude) from the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla in 2004, and a MSc in Computer Science (Best Student) from INAOE in 2007, both institutions in México. In 2012, he received his PhD from the University of Bristol in the UK, where he also worked as Research Assistant/Associate from 2012 to 2014. His interest include robotics, computer vision, machine learning applications, and high-performance computing. In 2015 he was awarded a 2 year Royal Society-Newton Advanced Fellowship.