Autonomous Robots

Our research focuses in localization and mapping in dense urban environments, mapping of unstructured environments, computational offloading techniques, and hardware accelerators for ROS.

Publications

[1] Li Qingqing, Jussi Taipalmaa, Jorge Peña Queralta, Tuan Nguyen Gia, Moncef Gabbouj, Hannu Tenhunen, Jenni Raitoharju, Tomi Westerlund, "Towards Active Vision with UAVs in Marine Search and Rescue: Analyzing Human Detection at Variable Altitudes", IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR) (2020) (View) (Download)

[2] Jorge Peña Queralta, Jussi Taipalmaa, Bilge Can Pullinen, Victor Kathan Sarker, Tuan Nguyen Gia, Hannu Tenhunen, Moncef Gabbouj, Jenni Raitoharju, Tomi Westerlund, "Collaborative Multi-Robot Search and Rescue: Planning, Coordination, Perception and Active Vision", IEEE Access (2020) (View) (Download) (Google Scholar) (arXiv)

[3] Wenshuai Zhao, Jorge Peña Queralta, Tomi Westerlund, "Sim-to-Real Transfer in Deep Reinforcement Learning for Robotics: a Survey", IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (2020) (View) (Download)

[4] Li Qingqing, Paavo Nevalainen, Jorge Peña Queralta, Jukka Heikkonen and Tomi Westerlund, "Localization in Unstructured Environments: Towards Autonomous Robots in Forests with Delaunay Triangulation", Remote Sensing (2020) (View) (Download) (Researchgate) (arXiv)

[5] Victor Kathan Sarker, Li Qingqing and Tomi Westerlund, "3D Perception with Low-cost 2D LIDAR and Edge Computing for Enhanced Obstacle Detection", IEEE International Conference on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems (ICPS) (2020) (View) (Download) (Researchgate)

[6] Wang Shule, Carmen Martínez Almansa, Jorge Peña Queralta, Zhuo Zou, Tomi Westerlund, "UWB-Based Localization for Multi-UAV Systems and Collaborative Heterogeneous Multi-Robot Systems: a Survey", The 15th International Conference on Future Networks and Communications (2020) (View) (Download) (arXiv)

[7] Jorge Peña Queralta, Fu Yuhong, Lassi Salomaa, Li Qingqing, Tuan Nguyen Gia, Zhuo Zou, Hannu Tenhunen, and Tomi Westerlund, "FPGA-based Architecture for a Low-Cost 3D Lidar Design and Implementation from Multiple Rotating 2D Lidars with ROS", IEEE Sensors (2019) (View) (Download) (Researchgate)

[8] Jorge Peña Queralta, Carmen Martínez Almansa, Fabrizio Schiano, Dario Floreano, Tomi Westerlund, "UWB-based System for UAV Localization in GNSS-Denied Environments: Characterization and Dataset", IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) (2020) (View) (Download) (arXiv)

[9] Jorge Peña Queralta, Li Qingqing, Zhuo Zou, and Tomi Westerlund, "Enhancing Autonomy with Blockchain and Multi-Access Edge Computing in Distributed Robotic Systems", The Fifth International Conference on Fog and Mobile Edge Computing (FMEC 2020) (2020) (View) (Download)

[10] Li Qingqing, Jorge Peña Queralta, Tuan Nguyen Gia, Hannu Tenhunen, Zhou Zou and Tomi Westerlund, "Visual Odometry Offloading in Internet of Vehicles with Compression at the Edge of the Network", The 12th International Conference on Mobile Computing and Ubiquitous Networking (2019) (View) (Download) (Researchgate)

[11] Li Qingqing, Fu Yuhong, Jorge Peña Queralta, Tuan Nguyen Gia, Hannu Tenhunen, Zhou Zou and Tomi Westerlund, "Edge Computing for Mobile Robots:Multi-Robot Feature-Based Lidar Odometry with FPGAs", The 12th International Conference on Mobile Computing and Ubiquitous Networking (2019) (View) (Download) (Researchgate) Best Student Poster Award

[12] Li Qingqing, Jorge Peña Queralta, Tuan Nguyen Gia, Zhuo Zou, Tomi Westerlund, "Multi Sensor Fusion for Navigation and Mapping in Autonomous Vehicles: Accurate Localization in Urban Environments", Unmanned Systems (2020) (View) (Download) (Researchgate) Nominated to Best Paper Award.

[13] Li Qingqing, Jorge Peña Queralta, Tuan Nguyen Gia, Zhuo Zou, Hannu Tenhunen and Tomi Westerlund, "Detecting Water Reflection Symmetries in Point Clouds for Camera Position Calibration in Unmanned Surface Vehicles", The 19th International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies (ISCIT) (2019) (View) (Download) (Researchgate)