The Mobile Robotics laboratory is focused on robot navigation, particularly our interests are within Path Planning and Perception and how to combine both into new solutions for robotics. The full autonomy milestone for robots has not arrived yet, we are slowly closing the gap, however there are still many hindrances, such as uncertainty, scalability and reliability.
Some of our active research projects include dynamic environments, highly uncertain due to the pedestrians involved. Under these conditions, complex situations arise under the interaction with people, where known path planning techniques provide poor solutions. Our goal is the study and development of new prediction approaches, aiming to obtain a more intelligent robot motion behavior.