Round Table: Lino Marques - Mobile Robot Olfaction
The College of IS&T Round Table presents:
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mobile Robot Olfactions
Friday, September 19th, 2014
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
(Talk starts at noon.)
Pizza and sodas provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Olfaction plays a significant role in the way of life of most animals, being a particularly important sense for finding resources, avoiding threats and coordinating behaviors in social animals. Although it plays a major role in natural life, olfaction has been a disregarded sense inside the robotics community, being relatively few the groups researching its integration on mobile robots. This talk provides an overview of this area, identifying target applications and challenges for detecting odors with mobile robots, describing artificial olfactory systems for use in mobile robots and the methodologies employed both in single and multi-robot systems for searching odor sources and mapping odor fields.
Dr. Lino Marques heads the Field Robotics group of ISR-UC where he has lead several funded research projects and published more than 150 research papers in leading conferences and journals in his research area. His main research interests are in the areas of field and service robotics, robotics for environmental monitoring, and mobile robot olfaction. He holds BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Coimbra, Portugal, being Senior Lecturer at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of University of Coimbra and a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Systems and Robotics from that university.