I am Chancellor's Fellow and Lecturer (Assistant Professor), leading the Vision for Robotics Lab at the Institute of Perception, Action and Behaviour (IPAB) of the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. Previously, I was at the Autonomous Systems Lab (ASL) of ETH Zurich, where I held the post of Deputy Director, Senior Researcher and Lecturer between 2010-2013.

My PhD on Applying Information Theory to Efficient SLAM has been supervised by Andrew Davison at the Robot Vision Group of Imperial College London.

My research interest is in Vision for Robotics, focusing on real-time perception for micro-aerial vehicles and I have the pleasure to work with some brilliant students and researchers in this area, leading the scientific activities in the following European projects:

AEROWORKS, investigating the technologies to enable collaboration of multiple small aircraft equipt with manipulators for the purpose of industrial inspection,

SHERPA, aiming at developing a robotic team to aid alpine search and rescue,

myCopter, researching the technologies necessary for automating personal aerial transportation,

sFly, building a small swarm of micro helicopters equiped with cameras to autonomously map a disaster area (article in IEEE Spectrum).

I am teaching part of the Autonomous Mobile Robotics Masters course, while I am also supervising Masters and Bachelors projects.

More details about my work here.


December 2014 - Two PhD studentships are available immediately as part of the AEROWORKS EU project.

November 2014 - Lucas Teixeira is now a PhD student at the Vision for Robotics Lab, working on visual perception for small aircraft.

November 2014 - Dragos Stanciu has joined my group as a PhD student to investigate the applicability of DVS sensing in robot navigation.

July 2014 - Shuji Oishi from Kyushu University, Japan is visiting my group to work on scene reconstruction.

May 2014 - Check out the new openining for a PhD student at the Vision for Robotics Lab.

May 2014 - Andreas Jäger from ETH Zurich is visiting my group to work on 3D reconstruction.

April 2014 - Elena Stumm from LAAS-CNRS is visiting my group to work on Place recognition.

February 2014 - Following great effort from all lecturers involved and the ETH Zurich production team, our Autonomous Mobile Robot course has been turned into a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) running for the first time this year with over 14'000 participants! Feel free to try it out yourself here.