I am Chancellor's Fellow and Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the Institute of Perception, Action and Behaviour (IPAB) of 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:

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.


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.