Margarita Chli




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

Previously, I was at the Robot Vision Group of Imperial College London, where I obtained my PhD on Applying Information Theory to Efficient SLAM under the supervision of Andrew Davison.

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).

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Jun 13th 2016

Basic concepts and algorithms for locomotion, perception, and intelligent navigation. Robots are rapidly evolving from factory workhorses, which are physically bound to their work-cells, to increasingly complex machines capable of performing challenging tasks in our daily environment. The objective of this course is to provide the basic concepts and algorithms required to develop mobile robots that act autonomously in complex environments.

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