Principal Research Scientist at Disney Research Zurich
Applications of Computer Vision and Robotics in Theme Parks
4 April 2019, 9:30 – 10:30 am
Building 06.2 Room 406
This talk presents three recent projects on computer vision and mobile robots for Theme Parks
- Paintcopter is a drone for doing spray painting. The drone is fitted with a paint arm and a pan-tilt nozzle, and has a paint-power line to a ground station. Results are shown for painting 3D structures.
- StreetMap is a project on robot localization using a downward-facing camera, and doing mapping and localization from natural ground texture i.e. without modifying the ground with fiducials. Results are shown for localising off tarmac.
- Feeling Fireworks is a tactile user interface that allows blind and low-vision users to feel vibrational effects on a flexible screen that are meaningful tactile analogs to a visual firework show in the sky.
Paul Beardsley is a researcher with expertise in computer vision, in particular applied to robotics. Previous experience is with Disney Research Zurich and with MERL Mitsubishi Electric Research Lab in Boston. His PhD is from the Robotics Group at the University of Oxford.
Invitation: Hanno Scharr, IBG-2