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Martin David Adams

Full Professor

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


Robotics, autonomous navigation, stochastic sensor processing, signal processing, estimation and control, tracking.

Educación

  •  Robotics, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD. Reino Unido, 1992
  •  Engineering Science, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD. Reino Unido, 1988
  •  Engineering Science, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD. Reino Unido, 2001

Experiencia Académica

  •   Associate Professor Full Time

    NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY SINGAPORE

    Singapur, Singapur

    2000 - 2010

  •   Full professor Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

    Facultad de Ciencias Fisicas y Matematicas

    Santiago, Chile

    2010 - A la fecha

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Research Scientist Full Time

    European Semiconductor Equipment Center

    Zug, Suiza

    1996 - 2000

Formación de Capital Humano


I have supervised 9 PhD students and co supervised 4 PhD students. 10 of these students have graduated, 3 are still on-going. Details as follows:

PhD Students supervised:

1. Felipe Inostroza, Universidad de Chile, PhD Thesis Title: "Addressing Data Association in Maximum Likelihood SLAM with Random Finite Sets", Expected to graduate 2020.

2. Pablo Barrios, Universidad de Chile, PhD Thesis Title: “Metrics for Evaluating Robotic Mapping Performance & Map Registration”, Expected to graduate 2020.

3. Edgardo Ramírez, Universidad de Chile, PhD Thesis Title: “Controlling Soft Robotic Manipulators”, Expected to graduate 2021.

4. Daniel Luhr, Universidad de Chile, PhD Thesis Title: "Improved Stochastic Detection Algorithms with Applications in Radar and Ladar Based Robotic mapping", Graduated 2018.

5. Tang Fan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, PhD Thesis Title: “Multi-Scale Space Smoothing and Segmentation of Range Data for Robot Navigation”, Graduated 2010.

6. Ebi Jose, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, PhD Thesis Title: “Automatic Feature Detection and Terrain Mapping Using Millimeter Wave Radar for Autonomous Land Vehicle Navigation”, Graduated 2009.

7. Ng Teck Chew, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, PhD Thesis Title: “Autonomous Vehicle Following – A Virtual Trailer Link Approach”, Graduated 2009.

8. John Mullane, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, PhD Thesis Title: “Autonomous Navigation: On Issues Concerning Measurement Uncertainty”, Graduated 2008.

9. Liu Bingbing, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, PhD Thesis Title: “Multi-Aided Inertial Based Localization for Outdoor Ground Vehicles”, Graduated 2007.

PhD Students co-supervised:

1. Lochana Perera, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, PhD Thesis Title: “On the Issues of Localization and Mapping in Outdoor Unstructured Environments for Mobile Robot Navigation”, Graduated 2006.

2. Xu Lin, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, PhD Thesis Title: “Laser Scanning Imaging System for Underwater Robotics Vehicle”, Graduated 2006.

3. Nadine Tschichold-Gurman, ETH-Zurich, Switzerland, PhD Thesis Title: “RuleNet – A New Knowledge-Based Artificial Neural Network Model with Application Examples in Robotics”, Graduated 1996.

4. Sjur Vestli, ETH-Zurich, Switzerland, PhD Thesis Title: “Fast, Accurate and Robust Estimation of Mobile Robot Position and Orientation”, Graduated 1996.

I have supervised 8 Master's level students. 7 of these students have graduated, 1 is still on-going.

Master’s Students supervised:

1. Clayder Gonzales, Universidad de Chile, MSc Thesis Title: "Feature Extraction for SLAM with Sparse Point Cloud Data", Graduated 2019.

2. Angelo Falchetti, Universidad de Chile, MSc Thesis Title: "Random Finite Sets in Visual SLAM", Graduated 2016.

3. Felipe Inostroza, Universidad de Chile, MSc Thesis Title: "The Estimation of Detection Statistics in Simultaneous localization and mapping", Graduated 2014.

4. Johnathon Leong, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, MSc Thesis Title: “Multi-Resolution Hybrid Mapping for Autonomous Platforms”, Graduated 2010.

5. Chhay Sok, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, MSc Thesis Title: “On the Issues of Visually Aided Feature Extraction from 3D Range Data”, Graduated 2010.

6. Tobias Gunawan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, MSc Thesis Title: “Probabilistic Map Building Using Millimeter-wave Radar”, Graduated 2010.

7. Andre Kerstens, ETH-Zurich, Switzerland, MSc Thesis Title: “Robotic Navigation with 3D Laser Range Data”, Graduated 1995.

8. Daniel Flur, ETH-Zurich, Switzerland, MSc Thesis Title: “Robotic Navigation with Sonar”, Graduated 1994.


Difusión y Transferencia


Invited Key Note Speeches:

2nd International Conference on Engineering, UPAO, 2016 Peru “Advances in Autonomous Navigation, Space Situational Awareness & Tracking” Nov. 2016

6th Peruvian Congress of Mechatronic Engineering, 2016 Peru “Random Finite Set Based SLAM with Radar” Aug. 2015

IX Sematron Conference, University of Sao Paulo Brazil “New Concepts in Robotic Navigation & Mapping” May 2013

IEEE Int’l Conf. Control, Automation Information Sciences (ICCAIS) Vietnam “Autonomous Navigation: Achievements in Complex Environments” Nov. 2012

Brazilian Conf. on Critical Embedded Systems (CBSEC), 2011 Brazil “Autonomous Navigation: Achievements in Complex Environments” May 2011

IEEE Int’l Conf. Robotics & Biomimetics China “Autonomous Navigation: Achievements in Complex Environments” Dec. 2006

IEEE Int’l Conf. on Information & Automation Sri Lanka “Autonomous Navigation: Achievements in Complex Environments”, Dec. 2006.


Premios y Distinciones

  •   Chair, IEEE Robotics & Automation Society, Chilean Chapter

    IEEE

    Chile, 2015

    From 2015 to present I have been the Chair of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, Chilean Chapter.

  •   Conicyt, Fondecyt Project Proposal Award

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

    Chile, 2015

    In the national Conicyt, Fondecyt funding competition, my project proposal: “Advances in SLAM based on Visual, Lidar and Radar Statistical Detection Modelling and Random Finite Sets” was ranked second place in Chile. I received a prize for this achievement from the Universidad de Chile, at the 2015 academic inauguration ceremony.

  •   IEEE Sensors Journal, top 50 downloaded articles award:

    IEEE

    Estados Unidos, 2015

    Our IEEE Sensors journal article “Radar Noise Reduction Based on Binary Integration”, by my PhD student Daniel Luhr and myself, was recognized to be amongst the top 50 most downloaded articles.

  •   IEEE ICCAIS Conference Best Paper Award

    IEEE

    Vietnam, 2013

    Our IEEE International Conference on Control, Automation and Information Sciences article “An Improved Weighting Strategy for Rao-Blackwellized Probability Hypothesis Density Simultaneous Localization and Mapping”, by my former post-doctoral research student Keith Leung, my Ph.D. student Felipe Inostroza and myself, received best conference paper award.

  •   IEEE Senior Member

    IEEE

    Estados Unidos, 2008

    Awarded IEEE Senior member status.


 

Article (35)

Feature Detection With a Constant FAR in Sparse 3-D Point Cloud Data
Delta-Generalized Labeled Multi-Bernoulli Si- multaneous Localization and Mapping with an Optimal Kernel-Based Particle Filtering Approach
Rock lithological classification by hyperspectral, range 3D and color images
Modelling Detection Statistics in Feature Based Robotic Navigation for Range Sensors
Robust Joint Target Detection and Tracking for Space Situational Awareness
Chilean underground mine dataset
Classification of rock lithology by laser range 3D and color images
Metrics for Evaluating Feature-Based Mapping Performance
Relating Random Vector and Random Finite Set Estimation in Navigation, Mapping, and Tracking
Multifeature-based importance weighting for the PHD SLAM filter
Radar noise reduction based on binary integration
SLAM Gets a PHD New Concepts in Map Estimation
Circumventing the Feature Association Problem in SLAM
A Random-Finite-Set Approach to Bayesian SLAM
Laser and Radar Based Robotic Perception
Random Finite Sets for Robot Mapping and SLAM: New Concepts in Autonomous Robotic Map Representations
Predicting Millimetre Wave Radar Spectra for Autonomous Navigation
SLAM with Joint Sensor Bias Estimation: Closed Form Solutions on Observability, Error Bounds and Convergence rates
Robotic Mapping Using Measurement Likelihood Filtering
Robust Adaptive Control of Cooperating Mobile Manipulators with Relative Motion
Bayesian Estimation of Follower and Leader Vehicle Poses with a Virtual Trailer Link Model
Convergent Smoothing and Segmentation of Noisy Range Data in Multi-Scale Space
Robust Adaptive Control of Uncertain Force/Motion Constrained Nonholonomic Mobile Manipulators
Including Probabilistic Target Detection Attributes into Map Representations
Feature Extraction for Outdoor Mobile Robot Navigation Based on a Modi?ed Gauss Newton Optimisation Approach
The Estimation Theoretic Sensor Bias Correction Problem in Map Aided Localization
Towards Multidimensional Assign- ment Data Association in Robot Localization and Mapping
An Effi?cient Data Association Approach to Simultaneous Localisation and Map Building
Range Error Detection Caused by Occlusion in Non-Coaxial LADARs for Scene Interpretation
Coaxial Range Measurement - Current Trends for mobile Robotic Applications
Lidar Design, Use and Calibration Concepts for Correct Environmental Detection
Stability and High Speed Convergence in Mobile Robotics
Adaptive Motor Control to Aid Mobile Robot Trajectory Execution in the Presence of Changing System Parameters
Tracking Naturally Occurring Indoor Features in 2D and 3D with Lidar Range/Amplitude Data
The Interpretation of Phase and Intensity Data from A.M.C.W. Light Detection Sensors for Reliable Ranging

ConferencePaper (8)

A Dirac Delta mixture-based Random Finite Set filter
Generalizing Random-Vector SLAM with Random Finite Sets
Incorporating estimated feature descriptor information into Rao Blackwellized-PHD-SLAM
The Cardinalized Optimal Linear Assignment (COLA) metric for multi-object error evaluation
Evaluating Set Measurement Likelihoods in Random-Finite-Set SLAM
Semantic Feature Detection Statistics in Set Based Simultaneous Localization and Mapping
An Improved Weighting Strategy for Rao-Blackwellized Probability Hypothesis Density Simultaneous Localization and Mapping
Mobile robotics in a random finite set framework

Proyecto (18)

Target Birth Modeling, Data Fusion, and Robust Filtering for Space Situational Awareness
Sistema de detección y clasificación mineralógica rápida basado en análisis híper espectral
Advances in SLAM Based on Visual, LIDAR and RADAR Statistical Detection Modelling and Random Finite Sets
Space Object detection & Tracking Within a Finite Set Statistics Framework
Detección y caracterización de variables Geometalúrgicas a partir de Imágenes Hiperespectrales
TOWARDS LONG-TERM AUTONOMY AND NAVIGATION IN CHANGING ENVIRONMENTS USING RANDOM FINITE SETS
Exploración 3D automatizada para digitalización rápida de minas
Center for multidisciplinary research on signal processing
Advances in Robot Perception and Mapping in Challenging Environments
Robot Perception in Challenging Environments
Development of an Integrated Navigation System for Ground Vehicles
The Study and Development of Algorithms and Software for MMW RADAR Technology
Autonomous Sensing Capabilities for Security Research
Integration and Demonstration of SLAM for Underwater Autonomous Vehicles
Collaborative Autonomous Systems for Built Environments
Fusion of RADAR and LADAR for Outdoor Vehicle Navigation
Laser Detection and Ranging (LADAR) Sensor Design and Construction for Outdoor Autonomous Navigation
A Post Distributing Robot

Review (1)

Advances in probabilistic modeling: Applications of stochastic geometry [From the Guest Editors]
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Martin Adams

Full Professor

Electrical Engineering

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

3
Claudio Perez

Profesor TItular

DEPARTAMENTO DE INGENIERÍA ELÉCTRICA, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

3
Daniel Lühr

Académico jornada completa

Instituto de Electricidad y Electrónica

Universidad Austral de Chile

Valdivia, Chile

2
Francisco Galdames

Investigador asociado

AMTC - Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

2
Pablo Estevez

Profesor Titular

Departamento de Ingenieria Eléctrica

DEPTO. INGENIERÍA ELÉCTRICA, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Marcos Orchard

Professor

Electrical Engineering

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile