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News

[6 November 2019]: EPANer is qualified for the first round of World Robot Challenge 2020 selection!

[5 September 2019]: EPANer Team Description Paper for World Robot Challenge 2020 is on arXiv!

[4 September 2019]: EPANer Team Introduction Video for World Robot Challenge 2020 is on YouTube!

[21 October 2018]: EPANer took 5th place (out of 14 teams) in the World Robot Challenge 2018!

[4 October 2018]: 88 set off for Japan to participate in the World Robot Challenge 2018!

[21 September 2018]: 88, bring me coffee!

[31 August 2018]: We received the Toyota HSR robot, welcome 88!

[20 April 2018]: We got selected to be on the World Robot Challenge 2018!

About

The EPANer is a team representing the EPAN Research Group at the University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM) in France, founded in 2018 to participate in robotics competitions, supported through Toyota Partner Robot joint research project. An important philosophy and research work of the EPAN Research Group is to advance technologies in the field of intelligent transportation systems (especially in autonomous driving) with a view to improving travel safety and productivity for human society. The EPANer robotics team will uphold this philosophy, while wishing to promote engineering and research in the field of service robotics, in order to meet the challenges such as aging population, labor costs and productivity, and natural disasters. For more details about the research part, please refer to: https://epan-utbm.github.io/MACPOLO/.

Members

Zhi Yan
Assistant Professor
Team Leader
(since 2018)
Li Sun
Assistant Professor
Team Member
(since 2018)
Fahad Lateef
Ph.D. Student
Team Member
(since 2018)
Yassine Ruichek
Professor
Team Advisor
(since 2018)
88
Robot
Team Member
(since 2018)
Nathan Crombez
Assistant Professor
Team Member
(since 2018)
Thomas Duvinage
Undergraduate
Team Member
(since 2019)
Ahmed Noubli
Undergraduate
Team Member
(since 2019)
Pierig Servouze
Undergraduate
Team Member
(since 2019)
Jocelyn Buisson
Research Engineer
Team Member
(since 2019)

Contributors

Tao Yang

Tasks

Robot Navigation

Object Recognition and Pose Estimation

Object Manipulation

Human Recognition and Tracking

Semantic Mapping

Open Source

  1. Li Sun, Cheng Zhao, Zhi Yan, Pengcheng Liu, Tom Duckett, and Rustam Stolkin. A Novel Weakly-supervised approach for RGB-D-based Nuclear Waste Object Detection and Categorization. IEEE Sensors Journal, 2018.

  2. Nathan Crombez, Guillaume Caron, Takuya Funatomi, and Yasuhiro Mukaigawa. Reliable planar object pose estimation in light-fields from best sub-aperture camera pairs. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 2018.

  3. Li Sun, Zhi Yan, Anestis Zaganidis, Cheng Zhao, and Tom Duckett. Recurrent-OctoMap: Learning State-Based Map Refinement for Long-Term Semantic Mapping With 3-D-Lidar Data. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 2018.

  4. Zhi Yan, Li Sun, Tom Duckett, and Nicola Bellotto. Multisensor online transfer learning for 3D LiDAR-based human detection with a mobile robot. In Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Madrid, Spain, October 2018.

  5. Li Sun, Zhi Yan, Sergi Molina Mellado, Marc Hanheide, and Tom Duckett. 3DOF pedestrian trajectory prediction learned from long-term autonomous mobile robot deployment data. In Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Brisbane, Australia, May 2018.

  6. Ibrahim Kajo, Nidal S. Kamel, Yassine Ruichek, Aamir Saeed Malik. SVD-Based Tensor-Completion Technique for Background Initialization. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, 27(6): 3114-3126, 2018.

  7. Zhi Yan, Tom Duckett, and Nicola Bellotto. Online learning for human classification in 3D LiDAR-based tracking. In Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Vancouver, Canada, September 2017.

Media

[29 November 2018]: Un labo français distingué à tokyo, L’Usine Nouvelle

[15 November 2018]: Le petit robot qui vous aide à la maison, L’Est Républicain

[12 October 2018]: HSR 88 - Le robot qui met l’UTBM dans la compétition mondiale, UTBM YouTube channel

[8 October 2018]: Le serviable robot 88 embarque pour Tokyo, L’Est Républicain

[24 September 2018]: Toyota expanding Robotics Research in Europe, Toyota Europe Newsroom

Sponsors

Toyota     WRS     UTBM     L-CAS     Nvidia