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Navigare 2011 – May 4, 2011 at swisstopo, Wabern

Theme : Navigation und Robotics

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Navigation is the art and science of reaching a destination by moving along a predefined trajectory. However, there must be room to adapt for special circumstances, when the predefined trajectory is no longer optimal. And it becomes essential when the environment is partly unknown and when there is no one on board! During this conference, the latest progress of navigation technologies associated with robotics will be presented. The scope of applications is growing rapidly and many professional communities are trying to get the best out of both worlds. Hopefully this will be an opportunity for reaping mutual benefits from sharing experiences in different contexts.

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09:30 Welcome, Registration, Coffee
10:00 Opening
pdf icon  pdf icon Dr. Urs Wild, swisstopo
pdf icon  pdf icon Prof. Bertrand Merminod, EPFL, President of ION-CH
             pdf icon Philippe Fischer, FSRM, President of the Association
10:10 Keynote Speech
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Dr. Cédric Pradalier, Autonomous Systems Lab, ETHZ

Abstract: With the miniaturisation of computing resources, it is now possible to embed smarter navigation algorithms using more complex sensors on various mobile robotics platforms. Recent challenges raised by embedded autonomous navigation will be presented, as well as application domains in which these technologies can be deployed.

11:00 Session 1 – Tracking and Mapping
pdf icon  pdf icon Hannes Eugster, FHNW, Muttenz
Echtzeit-Georegistrierung von Videodaten mit Hilfe von Navigationssensoren geringer Qualität und digitalen 3D-Landschaftsmodellen
pdf icon  pdf icon Dr. Christoph Strecha, Pix4D, Ecublens
Pix4D: Accurate, hands-free mapping from low cost UAV imagery.
12:00 Lunch
12:45 GV ION-CH    (nur für Mitglieder)
13:30 Session 2 – Autonomous Navigation
pdf icon  pdf icon Manuel Grauwiler & Luc Oth, ETHZ
alcedo – Die autonome Lawinenrettungsdrohne
pdf icon  pdf icon Dr. Thomas Nussbaumer, RUAG Land Systems AG, Thun
UGV – Unbemannte Einsatzmittel der Zukunft
14:30 Coffee Break
14:45 Session 3 – Targets and Obstacles
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Dr. Thomas Anken, Agroscope ART Tänikon
Navigation und Robotik in der Landwirtschaft

pdf icon  pdf icon Alexander Bahr, EPFL DISAL
Cooperative Localization
pdf icon  pdf icon Roman Weiss, Mesa Imaging AG, Zurich
The SwissRanger TOF camera and its applications in industrial automation and robotics
16:15 Closure
Remark : Speakers may use French, German or English.
Event : Navigare 2011
Navigation and Robotics
Date : 04.05.2011
Time : 09h30 - 16h30
Location : swisstopo globe
Wabern, CH
» ION-CH & members, swisstopo & speakers : CHF 0.-
» Students* : CHF 50.-
» non-members* : CHF 200.-
* Registration is required. Payment in advance or upon arrival.
You will receive details in the confirmation email upon registering.