Professor, Robotics at University of Zurich
Davide Scaramuzza is a Professor of Robotics at the University of Zurich and founder and director of the Robotics and Perception Group (http://rpg.ifi.uzh.ch). He received his PhD in Robotics and Computer Vision from ETH Zurich. He was a postdoc at both ETH Zurich and the University of Pennsylvania. From 2009 to 2012, he led the European project “SFLY”, which focused on vision-based autonomous navigation of micro helicopters in GPS-denied environments. For his research, he was awarded the Robotdalen Scientific Award (2009) and the European Young Researcher Award (2012), sponsored by the IEEE and the European Commission. He is co-author of the 2nd edition of the book Introduction to Autonomous Mobile Robots (MIT Press). He is also author of the first open-source Omnidirectional Camera Calibration Toolbox for MATLAB, currently used at NASA, Bosch, and Daimler. His research interests are field and service robotics, intelligent vehicles, and computer vision. Specifically, he investigates the use of cameras as the main sensors for robot navigation, mapping, exploration, reasoning, and interpretation. His interests encompass both ground and flying vehicles.