Email
    tkrajnik@lincoln.ac.uk
    Telephone
    01522 83 7118
    Post
    University of Lincoln
    Brayford Pool
    Lincoln
    Lincolnshire
    LN6 7TS
    United Kingdom

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    Dr Tomas Krajnik

    Research Fellow

    School of Computer Science
    College of Science

    About Tomas Krajnik

    Prior to joining the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous systems in 2013, I spend 8 years performing research for the Intelligent and Mobile Robotics Group of the Czech Technical University. My research concerns robot navigation, environment modeling, reasoning and planning.  I have participated in 3 large-scale EU robotics projects, 2 international (with GRASP in USA and UBA in Argentina) projects and acted as a principal investigator in 4 projects on a national level. I have co-authored over 60 scientific publications and successfully supervised approx. 20 master or bachelor theses.

    During my PhD studies at CTU, I have designed, implemented, theoretically and experimentally verified a monocular-based mobile robot navigation method, which allows a ground or aerial vehicle to autonomously traverse long paths in unstructured environments for long periods of time. The method was nominated for a Czech Head 2010 Doctorandus price (by prof. Ivan Havel and prof. Kevin Warwick), and won mobile robot contests RoboTour 2008 and 2009. Some of the software modules that I implemented are nowadays used by roboticists in JPL/NASA, MIT, EPFL etc. Further info here: http://purl.org/robotics/krajnik.

    Department Responsibilities

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    Subject Specialism

    navigation localization and mapping, mobile robotics, robot vision

    Qualifications

    • PhD (summa cum laude) in Biocybernetics and Artificial Intelligence — Czech Technical University, 2012
    • MSE (summa cum laude) in Technical Cybernetics — Czech Technical University, 2005

    External Activities and Consultancy

    Member of technical program commitees of several robotics and autonomous systems conferences. Reviewer of several robotics/computer vision journals.

    Research Interests

    Research Group Memberships

    • Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems

    Research Projects

    • STRANDS — EU in 2013
    • COLOS — USA in 2010
    • CLARS — CONISET in 2009
    • REPLICATOR — EU in 2008
    • SYMBRION — EU in 2008

    Research in the Lincoln Repository

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