(a) (b) (c)

Fig. 1. a) Aug 2014, at CDS@20. b)  Self-portrait by robot. c) As seen by a dynamic vision sensor.

Count Age

Fig. 2. Stress and procrastination levels in the last 7 days (updated Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:00 PST). Stress is mea­su­red by the num­ber of flag­ged mes­sa­ges in the email in­box; pro­cra­sti­na­tion is mea­su­red by the me­dian age of tho­se mes­sa­ges (here's the code to make your own).

Andrea Censi

Research Scientist, Principal Investigator
Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Travel plans

Rome, Italy
RSS 2015
Chicago, IL
ACC 2015
Seattle, WA
ICRA 2015
Arlington, VA
NSF/NRI PI meeting
Boston Python User Group
Talk about PyContracts
  • Colleagues roboticists: Next year ICRA 2015 will have a “trailer” like other conferences such as SIGGRAPH. Submit a clip to showcase your work!
  • MIT students: There is funding available for MIT PhD/MS students who want to work with me. (Note: except extraordinary circumstances, we do not bring in visiting students due to bureaucratic complications and fees)
  • Cambridge/Boston colleagues: Come to the Meetings on Joint Inference and Control. (Or attend remotely by Webex.)

What's new

2014-06-20 The robot fly was blind but now it sees

The paper on ocelli-based sensorimotor control on which I collaborated with the Harvard folks has now been published. Here’s the video we edited. This is some nice press coverage from The Scientist.

2014-06-12 ICRA slides

Back from Hong Kong: slides for my ICRA talks.

2014-05-13 Source code for DVS experiments

With a fashionable delay of a few months after IROS, I refreshed the code and made reasonable installation docs for our event-based quadrotor localization method. Thanks to Sean Aubin (U.Waterloo) for politely pushing me to do it.

2014-03-17 ICRA 2014

See you at ICRA’14 in Hong Kong! Besides presenting a paper at the main conference, and I will be a speaker in two workshops: the OMNIVIS workshop (Non-classical Cameras, Camera Networks and Omnidirectional Vision) and the newly formed Joint Inference and Control Workshop.

2013-11-24 NIPS

I’ll be at NIPS—I will give a talk in the Advances in Machine Learning for Sensorimotor Control workshop (Monday) and a poster in the Machine Learning in Computational Biology workshop (Tuesday).

2013-11-22 “Eigen” branch of CSM

A belated announcement about the C(anonical) Scan Matcher: the Github repository now contains a new branch called csm_eigen. This branch uses the Eigen library rather than GSL. This branch is the work of people working at U. Freiburg and Kuka. The main contributors are Christoph Sprunk and Rainer Kuemmerle.