Lassonde team behind winning Robotics study

A paper published by Lassonde graduate students, Robert Codd-Downey, Parisa Mojiri Forooshani, Andrew Speers, Hui Wang and Professor Michael Jenkin, was chosen as a finalist for the best student paper award at the IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation 2014 held this July in Hailar, Hulun Buir, China.

The paper, “From ROS to Unity: Leveraging Robot and Virtual Environment Middleware for Immersive Teleoperation”, was about a project that also received a co-award for Best Demo at MDA’s Space Vision and Advanced Robotics Workshop earlier this year.

The demonstration at the workshop showed how robot software written in ROS could be controlled by user displays written in Unity, a standard game engine. The study was supported by NSERC, the NSERC Canadian Field Robotics Network (NCFRN), and York’s Centre for Field Robotics (YCFR).

See a copy of the full paper here.