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Paulo Rezeck

I am pursuing a Ph.D. in the Computer Vision and Robotics Laboratory (VeRLab) at the Department of Computer Science of the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Brazil. I received a BSc and MSc in Computer Science from the same University, with a year of exchange at the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany, as a participant in the Science Without Borders program.

My research interest includes Cooperative and Swarm Robotics, Teleoperation, Artificial Intelligence, and Computer Vision with a special focus on robotics. I have worked in diverse research projects in academia including cooperative magnetic-mapping using small UAVs and advanced teleoperation of excavators, both for in mining industry.

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News

Technology

Cooperative Digital Magnetic‐elevation Maps by small Autonomous Aerial Robots

In this paper, we deal with the problem of accomplishing digital magnetic‐elevation maps using autonomous and cooperative aerial robots.

Source: Journal of Field Robotics 25/09/2019

Technology

Pesquisadores da UFMG participam de competição com drones sem piloto

A equipe é a única finalista da América Latina entre os nove finalistas.

Source: Bom Dia Minas 04/07/2019

Technology

Master’s Dissertation Defense

HERO: An Open Platform for Robotics Research and Education

Source: VeRLab 13/02/2019

Publications

(2019). Cooperative Digital Magnetic‐elevation Maps by Small Autonomous Aerial Robots. In Journal of Field Robotics, 2019.

Preprint Project Video Conference Website

(2018). Global Localization of Mobile Robots using Local Position Estimation in a Geo Tagged Wireless Node Sensor Network. In IEEE Latin American Robotic Symposium (LARS), 2018.

Preprint Project Video Conference Website

(2018). Framework for Haptic Teleoperation of a Remote Robotic Arm Device. In IEEE Latin American Robotic Symposium (LARS), 2018.

Preprint Project Video Conference Website

(2018). An Immersion Enhancing Robotic Head-Like Device for Teleoperation. In IEEE Latin American Robotic Symposium (LARS), 2018.

Preprint Project Video Conference Website

(2017). HeRo: An Open Platform for Robotics Research and Education. In IEEE Latin American Robotic Symposium (LARS), 2017.

Preprint Project Video Conference Website

(2017). Autonomous Aeromagnetic Surveys using a Fluxgate Magnetometer. In Sensors, 2016.

Preprint Project Video Conference Website

(2016). Segregation of Heterogeneous Robotics Swarms via Convex Optimization. In Dynamic Systems and Control Conference. American Society of Mechanical Engineers Digital (ASME), 2016.

Preprint Project Video Conference Website

(2017). Multi-robot 3D Coverage Path Planning for First Responders Teams. In IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE), 2016.

Preprint Project Video Conference Website

(2013). On the Development of a Robotic System for Telepresence. In IEEE Latin American Robotic Symposium (LARS), 2013.

Preprint Project Video Conference Website

Research

Research

I integrate the group XQuad, the Latin American Finalist of the AlphaPilot Challenge

We performed at the top 9 from over 400 other teams from around the world. These nine teams will compete to design an AI framework capable of piloting racing drones through high-speed aerial courses without any GPS, data relay or human intervention. AlphaPilot teams will battle it out during AIRR's inaugural, four-event season later this year for a chance at winning a $1 million cash prize, sponsored by Lockheed Martin.

Source: DRL and Lockheed Martin 07/08/2019

Research

Advanced Teleoperation of Mining Equipment: Bulldozer

This project aims to investigate the teleoperation of mining equipment, focusing primarily on the bulldozer. In this context, teleoperation can be defined as equipment operation at a distance. It is very desirable that users can be able to interact with the remote environment naturally. In other words, the interaction should provide the user the sensation of being present at the site by offering information from different sensors, that is known as telepresence.

Source: VeRLab 01/08/2017

Research

HeRo: An Open Platform for Robotics Research and Education

In this project, we present HeRo, a novel small and capable platform for robotic research and education. Specially designed for swarm experimentation, which requires a large set of simpler robots, HeRo is a very low-cost alternative to other types of robotic platforms, without removing most capabilities and sensor abilities of commonly used or commercial platforms. HeRo is deeply integrated with the most used robotic framework available today, ROS.

Source: VeRLab 01/02/2017