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Steven L. Waslander

Assistant Professor, PEng

Contact InformationSteven L. Waslander

Phone: 519-888-4567 x32205
Location: E3 4118
Fax: (519) 888-4333
 

Biography Summary

Steven Waslander is an Associate Professor in the Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering department, and the Director of the Waterloo Autonomous Vehicles Laboratory (WAVELab).

His research interests lie in the areas of autonomous driving and unmanned aerial vehicles, multi-sensor simultaneous localization and mapping, nonlinear estimation and control, and multi-vehicle systems.

Professor Waslander currently collaborates with Renesas Electronics America, Denso, Aeryon Labs, Clearpath Robotics, and Nuvation, and is a member of the NSERC Canadian Field Robotics Network. He also acts as the academic advisor to the University of Waterloo Robotics Team and the General Chair of the International Autonomous Robot Racing competition.

For more information: https://wavelab.uwaterloo.ca

Research Interests

  • Advanced robotics
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Aerial vehicles
  • Sensor fusion
  • Simultaneous localization and mapping

Education​

  • Ph.D., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University (2007)
  • M.S., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University (2002)
  • B.Sc.E, Applied Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering, Queen’s University (1998)

Courses

  • ME 262 - Digital Logic and Microprocessors
  • ME/MTE 360 - Introduction to Control Systems
  • ME 561 - Fluid Power Systems
  • ME 544/640 - Autonomous Mobile Robotics

Selected/Recent Publications

  • J. Servos and S. L. Waslander, “Multi-channel generalized-ICP: A robust framework for multi-channel scan registration,” Robotics and Autonomous Systems, vol. 87, pp. 247–257, Jan. 2017. doi: 10.1016/ j.robot.2016.10.016.
  • A. Das and S. L. Waslander, “Calibration of a dynamic camera cluster for multi-camera visual SLAM,” in IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Daejeon, South Korea, Oct. 2016.
  • M. Gharibi, R. Boutaba, and S. L. Waslander, “Internet of drones,” IEEE Access, vol. 4, pp. 1148–1162, Mar. 2016. doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2016.2537208.
  • M. J. Tribou, D. W. Wang, and S. L. Waslander, “Degenerate motions in multicamera cluster SLAM with non-overlapping fields of view,” Image and Vision Computing, vol. 50, pp. 27–41, 2016. doi: 10.1016/j.imavis.2016.01.005.
  • N. Mathew, S. L. Smith, and S. L. Waslander, “Planning paths for package delivery in heterogeneous multi-robot teams,” IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 1298–1308, Oct. 2015. doi: 10.1109/TASE.2015.2461213.
  • A. Das and S. L. Waslander, “Entropy based keyframe selection for multi-camera visual SLAM,” in IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Hamburg, Germany, Oct. 2015, pp. 3676–3681.
  • M. J. Tribou, A. Harmat, D. Wang, I. Sharf, and S. L. Waslander, “Multi-camera parallel tracking and mapping with non-overlapping fields of view,” International Journal of Robotics Research, vol. 34, no. 12, pp. 1480–1500, Oct. 2015. doi: 10.1177/0278364915571429.
  • N. Mohajerin and S. L. Waslander, “Modelling a quadrotor vehicle using a modular deep recurrent neural network,” in IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), Hong Kong, China, Oct. 2015.
  • M. Smart and S. L. Waslander, “Stereo augmented detection of lane marking boundaries,” in IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference (ITSC), Canary Islands, Spain, Sep. 2015.
  • S. Song, A. Wong, J. Huissoon, and S. L. Waslander, “Autonomous vehicle control near the limit of friction,” in IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference (ITSC), Canary Islands, Spain, Sep. 2015.
  • A. Akhtar, C. Nielsen, and S. L. Waslander, “Path following using dynamic transverse feedback linearization for car-like robots,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 269–279, Apr. 2015. doi: 10.1109/TRO.2015.2395711.
  • J. Daly, Y. Ma, and S. L. Waslander, “Coordinated landing of a quadrotor on a skid-steered ground vehicle in the presence of time delays,” Autonomous Robots, vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 179–191, Feb. 2015. doi: 10.1007/s10514-014-9400-5.
  • N. Mathew, S. L. Smith, and S. L. Waslander, “Multi-robot rendezvous for recharging in persistent tasks,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 128–142, Feb. 2015. doi: 10.1109/TRO. 2014.2380593.
  • A. Das and S. L. Waslander, “Scan registration using segmented region growing NDT,” International Journal of Robotics Research, vol. 33, no. 13, pp. 1645–1663, Nov. 2014. doi: 10. 1177/0278364914539404.
  • D. Abeywardena, Z. Wang, G. Dissanayake, S. L. Waslander, and S. Kodagoda, “Model-aided state estimation for quadrotor micro air vehicles amidst wind disturbances,” in IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Chicago, IL, USA, Oct. 2014.
  • M. J. Tribou, S. L. Waslander, and D. Wang, “Scale recovery in multicamera cluster SLAM with non-overlapping fields of view,” Computer Vision and Image Understanding, vol. 126, pp. 53–66, Sep. 2014. doi: 10.1016/j.cviu.2014.06.001.
  • A. Das and S. L. Waslander, “Outlier rejection for visual odometry using parity space methods,” in IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Hong Kong, China, Jun. 2014.
  • K. Ling, D. Chow, A. Das, and S. L. Waslander, “Autonomous maritime landings for low-cost VTOL aerial vehicles,” in 11th Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV), Montreal, QC, May 2014.
  • A. Das, M. Diu, N. Mathew, C. Scharfenberger, J. Servos, A. Wong, J. S. Zelek, D. A. Clausi, and S. L. Waslander, “Mapping, planning and detection strategies for autonomous exploration,” Journal Of Field Robotics, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 75–106, Jan. 2014. doi: 10.1002/rob.21490.
Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo