The MARS Lab (Mobile Autonomous Robotic Systems Lab) is run by Prof. Sören Schwertfeger and is located in room 1D 203 (see the map). It has more than 200 square meters. The plan on the right side outlines the different areas.
The MARS Lab is open to host experiments and support students and faculty of other groups of the STAR Center and the whole School of Information Science and Technology. We have, for example, already supported several experiments using the tracking system with other faculty of SIST.
We have tracking system with 12 cameras (NaturalPoint OptriTrack) to gather the pose and motion of objects in real time installed in the lab. For experimentation we also have a high resolution 3D scanner (Faro Focus 3D X330), mobile laser scanners (two Velodyne HDL-32, four Velodyne VLP-16, four Hokuyo URG-04LX-UG01, two Hokuyo UST-10 10LX) and other sensors ( Xsens MTI-30, cameras, Asus Xtion Live, three high-resolution omni camera systems Ladybug5 in 2017 ) for collecting data and equipping our robots and the electric car.
We have several robots available for teaching and experimentation - some pictures are available on the research page:
- DJI Phantom 2 Vision+
- Parrot Bebop
- Parrot AR.Drone 2
- Parrot Rolling Spider
- several DJI Matrice 100 (shared with other labs; including Guidance)
- DJI Spreading Wings (shared with other labs)
The MARS Lab. On the left the area for the tracking system with the mechanical work area in the background. On the right work tables and the electronics workspace in the back. On the right we can also see the Schunk arm and the 5 Clearpath Jackal robots. One of the Jackal robots is opened for modifications - it has many sensors mounted - two Velodyne HDL-32, for example.