Dr Frederic Labrosse

PhD (Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada)

Dr Frederic Labrosse

Senior Lecturer

Department of Computer Science

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Dr Labrosse obtained his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada, in 1999.  After a postdoc in the then Mathematics department, Computing group, University of Bath, UK, he joined the Computer Science department, Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK, in 2000.



Dr Labrosse's research interests focus on robotics and image processing/machine vision for robotics, specifically in the area of autonomous, off-road, navigation.  This includes autonomous driving on ill-defined "roads", cross-field navigation and topological mapping and planning.  Dr Labrosse collaborates with a variety of "customers" having real problems to solve in the real world.  This includes archaeologists, biologists and geographers.  For these applications, Dr Labrosse uses a variety of robots ranging from large wheeled robots to multi-copters and fixed wing air frames.  Many of these robots have been designed and built in the Computer Science department for specific applications and general research.

Research Groups


Fearn, T, Labrosse, F & Shaw, P 2019, Wheelchair Navigation: Automatically Adapting to Evolving Environments. in K Althoefer, J Konstantinova & K Zhang (eds), 20th Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems Conference: TAROS 2019. 1 edn, vol. 2, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer Nature, 20th Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems Conference, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 03 Jul 2019.
Narayan, A, Tuci, E, Labrosse, F & Alkilabi, MHM 2018, 'A Dynamic Colour Perception System for Autonomous Robot Navigation on Unmarked Roads' Neurocomputing, vol. 275, pp. 2251-2263. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neucom.2017.11.008
Wang, L, Labrosse, F & Zwiggelaar, R 2017, 'Comparison of Image Intensity, Local and Multi-Atlas Priors in Brain Tissue Classification' Medical Physics, vol. 44, no. 11, pp. 5782-5794. https://doi.org/10.1002/mp.12511
Miles, H, Wilson, A, Labrosse, F, Tiddeman, B & Roberts, J 2016, A Community-Built Virtual Heritage Collection. in ML Gavriolova & CJK Tan (eds), Transactions on Computational Science XXVI: Special Issue on Cyberworlds and Cybersecurity. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 9550, Springer Nature, pp. 91-110. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-49247-5_6
Miles, H, Wilson, A, Labrosse, F, Tiddeman, B, Ritsos, P, Mearman, J, Griffiths, S, Edwards, B, Möller, K, Karl, R & Roberts, J 2016, 'Alternative Representations of 3D Reconstructed Heritage Data' ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage (JOCCH), vol. 9, no. 1, 4. https://doi.org/10.1145/2795233
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