Dr Fred Labrosse
PhD (École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada)
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.
- CS26020 - Robotics and Embedded Systems
- CS36010 - Robotic Applications
- PGM1610 - Public Engagement and Impact
- CS36510 - Space Robotics
- CS31920 - Advanced Algorithms
Dr Labrosse teaches in the various robotics modules offered by the department.
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.