Dr Fred Labrosse

PhD (Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada)

Dr Fred Labrosse

Senior Lecturer

Department of Computer Science

Contact Details


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


Roberts, BP, Neal, M, Snooke, N, Labrosse, F, Curteis, T & Fraser, M 2020, 'A bespoke low‐cost system for radio tracking animals using multi‐rotor and fixed‐wing unmanned aerial vehicles', Methods in Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13464
Roberts, BP, Fraser, M, Snooke, N, Johnstone, I, Joyce, I & Labrosse, F 2020, 'New technologies for understanding livestock behaviour in conservation management: A case study at RSPB Lake Vyrnwy', Paper presented at Resilience in the Welsh Uplands - An Evidence Perspective, 14 Sep 2020 - 18 Sep 2020.
Khan, MA & Labrosse, F 2020, Visual Topological Mapping Using an Appearance-Based Location Selection Method. in A Mohammad, X Dong & M Russo (eds), Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems - 21st Annual Conference, TAROS 2020, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 12228 LNAI, Springer Nature, pp. 90-102, 21th Annual Conference on Towards Autonomous Robotics, TAROS 20120, Nottingham, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 16 Sep 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-63486-5_12
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
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