Vision, Software and Robotics (VISOR) Laboratory
About | People | Equipment | Location
The VISOR (Vision, Software and Robotics) lab in CSF-4103 is the space that hosts the Bio-inspired Robotics (BOTS) lab and the Atlantic Canada Public Safety Research and Innovation Laboratory, as well as other experiments related to cyber-physical systems. The VISOR lab is equipped with a world-leading purpose-built space for indoor drone testing, incorporating a mechanical "no-fly zone" and a safety curtain around the perimeter of the lab to permit safe observation of drone-based experiments.
- Dr. Andrew Vardy
- Swarm robotics
- Biologically inspired robotics
- Dr. Dennis Peters
- Software design
- High-performance computing
- Marine simulation
- Dr. Jonathan Anderson
- Computer security
- Operating systems
- Dr. Ray Gosine
- Machine vision
- Intelligent systems
- Dr. Stephen Czarnuch
- Human motion tracking
- Automated planning
- Dr. Theodore Norvell
- Digital Hardware
- Software, Robotics and Vision
- 12 Kodama robots
Each Kodama combines a Raspberry Pi computer and a Pololu 3pi robot base.
- 6 microUSV robots
These are unmanned surface vehicles (USV) that operate on the surface of an indoor tank.
- 4 Canary robots
Each Canary combines a Pixy intelligent camera and a Pololu Zumo 32U4 robot base.
Robot operating surfaces
A table where the robots drive over a large-screen television that can project patterns upwards to guide their movements.
A stadium-shaped table (makes life easier for robots since there are no corners!).
- Decawave localization system
- Intel RealSense D435 cameras
- Hokuyo lidars. Soldering station
- Tools and other hardware
Human motion tracking and detection
- 6 Microsoft Kinect Azure sensors
- 4 Microsoft Kinect V2 sensors
- 2 Microsoft Kinect V1 sensors
- Nvidia TX1 GPU
- Nvidia TX2 GPU
- Oculus Quest
- one computational server
- one high-end GPU computer
- two standard workstations
- several webcams and standard RGB cameras.
Core Science Facility
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NL