Luca Carlonemit-unofficial
Research Scientist


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I'm research scientist at the MIT Laboratory for Information & Decision Systems, collaborating with Prof. Sertac Karaman.  

I received my bachelor in Mechatronic Engineering in 2006 from Politecnico di Torino. In 2008 I achieved the MS degree in Mechatronic Engineering from the same university and MS degree in Automation Engineering from Politecnico di Milano. In 2010 I was a visiting student at the University of Zaragoza, Spain, and in 2011 I held a visiting student position at the University of California Santa Barbara, United States. I defended my PhD thesis in Robotics at Politecnico di Torino (February 2012) where I also spent one year as a postdoc in the Robotics Research Group. In 2013 and 2014 I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Borg Lab, collaborating with Frank Dellaert.


My research interests include estimation, optimization, and control applied to mobile robotics, with special focus on localization, mapping, and decision making for mobile robots navigation.    



July 1, 2016 - our paper on sparse sensing has been accepted at IROS 2016.

June 19, 2016 - our position/survey paper on SLAM has been released on Arxiv!

February 7, 2016 - I'll serve as Associate Editor for IROS 2016.

January 15, 2016 - ICRA paper accepted!

September 20, 2015 - I'll be at IROS 2015 to present the work "Lagrangian Duality in 3D SLAM: Verification Techniques and Optimal Solutions", joint work with David Rosen, John Leonard, Giuseppe Calafiore and Frank Dellaert.

July 17, 2015 - the workshop "The problem of mobile sensors: setting future goals and indicators of progress for SLAM", that I co-organized with Cesar Cadena, Yasir Latif, Henry Carrillo, John Leonard, Jose Neira and Ian Reid, was a success! Excellent speakers, great participation, and interesting discussion - you can find pictures, comments, and posts about the future of SLAM by joining the Google+ SLAM community.

July 15, 2015 - the paper "IMU Preintegration on Manifold for Efficient Visual-Inertial Maximum-a-Posteriori Estimation", written in collaboration with Christian Forster and Davide Scaramuzza, is finalist for the best paper award at RSS 2015!

July 4, 2015 - Our paper on structural symmetries has been accepted at BMVC 2015

June 29, 2015 - 2 papers accepted at IROS 2015

June 5, 2015 -  it's a great pleasure for me to announce that I will join MIT as a postdoc starting from July. I'm very excited for this new start and I hope to meet friends and family in Boston soon!

May 25, 2015 -  the paper "IMU Preintegration on Manifold for Efficient Visual-Inertial Maximum-a-Posteriori Estimation ", written in collaboration with Christian Forster  and Davide Scaramuzza , has been accepted for publication at RSS 2015

April 12, 2015 - I gave two seminars at UPenn , invited by Kostas Daniilidis . These days in Philadelphia were very interesting and I really loved the warm welcome and the interesting conversations with the brilliant researchers of the GRASP LAB.

March 20, 2015 - I gave two seminars at MIT (you can download the slides of my talk here ). I had a very warm welcome and I loved spending few days in Boston, talking with some of the most talented researchers in the world. 

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