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Christian Forster

christian.forster (at) wysszurich (dot) ch

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Publications

Christian Forster, Luca Carlone, Frank Dellaert, Davide Scaramuzza, "On-Manifold Preintegration Theory for Fast and Accurate Visual-Inertial Navigation," arXiv preprint arXiv:1512.02363, 2015. PDF Video

A. Giusti, J. Guzzi, D. Ciresan, F. Lin He, J. P. Rodriguez, F. Fontana, M. Faessler, C. Forster, J. Schmidhuber, G. A. Di Caro, D. Scaramuzza, L. Gambardella, "A Machine Learning Approach to Visual Perception of Forest Trails for Mobile Robots," IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 2015. Video and Supplementary Material

Guillermo Gallego, Christian Forster, Elias Müggler, Davide Scaramuzza, "Event-based Camera Pose Tracking using a Generative Event Model," arXiv preprint arXiv:1510.01972, 2015. PDF

Christian Forster, Luca Carlone, Frank Dellaert, Davide Scaramuzza, "IMU Preintegration on Manifold for Efficient Visual-Inertial Maximum-a-Posteriori Estimation," Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS), Rome, 2015. Best Paper Award Finalist. Oral Presentation: Acceptance Rate 4% PDF Supplementary Material Video

Christian Forster, Matthias Faessler, Flavio Fontana, Manuel Werlberger, Davide Scaramuzza, "Continuous On-Board Monocular-Vision-based Elevation Mapping Applied to Autonomous Landing of Micro Aerial Vehicles," IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2015. PDF Video

Matthias Faessler, Flavio Fontana, Christian Forster, Davide Scaramuzza, "Automatic Re-Initialization and Failure Recovery for Aggressive Flight with a Monocular Vision-Based Quadrotor," IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2015. PDF Video

Elias Mueggler, Christian Forster, Nathan Baumli, Guillermo Gallego, Davide Scaramuzza, "Lifetime Estimation of Events from Dynamic Vision Sensors," IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2015. PDF

Matthias Faessler, Flavio Fontana, Christian Forster, Elias Mueggler, Matia Pizzoli, Davide Scaramuzza, "Autonomous, Vision-based Flight and Live Dense 3D Mapping with a Quadrotor Micro Aerial Vehicle," Journal of Field Robotics (JFR), 2015. PDF Video

Christian Forster, Matia Pizzoli, Davide Scaramuzza, "Appearance-based Active, Monocular, Dense Depth Estimation for Micro Aerial Vehicles," Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS), 2014. PDF Video

Christian Forster, Matia Pizzoli, Davide Scaramuzza, "SVO: Fast Semi-direct Monocular Visual Odometry," IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2014. PDF Video Software

Matia Pizzoli, Christian Forster, Davide Scaramuzza, "REMODE: Probabilistic, Monocular Dense Reconstruction in Real Time," IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2014. PDF Video

Christian Forster, Matia Pizzoli, Davide Scaramuzza, "Air-Ground Localization and Map Augmentation Using Monocular Dense Reconstruction," IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2013. PDF Video

Christian Forster, Symon Lynen, Laurent Kneip, Davide Scaramuzza, "Collaborative Monocular SLAM with Multiple Micro Aerial Vehicles," IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2013. PDF Video

Christian Forster, Deon Sabatta, Roland Siegwart, Davide Scaramuzza, "RFID-Based Hybrid Metric-Topological SLAM for GPS-denied Environments," IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2013. PDF

Christian Forster, Symon Lynen, Laurent Kneip, Roland Siegwart, "Collaborative Visual SLAM with Multiple MAVs," Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS). Workshop on Integration of Perception with Control and Navigation for Resource-limited, Highly dynamic, Autonomous Systems, 2012. PDF Video

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CV

Education

2015 · Engineer and Co-Founder at Zurich Eye.

since Mai 2012 · PhD Student at University of Zürich. Defended in Mar. 2015.

2012 · Master in Robotics, Systems and Control at ETH Zürich (with distinction).

2009 · Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering at ETH Zürich.

Work Experience

2011 · Co-Founder of Frontline Media GmbH. Runs www.traildevils.ch

2009 · Internship at RUAG Space.


Full CV available upon request.