Dr Frédéric Labrosse PhD (École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada)
Department of Computer Science
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 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.