Botao He

PhD student, love mobile robots.

botao@umd.edu / hebotao101@gmail.com

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Bio

Welcome! I am currently a Ph.D. student at PRG (Perception and Robotics Group), University of Maryland - College Park, supervised by Prof. Yiannis Aloimonos and Dr. Cornelia Fermuller. Formerly I was a visiting student in Fast Lab, Zhejiang University (ZJU), supervised by Prof. Fei Gao.

My research interests are perception and motion planning for mobile robots. The research I appreciate is those trying to solve practical problems with elegant solutions. I am always willing to explore exciting technologies in Robotics field and use what I learned to help others. My dream is to build a super cool robot that can help people improve their life!

If you are interested in my research or would like to have a talk, feel free to drop me an email.

Publications

Leveraging an Active Prism to Enhance Feature Detection in Event Cameras

Botao He, Ze Wang, Yuan Zhou, Jingxi Chen, Chahat Deep Singh, Cornelia Fermuller, Yiannis Aloimonos, Chao Xu and Fei Gao.

Technical Report

GPA-Teleoperation: Gaze Enhanced Perception-aware Safe Assistive Aerial Teleoperation

Qianhao Wang*, Botao He*, Zhiren Xun and Fei Gao.

IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L) and IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2022).

FAST-Dynamic-Vision: Detection and Tracking Dynamic Objects with Event and Depth Sensing

Botao He*, Haojia Li*, Siyuan Wu, Dong Wang, Zhiwei Zhang, Qianli Dong, Chao Xu, and Fei Gao

IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2021).

Whole-Body Real-Time Motion Planning for Multicopters

Shaohui Yang, Botao He, Zhepei Wang, Chao Xu, and Fei Gao

IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2021)

Projects

Texture-enhanced Event Camera
A systematic solution that makes event camera maintain rich and stable texture information.
Advanced Pilot Assistance System (APAS).
A gaze enhanced perception-aware assistive teleoperation framework, making drone operation easy for everyone.
Event-based Perception
Perception involving depth and event sensing, with low latency and high precision.
Whole-body Motion Planning for UAVS
A full-body, optimization-based, yaw-considered real-time motion planning framework for aerial robots. The time consumption and memory usage of our method surpasses others.
Light-weight Quadruped Robot
A light-weight quadruped designed and built in fresh year.
UAV Natural Gas Pipeline Inspection
An autonumous inspection UAV system. It is feasible of our system to save people from inspecting in dangerous places like cliffs!
Electromagnetic Throw System
A throw system that is able to automunously find the target, estimate target's depth and calculate parabola.
Challenge Arena Fighting
An autonomous robot with ability to move over terrains, detect and attack the opponent autonomously.
Texture-enhanced Event Camera
A systematic solution that makes event camera maintain rich and stable texture information.
Advanced Pilot Assistance System (APAS).
A gaze enhanced perception-aware assistive teleoperation framework, making drone operation easy for everyone.
Event-based Perception
Perception involving depth and event sensing, with low latency and high precision.
Whole-body Motion Planning for UAVS
A full-body, optimization-based, yaw-considered real-time motion planning framework for aerial robots. The time consumption and memory usage of our method surpasses others.
Light-weight Quadruped Robot
A light-weight quadruped designed and built in fresh year.
UAV Natural Gas Pipeline Inspection
An autonumous inspection UAV system. It is feasible of our system to save people from inspecting in dangerous places like cliffs!
Electromagnetic Throw System
A throw system that is able to automunously find the target, estimate target's depth and calculate parabola.
Challenge Arena Fighting
An autonomous robot with ability to move over terrains, detect and attack the opponent autonomously.

Awards

First Prize, Academic Scholarship(~5%), NJIT, 2018-2021

First Prize of Jiangsu province, National College Student Electronics Design Contest, , 2019

Second Prize, National Intelligent Robot Fighting Competition, , 2019

Third Prize, The 8th National University Contest on Intelligent Robotic Innovations, , 2019

Stack Overflow, If the Best Baby in Kindergarten(<1%) counts, I didn't even win it, , 2023

Experiences

  • University of Maryland Sep, 2022 - NOW
    Ph.D. Student in Computer Science
    PRG (Perception & Robotics Group). Advised by Prof. Yiannis Aloimonos and Dr. Cornelia Fermuller.
  • Zhejiang University Feb, 2020 - Aug, 2022
    Visiting Student
    FAST (Field Autonomous System & compuTing) Lab. Advised by Prof. Fei Gao.
  • Nanjing Institute of Technology Sep, 2018 - NOW
    Undergraduate
    Major in Robot Engineering.
  • Zhejiang Energy Group CP LTD 2020 Spring
    Intern
    Robot engineer

Acknowledgement

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