Autonomous Intelligent System Group, with Prof. Gerald Steinbauer
Graz University of Technology, Austria
Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, with Prof. Davide Scaramuzza
University of Zurich, Switzerland
Year of visit:
6 months in 20xx
Vision-based surface classification for micro aerial vehicles
1. Were you able to fulfill all your planned objectives?
2. Did this experience inspire/enable you to continue your career?
I think that particular question is hard to answer. Of course, such an internship looks good on your CV. In my opinion the contacts I made with other researchers are much more important for me, and I am still in contact with them, regarding the project I did during this internship.
3. Did your host lab contribute to the quality of your research?
Yes, a lot. They not only supported me, but we were working on research questions together and tried to find a solution as team. I really enjoyed and appreciated this integration in the lab group. I had also the chance to visit the Gambardella Lab, which was really interesting for the classification parts in my work.
4. Do you feel your association with NCCR Robotics has had an overall impact on your studies and future career?
My new employers really appreciated the fact that I did this half year research internship. And the experience I gained during this internship is now really important for the job I am working on.
5. What are you currently working on and what are your plans for the future?
I am working for the company in the automotive sector. We produce laser scanner + sensor fusion software and sell it to car makers. Among other use cases, our system supports assisted and autonomous driving. Along with other important features for autonomous driving like lanes, we are tracking other road users and road objects. I am currently working on their classification. Plans for the future: I want to do a PHD study in combination with the company and a university.