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Jakob Engel

Jakob Engel

Scientific Employee

Technische Universität München

Department of Computer Science
Informatik 9
Boltzmannstrasse 3
85748 Garching
Germany

Fax: +49-89-289-17757
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Mail: engelj@in.tum.de

Brief Bio

Jakob Engel received his Bachelor degree in Computer Science in 2009 and his Master degree in December 2011 at the Technical University of Munich (Germany). He received the SIEMENS Award for the best Master's Thesis 2012 for his work on Autonomous Camera-Based Navigation of a Quadrocopter. Since September 2012 he is a full-time PhD Student in the Computer Vision Group at the TU Munich, headed by Prof. Daniel Cremers. His main research interests are visual SLAM (monocular, stereo and RGB-D), 3D reconstruction and vision-based navigation of (Nano-)Quadrotors. He received the EMVA Young Professional Award 2014 for his work on Semi-Dense Visual Odometry (LSD-SLAM). Since July 2016, he is a full-time researcher at Oculus Research.

Research Interests

  • Direct Visual SLAM.

This video shows DSO: a novel direct and sparse monocular VO formulation we developed, and published as pre-print on arXiv in July 2016 (more details, code coming soon)



This video shows LSD-SLAM: a direct, large-scale monocular SLAM technique we developed, published at ECCV '14 (more details & code here):



  • Camera-based navigation of Quadrocopters, e.g. the Parrot AR.Drone: Check out this video demonstrating the result of my Master's Thesis (more details here):

We published the code as ROS node, so you can try it out yourself (provided you have an AR.Drone 1.0 or 2.0).

Publications

Journal Articles
2014
Scale-Aware Navigation of a Low-Cost Quadrocopter with a Monocular Camera (J. Engel, J. Sturm, D. Cremers), In Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS), volume 62, 2014. [bib] [pdf]
Conference and Workshop Papers
2016
Autonomous Exploration with a Low-Cost Quadrocopter using Semi-Dense Monocular SLAM (L. von Stumberg, V. Usenko, J. Engel, J. Stückler, D. Cremers), In arXiv:1609.07835, 2016. [bib] [pdf]
Direct Sparse Odometry (J. Engel, V. Koltun, D. Cremers), In arXiv:1607.02565, 2016. [bib] [pdf]
A Photometrically Calibrated Benchmark For Monocular Visual Odometry (J. Engel, V. Usenko, D. Cremers), In arXiv:1607.02555, 2016. [bib] [pdf]
Direct Visual-Inertial Odometry with Stereo Cameras (V. Usenko, J. Engel, J. Stueckler, D. Cremers), In Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, 2016. [bib] [pdf] [video]
2015
Reconstructing Street-Scenes in Real-Time From a Driving Car (V. Usenko, J. Engel, J. Stueckler, D. Cremers), In Proc. of the Int. Conference on 3D Vision (3DV), 2015. [bib] [pdf]
Large-Scale Direct SLAM for Omnidirectional Cameras (D. Caruso, J. Engel, D. Cremers), In International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2015. [bib] [pdf] [video]
Large-Scale Direct SLAM with Stereo Cameras (J. Engel, J. Stueckler, D. Cremers), In International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2015. [bib] [pdf] [video]
2014
Visual-Inertial Navigation for a Camera-Equipped 25g Nano-Quadrotor (O. Dunkley, J. Engel, J. Sturm, D. Cremers), In IROS2014 Aerial Open Source Robotics Workshop, 2014. [bib] [pdf] [video]
Semi-Dense Visual Odometry for AR on a Smartphone (T. Schöps, J. Engel, D. Cremers), In International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, 2014. [bib] [pdf] [video]Best Short Paper Award
LSD-SLAM: Large-Scale Direct Monocular SLAM (J. Engel, T. Schöps, D. Cremers), In European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2014. [bib] [pdf] [video]Oral Presentation
2013
Semi-Dense Visual Odometry for a Monocular Camera (J. Engel, J. Sturm, D. Cremers), In IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2013. [bib] [pdf] [video]
2012
Accurate Figure Flying with a Quadrocopter Using Onboard Visual and Inertial Sensing (J. Engel, J. Sturm, D. Cremers), In Proc. of the Workshop on Visual Control of Mobile Robots (ViCoMoR) at the IEEE/RJS International Conference on Intelligent Robot Systems (IROS), 2012. [bib] [pdf]
Camera-Based Navigation of a Low-Cost Quadrocopter (J. Engel, J. Sturm, D. Cremers), In Proc. of the International Conference on Intelligent Robot Systems (IROS), 2012. [bib] [pdf] [video]
Masters Thesis
2011
Autonomous Camera-Based Navigation of a Quadrocopter (J. Engel), Master's thesis, Technical University Munich, 2011. [bib] [pdf]Distinguished with the SIEMENS award for best Master's Thesis 2012
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