The ViGIR Lab was first established in 2003, at the
University of Western Australia, and it moved to the University of Missouri in 2005.
(We are not that "other" ViGIR: 10 years younger and clearly lacking creativity for an
acronym and logo).
The ViGIR Lab is situated on the first floor of the
Engineering Building West and it is equipped with 8 dual-core and dual-headed
workstations and a 16-core server running Linux. The computers share (NFS) over
20TBytes of disk space interconnected by two 1Gbit/s networks. The networks also
interconnect two NVidia servers(a) (with GTX480's and C1060's with
multiple cores) and 9
embedded vision-sensor devices which control various Firewire cameras and Kinect cameras spread
throughout the lab. The cameras are used to create a Virtual/Augmented Reality
Environment and to control an industrial Kawasaki UX150 robot. Other equipment
such as two P3DX and one Husky mobile robots, one MICO and one JACO2 arm robots, a power wheelchair, a 3D structured light scanner, a linear slide, etc. are also available
for various researches.
In the Lab, we conduct research in areas
such as: Computer Vision, Pattern Recognition and Robotics. We develop models to
represent the world as perceived by cameras and other sensors and we devise
algorithms that make use of such models to extract real time information from a
sensory network in order to guide robots to perform various tasks. Our main goal
is to build new Human-Robot Interfaces that can be used in robotic assistive
technology, augmented reality, automation, tele-operation, etc...
ViGIR and RATs on the news -- Best Lab Exhibit of the EWeek! --
ViGIR and ODI on the news
GPU servers were donated by NVIDIA via their Academic Partnership Program.
Check our current research.
Members of the ViGIR Lab.
Click here to see a list of publications.
Opportunity for Students:
If you are looking for opportunities to join the ViGIR Lab, please, follow
- Guilherme Nelson DeSouza
- +1 573 882-5579
- +1 573 882-0397
- Rooms 16-19 - Engineering Building West (map)
- Postal address
- ViGIR - Vision-Guided and Intelligent Robotics Lab
- Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
- University of Missouri-Columbia
- 349 Engineering Building West
- Columbia, MO
- 65211 - USA
- Electronic mail