Florian Shkurti

I am a Ph.D. student at the Mobile Robotics Lab, School of Computer Science at McGill University, supervised by Gregory Dudek. I am working on algorithms that enable robot videographers to navigate and record footage that humans are going to find interesting. My research is at the intersection of computer vision, machine learning, planning and control. I am particularly interested in imitation learning, (inverse) reinforcement learning, the control of dynamical systems under uncertainty, and visibility-aware multi-agent path planning. In my M.Sc. I worked on simultaneous mapping and localization for underwater robots using a single camera and an IMU, under the co-supervision of Gregory Dudek and Ioannis Rekleitis. Born in Albania, grew up in Greece.


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514-398-2186
3480 University Street
McConnell Building, Room 318
Montreal, QC H3A 0E9
Canada



Publications

Underwater Multi-Robot Convoying using Visual Tracking by Detection
Shkurti F., Chang W. D., Henderson P., Islam J. M., Gamboa Higuera J. C., Li J., Manderson T., Xu A., Dudek G, and Sattar J., IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Intelligent Systems (IROS '17), Vancouver, Canada. pdf, bibtex, project page

Topologically distinct trajectory predictions for probabilistic pursuit
Shkurti F. and Dudek G., IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Intelligent Systems (IROS '17), Vancouver, Canada. pdf, bibtex, project page

Benchmark Environments for Multitask Learning in Continuous Domains
Henderson P., Chang W. D., Shkurti F., Hansen J., Meger D., and Dudek G., Workshop on Lifelong Learning at the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML '17), Sydney, Australia.

Texture-Aware SLAM Using Stereo Imagery And Inertial Information
Manderson T., Shkurti F., and Dudek G., Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV '16), Victoria, Canada. pdf, bibtex

3D Trajectory Synthesis and Control for a Legged Swimming Robot
Meger D., Shkurti F., Cortes Poza D., Giguere P., and Dudek G., IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Intelligent Systems (IROS '14), Chicago, USA. pdf, bibtex, project page

Ear-based Exploration on Hybrid Metric/Topological Maps
Zhang Q., Whitney D., Shkurti F., Rekleitis I., IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Intelligent Systems (IROS '14), Chicago, USA. pdf, bibtex

Asymmetric Rendezvous Search at Sea
Meghjani M., Shkurti F., Gamboa Higuera J.C., Kalmbach A., Whitney D., and Dudek G., Computer and Robot Vision (CRV '14), Montreal, Canada. pdf, bibtex

Maximizing visibility in collaborative trajectory planning
Shkurti F. and Dudek G., IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA ’14), Hong-Kong. pdf, bibtex

On the complexity of searching for an evader with a faster pursuer
Shkurti F. and Dudek G., IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA ’13), Karlsruhe, Germany. pdf, bibtex

Multi-Domain Monitoring of Marine Environments Using a Heterogeneous Robot Team
Shkurti F., Xu A., Meghjani M., Gamboa J.C., Girdhar Y., Giguere P., Dey B.B., Li J., Kalmbach A., Prahacs C., Turgeon K., Rekleitis I., Dudek G., IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS ’12), Algarve, Portugal. pdf, bibtex

Socially-Driven Collective Path Planning for Robot Missions
Gamboa J.C., Xu A., Shkurti F., Dudek G., Conference on Robot Vision (CRV '12), Toronto, Canada, pdf, bibtex

State estimation for an underwater robot using visual and inertial cues
Shkurti F., M.Sc. Thesis, McGill University, 2011. pdf, bibtex

State estimation for an underwater robot using visual and inertial information
Shkurti F., Rekleitis I., Scaccia M., Dudek G., IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS ’11), San Francisco, USA. pdf, bibtex

MARE: Marine Autonomous Robotic Explorer
Girdhar Y., Xu A., Dey B., Meghjani M., Shkurti F., Rekleitis I., Dudek G., IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS ’11), San Francisco, USA. pdf, bibtex

Feature Tracker Evaluation For Pose Estimation In Underwater Environments
Shkurti F., Rekleitis I., Dudek G., Conference on Robot Vision (CRV '11), St. John’s, Newfoundland. pdf, bibtex