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Martin Magnusson

Position: Senior Lecturer School/office: School of Science and Technology

Email: bWFydGluLm1hZ251c3NvbjtvcnUuc2U=

Phone: +46 19 303870

Room: T1222

Martin Magnusson

About Martin Magnusson

I am a researcher with the Mobile Robotics and Olfaction lab at the AASS research centre.


My main research is concerned with localisation and mapping with 3D perception for mobile robots, and in particular efficient and versatile 3D surface representations. In the past I have investigated 3D scan registration and mobile-robot applications such as localisation, loop detection, and semantic analysis of 3D scenes. I have also been investigating methods for using 3D perception in autoloading of piled materials in construction and mining applications.

More recently, my research also includes mapping methods that go beyond mere geometry, and methods for making use of maps with high uncertainty. I have a particular interest in quantitative quality measures of maps and the methods that are used when constructing them, as well as maps of dynamics and flow, and the use of heterogeneous map data (e.g. hand-drawn sketh maps) In robotics.



I disapprove of the strategic partnership between Saab and Örebro University that was signed in May 2023.

I do acknowledge that there may well be channels of collaboration and research that are worthwhile pursuing also with the weapons industry, and I make no attempt to define what other researchers and academic staff should devote their work and energy to.

However, I want to make it clear that I strongly disapprove of my own research being used by the weapons industry, including Saab. In particular, I find it worrying that AI and robotics are mentioned specifically as an important part of this future collaboration. I support the International Committee for Robot Arms Control (ICRAC) and the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, and I wish to have no part in contributing to the development of more "intelligent" or autonomous systems for military use.

This is not to say that I oppose of armed defence in general. However, the products of our weapons industry are largely being exported to countries over which we have no control, including those with a history of aggressive foreign or domestic policies. I do not believe that doing so contributes to a safer world, and I will choose to devote my time and energy to more productive purposes.



I teach Computer Graphics and Imperative Programming. 



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