Meysam Basiri

Meysam Basiri


Position: Assistant Researcher

Intelligent Robots and Systems Group (IRSg)


Phone :+351-218418271

Office: 6.15

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Meysam Basiri received the M.Sc degree in Systems, Control and Robotics from KTH, Sweden in 2010 and a dual PhD degree (2015) in Robotics from EPFL, Switzerland, and in Electrical and Computer Engineering from IST, Portugal. He is a former Postdoctoral researcher of the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems at EPFL. Currently, he is is a tenure-track assistant researcher at IST, and the Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR). He has been involved in multiple internationally funded projects (RockEU2, SciRoc, SMAVNET, MBZIRC and DURABLE) and was the Principal Investigator for two H2020 Eurobench projects (MADROB, BEAST). His main research interests lie in the robotics area, with a special regard to real-world estimation and control problems. His main areas of expertise are aerial robotics, multi-robot systems, field and service robotics, and robot benchmarking. Meysam has received several awards for his research including two best paper awards from IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) and an outstanding PhD thesis award from IST. He was the team co-leader of the ISR team at the MBZIRC 2020 service robot competition that was awarded 1st place (250K USD award) in challenge 3. He has been a member of the Technical and Organizing committee of the European Robotics League (ERL) since the beginning and has designed/executed more than 20 local and major robot competitions around Europe.

Closed Projects

Acronym Name Funding Dates
RockEU2RockEU2 – Robotics Coordination Action for Europe TwoEU2016-02|2018-01
[1] John Lewis, Pedro Lima, Meysam Basiri, "Collaborative 3D Scene Reconstruction in Large Outdoor Environments Using a Fleet of Mobile Ground Robots", Sensors 2023, Special Issue Recognition Robotics, Vol. 23, Issue 1, 375, 2022
[2] Meysam Basiri, Joao Pereira, Rui Bettencourt, Enrico Piazza, E. Fernandes, Carlos Azevedo, Pedro Lima, "Functionalities, Benchmarking System and Performance Evaluation for a Domestic Service Robot: People Perception, People Following, and Pick and Placing", Applied Sciences 2022, 12(10), 4819, 2022
[3] Miguel Pimentel, Meysam Basiri, "A Bimodal Rolling-Flying Robot for Micro Level Inspection of Flat and Inclined Surfaces", IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 5135-5142, April , 2022
[4] Meysam Basiri, Joao Goncalves, José Rosa, Rui Bettencourt, Alberto Vale, Pedro Lima, "A multipurpose mobile manipulator for autonomous firefighting and construction of outdoor structures", Field Robotics, 1, pp. 102–126, , 2021
[5] Meysam Basiri, João Gonçalves, José Rosa, Alberto Vale, Pedro Lima, "An autonomous mobile manipulator to build outdoor structures consisting of heterogeneous brick patterns", SN Applied Sciences, Vol 3, Article Number 558 (2021), 2021
[6] Meysam Basiri, Enrico Piazza, M. Matteucci, Pedro Lima, "Benchmarking Functionalities of Domestic Service Robots Through Scientific Competitions", KI - Künstliche Intelligenz (2019), 2019
[7] Rômulo Rodrigues, Meysam Basiri, António Pedro Aguiar, Pedro Miraldo, "Low-level Active Visual Navigation: Increasing robustness of vision-based localization using potential fields", IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters ( Volume: 3, Issue: 3, July 2018 ) , 2018
[8] Meysam Basiri, Felix Schill, Pedro Lima, Dario Floreano , "Localization of Emergency Acoustic Sources by Micro Aerial Vehicles", Journal of Field Robotics, Vol. 35, Issue 2, pages 187-201, 2017
[9] Meysam Basiri, F. Schill, Pedro Lima, D. Floreano, "On-Board Relative Bearing Estimation for Teams of Drones Using Sound", IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 820-827, July, 2016 - PDF
[1] Juan Jose Gamboa-Montero, Meysam Basiri, J. C. Castillo, Sara Marques Villarroya, M. A. Salichs, "Real-time Acoustic Touch localization in Human-Robot Interaction based on Steered Response Power", Proc. of ICDL 2022 - IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning, London, UK, 2022
[2] Beñat Urtasun, Pablo López de Uralde, Karlos Velar, Eider Gorostegui, Joonas Neelov, Steve Wright, Matthew Studley, Pedro Lima, Alberto Vale, Meysam Basiri, "Pulsed thermography digital motion stabilization for the Unmanned Vehicle inspection of solar farms and GFRP wind blades through UAVs and UGVs", Proc. of Thermosense 2021: Thermal Infrared Applications XLIII, Vol. 11743, 2021
[3] José Rosa, Meysam Basiri, "Cooperative Audio-Visual System for Localizing Micro Aerial Robots", Proc. IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Macau, China, 2019
[4] Rômulo Rodrigues, Meysam Basiri, Antonio Pedro Aguiar, Pedro Miraldo, "Feature Based Potential Field for Low-level Active Visual Navigation", Proc. of ROBOT 2017 - 3rd Iberian Robotics Conference. Sevilla, Spain. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol. 693. Springer, Cham, 2017
[5] Rodrigo Ventura, Meysam Basiri, André Mateus, J. Garcia, Pedro Miraldo, P. Santos, Pedro Lima, "A Domestic Assistive Robot Developed Through Robotic Competitions", IJCAI 2016 Workshop on Autonomous Mobile Service Robots, New York, USA, 2016 - PDF
[6] Meysam Basiri, F. Schill, Pedro Lima, D. Floreano, "Audio-based Bearing-only Localization for Swarms of Micro Air Vehicles", Proc. of ICRA 2014 - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Hong-Kong, China, 2014
[7] Meysam Basiri, F. Schill, Pedro Lima, D. Floreano, "Audio-based Relative Positioning System for Multiple Micro Air Vehicle Systems", Proc. of RSS 2013 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference, Berlin, Germany, 2013 - PDF
[8] Meysam Basiri, F. Schill, Pedro Lima, D. Floreano, "Robust Acoustic Source Localization of Emergency Signals from Micro Air Vehicles", Proc. of IROS 2012 - IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, 2012 - PDF
[1] Meysam Basiri, "Audio-based Swarming Micro Aerial Vehicles", Ph.D. Thesis, within the IST-EPFL Joint Doctoral Initiative, January, 2015

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