Stephanie Lowry

Stephanie Lowry

I am a post-doctoral researcher at Mobile Robotics and Olfaction Lab (MR&O) at Örebro University. Before to joining the MR&O lab in June 2015, I completed my PhD at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia, and worked as a post-doctoral research at the ARC Australian Centre of Excellence for Robotic Vision at QUT. I have a Bachelors degree with Honours in Logic and Computation and a Masters degree in Computer Science from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

My research focuses on the problem of visual recognition by robots in changing conditions. Powerful visual localization techniques exist for environments that remain perceptually static, but performance often degrades when the appearance of the world changes. Furthermore, perceptual changes can be universal over a region – lighting, seasonal change, and weather changes occur across large spatial areas – which means place recognition failure everywhere within a domain is possible. I’m interested in increasing the robustness of visual place recognition for robots without sacrificing autonomy. A persistent robot localisation system must operate over a wide range of different environments and under different types of environmental change, and require minimal prior knowledge or training.

A full list of my publications can be found on my Google Scholar profile.

I discuss some of my PhD research in this video:


Dr. Stephanie Lowry

AASS Research Centre
School of Science and Technology
Örebro University
70182 Örebro, Sweden
Room T1221
Phone +46 (0)19 30 13 51


Journal Articles

[1] S. Lowry and M. Milford. Supervised and Unsupervised Linear Learning Techniques for Visual Place Recognition in Changing Environments. IEEE Transactions on robotics, 32(3):600-613, 2016BibTeX | DiVA  ]
[2] S. Lowry, N. Sunderhauf, P. Newman, J. Leonard, D. Cox, P. Corke and M. Milford. Visual Place Recognition : A Survey. IEEE Transactions on robotics, 32(1):1-19, 2016BibTeX | DiVA  ]
[3] Z. Chen, S. Lowry, A. Jacobson, M. E. Hasselmo and M. Milford. Bio-inspired homogeneous multi-scale place recognition. Neural Networks, 72:48-61, 2015BibTeX | DiVA  ]

Refereed Conference and Workshop Articles

[1] S. Lowry and A. Henrik. Visual place recognition techniques for pose estimation in changing environments. In Visual Place Recognition: What is it Good For? workshop, Robotics : Science and Systems (RSS) 2016 2016BibTeX | DiVA  | PDF ]
[2] S. Lowry and M. Milford. Building Beliefs : Unsupervised Generation of Observation Likelihoods for Probabilistic Localization in Changing Environments. In IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), IEEE, 2015, pages 3071-3078, 2015BibTeX | DiVA  ]
[3] Z. Chen, S. Lowry, A. Jacobson, Z. Ge and M. Milford. Distance metric learning for feature-agnostic place recognition. In Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pages 2556-2563, 2015BibTeX | DiVA  ]
[4] M. Milford, C. Shen, S. Lowry, N. Sünderhauf, S. Shirazi, G. Lin, F. Liu, E. Pepperell, C. Cadena, B. Upcroft and I. Reid. Sequence Searching With Deep-Learnt Depth for Condition- and Viewpoint-Invariant Route-Based Place Recognition. In 2015 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops, pages 18-25, 2015BibTeX | DiVA  ]

Find the complete BibTeX record here.