ETHZ/Institute for Automatic/Automatic Control Laboratory
Expert in nondeterministic and stochastic hybrid systems, networked control systems
John Lygeros
Real time computation & optimization for networked camera surveillance

Chinese Academy of Sciences/Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology
Expert in hybrid modelling and design of network-centric embedded systems
John Takkuen Koo
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Project Description

In recent years there has been a growing interest in the use of surveillance cameras to prevent accidents and crime, promote security and safety, and monitor critical systems and traffic scenes.  Surveillance systems can be found everywhere: in transport systems from taxis to trams, from small corner stores to large banks, from lonely footpaths to crowded streets and sport arenas.  With the advent of closed circuit television (CCTV) the task of monitoring no longer re quires a significant physical presence: the collective images from a large number of cameras may be monitored by “controllers” working in front of several monitors.  Because human monitoring of surveillance video is a very laborintensive task, however, there is growing interest in developing intelligent and automated surveillance systems. 

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Our researchers in the media

The Value of Precision

'Cyborg' yeast genes run by computer

Scientists have created "cyborg yeast" that can be controlled by a computer

Notable publications

A Framework for Multi-Robot Motion Planning from Temporal Logic Specifications
T.J. Koo, R.Q. Li, M.M. Quottrup, C.A. Clifton, R. Izadi-Zamanabadi, T. Bak
SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences, Vol.55, No.7, pp. 1675 - 1692, July 2012

Design of importance-map based randomized patrolling strategies
S.M. Huck, N. Kariotoglou, S. Summers, D.M. Raimondo, J. Lygeros
IEEE workshop on complexity in engineering 2012, Aachen, Germany

Posters from 2012

Randomized exploration in environmental and surveillance applications
Huck, Kariotoglou, Summers, Raimondo and Lygeros