Zichao Zhang



MSc University of Zurich

Robotics and Perception Group

Department of Informatics

University of Zurich


Email: zzhang (at) ifi (dot) uzh (dot) ch

Office: Andreasstrasse 15, AND 2.12



I am currently a PhD student at Robotics and Perception Group at University of Zurich, supervised by Prof. Dr. Davide Scaramuzza. I received my Bachelor degree in Detection, Guidance and Control from Beihang University (Beijing, China) in 2011 and Master degree in Computer Science from University of Zurich (Zurich, Switzerland) in 2016. My research interests include vision-based navigation, sensor fusion, robot state estimation and active vision.


  • Christian Forster, Zichao Zhang, Michael Gassner, Manuel Werlberger, Davide Scaramuzza, SVO: Semi-Direct Visual Odometry for Monocular and Multi-Camera Systems, IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, to appear, 2016. PDF (PDF, 13022 KB) VIDEO
  • Zichao Zhang, Henri Rebecq, Christian Forster, Davide Scaramuzza, Benefit of Large Field-of-View Cameras for Visual Odometry, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Stockholm, 2016. PDF (PDF, 6292 KB) VIDEO DATASETS

  • Zichao Zhang, Christian Forster, Davide Scaramuzza, Active Exposure Control for Robust Visual Odometry in HDR Environments, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2017. PDF (PDF, 1450 KB) VIDEO

  • Zichao Zhang, Davide Scaramuzza, Perception-aware Receding Horizon Navigation for MAVsIEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2018. PDF (PDF, 1617 KB) VIDEO ICRA18 PITCH VIDEO PPT (PPTX, 96117 KB)

  • Ruben Gomez-Ojeda , Zichao Zhang, Javier Gonzalez-Jimenez, Davide Scaramuzza, Learning-based Image Enhancement for Visual Odometry in Challenging HDR EnvironmentsIEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2018. PDF (PDF, 1357 KB)  VIDEO  ICRA18 PITCH VIDEO  PPT (PPTX, 30628 KB)