Matteo Munaro is a Scientist with Open Perception, and a Ph.D. candidate in Science and Technology Information at the Intelligent Autonomous Systems Laboratory (IAS-Lab) of the University of Padova, Italy. He graduated in Control Engineering in 2009 at the same university. His research interests are in the field of people detection, tracking and re-identification with color cameras and RGB-D sensors for mobile robots.
From November 2009 to October 2010, he was Marie Curie Fellow at IFREMER, in Toulon (France), working on seabed image mosaicking and 3D reconstruction by means of laser-triangulation systems mounted on Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs). In April 2010, he was visiting researcher at the VICOROB laboratory of the University of Girona (Spain). In September–December 2012, he was visiting Ph.D. student at the BIWI laboratory at ETH Zurich (Switzerland), working on people re-identification with RGB-D sensors.
As a PCL developer, he contributed algorithms for people detection from RGB-D data, he took part to the SwRI/NIST Code Sprint and he was a speaker at PCL tutorial at ICRA 2013.