Marvin Chancán

mchancanl [at]

Welcome! I am currently a PhD student in electrical engineering and robotics at QUT, advised by Prof. Michael Milford. Previously I received my BSc in mechatronics engineering from UNI and also worked in the automation and IT industry for over 6 years.

In my research, I focus on the intersection between neuroscience, machine learning, and neural networks, with the aim of developing faster learning algorithms and techniques for robots and autonomous vehicles.

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MVP: Unified Motion and Visual Self-Supervised Learning for Large-Scale Robotic Navigation
Marvin Chancán, Michael Milford
ArXiv preprint 2020
Project page | ArXiv

Selected Publications

Robot Perception enables Complex Navigation Behavior via Self-Supervised Learning
Marvin Chancán, Michael Milford
Robotics: Science and Systems XVI (RSS 2020) Workshop on Self-Supervised Robot Learning
Project page | Video | ArXiv
CityLearn: Diverse Real-World Environments for Sample-Efficient Navigation Policy Learning
Marvin Chancán, Michael Milford
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2020)
Project page | Video | Code
A Hybrid Compact Neural Architecture for Visual Place Recognition
Marvin Chancán, Luis Hernandez-Nunez, A. Narendra, Andrew B. Barron, Michael Milford
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L)
Presented at ICRA 2020
Project page | Video | Code

Competition and Poster

NeuroSLAM: A Brain Inspired SLAM System for 3D Environments
Fangwen Yu, Marvin Chancán, Jianga Shang, Youjian Hu, Michael Milford
2019 International Collegiate Competition for Brain-inspired Computing (ICCBC), Tsinghua University
Top ¥ 300,000 Innovation Grant Prize
Project page | Poster

Research Experience

Academic Service

Honors, Awards and Scholarships

  • 2020 - HDR High Achiever Award for high quality research outputs from QUT.
  • 2018 - Full President of the Republic Scholarship for a PhD degree at QUT.
  • 2017 - Full Huiracocha PhD Scholarship from PUCP (declined).
  • 2010 - Full Master's degree Scholarship from PUC-Rio.
  • 2009 - Graduated First in Class from UNI.
  • 2008 - Academic Honors Diploma for best performance in BSc class.
  • 2005 - Admitted in the top 2% (~2000 applicants) at UNI (top national science & engineering university).

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