The focus of our research lies on robots acting in human environments. We are especially interested in robot navigation in challenging scenes. For example, we develop techniques for robots navigating in multi-level and multi-room indoor environments that contain articulated and movable objects. We have introduced novel probabilistic methods for 3D environment modeling as well as methods for manipulation and navigation. The Humanoid Robots Lab has contributed several state-of-the-art methods for environment perception and exploration, footstep planning, user tracking, user-aware navigation, and imitation of human whole-body motions.
Our work is currently supported by the EU FP7 project SQUIRREL and by the DFG Research Unit Anticipating Human Behavior, as well as by the DAAD.
Previously, the lab was in involved in the projectsand funded by the EU as well as in the Cluster of Excellence , in the Transregional Research Center on , and in the research training group on , all funded by the German Research Foundation.
More information about previous project involvements can be found at the former webpage at the University of Freiburg.