Seminar Humanoid Robots (MA-INF 4213)

  • In this seminar, we will cover state-of-the-art research papers from conferences and journals in the field of humanoid robotics.
  • Topics will be assigned in the first meeting.
  • You have to prepare a talk of approx. 30 minutes and to write a summary. Both can be done in English or German.
  • The summaries should be about 7 pages long (latex, a4wide, 11pt). For the 7 page limit, we just count the text, not the images and references.

Important dates:

Mon 20.04.15, 11:00 c.t. Introductory meeting, seminar room E.23, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 144 (LBH)
Mon 27.04.15 Registration deadline and topic assignment (online)
Thu 30.04.15 Registration deadline in BASIS
Mon 13.07.15 Seminar presentation and deadline for written summary

Registration

The registration is closed now and the topics have been assigned. Please remember to register for the exam in BASIS by the 30.04.15.

Topics:

  1. Towards Reactive Whole-Body Motion Planning in Cluttered Environments by Precomputing Feasible Motion Spaces
    A. Orthey, O. Stasse.
    International Conference on Humanoid Robots (HUMANOIDS), 2013
    Supervisor: Maren Bennewitz
    [PDF] [DOI]
  2. Autonomous Environment Manipulation to Assist Humanoid Locomotion
    M. Levihn, K. Nishiwaki, S. Kagami, and M. Stilman.
    IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2014
    Supervisor: Maren Bennewitz
    [PDF] [DOI]
  3. Robust Ladder-Climbing with a Humanoid Robot with Application to the DARPA Robotics Challenge
    Jungru Luo, Yajia Zhang, Kris Hauser, et al.
    IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2014
    Supervisor: Stefan Oßwald
    [PDF] [DOI]
  4. Humanoid Flexibility Deformation Can Be Efficiently Estimated Using Only Inertial measurement Units and Contact Information
    M. Benallegue, F. Lamiraux
    International Conference on Humanoid Robots (HUMANOIDS), 2014
    Supervisor: Stefan Oßwald
    [PDF] [DOI]
  5. Supervised Footstep Planning for Humanoid Robots in Rough Terrain Tasks using a Black Box Walking Controller.
    A. Stumpf, S. Kohlbrecher, D.C. Conner, O. von Stryk.
    International Conference on Humanoid Robots (HUMANOIDS), 2014.
    Supervisor: Philipp Karkowski
    [DOI] (This paper is not available online. Please contact us if you are interested.)
  6. Visual Path Following using a Sequence of Target Images and Smooth Robot Velocities for Humanoid Navigation.
    J. Delfin, H.M. Becerra, and G. Arechavaleta.
    International Conference on Humanoid Robots (HUMANOIDS), 2014.
    Supervisor: Philipp Karkowski
    [www] [PDF] [DOI]
  7. An Evaluation of the RGB-D SLAM System.
    F. Endres, J. Hess, N. Engelhard, J. Sturm, D. Cremers, and W. Burgard.
    International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2012.
    Supervisor: Peter Regier
    [PDF] [DOI]
  8. Creating and Using Probabilistic Costmaps from Vehicle Experience
    L. Murphy, S. Martin, and P. Corke.
    International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2012
    Supervisor: Peter Regier
    [PDF] [DOI]