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 with discussion. Both can be done in English or German.
  • The summary and discussion should be written in LaTeX using the following template: seminar_template.tex
    The summary and discussion should be about 7 pages long. For the 7 page limit, we just count the text, not the images and references.

 

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Important dates:

The introductory meeting for all interested participants will take place on Monday, April 24 at 11:00 c.t. In the introductory meeting, we will present the topics, schedule, and requirements, and answer questions.

Monday, 24 April 2017, 11:00 c.t. Introductory meeting (room I.42, LBH, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 144)
Friday, 28 April 2017, noon Deadline for selecting the topic (online, link by email)
Sunday, 30 April 2017 Registration deadline in BASIS
Thursday, 3 August 2017 Seminar presentation and deadline for written summary

After the first lab meeting, the participants can arrange their working schedule individually after consultation with their supervisor.

 

Topics:

  1. Workspace Analysis for Planning Human-Robot Interaction Tasks.
    Nikolaus Vahrenkamp, Harry Arnst, Mirko Wachter, David Schiebener, Panagiotis Sotiropoulos, Michal Kowalik, and Tamim Asfour.
    International Conference on Humanoid Robots (HUMANOIDS), 2016.
    Supervisor: Maren Bennewitz
    [PDF] [DOI]
  2. Momentum Control for Balance.
    Adriano Macchietto, Victor Zordan, and Christian Shelton.
    SIGGRAPH 2009.
    Supervisor: Marcell Missura
    [PDF] [www] [DOI]
  3. Goal Directed Stepping with Momentum Control.
    Chun-Chih Wu and Victor Zordan.
    Eurographics/ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Computer Animation (SCA), 2010.
    Supervisor: Marcell Missura
    [PDF] [www] [DOI]
  4. The Office Marathon: Robust Navigation in an Indoor Office Environment.
    Eitan Marder-Eppstein, Eric Berger, Tully Foote, Brian Gerkey, Kurt Konolige.
    International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2010.
    Supervisor: Marcell Missura
    [PDF] [www] [DOI]
  5. Planning Long Dynamically-Feasible Maneuvers for Autonomous Vehicles.
    Maxim Likhachev and Dave Ferguson.
    International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR), 2009.
    Supervisor: Marcell Missura
    [PDF] [DOI]
  6. iDRM: Humanoid Motion Planning with Real-Time End-Pose Selection in Complex Environments.
    Yiming Yang, Vladimir Ivan, Zhibin Li, Maurice Fallon, and Sethu Vijayakumar.
    International Conference on Humanoid Robots (HUMANOIDS), 2016.
    Supervisor: Stefan Oßwald
    [PDF] [DOI]
  7. Omnidirectional Humanoid Navigation in Cluttered Environments Based on Optical Flow Information.
    Marco Ferro, Antonio Paolillo. Andrea Cherubini, and Marilena Vendittelli.
    International Conference on Humanoid Robots (HUMANOIDS), 2016.
    Supervisor: Philipp Karkowski
    [PDF] [www] [DOI]
  8. Exploiting the Redundancy for Humanoid Robots to Dynamically Step over a Large Obstacle.
    Chengxu Zhou, Xin Wang, and Zhibin Li.
    International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2015.
    Supervisor: Philipp Karkowski
    [PDF] [DOI]
  9. STOMP: Stochastic Trajectory Optimization for Motion Planning.
    Mrinal Kalakrishnan, Sachin Chitta, Evangelos Theodorou, Peter Pastor, and Stefan Schaal.
    International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2011.
    Supervisor: Peter Regier
    [PDF] [www] [DOI] [ROS]