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. 25 minutes and to write a summary with discussion. Both can be done in English or German. After the presentation, there will be a Q&A of about 5 minutes.
  • 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.




Important dates:

The introductory meeting for all interested participants will take place on April 16. In the introductory meeting, we will present the topics, schedule, and requirements, and answer questions.

Preliminary schedule (subject to change):

Monday, 16 April 2018, 10:00 c.t. Introductory meeting (room 0.011, Endenicher Allee 19A)
Friday, 20 April 2018, noon Deadline for selecting the topic (online, link by email)
Monday, 30 April 2018 Registration deadline in BASIS
Wednesday, 11 July 2018 Seminar presentation and deadline for written summary

During the semester, the participants can arrange their working schedule individually after consultation with their supervisor.



The registration is closed. The seminar will be offered again next semester.



    1. Sensory Steering for Sampling-Based Motion Planning.
      Omur Arslan, Vincent Pacelli, and Daniel Koditschek.
      IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2017.
      Supervisor: Marcell Missura
      [PDF] [www]
    2. Search-based Motion Planning for Quadrotors using Linear Quadratic Minimum Time Control.
      Sikang Liu, Nikolay Atanasov, Kartik Mohta, and Vijay Kumar.
      IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2017.
      Supervisor: Marcell Missura
    3. Computing Shortest Path Maps with GPU Shaders
      Carlo Camporesi, Marcelo Kallmann
      Int. Conf. on Motion in Games (MIG), 2014.
      Supervisor: Stefan Oßwald
    4. AtomMap: A Probabilistic Amorphous 3D Map Representation for Robotics
      and Surface Reconstruction
      David Fridovich-Keil, Erik Nelson, Avideh Zakhor
      IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2017
      Supervisor: Stefan Oßwald
      [PDF] [CODE]
    5. Probabilistic Data Association for Semantic SLAM
      Sean Bowman, Nikolay Atanasov, Kostas Daniilidis, George J Pappas
      IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2017
      Supervisor: Peter Regier
    6. Estimating Unknown Object Dynamics in Human-Robot Manipulation Tasks
      Denis Cehajic, Pablo Budde gen. Dohmann, Sandra Hirche
      IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2017
      Supervisor: Peter Regier
    7. Fast Object Approximation for Real-Time 3D Obstacle Avoidance with Biped Robots
      D. Wahrmann, A.-C. Hildebrandt, R. Wittmann, F. Sygulla, D. Rixen, and T. Buschmann
      IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM), 2016
      Supervisor: Philipp Karkowski
    8. Real-Time Path Planning in Unknown Environments for Bipedal Robots
      A.-C. Hildebrandt, M. Klischat, D. Wahrmann, R. Wittmann, F. Sygulla, P. Seiwald, D. Rixen, and T. Buschmann
      IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 2017
      Supervisor: Philipp Karkowski
    9. Footstep and Motion Planning in Semi-unstructured Environments Using Randomized Possibility Graphs.
      Michael X. Grey, Aaron D. Ames, and C. Karen Liu.
      IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2017.
      Supervisor: Maren Bennewitz
    10. Humanoid Navigation in Uneven Terrain using Learned Estimates of Traversability
      Y.-C. Lin and D. Berenson
      IEEE International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids), 2017.
      Supervisor: Maren Bennewitz
    11. A Literature Review on New Robotics: Automation from Love to War
      L. Royakkers and R. van Est
      International Journal of Social Robotics (7:579-570), 2015.
      Supervisor: Philipp Bruckschen
    12. Social Robots for Long-Term Interaction: A Survey
      I. Leite, C. Martinho, A. Paiva
      International Journal of Social Robotics (5:291–308), 2013.
      Supervisor: Philipp Bruckschen