Seminar Humanoid Robots (MA-INF 4213)

Update: We changed the schedule in order to prevent collisions with exams. Please contact us if the new schedule causes difficulties for you.

  • 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:

Thu 3.2., 15:00 Introductory meeting, seminar room E.23, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 144 (LBH)
Fri 13.2. Registration deadline and topic assignment (online)
Mon 23.2.Thu 26.2. General introduction to giving a talk (optional)
Mon 16.3. Mon 23.3. Presentation
Mon 23.3. Deadline for written summary (via e-mail)

Registration:

The registration is now closed.

Topics:

  1. Learning to Plan for Constrained Manipulation from Demonstrations.
    M. Phillips, V. Hwang, S. Chitta, and M. Likhachev.
    Proceedings of the Robotics: Science and Systems Conference (RSS), 2013.
    Supervisor: Maren Bennewitz
    [PDF]
  2. Physical Interaction for Segmentation of Unknown Textured and Non-textured Rigid Objects.
    D. Schiebener, A. Ude, and T. Asfour.
    Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2014.
    Supervisor: Maren Bennewitz
    [PDF] [DOI]
  3. Task Space Regions: A Framework for Pose-Constrained Manipulation Planning.
    D. Berenson, S. Srinivasa, and J. Kuffner.
    International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR), 2011.
    Supervisor: Maren Bennewitz
    [PDF] [DOI]
  4. A Qualitative Path Planner for Robot Navigation Using Human-Provided Maps.
    D. Shah and M. Campbell.
    International Journal of Robotics Research, 2013.
    Supervisor: Stefan Oßwald
    [PDF] [DOI] (The PDF is retrievable only inside the university network).
  5. Footstep Planning on Uneven Terrain with Mixed-Integer Convex Optimization.
    R. Deits and R. Tedrake.
    Proceedings of the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (HUMANOIDS), 2014.
    Supervisor: Stefan Oßwald
    [PDF]
  6. 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.
    Proceedings of the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (HUMANOIDS), 2014.
    Supervisor: Philipp Karkowski
    (This paper is not available online. Please contact us if you are interested.)
  7. Visual Path Following using a Sequence of Target Images and Smooth Robot Velocities for Humanoid Navigation.
    J. Delfin, H.M. Becerra, and G. Arechavaleta.
    Proceedings of the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (HUMANOIDS), 2014.
    Supervisor: Philipp Karkowski
    [www] [PDF]
  8. An Evaluation of the RGB-D SLAM System.
    F. Endres, J. Hess, N. Engelhard, J. Sturm, D. Cremers, and W. Burgard.
    Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2012.
    Supervisor: Peter Regier
    [PDF] [DOI]