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, October 16 at 10:00 c.t. In the introductory meeting, we will present the topics, schedule, and requirements, and answer questions.

Preliminary schedule (subject to change):

Monday, 16 October 2017, 10:00 c.t. Introductory meeting (room I.42, LBH, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 144)
Friday, 20 October 2017, noon Deadline for selecting the topic (online, link by email)
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 Registration deadline in BASIS
Wednesday, 24 January 2018 Seminar presentation and deadline for written summary

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

 

Registration

The registration is closed now and all topics have been assigned.

 

Topics:

  1. 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
    [PDF] [DOI]
  2. From Perception to Decision: A Data-driven Approach to End-to-end Motion Planning for Autonomous Ground Robots.
    Mark Pfeiffer, Michael Schaeuble, Juan Nieto, Roland Siegwart, and Cesar Cadena.
    IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2017.
    Supervisor: Maren Bennewitz
    [PDF] [DOI]
  3. Real-Time Path Planning in Unknown Environments for Bipedal Robots.
    Arne-Christoph Hildebrandt, Moritz Klischat, Daniel Wahrmann, Robert Wittmann, Felix Sygulla, Philipp Seiwald, Daniel Rixen, and Thomas Buschmann,
    IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2017.
    Supervisor: Marcell Missura
    [PDF] [DOI]
  4. 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]
  5. 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
    [PDF]
  6. Efficient RANSAC for Point-Cloud Shape Detection.
    Ruwen Schnabel, Roland Wahl, and Reinhard Klein.
    Computer Graphics Forum, 2007.
    Supervisor: Marcell Missura
    [PDF] [DOI] [www] [software]
  7. Mask R-CNN.
    Kaiming He, Georgia Gkioxari, Piotr Dollár, and Ross Girshick.
    IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2017.
    Supervisor: Philipp Bruckschen
    [PDF] [www] [code]
  8. Visualizing and Understanding Convolutional Networks.
    Matthew D. Zeiler and Rob Fergus.
    European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), 2014.
    Supervisor: Philipp Bruckschen
    [PDF] [DOI]
  9. A Combined Approach for Robot Placement and Coverage Path Planning for Mobile Manipulation.
    Fabian Paus, Peter Kaiser, Nikolaus Vahrenkamp, and Tamim Asfour.
    IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2017.
    Supervisor: Stefan Osswald
    [PDF]
  10. Energy-based Optimal Step Planning for Humanoids.
    Weiwei Huang, Junggon Kim, and Christopher G. Atkeson.
    IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2013.
    Supervisor: Philipp Karkowski
    [PDF] [DOI]