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Seminar Humanoid Robots (MA-INF 4213)

In this seminar, we cover state-of-the-art research papers from conferences and journals in the field of humanoid robotics and related fields. The available topics are presented in the Introductory Meeting and can be selected during the registration for the seminar on our website. In the Introductory Meeting, we will present the available topics, the registration process, the requirements, and answer your questions.

Participants of the seminar have to prepare a talk of 25 minutes which will be given on the Seminar Day at the end of the semester. After the talk, there will be a Q&A of about 5 minutes where you will be asked questions by the staff and other participants of the seminar. Bachelor students can choose to present their topic in German, master students must give their presentation in English.

The Seminar Day is a whole day event, typically from 8:30am to 3:30pm, which takes place towards the end of the semester. All participants are required to be present on the Seminar Day, to give their presentation, and also to listen to the talks of the other participants. Active participation during the Q&A sessions counts as a bonus towards your final score.

Participating students are also required to write a summary and discussion of their assigned topic. The summary and discussion should be written in LaTeX using the following template: seminar_template.tex The document should be 7 pages long not including images and references! Bachelor students can opt to write their summary in German.

Each participant will be paired up with a supervisor who monitors their progress and is available to help with questions or difficulties. Students can work freely during the semester to prepare their material. The written summary and the presentation slides must be submitted by the morning of the Seminar Day.

 

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Important dates:

Wednesday, April 10th 2019, 10:15 - 11:15, room 0.011

Introductory meeting (slides)

Friday, April 19nd 2019 Registration deadline on our website
Tuesday, April 30th 2019 Registration deadline in BASIS
Tuesday, July 9th 2019, 11:00 - 17:00, room 0.027 Seminar Day and deadline for the written summary

 

Registration

All slots are taken, the registration is closed. The date for the seminar day was shifted one week to July 9th.

 

Topics:

  1. Real-Time Path Planning in Unknown Environments for Bipedal Robots
    Hildebrandt et al.
    IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 2017.
    Supervisor: Maren Bennewitz
    [PDF]
  2. A Single-Planner Approach to Multi-Modal Humanoid Mobility
    Dornbush et al.
    IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2018.
    Supervisor: Maren Bennewitz
    [PDF]
  3. Robot Companion: A Social-Force based Approach with Human Awareness-Navigation in Croweded Environments
    Gonzalo Ferrer, Anais Garrell and Alberto Sanfeliu
    IROS 2013.
    Supervisor: Peter Regier
    [PDF]
  4. Map-based Deep Imitation Learning for Obstacle Avoidance
    Y. Liu, A. Xu, Z. Chen
    IROS 2018.
    Supervisor: Peter Regier
    [PDF]
  5. Fast Kinodynamic Bipedal Locomotion Planning with Moving Obstacles
    Junhyeok Ahn, Orion Campbell, Donghyun Kim, Luis Sentis
    IROS 2018.
    Supervisor: Marcell Missura
    [PDF]
  6. 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, Cesar Cadena
    IROS 2018.
    Supervisor: Marcell Missura
    [PDF]
  7. UAV-based crop and weed classification for smart farming
    Lottes, P., Khanna, R., Pfeifer, J., Siegwart, R., & Stachniss, C. 
    ICRA 2017.
    Supervisor: Arindam Roychoudhury
    [PDF]
  8. Design of an Autonomous Racecar: Perception, State Estimation and System Integration
    Valls, Miguel I., et al.
    ICRA 2018.
    Supervisor: Arindam Roychoudhury
    [PDF]
  9. Learning without Forgetting
    Li, Zhizhong, and Derek Hoiem
    IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence 40.12 (2018).
    Supervisor: Lilli Bruckschen
    [PDF]
  10. DeepPicar: A Low-cost Deep Neural Network-based Autonomous Car
    Bechtel, Michael G., et al.
    RTCSA 2018.
    Supervisor: Lilli Bruckschen
    [PDF]