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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.

 

Contact:

 

Important dates:

Wednesday, 16. October 2019, 10:00 - 11:00, room 0.011

Introductory meeting (old_slides)

Friday, 18. October 2019, 10:00 Registration deadline on our website
Thursday, 31. October 2019, 23:59 Registration deadline in BASIS
Wednesday, 22. January 2020, room and time tbh Seminar Day and deadline for the written summary

 

Registration

The registration will be opened after the introductory meeting.

 

Topics:

  1. BubbleNets: Learning to Select the Guidance Frame in Video Object Segmentation by Deep Sorting Frames
    Brent A. Griffin Jason J. Corso
    Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2019.
    Supervisor: Lilli Bruckschen
    [PDF]
  2. Learning the Depths of Moving People by Watching Frozen People
    Li et al.
    Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2019.
    Supervisor: Lilli Bruckschen
    [PDF]
  3. Geometric and Visual Terrain Classification for Autonomous MobileNavigation
    F. Schilling, X. Chen, J. Folkesson and P. Jensfelt
    IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2017.
    Supervisor: Arindam Roychoudhury
    [PDF]
  4. Footstep Planning for Autonomous Walking Over Rough Terrain
    R. J. Griffin, G. Wiedebach, S. McCrory, S. Bertrand, I. Lee and J. Pratt
    Submitted to IEEE Humanoids, 2019.
    Supervisor: Arindam Roychoudhury
    [PDF]
  5. Making Sense of Vision and Touch: Self-Supervised Learning of Multimodal Representations for Contact-Rich Tasks
    M. A. Lee et al.
    International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2019.
    Supervisor: Peter Regier
    [PDF]
  6. Drift-free Roll and Pitch Estimation for High-acceleration Hopping
    J. K. Yim, E. K. Wang and R. S. Fearing
    International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2019.
    Supervisor: Peter Regier
    [PDF]
  7. Gradient-Driven Online Learning of Bipedal Push Recovery
    M. Missura and S. Behnke
    International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2015.
    Supervisor: Marcell Missura
    [PDF]
  8. Minimal Construct: Efficient Shortest Path Finding for Mobile Robots in Polygonal Maps
    Marcell Missura, Daniel D. Lee, and Maren Bennewitz
    International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2018.
    Supervisor: Marcell Missura
    [PDF]
  9. Where Should I Walk? Predicting Terrain Properties from Images via Self-Supervised Learning
    L. Wellhausen, A. Dosovitskiy, R. Ranftl, K. Walas, C. Cadena, and M. Hutter
    IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 2019.
    Supervisor: Maren Bennewitz
    [PDF]