EASE was present at the ICRA 2018.
Daniel Leidner held a workshop on “Cognitive Whole-Body Control for Compliant Robot Manipulation”.
Karinne Ramirez-Amaro presented the workshop on WORKMATE: the WORKplace is better with intelligent, collaborative, robot MATEs titled “Accelerating the teaching of industrial robots by re-using semantic knowledge from various domains” (Karinne Ramirez-Amaro and Gordon Cheng).
The talk by Asil Kaan Bozcuoglu , whose paper “The Exchange of Knowledge Using Cloud Robotics” ( Asil Kaan Bozcuoğlu, Gayane Kazhoyan, Yuki Furuta, Simon Stelter, Michael Beetz, Kei Okada and Masayuki Inaba) was finalist for the IEEE ICRA Best Paper Award in Cognitive Robotics and for the IEEE ICRA Best Paper Award in Service Robotics, was a great success, too!
We had very special guests for the Girls’ Day 2018 at our Institute for Artificial Intelligence. It is the day of the year where young girls explore different professional fields and get inspired by other women, who shape their fields of work in a very passionate way. It was our main goal to demonstrate to these girls that they will be part of a very exciting future, where their contribution will certainly matter.
Seventeen girls of different ages, ranging from 10 to 14 years old, and different schools had the opportunity to immerse themselves into the world of robotics and artificial intelligence. A diverse program was organized to provide them an overall overview of our promising research activities and projects. The girls were engaged in very interesting discussions about the various fields of informatics and robotics. They were highly fascinated by our little robot “Pepper”, which succeeded in showing them how fun and entertaining robotics can be. In our virtual reality environment, they learned how teaching robots new actions can be solved in a very playful way. Overall the girls were very impressed and developed a greater interest to the fields of informatics and robotics.
Thanks to Bruno Siciliano from University of Naples Federico II for giving a great talk titled “Robotic Dynamic Manipulation”!
We congratulate Daniel Leidner for receiving the prize for the best doctoral robotics thesis in Europe at the European Robotics Forum 2018!
Daniel is co-leading the efforts of the EASE research project R4 at DLR and received his doctoral degree in 2017 from the Informatics faculty of the University of Bremen.
Dr. Michael SUPPA, Roboception GmbH, Germany, Prof. Darius BURSCHKA, Technical University of Munich, Germany, Prof Achim J. LILIENTHAL, University of Orebro, Sweden and Prof. Michael BEETZ, University of Bremen, Germany organize a workshop on “Perception-Models for Task Generalization in Agile Manufacturing” as part of the European Robotics Forum (ERF) 2018 conference on Wednesday 15th march 14:00-15:30 in Tampere/ Finland. (Link)