EASE researchers Gordon Cheng and Karinne Ramirez Amaro (TUM) co-organize a workshop on Semantic Policy and Action Representations for Autonomous Robots as part of the IROS 2017 conference in Vancouver (Link).
BMBF project RoPHa started
The BMBF (German Federal Ministry for Education and Research ) funded project RoPHa started on the 1st of July. The goal of the project is to advance perceptual and manipulation capabilities of mobile robots, such that feeding the elderly can become a possibility. More information on the project description webpage (German only).
openEASE used by JSK lab in robot demonstrations
MDR-Magazin "Einfach genial" TV Feature on EASE central laboratory
EASE presentations @ ICRA 2017
Finalist for the ICAR'17 Best Paper Award
Congratulations to Ferenc Balint-Benczedi, Zoltan-Csaba Marton, Maximilian Durner and Michael Beetz. Their article "Storing and Retrieving Perceptual Episodic Memories for Long-term Manipulation Tasks" was selected as a finalist for the best paper award at the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR). Ferenc is a research associate at the Institute for Artificial Intelligence and candidate for a doctoral degree under the supervision of Michael Beetz at the University of Bremen."
Open Campus Day
EASE will participate in the Open Campus Day at the University of Bremen demonstrating our Pepper robot. Please visit the info point of the SMILE project in front of the Cartesium, Enrique-Schmidt-Strasse 5, 28359 Bremen.
EASE presentations @ ICRA 2017
We are happy to announce three accepted papers at this year's ICRA conference in Singapore, 29.05.17-02.06.17:
- A Cloud Service for Robotic Mental Simulations, Asil Kaan Bozcuoğlu, Michael Beetz (Session WeA4.2, 09:35–09:40)
- Instruction Completion through Instance-based Learning and Semantic Analogical Reasoning, Daniel Nyga, Mareike Picklum, Sebastian Koralewski, Michael Beetz (Session WeC11.3, 14:40–14:45)
- What No Robot Has Seen Before – Probabilistic Interpretation of Natural-language Object Descriptions, Daniel Nyga, Mareike Picklum, Michael Beetz, (Session WeC11.4, 14:45-14:50)
Michael Beetz is also an invited speaker at the workshop on AI Planning and Robotics: Challenges and Methods. He will give a talk on Robot planning for the mastery of human-scale everyday manipulation tasks on Monday, May 29, 13:30-14:00.
Finalist for the Best WBC-Paper Award
Congratulations to Daniel Leidner, Alexander Dietrich, Alin Albu-Schaeffer, and Michael Beetz. Their article "Knowledge-enabled parameterization of whole-body control strategies for compliant service robots" published in Autonomous Robots, 40(3):519-536, 2016 has been selected by the IEEE RAS Technical Committee on Whole-Body Control Awards 2016 as a finalist for the Best WBC-Paper Award. Daniel is a research associate at the DLR Robotics and Mechatronics Institute in Oberpfaffenhofen and candidate for a doctoral degree in the AI Institute at the University of Bremen. All co-authors are involved in the EASE project R4 "Specializing and optimizing generic robot plans"
Finalist for the best Interactive Paper
Congratulations to Daniel Leidner and Michael Beetz. Their paper "Inferring the effects of wiping motions based on haptic perception" was selected as a finalist for the best Interactive Paper at the IEEE International Conference on Humanoid Robots --- Humanoid 2016. Daniel is a research associate at the DLR Robotics and Mechatronics Institute in Oberpfaffenhofen and candidate for a doctoral degree under the supervision of Michael Beetz at the University of Bremen. All co-authors are involved in the EASE project R4 "Specializing and optimizing generic robot plans"