EASE principal investigator Rolf Drechsler and his co-authors Andrea Fink and Jannis Stoppe have published the book “Computer – Wie funktionieren Smartphone, Tablet & Co.?”. This books attempts to explain complex digital technologies for the broad public in an easy way. Their book has recently received a lot of attention in the press and at the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2017. More information and also a reading sample can be found here .
We were excited to learn that our informative video about openEASE is one of the 21 finalists nominated for the Fast Forward Science Community Award. The German version of the video has been uploaded to YouTube and an can be voted for until the 31st of October:
Congratulations to Simon Stelter, Georg Bartels, and Michael Beetz. Their article “Multidimensional Time Series Shapelets Reliably Detect and Classify Contact Events in Force Measurements of Wiping Actions” was selected as a finalist for the best cognitive paper award at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on
Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS’17). Simon and Georg are research associates at the Institute for Artificial Intelligence and candidates for a doctoral degree under the supervision of Michael Beetz at the University of Bremen.
The homepage of the University of Bremen currently features a personal portrait of EASE vice speaker Kerstin Schill [Link].
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."