Finalist for the ICAR’17 Best Paper Award

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."

EASE presentations @ ICRA 2017

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

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

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"