Biological algorithms of sound localization may be useful in studying acoustic orientation of robots. One of us (Lakemeyer) collaborated in the software design of a mobile robot that can give guided tours through exhibitions, among other things. We now want to equip this robot with a sound localization and a speech recognition system. The Jeffress model of binaural interaction contains delay lines and coincidence detection. It is realized in the barn owl. We have implemented a Jeffress-like model on a computer and have tested it with noise and speech signals (Calmes et al., in preparation). This model works pretty well even in cluttered surroundings. Currently we are implementing the software on the robot.
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Submitted by stf on 9. December 2007 - 14:10 categories [ ]
In this seminar we will study several modeling and reasoning techniques for knowledge and belief in dynamic systems. Knowledge is an important aspect of intelligent programs: while most of today's systems assume a closed world, i.e., everything they don't know to be true is assumed to be false, an intelligent system needs to consider possible that there are truths not known to the system. In a dynamic environment, i.e., an environment where one or multiple agents (inter)act, the system will usually have to acquire new knowledge through sensing. Potentially it may even revise its beliefs when it realizes some beliefs were wrong. In this seminar we will study various aspects of action, knowledge, and belief.
We plan to implement a peer review process for this seminar. That is, every student will read some other students' term paper and provide feedback in form of a written review. This shall not only deepen your understanding of the other topics, but it also introduces you to the academic review process.
Submitted by Christoph Schwering on 5. January 2014 - 23:08 categories [ ]
Together with Bonding, the IMA/ZLW & IFU Institute Cluster, RWTH Aachen University and the Department for Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Robotics Group, FH Aachen we will host the Robotino Bonding Hackathon. Students will compete in small teams to develop the behavior of a robot operating in a simplified desaster scenario to develop effective behavior strategies to recover and prioritize items from the arena.
The event is organized by the Carologistics RoboCup Team.
Submitted by tim on 12. November 2013 - 13:40 categories [ ]
Submitted by tim on 9. July 2013 - 18:06 categories [ ]
Together with the IMA/ZLW & IFU Institute Cluster, RWTH Aachen University and the Department for Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Robotics Group, FH Aachen we founded a new joint team to participate in the RoboCup Logistics League sponsored by Festo (LLSF)
As a preparation for RoboCup 2013 in Eindhoven, there will be a Hackathon from February 25th to March 1st. The goal of this Hackathon is to develop high-level programs for reasoning and behavior execution for the new tasks and challenges in the LLSF. integrate a robotics system based on the Robotino robot, that can complete certain logistics task in a restricted environment.
Submitted by tim on 25. January 2013 - 15:10 categories [ ]
In this seminar we will study several different approaches to and aspects of plan and activity recognition. Recognizing what other agents are doing is an important aspect of intelligent systems. For example, a domestic service robot needs to understand what the human is doing in order to interact with him in a reasonable way. And a self-driving car should know what the other traffic participants are doing right now and infer what they are going to do in the next moments. Different domains bring along different problems and needs for levels of expressiveness like partial observability, incomplete knowledge, non-deterministic actions, adversarial agents, potentially hazardous situations. We will study some of the latest research on these problems and work out the particular strengths and weaknesses.
The topics include recent papers on plan and activity recognition.
Submitted by Christoph Schwering on 11. January 2013 - 14:14 categories [ ]
An announcement of the course can eventually be found in the course information system CAMPUS.
Submitted by stf on 18. June 2012 - 22:30 categories [ ]
Together with the IMA/ZLW & IFU Institute Cluster, RWTH Aachen University and the Department for Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Robotics Group, FH Aachen we founded a new joined team to participate in the Festo RoboCup Logistics League
To kick off the team, and as a preparation for RoboCup 2012 in Mexico City, there will be a Hackathon from May 28th to June 1st (excursion week). The goal of this Hackathon is to integrate a robotics system based on the Robotino robot, that can complete certain logistics task in a restricted environment.
Submitted by tim on 18. April 2012 - 17:40 categories [ ]
Stefan Schiffer, Niklas Hoppe, and Gerhard Lakemeyer received the Best Student Paper Award at the International Conference on Agents and Artifical Intelligence (ICAART 2012) in Vilamoura, Portugal for their paper "Flexible Command Interpretation on an Interactive Domestic Service Robot".
Submitted by stf on 28. February 2012 - 14:57 categories [ ]
In this seminar we will study several aspects of robust and reliable robotics. Robots are machines created to fulfill particular tasks instead of or in cooperation with humans. In virtually all scenarios a failure is annoying or even catastrophic. Planetary rovers cannot be repaired easily or at all, broken factory robots can become vastly expensive not only due to the cost to repair the robot itself, but the problems they cause for the overall supply chain; and domestic service robots operate in close proximity to humans in their habitats and must take special precautions as not to harm a human or damage the interior. These considerations make it necessary to develop techniques and systems that enable a robot system to detect failures or unexpected behavior and at least stop, better even work around the problem.
The topics include recent papers on execution monitoring, robot system debugging, and fault detection.
Submitted by tim on 9. January 2012 - 12:10 categories [ ]