Diploma/Master/Bachelor Theses and Job Offers

Diploma/Master Theses and Student Research Projects

Topics for diploma theses concern the following research areas:

  • knowledge representation
    • efficient reasoning
    • non-monotonic reasoning
  • cognitive robotic
    • action description languages and their applications, especially controlling mobile robots
    • diagnosis of faulty action sequences
  • applications of methods from AI
    • RoboCup (reactive/deliberative planning, controlling autonomous robots, multi-agent systems, ...)
    • GameBots (e.g. controlling agents in computer games)

Please contact one of the staff members of the Knowledge-Based Systems Group in case of questions or interest.

Submitted by stf on 27. November 2007 - 17:24 categories [ ]

Theses Guidelines and General Procedure

Here's the general procedure of a thesis at the Knowledge-Based Systems Group:

  1. Orientation
  2. Proposal
  3. Thesis Work
  4. Final Presentation

Finally, we have some general remarks for you.

Submitted by stf on 26. July 2010 - 20:19 categories [ ]

Bachelor Thesis: A Simulation-based Angry Birds Agent [done]


Based on the framework provided for the Angry Birds AI Competition the task is to develop and implement an agent that is capable to successfully play the game of Angry Birds.

Submitted by stf on 21. August 2013 - 12:20 categories [ ]

Abschlussarbeit zum Thema "Integrale Sicherheit" bei VW

Die Abteilung Konzernforschung der Volkswagen AG bietet eine Abschlussarbeit zum Thema "Integrale Sicherheit" an. Im Einzelnen geht es um die Erkennung von Ausweichmanövern. Weitere Einzelheiten zum Thema und die nötigen Kontaktdaten finden sich in der Ausschreibung.

Submitted by Daniel Beck on 6. April 2011 - 15:47 categories [ ]

Diploma/Master Thesis: Speech detection on a mobile robot [assigned]


Our sound localization framework should be adapted to speech signals to enhance human-machine interaction. In order to do this, the system should be able to distinguish between speech signals and ambient noise. Currently, the whole sound mixture that is captured by the microphones is taken into account to establish the sound localization map.

Submitted by Tom Goeckel on 10. January 2011 - 15:18 categories [ ]

Diploma/Master Thesis: Massively parallel digital signal processing using CUDA [assigned]


To simulate the filtering processes of the cochlea a digital signal should be segregated into an arbitrary number of narrowband signals. In subsequent stages, the software should be able to process the narrowband signals in real time. This requires a high degree of parallelism that is unsufficiently supported by currently available CPUs.

Submitted by Tom Goeckel on 10. January 2011 - 12:04 categories [ ]

Diploma Thesis: Flexible Command Interpretation on a Mobile Robot using ReadyLog [done]

[This topic has already been assigned.]


In Domestic Service Robotics (DSR) human-robot interaction has to be as natural as possible since the robot should be easily operable even by laymen. Spoken language is a feasible means to do so but commands issued to a robot are often ill-formed or incomplete. The goal is to develop a system that is capable of successfully interpreting such commands.

Submitted by stf on 2. September 2010 - 15:44 categories [ ]

Diploma Thesis: Multi-modal multi-target tracking on a mobile robot [done]


Robots that operate in human environments need to be able to detect and preferably also track humans around them by using all of their sensory capabilities.

The objective of this thesis is to develop and implement a system that allows a robot to detect and track person using several different modalities such as a laser range finder and a sound source localization.

Submitted by stf on 8. March 2010 - 8:26 categories [ ]

Bachelor Thesis: Visual Gesture Recognition on a Mobile Robot [done]


Based on Visual Hand Recognition the task is to develop and implement a system to recognize known (and possibly also define new) simple gestures meant to be used as commands issued to a robot.

Submitted by stf on 12. February 2010 - 19:22 categories [ ]

Diploma Thesis: Self-Maintaining and Self-Monitoring Autonomous Sytems [done]


The logic-based programming language Readylog has already been successfully applied to control robots in multiple domains such as in robotic soccer and domestic service robotics. In realistic application scenarios robots often fail, due to various reasons some of which are in the state of the robot('s) software itself.

The objective of this thesis is to develop and implement a system that allows a robot to identify issues leading to failures that occur frequently and prevent the same by appropriate counter measures.

Submitted by stf on 15. January 2010 - 16:44 categories [ ]