Stefan Schiffer

Stefan Schiffer
I am a research and teaching assistant (and a Ph.D. candidate) at the Knowledge-based Systems Group which is headed by Professor G. Lakemeyer, PhD.. We are part of the Department of Computer Science at RWTH Aachen University.

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RoboCup

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2013

Tim Niemueller, Stefan Schiffer, Gerhard Lakemeyer, Safoura Rezapour-Lakani
Life-long Learning Perception using Cloud Database Technology.
In Proceedings of the Cloud Robotics Workshop.
held at IROS 2013, Tokyo, Japan, November 3, 2013.
Download from WSCR site (pdf)  |  Slides from WSCR site (pdf)  |  Workshop website

Stefan Schiffer.
Natural Language Processing in Domestic Service Robotics
Abstract + Poster at LingUnite 2013 -- Tag der Sprachforschung.
October 11, 2013, RWTH Aachen University. Best Poster Award..
BibTeX  |  Abstract (pdf)  |  Poster (pdf)  |  LingUnite Website  |  LingUnite Tagungsband / Book of Abstracts (pdf)

Stefan Schiffer, Maxim Jourenko, Gerhard Lakemeyer.
Akbaba: The KBSG 2013 Team for the Angry Birds AI Competition.
In Angry Birds AI Competition held at IJCAI 2013. Bejing, China, 2013.
BibTeX  |  Download (pdf)

Alexander Ferrein, Tim Niemueller, Stefan Schiffer, Gerhard Lakemeyer.
Lessons Learnt from Developing the Embodied AI Platform CAESAR for Domestic Service Robotics
In Papers from the 2013 AAAI Spring Symposium on Designing Intelligent Robots: Reintegrating AI II.
BibTeX  |  Article at AAAI  |  Download at AAAI (pdf)  |  Symposium Website

Stefan Schiffer, Niklas Hoppe, Gerhard Lakemeyer.
Natural Language Interpretation for an Interactive Service Robot in Domestic Domains.
In Agents and Artificial Intelligence, Fourth International Conference, ICAART 2012, Vilamoura, Portugal, February 6-8, 2012. Revised Selected Papers.
Communications in Computer and Information Science Volume 358, 2013, pp 39-53.
BibTeX  |  Article at SpringerLink  |  Download (pdf)

2012

Stefan Schiffer, Alexander Ferrein, Gerhard Lakemeyer.
Caesar -- An Intelligent Domestic Service Robot.
In Journal of Intelligent Service Robotics. Special Issue on Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Robotics..
November 2012, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 259-273.
BibTeX  |  Article at SpringerLink Classic  |  Article at SpringerLink  |  JISR at Springerlink  |  Download preprint (pdf)

Christoph Schwering, Daniel Beck, Stefan Schiffer, Gerhard Lakemeyer
Plan Recognition by Program Execution in Continuous Temporal Domains.
Proceedings of the 35th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI 2012).
September 24-27, Saarbrücken, Germany, 2012.
BibTeX  |  DBLP BibTeX  |  DBLP Entry  |  SpringerLink Classic  |  SpringerLink  |  Download (pdf)

Tim Niemueller, Stefan Schiffer, Albert Helligrath, Safoura Rezapour Lakani, Gerhard Lakemeyer
BendIT -- An Interactive Game with two Robots.
Poster and Demo Session at the 35th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI 2012).
September 24-27, Saarbrücken, Germany, 2012.
BibTeX  |  Download (pdf)  |  Download Poster (pdf)  |  Watch BendIT video on YouTube
Poster & Demo Track website  |  Download at conference's P&D-Track website (pdf)

Stefan Schiffer, Tobias Baumgartner, Daniel Beck, Bahram Maleki-Fard, Tim Niemueller, Christoph Schwering, Gerhard Lakemeyer
robOCD: Robotic Order Cups Demo -- An Interactive Domestic Service Robotics Demo.
Poster and Demo Session at the 35th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI 2012).
September 24-27, Saarbrücken, Germany, 2012.
BibTeX  |  Download (pdf)  |  Download Poster (pdf)  |  Watch robOCD video on YouTube
Poster & Demo Track website  |  Download at conference's P&D-Track website (pdf)

Christoph Schwering, Daniel Beck, Stefan Schiffer, Gerhard Lakemeyer
Plan Recognition by Program Execution in Continuous Temporal Domains.
In Wolfram Burgard, Kurt Konolige, Maurice Pagnucco, and Stavros Vassos, editors,
Proceedings of the 8th International Cognitive Robotics Workshop (CogRob 2012).
held at AAAI 2012, July 22-23, Toronto, Canada, 2012.
BibTeX  |  Download (pdf)  |  in AAAI WS 2012 List  |  Download (pdf) at AAAI

Stefan Schiffer, Niklas Hoppe, Gerhard Lakemeyer.
Flexible Command Interpretation on an Interactive Domestic Service Robot.
In Proc. of the 4th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2012).
February 6-8, Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, 2012. Received Best Student Paper Award.
BibTeX  |  Download (pdf)  |  DBLP bibtex  |  DBLP entry

2011

Stefan Schiffer, Tobias Baumgartner, Gerhard Lakemeyer.
A Modular Approach to Gesture Recognition for Interaction with a Domestic Service Robot.
In Proc. of the 4th International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications (ICIRA 2011).
December 6 - 8, Aachen, Germany, 2011.
BibTeX  |  Download (pdf)  |  DBLP bibtex  |  DBLP entry  |  Springerlink

Stefan Schiffer, Alexander Ferrein, Gerhard Lakemeyer.
Fuzzy Representations and Control for Domestic Service Robots in Golog.
In Proc. of the 4th International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications (ICIRA 2011).
December 6 - 8, Aachen, Germany, 2011.
BibTeX  |  Download (pdf)  |  DBLP bibtex  |  DBLP entry  |  SpringerLink  |  SpringerLink Classic

Sandra Geisler, Christoph Quix, Stefan Schiffer, Matthias Jarke.
An Evaluation Framework for Traffic Information Systems Based on Data Streams.
In Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies. Special Issue on Data Management in Vehicular Networks..
Article at Science Direct  |  Transportation Research Part C - Journal at Elsevier

Stefan Schiffer, Alexander Ferrein, Gerhard Lakemeyer.
Reasoning with Qualitative Positional Information for Domestic Domains in the Situation Calculus.
In Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems. Special Issue on Domestic Service Robots in the Real World..
April 2012, Volume 66, Issue 1-2, pp 273-300
BibTeX  |  SpringerLink  |  Springerlink Classic  |  Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems  |  JINT at Springerlink  |  Download preprint (pdf)

Stefan Schiffer, Gerhard Lakemeyer.
AllemaniACs@Home 2011 Team Description.
BibTeX  |  Download (pdf)

2010

Stefan Schiffer, Alexander Ferrein, Gerhard Lakemeyer.
Fuzzy Representation and Control for Domestic Service Robotics.
In Domestic Service Robots in the Real World (SIMPAR10-ATHOME).
Workshop Proceedings of the 2nd Int. Conference on Simulation, Modelling, and Programming for Autonomous Robots (SIMPAR2010).
November 15-18, Darmstadt, Germany.
BibTeX  |  SIMPAR10-ATHOME Website  |  Download (pdf)

Sandra Geisler, Christoph Quix, Stefan Schiffer.
A Data Stream-based Evaluation Framework for Traffic Information Systems.
In Proc. of the 1st ACM SIGSPATIAL International Workshop on GeoStreaming (IWGS) 2010.
November 2, San Jose, CA, USA.
BibTeX  |  DBLP bibtex  |  DBLP entry  |  ACM Portal entry  |  Download (pdf)  |  IWGS 2010 Website

Stefan Schiffer, Andreas Wortmann, Gerhard Lakemeyer
Self-Maintenance for Autonomous Robots controlled by ReadyLog.
In Proc. of the 7th Workshop on Technical Challenges for Dependable Robots in Human Environments. 2010.
BibTeX  |  DRHE2010 Website  |  Download (pdf)

Stefan Schiffer, Andreas Wortmann, Gerhard Lakemeyer
Self-Maintenance for Autonomous Robots in the Situation Calculus.
In Gerhard Lakemeyer, Hector Levesque, and Fiorra Pirri, editors, Cognitive Robotics,
number 10081 in Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings, Dagstuhl, Germany, 2010.
BibTeX  |  Online Proceedings  |  DROPS entry

2009

Thomas Wisspeintner, Tijn van der Zant, Luca Iocchi, Stefan Schiffer
RoboCup@Home: Scientific Competition and Benchmarking for Domestic Service Robots.
Interaction Studies. Special Issue Robots in the Wild, 10(3). 2009.
BibTeX  |  Article at John Benjamins  |  Special Issue at John Benjamins  |  IS at John Benjamins  |  Download (pdf)

Stefan Jacobs, Alexander Ferrein, Stefan Schiffer, Daniel Beck, Gerhard Lakemeyer.
Robust Collision Avoidance in Unknown Domestic Environments.
In Proc. of the International RoboCup Symposium 2009 (RoboCup 2009).
June 30 - July 3, Graz, Austria, 2009.
BibTeX  |  DBLP bibtex  |  DBLP entry  |  SpringerLink Classic  |  SpringerLink  |  Download (pdf)

Thomas Wisspeintner, Tijn van der Zant, Luca Iocchi, Stefan Schiffer.
RoboCup@Home: Results in Benchmarking Domestic Service Robots.
In Proc. of the International RoboCup Symposium 2009 (RoboCup 2009).
June 30 - July 3, Graz, Austria, 2009.
BibTeX  |  DBLP bibtex  |  DBLP entry  |  Springerlink  |  Download (pdf)

Thomas Wisspeintner, Tijn van der Zant, Luca Iocchi, Stefan Schiffer.
RoboCup@Home 2008: Analysis of Results.
BibTeX  |  Download (pdf)

Alexander Ferrein, Stefan Schiffer, Gerhard Lakemeyer.
Embedding Fuzzy Controllers into Golog.
In Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE'09).
ICC Jeju, Jeju Island, Korea, 20-24 August, 2009.
BibTeX  |  IEEE Xplore  |  Download (pdf)

Stefan Schiffer, Tim Niemueller, Masrur Doostdar, Gerhard Lakemeyer.
AllemaniACs@Home 2009 Team Description.
In Proc. of the International RoboCup Symposium 2009 (RoboCup 2009).
Graz, Austria, 2009. CD-ROM Supplement.
BibTeX  |  Download (pdf)

2008

Vaishak Belle, Thomas Deselaers, Stefan Schiffer.
Randomized Trees for Real-Time One-Step Face Detection and Recognition.
In Proc. of the 19th International Conference on Pattern Recognition 2008 (ICPR'08).
December 8-11, Tampa, Florida, USA.
BibTeX  |  DBLP bibtex  |  DBLP entry  |  IEEE Xplore  |  Download (pdf)

Alexander Ferrein, Stefan Schiffer, Gerhard Lakemeyer.
A Fuzzy Set Semantics for Qualitative Fluents in the Situation Calculus.
In Proc. of the International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications 2008 (ICIRA'08).
October 15-17, Wuhan, China.
BibTeX  |  DBLP bibtex  |  DBLP entry  |  Springerlink  |  ACM Portal entry  |  Google Books  |  Download (pdf)

Masrur Doostdar, Stefan Schiffer, Gerhard Lakemeyer.
Robust Speech Recognition for Service Robotics Applications.
In Proc. of the International RoboCup Symposium 2008 (RoboCup 2008).
July 14-18, Suzhou, China. Received Best Student Paper Award
BibTeX  |  DBLP bibtex  |  DBLP entry  |  SpringerLink Classic  |  SpringerLink  |  ACM Portal entry  |  Download (pdf)

Frank Dylla, Alexander Ferrein, Gerhard Lakemeyer, Jan Murray, Oliver Obst, Thomas Röfer,
Stefan Schiffer, Frieder Stolzenburg, Ubbo Visser, and Thomas Wagner.
Approaching a formal soccer theory from behaviour specifications in robotic soccer.
In Peter Dabnicki and Arnold Baca, editors,
Computer Science and Sports. WIT Press, London, 2008.
BibTeX  |  Book website at WITpress  |  Download (pdf)

Stefan Schiffer, Gerhard Lakemeyer.
AllemaniACs@Home 2008 Team Description.
In Proc. of the International RoboCup Symposium 2008 (RoboCup 2008).
Suzhou, China, 2008. CD-ROM Supplement.
BibTeX  |  Download (pdf)

2007

Laurent Calmes, Hermann Wagner, Stefan Schiffer, and Gerhard Lakemeyer.
Combining Sound Localization and Laser based Object Recognition.
In Adriana Tapus, Marek Michalowski, and Selma Sabanovic, editors,
Papers from the AAAI Spring Symposium, pages 1-6, AAAI Press, Stanford CA, 2007.
BibTeX  |  Download at AAAI  |  Download (pdf)

Stefan Schiffer, Alexander Ferrein, Gerhard Lakemeyer.
AllemaniACs@Home 2007 Team Description.
In Proc. of the International RoboCup Symposium 2007 (RoboCup 2007).
Atlanta, USA, 2007. CD-ROM Supplement.
BibTeX  |  Download (pdf)

2006

Stefan Schiffer, Alexander Ferrein, and Gerhard Lakemeyer.
Football is coming Home.
In Proc. of International Symposium on Practical Cognitive Agents and Robots (PCAR'06).
University of Western Australia Press, 2006.
BibTeX  |  ACM Portal entry  |  Download

Stefan Schiffer, Alexander Ferrein, and Gerhard Lakemeyer.
Qualitative World Models for Soccer Robots.
In Stefan Wölfl and Till Mossakowski, editors,
Qualitative Constraint Calculi, Workshop at KI 2006, Bremen, pages 3-14, 2006.
BibTeX  |  CiteSeerX  |  Download (pdf)

Alexander Ferrein, Gerhard Lakemeyer, Stefan Schiffer.
AllemaniACs@Home 2006 Team Description.
In Proc. of the International RoboCup Symposium 2006 (RoboCup 2006).
Bremen, Germany, 2006. CD-ROM Supplement.
BibTeX  |  Download (pdf)

2005

Stefan Schiffer.
ReadyWorld - A Qualitative Worldmodel for Autonomous Soccer Agents in the ReadyLog Framework.
Master's thesis, Knowledge-based Systems Group, RWTH Aachen University, 2005.
BibTeX  |  old ReadyWorld Website

2002

Frank Dylla, Alexander Ferrein, Stefan Jacobs, Gerhard Lakemeyer, Claus Richterich, Stefan Schiffer
Collision Avoidance in Real-Time with Look-Ahead (CARLA).
In Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Environment and Motion Modelling. RWTH Aachen University, 2002.
BibTeX

Selected Talks

Stefan Schiffer Kinect in Domestic Service Robotics.
Talk at the REGINA Management Treffen 04/2012, Kinect - Die Maschine versteht dich!.
National Instruments, Aachen, Germany, April 2012.
Foto of me at the talk

Stefan Schiffer RoboCup: Robotic Soccer and Beyond.
Talk at the Fachschaftstagung Mathematik/Informatik 2011, Cusanuswerk.
Bildungsstaette Eichsfeld, Uder, Germany, June 2011.

Stefan Schiffer Towards Integrated Self-Maintenance for Domestic Service Robotics.
Talk at the DAIDO/RWTH Workshop on Metal Forming and Autonomous Systems,
RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany, October 2010.

Stefan Schiffer RoboCup@Home - A Domestic Service Robotics Initiative.
Talk at the Robots and Agents Research Lab, Open House Day 2009,
University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, December 2009.

Stefan Schiffer Robust Service Robotics in RoboCup@Home - A Team's Perspective.
Talk at the EURON annual meeting 2009,
K.U.Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, April 2009.

Stefan Schiffer RoboCup@Home - Wettkampf der Service-Roboter.
Talk at Tagung "58/08: Der Mensch als Vorbild, Partner & Patient von Robotern - Bionik an der Schnittstelle Mensch-Maschine",
Ev. Akademie Loccum, October 2008.
Website

Stefan Schiffer RoboCup@Home: A Service Robotics Competition.
Talk at the Symposium "Die Automatisierung von Dienstleistungen - eine technische und gesellschaftliche Herausforderung",
RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany, October 2007.
Fotos

Stefan Schiffer Football is coming Home.
Talk at "Tag der Informatik",
RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany, December 2006.
Fotos

Selected Exhibits and Demonstrations

International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications 2011
We, the AllemaniACs, demonstrated our robot Caesar at the International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications 2011 showing its capabilities to autonomously drive around the conference area, detect tables and object on them and to grasp and deliver specific objects selected by bystanders using (pointing) gestures. Caesar also presented its ability to detect and follow a Robotino robot from Festo that could be remote controlled by conference participants.
Tivoli Business Center, Aachen, Germany, 12/2011.

Schueler-Universitaet 2008, 2009, and 2010
By demonstrating our robot Caesar to some students participating the Schueler-Universitaet we explained some principal methods in autonomous mobile robotics.
KBSG, RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany, 09/2008, 09/2009, 09/2010.

Tag der Technik 2008
Our robot Caesar acted as an assistant to Helge Haas in the Manege der Innovationen at Tag der Technik.
Schloss Birlinghoven, St. Augustin, Germany, 06/2008.

Hannover Messe 2007 We demonstrated our robot Hannibal at the booth of North-Rhine-Westphalia at the Hannover Messe.
Hannover Fair, Hannover, Germany, 04/2007.

Informatikjahr 2006 - Wissenschaftssommer We demonstrated our robot Hannibal at the Wissenschaftssommer in Munich.
See event at AllemaniACs website
Zelt auf dem Marienhof, Muenchen, Germany, 09/2006.

Teaching

General

I am the coordinator and study advisor for the Master Programme Software Systems Engineering.

Check out my event list in the CAMPUS System.

Courses

Bachelor-/Master-/Project-Theses

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Current

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Stuff

My Erdös Number

My Erdös Number is five (5).
Here's the link-chain:
I coauthored with Gerhard Lakemeyer
  coauthored with Joseph Y. Halpern
  coauthored with Ashok K. Chandra
  coauthored with Shmuel Zaks
  coauthored with Paul Erdös1

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Contact

The easiest way to reach me is via eMail: schiffercsrwth-aachende .
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Telefon:+49 241 80 - 21 534
Telefax:+49 241 80 - 22 321

postal adress visitors adress
Informatik 5 Informatik-Zentrum
Knowledge-based Systems Group Gebäude E2, Etage 2, Raum 6214
RWTH Aachen Ahornstraße 55
52056 Aachen 52074 Aachen
Germany Germany
Map entry of the building Entrance: Mies-van-der-Rohe-Straße
(right part of the building, 2nd floor, left hallway)

homepage (work) : http://kbsg.rwth-aachen.de/~schiffer/
staff entry at KBSG : http://www.kbsg.rwth-aachen.de/user/2

Stefan Schiffer