Universität Bonn: Autonomous Intelligent SystemsInstitute for Computer Science VI: Autonomous Intelligent Systems

Lab Cognitive Robotics (MA-INF 4304)

Prof. Dr. Behnke

The lab will take place in a three-week block in September

First, organizational meeting: July 15th, 13:00, room I.42, Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 144.

Cognitive robotics is an active research area at the border between artificial intelligence and robotics. 
It investigates and tries to implement in technical systems mental functions, which are associated with intelligence.
This covers the perception of the environment, action planning, and learning. In this lab course, the students will implement algorithms for the control of our cognitive robots. 

In this semester, the students will work on tasks of the DLR SpaceBot Cup 2015
Our team NimbRo Explorer is one of ten teams that are supported by the Federal Ministry of Economics. At the DLR SpaceBot Cup, mobile robots will explorer difficult terrain. Two objects must be found, transported to a basis object, and placed there. The robots must perform these taks mostly in an autonomous way, but are supervised and configured from a base station. 

NimbRo Explorer

- The students will work in small groups.

- The lab is a good preparation for writing a Master thesis in the Autonomous Intelligent Systems group.

- Active participants will have the opportunity to join our DLR SpaceBot Cup team.


- Good programming skills in C/C++ or some other object-oriented programming language.

- Knowledge in robotics, artificial intelligence, or machine learning is helpful.


Jörg Stückler, Max Schwarz, Mark Schadler, Angeliki Topalidou-Kyniazopoulou, and Sven Behnke:
NimbRo Explorer: Semi-Autonomous Exploration and Mobile Manipulation in Rough Terrain
accepted for the Journal of Field Robotics, Wiley, to appear 2015.


Universität Bonn, Institute for Computer Science, Departments: I, II, III, IV, V, VI