Our team NimbRo@Home won the competition for service robots at RoboCup German Open 2013.
Our Humanoid TeenSize Open Platform NimbRo-OP received the HARTING Open-Source Award.
More on @Home; more on NimbRo-OP.
Our group receives support from DLR to participate at the DLR SpaceBot Cup. The tasks in this challenge are autonomous exploration and mobile manipulation in rough terrain.
In Düsseldorf, the NRW Young Scientist Award 2012 in the category Applied Informatics has been conferred by the B-IT Research School to Nenad Biresev for his publication with Jörg Stückler and Sven Behnke: "Semantic Mapping Using Object-Class Segmentation of RGB-D Images", IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robots and Systems (IROS).
Our new NimbRo-OP Humanoid TeenSize Open Platform robot is shown at the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) in Vilamoura, Portugal.
Three diploma theses that were supervised in our group
Diploma thesis award from Bonner Informatik
- Andreas Schmitz: "Hierarchische Schrittplanung für humanoide Fußballroboter (Hierarchical step planning for humanoid soccer robots)",
- Torsten Fiolka: "Entropiebasierte interessante Regionen in 3D Punktwolken (Entropy-based interest regions in 3D point clouds)", and
- Bastian Oehler: "Extraktion geometrischer Formprimitive mit Textur- und Reliefkarten aus 3D Punktwolken mit Farbinformation (Extraction of geometric primitives with texture and bump maps from 3D point coulds with color information)".
Our team NimbRo won both the Humanoid
TeenSize competition and technical challenge as well as the @Home League
competition at RoboCup
2012, which took place in Mexico City. In addition, our
soccer robots received the Louis Vuitton Best Humanoid Award.
The paper J. J. Alcaraz-Jiménez, M. Missura, H. Martínez-Barberá, and S. Behnke: Lateral Disturbance Rejection for the Nao Robot received the Best Paper Award of the RoboCup Symposium 2012.
Three new research projects start, which are funded by German
Research Foundation (DFG):
The project "Autonomous Learning of Bipedal Walking Stabilization" is part of the Priority Programme SPP 1527 "Autonomes Lernen".
The projects "Lokale Wahrnehmung für die Navigation leichter Fluggeräte" (local perception for the navigation of lightweight drones) and "3D-Navigation und Hindernisvermeidung für leichte Fluggeräte" (3D navigation and obstacle avaoidance for lightweight drones) are part of the Research Unit FOR 1505 "Mapping on Demand".
|Our group participates in the European Robotics Week
– 28 November – 4 December 2011.
Our event: Prof. Oussama Khatib will give a talk on human-friendly robotics.
Our Team NimbRo won both the Humanoid TeenSize competition and technical challenge and the competition in the @Home League at RoboCup 2011, which took place in Istanbul. The paper Jörg Stückler and Sven Behnke: "Compliant Task-Space Control with Back-Drivable Servo Actuators" received the Best Paper Award at the RoboCup Symposium 2011. more info ...
Our team NimbRo won the @Home League competition at RoboCup German Open in Magdeburg. In the Standard Platform League (SPL) we reached the second place.
We moved. Our new address is: Friedrich-Ebert-Allee 144, 1st floor.
A new research project started. The experiment ActReMa - Active Recognition and Manipulation of Simple Parts Exploiting 3D Information - is funded by the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Commission as part of Call 2 of the European Clearing House for Open Robotics Development (ECHORD). Partners are the Computer Graphics Group of the Institute of Computer Science II in Bonn and Metronom Automation GmbH, Mainz.
Our team won the Humanoid TeenSize soccer tournament
at the RoboCup 2010
competition in Singapore, was elected "Best Humanoid", and reached the
second place in the @Home League. More
[@Home Video] [TeenSize Video]
Our team participated at the RoboCup German Open competition in Magdeburg in the @Home League and in the Standard Platform League (SPL). In both leagues, our robots reached the second place. Our TeenSize humanoid soccer robots showed their skills in demonstrations. More info...
Our humanoid soccer robot Dynaped (Team NimbRo) won the RoboCup 2009 TeenSize Dribble-and-Kick tournament in Graz, Austria. Dynaped also won the TeenSize Technical Challenges. In the @Home league, our Robots Dynamaid and Robotinho came in third. They also won the innovation award for "Innovative robot body design, empathic behaviors, and robot-robot cooperation". More info...
We receive two "Personal Supercomputers" for our Computational
They are equipped with 4x GTX295 cards each. The 8 GPUs per box have a total of 1.920 compute cores.
Our KidSize 2006 humanoid soccer robot Paul will be displayed in the science train (Wissenschaftszug) that will travel though Germany.
Our group joins the European Robotics Research Network EURON.
Our soccer robots are demonstrated at the institute party in the Faculty Club.