Our lab moved to the new Computer Science building (Informatikzentrum) on Campus Poppelsdorf.
Our proposal for the Amazon Research Award project "Learning Scene Parsing for Cluttered Bin Picking" was funded.
The kickoff workshop for the cooperative project "Development of the artificial electronic skin that mimics human skin structure and functions for tactile and kinesthetic feedback in robotic surgery or prosthetic arms" with Korean partners, which is coordinated by the Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS), took place in Bonn.
The paper Hafez Farazi and Sven Behnke:
"Online Visual Robot Tracking and Identification using Deep LSTM
received the IROS 2017 RoboCup Best Paper Award at the IEEE/RSJ
International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems in
The paper Tobias Klamt and Sven Behnke: "Anytime Hybrid Driving-Stepping Locomotion Planning" was Finalist for the Best Paper Award on Safety Security and Rescue Robotics.
Our team NimbRo
was very successful at RoboCup
2017 in Nagoya, Japan. Our Humanoid TeenSize and
AdultSize soccer robots won their tournaments, technical
challenges, drop-in challenge and the RoboCup Design Award.
In the Amazon
Robotics Challenge, our team NimbRo Picking
won the 2nd price in the Pick task and came in second in the Final Stow
and Pick task.
[More information on the soccer robots] [More information on the bin picking robots]
Dirk Holz today successfully defended his PhD thesis: "Efficient 3D Segmentation, Registration and Mapping for Mobile Robots".
Our team NimbRo won the Grand Challenge and Challenge 2 in the Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC), which was organized by Khalifa University and took place in Abu Dhabi.
The Research Unit FOR 2535 "Anticipating Human Behaviour" will be funded by German Research Foundation (DFG). Six groups of the Bonn Computer Science Institute will together develop methods for modelling and prediction of human behavior and for using the predictions for anticipative human-robot collaboration. In the Autonomous Intelligent Systems group, “Learning Hierarchical Representations for Anticipative Human-Robot Collaboration” will be investigated.
Hannes Schulz successfully defended his PhD thesis: "Learning Object Recognition and Object Class Segmentation with Deep Neural Networks on GPU"
The paper Nicola Krombach, David Droeschel, and Sven Behnke: "Combining Feature-based and Direct Methods for Semi-dense Real-time Stereo Visual Odometry" received the Best Paper Award at the 14th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS) in Shanghai, China.
Our team NimbRo won at RoboCup 2016 the Humanoid TeenSize soccer competition and the igus Humanoid Open Platform robot received the first Harting International Open-Source Award. In the Amazon Picking Challenge, our team came in 2nd in the Stowing task and 3rd in the Picking task.
Marcell Missura successfully defended his PhD thesis "Analytic and Learned Footstep Control for Robust Bipedal Walking"
Katrin Gräve successfully defended her PhD thesis "Lernen komplexer Aufgaben aus Demonstration und eigener Erfahrung".
Our teams NimbRo Manufacturing, NimbRo Logistics, and NimbRo Copter have been admitted to Stage II of the European Robotics Challenges (EuRoC). Together with industrial end-users, they will address use cases in the domain "Factories of the Future".
Jörg Stückler received the 2015 Georges Giralt PhD Award for his thesis “Efficient Dense Registration, Segmentation, and Modeling Methods for RGB-D Environment Perception” at the European Robotics Forum in Vienna.
The Grant Agreement 644839 for the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Action "CENTAURO – Robust Mobility and Dexterous Manipulation in Disaster Response by Fullbody Telepresence in a Centaur-like Robot" has been signed. University of Bonn is the coordinator. Partners are: Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Italy), KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden), Linköping University (Sweden), RWTH Aachen University, progenoX GmbH, and Kerntechnische Hilfsdienst GmbH. The project is funded in call ICT-23-2014 Robotics, will start on April 1st, 2015, and has a duration of 42 months. [Press release]
Two Master theses from our group have been awarded
the BIG Masterarbeitspreis of the Bonner Informatik
Manus McElhone "Model, Match, Vote and Track: 6-DoF Pose Filtering with Multi-resolution Surfel Maps" and
Benedikt Waldvogel "Accelerating Random Forests on CPUs and GPUs for Object-Class Image Segmentation".
The DFG Research Unit FOR 1505 "Mapping on Demand" has been extended for a second fundign period of three more years. Our group will work on the projects P2 "Local Perception for the Autonomous Navigation of Multicopters" and P3 "Autonomous Navigation for Object Capture with Multicopters".
The German Aerospace Center (DLR) will organize the SpaceBot Cup 2015. Our team NimbRo Explorer will receive support to participate.
Jörg Stückler successfully defended his PhD thesis "Efficient Dense Registration, Segmentation, and Modeling Methods for RGB-D Environment Perception". Winner of 2015 Georges Giralt PhD Award.
German Research Foundation (DFG) granted the extension of the project "Autonomous Learning of Bipedal Walking Stabilization" for three more years.
German Research Foundation (DFG) granted the
new project "ALROMA - Autonomous Active Object Learning Through Robot
Manipulation" in its priority programme SPP
1527 "Autonomous Learning".
Andreas C. Müller successfully defended his PhD thesis "Methods for Learning Structured Prediction in Semantic Segmentation of Natural Images".
Our teams NimbRo
TeenSize and NimbRo@Home
participated in the RoboCup
competition in Joao Pessoa, Brasil.
The soccer robots came in second th the tournament and won the technical challenge. The domestic serrvice robots reached the third place in the @Home league. The paper by Marcell Missura and Sven Behnke "Balanced Walking with Capture Steps" won the Best Science Paper Award at the 18th International RoboCup Symposium.
A 3D printed humanoid robot that we are developing in a DFG transfer project together with igus GmbH is presented at Hannover Messe. Press release.
A new project has started: InventAIRy - Identification with Autonomous Micro Aerial Vehicles. It is funded in the national BMWi program Autonomics for Industry 4.0. Our group will develop perception and planning methods for autonomous navigation in indoor and outdoor warehouses. Partners are Fraunhofer IML (coordinator), Aibotix GmbH, Panopa Logistik GmbH, and Wiedmann GmbH.
Our Explorer robot demonstrates mobile manipulation in rough terrain at the DLR SpaceBot Cup. More info...
A new EU FP7 research project starts in our group: STAMINA -
Sustainable and reliable robotics for part handling in manufacturing
Partners are: Aalborg University (Coordinator), Denmark, Peugot Citroen Automobiles S.A., France, BA Systemes SAS, France, University of Freiburg, Germany, INESC Porto, Portugal, and University of Edinburgh, UK.
The Humanoid Soccer School 2013 took place in Bonn, organized by Jacky Baltes and Sven Behnke.
Our team NimbRo won both the Humanoid TeenSize Soccer competition and
the @Home League competition of the service robots at RoboCup
In the Humanoid TeenSize class, our soccer robots won in the final 4:0 vs. CIT-Brains from Japan. More info...
In the @Home League, our cognitive service robot Cosero showed its skills in navigation, object manipulation, tool use, and human-robot interaction. More info...
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.