One paper of the Autonomous Systems Group accepted at IROS 2022

The Autonomous Systems Group will be represented at this year’s IROS as well! The following paper was accepted:

A. Ortega, N. Hochgeschwender, and Thorsten Berger, “Testing Service Robots in the Field: An Experience Report”

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Autonomous Systems Group at the Hannover Messe 2022

At this year’s Hannover Messe, the Autonomous Systems Group was there as part of the “Economic Region Bonn” and presented a new bimanual and modular mobile robot platform by KELO Robotics, a recent startup by our Prof. Prassler. KELO Robotics is a spin-off of the ROPOD project, which was successfully completed in April 2020, and focuses on mobile robotics solutions to logistics problems.

Additional information:

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MAS graduate Arun Prabhu wins 2nd place AFCEA award for his master’s thesis

AFCEA 2022 Award Ceremony

We are happy to announce that our graduate Arun Prabhu has been awarded a second-place AFCEA prize for his master’s thesis “An investigation of regression as an avenue to find precision-runtime trade-off for object segmentation”, which was supervised by our Prof. Plöger and Prof. André Hinkenjann from the Visual Computing Institute. Arun defended his thesis in August 2020 and is currently working as a research associate in the Visual Computing Institute at Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg.

More information about the award is provided (only in German):

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MAS student Samuel Parra wins “DAAD award for outstanding achievements of international students”

We are happy to share that our student Samuel Parra was honoured with this year’s “DAAD award for outstanding achievements of international students.”

This marks the second year in a row in which an MAS student has won the award, as Ganesamanian Kolappan got the award in 2020.

Congratulations to Samuel!

More information about the award at

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MAS student Kaushik Manjunatha part of an award-winning team at the ML2R Autumn School 2021

The MAS student Kaushik Manjunatha was recently part of a team that participated at the ML2R Autumn School 2021, together with students from TU Dortmund University, the TU Cluj-Napoca, and TU Munich. The focus of the autumn school was on using machine learning for solving bin packing problems.

The team won the “Autumn School Compactness Award” for their work. Congratulations!

More about this on the ML2R website.

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