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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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Alex Mitrevski, Prof. Plöger, and Prof. Lakemeyer take joint 2nd place for the best poster award at the SPAR workshop at IROS 2021

At the recent workshop on Semantic Policy and Action Representations for Autonomous Robots (SPAR), which took place online in conjunction with the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Alex Mitrevski, Prof. Plöger, and Prof. Lakemeyer (RTWH Aachen) presented an extended abstract about their recent work on models for semantic robot execution:

A. Mitrevski, P. G. Plöger, and G. Lakemeyer, “Hybrid Execution Models of Parameterised Actions for Explainable and Diagnosable Robot Action Execution”

For this, they obtained joint 2nd place for the best poster award! This award is given out as an Amazon gift certificate.

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Prof. Dr. Sebastian Houben joins Autonomous Systems Group

The Autonomous Systems Group has a new face: We welcome Prof. Dr. Sebastian Houben, who joined our faculty on October 1st.

Prof. Houben conducts research in the area of perception for autonomous robots using machine learning, particularly applied to the area of autonomous driving, with a focus on the robustness, reliability, and interpretability of machine learning-based systems.

More about his profile is provided on our university website: https://www.h-brs.de/de/inf/news/ein-experte-fuer-die-umgebungswahrnehmung-der-robotik

Photo: J. Küstenmacher

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Autonomous Systems Group at IROS 2021

The IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) is starting today, where two papers of the Autonomous Systems Group will be presented:

Alex and Santosh are also chairing two sessions at the conference: Santosh is chairing “Deep Learning for Visual Perception I” on Tuesday, while Alex is chairing “Learning from Experience”...

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One paper of the Autonomous Systems Group presented at ECMR 2021

The European Conference on Mobile Robots (ECMR) will take place online next week, where we will present the paper

S. O. Sohail, A. Mitrevski, N. Hochgeschwender, and P. G. Plöger, “Property-Based Testing in Simulation for Verifying Robot Action Execution in Tabletop Manipulation”

The accompanying video for the paper is at https://youtu.be/Rv6yDjYs_5U.

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