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2017


An Introduction

Welcome to ICS's research seminars. These seminars are meant to be in-depth discussions about the speaker's research topic, a communication and exchange of ideas, rather than a lecture. We have 1 hour scheduled. Of this, the speaker is urged to prepare a talk for roughly 30 minutes, with lively discussion during and after the main presentation welcome and expected. Live demos are also welcome.

THE RESEARCH SEMINAR HAS BEEN SHIFTED FROM ORIGINALLY WEDNESDAYS 10:45am TO NOW FRIDAYS 10:00am
Schedule for 2017:

Speaker Date Title Materials
Sylvia Pietzsch January 20, 10:00am Environmental perception and situation analysis for ADAS and autonomous driving Abstract+Bio
Prof. Hirokazu Kato
Prof. Tomokazu Sato
February 2, 10:00am Next Breakthrough for Augmented Reality (Talk 1)
Toward constructing virtualized real environments (Talk 2)
Abstract+Bio
Kunijuki Takahashi February 24, 10:00am Acquisition and Extension of the Robot Body Model Using Motor Babbling through Deep Learning Abstract+Bio
Prof. Tsukasa Ogasawara
Prof. Takamitsu Matsubara
March 03, 10:00am Learning Assistive Strategies for Exoskeleton Robots from User-Robot Physical Interaction Abstract+Bio
Dr. Qiang Li March 10, 10:00am Visuo-tactile servoing controller for robotís interaction Abstract+Bio
Johannes Englsberger March 31, 10:00am Combining reduced dynamics models and whole-body control for agile humanoid locomotion Abstract+Bio
Ewald Lutscher March 31, 2:00pm Set Point Generation and Task Specification for Indirect Force Controlled Robots Abstract
Jingyi Xu April 21, 10:00am Grasping Posture Estimation for a Parallel Soft Gripper using a Curved Contact Area Friction Model Abstract+Bio
Mikhail Vilgelm April 28, 10:00am Designing Communication Networks for Cyber-Physical Systems Abstract+Bio
Dr. John Nassour May 3, 2:00pm Unified framework for control of movement in humanoid robots: a bio-inspired approach Abstract+Bio
Dr. Maximo A. Roa May 5, 10:00am Robotics for Industry 4.0 Applications Abstract+Bio
Dr. Robert C. Roberts May 12, 10:00am Additive Manufacturing of Metals for the Internet of Things (IoTs) Abstract+Bio
Florian Bergner
Julio Rogelio Guadarrama Olvera
Dr. Emmanuel Dean Leon
May 19, 10:00am Efficient Event-Driven Reactive Control for Large Scale Robot Skin
Using Intentional Contact to Achieve Tasks in Tight Environments
TOMM: Tactile Omnidirectional Mobile Manipulator
Abstract+Bio
Dr. Koichi Suzumori
Dr. Gen Endo
Dr. Hiroyuki Nabae
Dr. Ahmad Athif Mohd Faudzi
Prof. Tadayoshi Aoyama
July 7, 10:00am Thin Artificial Muscle Pioneering New Robotics (Suzumori)
Tendon-driven robots using synthetic fiber ropes and their applications (Endo)
Analytical and Experimental Study on Actuation Time; Displacement Amplified Electromagnetic Actuator (Nabae)
Human-like Robotic Hand Applying Soft Thin Mckibben Actuator (Faudzi)
Multi-task type vision system and its application (Aoyama)
Abstract+Bio
Dr. Cristian Axenie July 14, 10:00am Online distributed streaming machine learning: Big Data, Fast Data, All Data Abstract+Bio
Stefan Ehrlich July 21, 10:00am Humanoid robot learning behaviour from human interaction partnerís brain responses Abstract
Simon Ollander August 11, 14:00h Feature and Sensor Selection for Detection of Driver Stress Abstract
Dr. Karinne Ramirez-Amaro September 15, 10:00h Semantic Reasoning under Realistic Conditions Abstract
Hiroshi Atsuta September 22, 10:00h 2D Omnidirectional Locomotion Control of a Biped Robot Based on Dynamics Morphing Abstract
Prof. Koh Hosoda October 6, 10:00h Soft Humanoid Robots Abstract+Bio

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Previous talks in 2016:

Speaker Date Title Materials
Mohsen Firouzi February 03, 10:45am An event-based cooperative dynamics as a key cortical computation for stereoscopic fusion Abstract
Sophon Somlor
Satoshi Yorita
February 24, 10:45am Development of Three-Axis Soft Tactile Sensor Using Tilted Capacitive-Type Transducers
Development of Bipedal Humanoid Robot HYDRA (short add. talk by S. Yorita)
Abstract+Bio (Somlor)
Prof. Jan Peters (FRIDAY) March 11, 2:00pm Machine Learning of Motor Skills in Robotics: From Simple Skills to Table Tennis and Manipulation Abstract+Bio
Ryo Wakatabe April 6, 10:45am Analysis of dynamic regrasping using data glove and its application to robotics Abstract+Bio
Quentin Leboutet May 20, 10:00am From Hierarchical Compliance to Safe Whole-body Dynamic Manipulations with Humanoids Abstract+Bio
Julio Rogelio Guadarrama-Olvera June 3, 10:00am Sensor based dynamic humanoid locomotion in uncertain and complex environments. Abstract+Bio
Dr. Jeannette Bohg June 10, 10:00am Perception for robust, autonomous robotic manipulation - A question of balancing prior knowledge and learning from data Abstract+Bio
Dr. Mario Weichenberger June 24, 10:00am A Fencing Robot for Performance Testing Abstract+Bio
Prof. Nancy Pollard (MONDAY) June 27, 2:00pm Grasping and Manipulation: Towards Humanlike Dexterity Abstract+Bio
Prof. Gregory Hager July 8, 10:00am From Mimicry to Mastery: Creating Machines that Augment Human Skill Abstract+Bio
Yuko Sasa (MONDAY) July 11, 10:00am ISAR - Intelligence in a Socio-Affective perspective for a Robot: Language Primitives for a Scalable Interaction with a Smart Home Robot Abstract+Bio
Prof. Kai Vogeley September 23, 10:00am Neural Mechanisms of Intersubjectivity Abstract
Chris Paxton (THURSDAY) October 6, 10:00am Do What I Want, Not What I Did: Imitation of Skills by Planning Sequences of Actions Abstract
Prof. Darius Burschka October 28, 10:00am Coupling of Task to Perception in Static and Dynamic Environments Abstract
Dr. Georg Martius December 1 (THURSDAY), 14:45am Self-organization of behavior in autonomous robot development Abstract+Bio


Previous talks in 2015:

Speaker Date Title Materials
Philipp Mittendorfer January 14, 10:45am From a multi-modal intelligent cell to a self-organizing robotic skin Abstract
Alessandro Pieropan January 21, 10:45am Action Recognition for Robot Learning Abstract
Michael Dorr March 18, 10:45am Visual Efficient Sensing for the Perception-Action Loop Abstract
Karinne Ramirez-Amaro March 25, 10:45am Inferring Human Activities from Observation via Semantic Reasoning: A novel method for transferring skills to robots Abstract
Leonhard Schilbach April 1, 10:45am Postponed to May 27, 2015 Abstract
Kuniyuki Takahashi April 8, 10:45am Effective Motion Learning of Flexible Joint Robot with Motor Babbling Abstract
Dr. Jun Nakanishi April 22, 10:45am Motor Learning and Control from Dynamical Systems Based Approach and Optimal Control Abstract
Johannes Engelsberger April 29, 10:45am Towards Whole-Body Control for Toro AND: a new concept for bipedal running Abstract
Mohsen Firouzi May 6, 10:45am Sensor Fusion in Cortical Circuits
An approach to computation, from the human brain to machines
Abstract
Dr. Viviane Ghaderi May 13, 10:45am A Biomimetic Approach to Non-Linear Signal Processing in Ultra Low Power Analog Circuits Abstract
Lizhi Zhang May 20, 10:45am A Frame of Floor Recognition for PR2 in Multi-floor Environment Abstract
Dr. Leonhard Schilbach May 27, 10:45am Itís in your eyes: using interactive eyetracking to investigate the neural mechanisms of social interaction Abstract
Jasmin Kajopoulos June 3, 10:45am Introduction to the utilization of a Sensomotoric Instruments (SMI) mobile eye-tracking device Abstract
Philipp Mittendorfer June 10, 10:45am From a Multi-modal Intelligent Cell to a Self-organizing
Robotic Skin Ė Realizing Self and Enriching Robot Tactile Interaction
Abstract
Daniel Roppenecker June 17, 10:45am Multi Arm Snake-Like Robot Abstract
Prof. Daniel Rixen
Robert Wittman
Arne Hildebrandt
Daniel Wahrmann
July 1, 10:45am Lola, the humanoid Robot of the Institute of Applied Mechanics Abstract
Dr. Ludovic Righetti July 8, 10:45am Exploiting contact interactions for locomotion and manipulation tasks Abstract
Christoph SchŁtz July 15, 10:45am CROPS, manipulators for intelligent harvesting Abstract
Kai Hu July 22, 10:45am Learning and Generalization of Compensative Zero-Moment Point Trajectory for Biped Walking Abstract
Dr. Christoph SŲllner July 29, 10:45am Challenges, Risks and Benefits of a Smart Home: Bridging the Last Mile on Application Level Abstract
Dr. Sakriani Sakti
Shinnosuke Takamichi
Hayato Maki
September 2, 10:45am Toward enhancing human-human and human-machine communication: From spoken language processing to cognitive communication Abstract
Dr. Hamid Sadeghian September 16, 10:45am Task Space Control in Physical Human Robot Interaction: Theory and Experiments Abstract
Kazuma Sasaki
Gonalo Aguirre Domnguez
Yukitoshi Minami Shiguematsu
MONDAY
October 5, 02:30pm
Visual Motor Integration of Robotís Drawing Behavior
Development of a Backdrivable Magnetorheological Hydraulic Piston for Passive and Active Linear Actuation
Towards a Sensorimotor System based on that of Humans to study its Effects on Walking Stabilization
BIOs
Dr. Pablo Lanillos October 14, 10:45am Designing an Artificial Attention System for Social Robots Abstract
Dr. Serena Ivaldi October 21, 10:45am Social and physical interaction with the iCub robot Abstract
Cristian Axenie November 04, 10:45am Synthesis of Distributed Cognitive Systems: Perceptual Learning for Multisensory Fusion Abstract
Jasmin Kajopoulos November 11, 10:45am Summary: International Conference of Social Robotics (ICSR) 2015 in Paris Abstract
Dr. Daniel Renjewski November 25, 10:45am Bipedal locomotion - from humans to robots and back Abstract
Dr. Simon Jacob December 02, 10:45am Neuronal mechanisms of higher cognitive functions in the primate Abstract
Erhard Wieser December 09, 10:45am Learning the sensory-motor mapping through scalable spatiotemporal predictors Abstract
Dr. Taku Komura THURSDAY
December 17, 10:30am
Learning Motion Manifolds with the Convolutional Autoencoders / Learning an Inverse Rig Mapping for Character Animation Abstract


Previous talks in 2014:

Speaker Date Title Materials
Thomas Madl Jan. 15, 10:45am Biologically Inspired Spatial Memory for the LIDA Cognitive Architecture Abstract
Dr. Thierry Chaminade Jan. 22, 10:45am Using social cognitive neuroscience to understand human-robot interactions (and vice-versa) Abstract
Lizhi Zhang Feb. 19, 10:45am Navigation in multi-floors with multiple level of recovery
Johannes Englsberger Feb. 26, 10:45am Three-dimensional bipedal walking control using Divergent Component of Motion Abstract
Dr. Emre Ugur Mar. 31, *MONDAY* 14:30pm Staged development of robot skills Abstract
Harald Jenull May 21, 10:45am Be entrepreneurial - opportunities for founders at TUM Abstract
Andreas Holzbach September 17, 10:45am Sampled Template Collation for Visual Attention and Object-based Segregation Abstract
Kuniyuki Takahashi September 22, 12:00h (Monday) Tool-body Assimilation Model Based on Body Babbling and Neuro-dynamical System Biography
Gabriele Trovato September 24, 10:30am (time changed) Human-robot interaction across cultures Biography
Prof. Kazuo Kato October 8, 10:45am Event-related Synchronization/Desynchronization Affected by
Spatial Frequencies of Background Visual Pattern during a Cognitive Task
CV, Abstract
Cristian Axenie October 15, 10:45am Multimodal Sensor Fusion Network for Mobile Robot Egomotion Estimation Abstract
Carlos Cruz Pťrez October 22, 10:45am Fast microscopy to track neuronal activity in real time and cellular resolution CV+Abstract
Dr. Marcello Mulas & Nicolai Waniek October 29, 10:45am Modeling grid cells on neuromorphic hardware for robotic spatial navigation Abstract
Erhard Wieser November 5, 10:45am Predictive Action Selector for Generating Meaningful Robot Behaviour from Minimum Amount of Samples Abstract
Stefan Ehrlich November 12, 10:45am When to engage in interaction - and how?
EEG-based enhancement of robotís ability to sense social signals in HRI
Abstract
Dr. Christoph Richter November 26, 10:45am Cerebellar Control of a Muscle-and-Tendon Robot Abstract
Ewald Lutscher December 03, 10:45am Inequality Task Specification and Stable Virtual Trajectory Generation for Indirect Force Controlled Robots Abstract
Maximo Roa December 10, 10:45am Grasping and Manipulation: functionality, planning and applications Abstract
Federico Ruiz Ugalde December 17, 10:45am Object models for skilled manipulation Abstract


Previous talks in 2013:

Brennand Pierce Jan. 16, 10:45am "Mask-Bot 2i": An active customizable Robotic Head with Interchangeable Face Abstract
Dr. Emmanuel Dean Feb. 6, 10:45am Symbiotic human robot interaction for industrial scenarios Biography
Dr. Samer Alfayad Feb. 13, 10:45am HYDROID Humanoid Robot: Actuation, Kinematics' Structure and Control Strategy Abstract
Jiseob Kim & Eun-Sol Kim Feb. 20, 10:45am Germany & Korea (GEnKO) Project: Research Topics and Introduction to BioIntelligence Lab Abstract
Alexander Werner Feb. 27, 10:45am Using Non-Linear Optimization for Optimal Trajectory Generation in Humanoid Walking Abstract
Dr. Zhibin Li Mar. 27, 10:45am Walking Pattern Generation and Stabilization of Compliant Humanoid CoMan Abstract
Dr. Michael Mistry
Dr. Jan Babic
Apr. 4, 10:45am Role of redundancy in humans and humanoid robots
Teaching robots to dynamically interact with environment and
humans through human sensorimotor learning
Abstract
David Weikersdorfer Apr. 10, 10:45am Efficiency by Sparsity: Depth-Adaptive Superpixels and Event-Based SLAM Abstract
Karinne Ramirez Amaro Apr. 26, 10:45am Extracting Semantic Rules from Human Observations Abstract
Dr. Vladimir Lumelsky May 15, 10:45am Human-Robot Interaction and Whole-Body Robot Sensing Abstract&Biography
Mohsen Kaboli June 5, 10:45am Leveraging Over Prior Knowledge for On-line Learning of Visual Categories across the robot Abstract
Dr. David W. Franklin June 19, 10:45am Adaptive feedforward and feedback strategies in sensorimotor control Abstract
Ewald Lutscher July 24, 10:45am A Practical Approach to Generalized Hierarchical Task Specification for Indirect
Force Controlled Robots
Abstract
Stefan Ehrlich July 31, 10:45am Closed-loop Brain Interactions with Affective Brain-Computer Music Interface Abstract
Philipp Mittendorfer Aug. 28, 10:45am A General Tactile Approach for Grasping Unknown Objects with a Humanoid Robot Abstract
Prof. Vincent Hugel Nov. 6, 10:45am Research in Humanoid Design: Biped Leg Kinematics and Vertebral Column Abstract & CV
Indar Sugiarto Nov. 13, 10:00am Factor Graphs for Robot Kinematics Abstract & CV
Dr. Agnieszka Wykowska Nov. 27, 10:45am Cognitive and social neuroscience for social
robotics - how implicit measures of fundamental mechanisms of social
cognition can inform us about human readiness to interact with robots.
Abstract
Dr. Emmanuel Dean Dec. 5, 2:00pm Constrained Image Based Visual Servoing Abstract
Dr. Sae Franklin
Dr. David Franklin
Dec. 11, 10:45am Feedback control in human motor adaptation
Internal coordinate representations for human motor adaptation
Abstract


Previous talks in 2012:

Tadej Petric Sep. 12, 10:00am Performing periodic tasks: on-line learning, adaptation and synchronization with external signals Abstract
Yuka Ariki Nov. 14, 10:45am Extraction inner dynamics from human behaviors based on low dimensional representation Abstract
John Nassour Nov. 21, 10:45am Success - Failure Learning for Humanoid: Study on Bipedal Walking Abstract
Karinne Ramirez Amaro Dec. 12, 10:45am Analysis of Human Everyday Manipulation Activities
Andreas Holzbach Dec. 19, 10:45am Towards a biologically-inspired multimodal Computational Architecture for Object Recognition


Previous talks in 2011:

Rong Li Aug 31 The neural basis of predictive tracking
Erhard Wieser Sep 14 Cognitive architectures - an overview on the state of the art
Marcia Riley Sep 28 Trajectory Generalization with RBFs
Bren Pierce Oct 5 Humanoid design
Philipp Mittendorfer Oct 12 Self-organisation of a multi-modal sensor skin network: Realising self and enriching robot interaction
Ewald Lutscher Oct 19 Flexible Control for Constrained Mechanisms
Andreas Holzbach Nov 2 Biologically-Inspired Vision
John Nassour Nov 9 CPG-Inspired Locomotion for Humanoids
Agneta Gustus Nov 18 *FRIDAY* at 1:30pm Human hand modelling with focus on anatomic synergies
Philipp Mittendorfer Nov 301. 3D reconstruction from tactile sensor data and 2. 2nd generation tactile sensor design
Dejan Pangercic Dec 7 Semantic Object Maps for Robotic Housework - Representation, Acquisition and Use
Akinobu Maejima Dec 14 Human Face Modeling From A Single Snapshot


Last Modified: 18.03.2014 by Ewald Lutscher ewald.lutscher<at>tum.de