A TV team from RTL Nord was visiting our lab yesterday to check out our robots as well as our Virtual Reality kitchen environment.
The workshops on Latest Advances in Big Activity Data Sources for Robotics & New Challenges at IROS 2018 were a great success!
Check out this ZDF report about PR2 at Pur+: https://www.zdf.de/kinder/purplus/koennen-computer-denken-100.html
A fun week of knowledge exchange and learning has passed and we can say that it was a great success! Here are more impressions on our fall school:
Fall School has started, here are the first impressions!
EASE principal investigators Alin Albu-Schäffer, Michael Beetz, and Helge Ritter gave invited talks at the French-German Symposium on “Robotics AI – Data Science versus Motion Intelligence” co-organized by the French Académie des Sciences and the German Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina. https://robotics-ia.sciencesconf.org/
On Thursday, 29 June 2018, we had a successful open lab day and had the opportunity to welcome many interested visitors to our lab. We would like to thank everybody for interesting discussions, new ideas and a useful exchange about opinions about the future of robotics. We would also like to thank the DFKI Bremen for the cooperation.
The EASE milestone meeting turned out to be a great success on all levels. Our milestones are met, if not exceeded and our project is moving forward in all directions. We were able to see how to collect big data from human table setting scenarios, the enhancements in the Virtual Reality environment Unreal – including a better grasp – as well as the new software Avatar, which now includes humans in our virtual environments, just to name a few.
Some impressions from the meeting:
EASE at the Automatica collected data from random participants in virtual reality scenarios. The more data we collect, the more variations on the executed tasks we can analyze!
Three tasks were investigated:
– doing the dishes (Kitchen)
– setting the table (Dinning room)
– vacuum cleaning (Living room)
Thank you to more than 200 participants!
On Tuesday, 29th May 2018, former colleague Moritz Tenorth from magazino visited and gave a talk.
In his talk, Moritz talked about some of the recent developments at the Munich-based startup Magazino. Magazino develops and builds perception-controlled, mobile robots for intralogistics. With Magazinos technology individual objects can be identified on the shelf and localized via 2D and 3D cameras, securely grasped and finally placed precisely at their destination. Moritz also talked about some of his personal lessons learned during his transition from an academic to a startup working environment.
Dr. Moritz Tenorth is currently the CTO of the Munich-based robotics startup Magazino. Before joining Magazino in 2015, we was working as a Post-Doc in the Institute for Artificial Intelligence at the University of Bremen. During his PhD at TU Munich, he investigated knowledge representation and processing technology for robotics, and developed the KnowRob framework.