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The Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IAI) directed by Prof. Michael Beetz is part of the Faculty of Computer Science and member of the Center for Computing and Communication Technologies (TZI) at the University of Bremen.

"Inferring the Effects of Wiping Motions Based on Haptic Perception" Best Paper Finalist at Humanoids 2016

We are very happy to announce that the paper authored by Daniel Leidner from Robotics and Mechatronics Center of DLR and Prof. Michael Beetz, PhD from Institute or Artificial Intelligence was nominated for The Best Interactive Paper Award at Humanoids 2016.

The paper presents how the haptic perception paired with a qualitative effect representation can be used to reason about the task performance of robotic wiping motions despite poor visual information. The proposed approach relates the desired contact force to the measured end-effector force in order to simulate the effect of the previously executed wiping motions. In this way the proposed approach is able to replan recovery motions after it successfully distinguished good from bad contact situations, w. r. t. the desired effect. The proposed approach was evaluated on a set of experiments with the robot Rollin' Justin.

2017/01/10 13:46

OpenEASE presented at ICT innovation radar's pitch session

Our department was chosen as one of the 16 finalists for the EU's ICT innovation radar prize 2016. List here

Two of our team members, Alexis Maldonado and Daniel Nyga, traveled to Bratislava to attend the EU's ICT Proposer's Day (26th of September 2016). They presented OpenEASE to a jury of four business experts and many attendees. We also had the chance to show the OpenEASE system live at the Innovation Booth.

Our innovation was very well received and we discussed about our plans for the future. Congratulations to all the finalists and winners of the ICT innovation radar prize!

2016/10/13 21:22

openEASE: nominated for EU's Innovation Radar Prize 2016

The Innovation Radar is an initiative of the European Commission focused on the identification of high potential innovations and the key innovators behind them in FP7, CIP and Horizon 2020 projects. It supports innovators by suggesting a range of targeted actions to assist them in fulfilling their potential in the market.

openEASE, as a novel cloud-based knowledge service which helps robots to accomplish vaguely stated actions by filling in missing knowledge pieces on demand, is a candidate for this award in the category of Industrial & Enabling Tech.

For more information, you can visit our award profile. You also have the chance of voting for us as your favourite innovator in this profile.

2016/08/03 10:26

openEASE within EU's Innovation Radar at CEBIT 2016

openEASE is invited to be part of the Innovation Radar stand of European Commission at CeBIT 2016 in Hannover between 14th and 16th of March. You can find openEASE booth at D50/17 in Hall 11.

openEASE is a web-based knowledge source for autonomous robots. It contains episodic memories of autonomous robots performing everyday activities: fetch and place, pizza cooking, chemical experiments, human-robot collaboration activities and many more.

Using a very powerful query language humans and robots can formulate semantic queries about the available episodic memories. openEASE reasons over these episodic memories and provides the humans and robots with specific answers.

2016/03/15 16:20

NDR Radio Feature on Societal Impacts of Robots

In its scientific radio feature “Logo - Das Wissenschaftsmagazin”, broadcasted on the 5th of February, the NDR radio station addressed the question of societal impacts of autonomous robots. In the feature entitled “Helfer oder Konkurrenten?” (“Assistants or Competitors?”) Michael Beetz emphasized the novel opportunities of robots in the healthcare domain. The feature is available as an audio stream: http://www.ndr.de/info/Helfer-oder-Konkurenten,audio271770.html

2016/02/12 13:16