Alexis Maldonado

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Scientific researcher

(Resident Robot Geek)

Tel: +49 421 218 64048
Fax: +49 421 218 98 64047
Mail: amaldo(at)cs[dot]uni-bremen[dot]de
Adress:
Alexis Maldonado
Universitaet Bremen - AG Kuenstliche Intelligenz
Am Fallturm 1 (TAB Raum 1.55 Eingang E)
28359 Bremen

Personal

I am a PhD student working under the supervision of Prof. Michael Beetz.

As a part of my work at IAS, I've done a lot of the integration needed to get TUM-Rosie running. Here is a timelapse video of our latest hardware work: Re-building Rosie

Please see my Google profile

My research interests include robotic grasping, manipulation, integrating additional sensors to robot hands and arms and robot systems integration.

A nice example of an integration project is our new robot, Boxy:

Together with Boxy

Publications

Journal Articles and Book Chapters
[1] Agnieszka Wykowska, Alexis Maldonado, Michael Beetz, Anna Schuboe, "How Humans Optimize Their Interaction with the Environment: The Impact of Action Context on Human Perception", In International Journal of Social Robotics, Springer Netherlands, pp. 1-9, 2010. 10.1007/s12369-010-0078-3 [bib] [pdf]
[2] Michael Beetz, Freek Stulp, Piotr Esden-Tempski, Andreas Fedrizzi, Ulrich Klank, Ingo Kresse, Alexis Maldonado, Federico Ruiz, "Generality and Legibility in Mobile Manipulation", In Autonomous Robots Journal (Special Issue on Mobile Manipulation), vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 21-44, 2010. [bib]
[3] Agnieszka Wykowska, Alexis Maldonado, Michael Beetz, Anna Schuboe, "How Humans Optimize Their Interaction with the Environment: The Impact of Action Context on Human Perception", Chapter in Progress in Robotics, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, vol. 44, pp. 162-172, 2009. 10.1007/978-3-642-03986-7_19 [bib] [pdf]
Conference Papers
[4] Michael Beetz, Daniel Beßler, Jan Winkler, Jan-H. Worch, Ferenc Balint-Benczedi, Georg Bartels, Aude Billard, Asil K. Bozcuoglu, Zhou Fang, Nadia Figueroa, Andrei Haidu, Hagen Langer, Alexis Maldonado, Ana-Lucia Pais, Moritz. Tenorth, Thiemo Wiedemeyer, "Open Robotics Research Using Web-based Knowledge Services", In International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Stockholm, Sweden, 2016. [bib]
[5] Michael Beetz, Georg Bartels, Alin Albu-Schäffer, Ferenc Bálint-Benczédi, Rico Belder, Daniel Beßler, Sami Haddadin, Alexis Maldonado, Nico Mansfeld, Thiemo Wiedemeyer, Roman Weitschat, Jan-Hendrik Worch, "Robotic Agents Capable of Natural and Safe Physical Interaction with Human Co-workers", In IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Hamburg, Germany, 2015. [bib]
[6] Alexis Maldonado, Humberto Alvarez-Heredia, Michael Beetz, "Improving robot manipulation through fingertip perception", In IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, 2012. [bib]
[7] Ulrich Klank, Lorenz Mösenlechner, Alexis Maldonado, Michael Beetz, "Robots that Validate Learned Perceptual Models", In IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), St. Paul, MN, USA, 2012. [bib]
[8] Michael Beetz, Ulrich Klank, Ingo Kresse, Alexis Maldonado, Lorenz Mösenlechner, Dejan Pangercic, Thomas Rühr, Moritz Tenorth, "Robotic Roommates Making Pancakes", In 11th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Bled, Slovenia, 2011. [bib]
[9] Alexis Maldonado, Ulrich Klank, Michael Beetz, "Robotic grasping of unmodeled objects using time-of-flight range data and finger torque information", In 2010 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 2586-2591, 2010. [bib]
[10] Freek Stulp, Ingo Kresse, Alexis Maldonado, Federico Ruiz, Andreas Fedrizzi, Michael Beetz, "Compact Models of Human Reaching Motions for Robotic Control in Everyday Manipulation Tasks", In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL)., 2009. [bib]
[11] Agnieszka Wykowska, Alexis Maldonado, Michael Beetz, Anna Schuboe, "How humans optimize their interaction with the environment: The impact of action context on human perception.", In Progress in Robotics. Proceedings of the FIRA RoboWorld Congress, Incheon, Korea, 2009. [bib]
[12] Jun Li, Alexis Maldonado, Michael Beetz, Anna Schuboe, "Obstacle avoidance in a pick-and-place task", In Proceedings of the 2009 IEEE Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, Guilin, Guangxi, China, 2009. [bib]
[13] Anna Schubö, Alexis Maldonado, Sonja Stork, Michael Beetz, "Subsequent Actions Influence Motor Control Parameters of a Current Grasping Action", In IEEE 17th International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), Muenchen, Germany, 2008. [bib]
[14] Michael Beetz, Freek Stulp, Bernd Radig, Jan Bandouch, Nico Blodow, Mihai Dolha, Andreas Fedrizzi, Dominik Jain, Uli Klank, Ingo Kresse, Alexis Maldonado, Zoltan Marton, Lorenz Mösenlechner, Federico Ruiz, Radu Bogdan Rusu, Moritz Tenorth, "The Assistive Kitchen -- A Demonstration Scenario for Cognitive Technical Systems", In IEEE 17th International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), Muenchen, Germany, pp. 1-8, 2008. Invited paper. [bib]
[15] Freek Stulp, Wolfram Koska, Alexis Maldonado, Michael Beetz, "Seamless Execution of Action Sequences", In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 3687-3692, 2007. [bib]
[16] Matthias Kranz, Alexis Maldonado, Benedikt Hoernler, Radu Bogdan Rusu, Michael Beetz, Gerhard Rigoll, Albrecht Schmidt, "A Knife and a Cutting Board as Implicit User Interface - Towards Context-Aware Kitchen Utilities", In Proceedings of First International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction 2007, TEI 2007, February 15-17 Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, 2007. [bib]
[17] Matthias Kranz, Alexis Maldonado, Radu Bogdan Rusu, Benedikt Hoernler, Gerhard Rigoll, Michael Beetz, Albrecht Schmidt, "Sensing Technologies and the Player-Middleware for Context-Awareness in Kitchen Environments", In Proceedings of Fourth International Conference on Networked Sensing Systems, June 6 - 8, 2007, Braunschweig, Germany, 2007. [bib]
[18] Radu Bogdan Rusu, Alexis Maldonado, Michael Beetz, Matthias Kranz, Lorenz Mösenlechner, Paul Holleis, Albrecht Schmidt, "Player/Stage as Middleware for Ubiquitous Computing", In Proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp 2006), Orange County California, September 17-21, 2006. [bib]
[19] Michael Beetz, Jan Bandouch, Suat Gedikli, Nico von Hoyningen-Huene, Bernhard Kirchlechner, Alexis Maldonado, "Camera-based Observation of Football Games for Analyzing Multi-agent Activities", In Proceedings of the Fifth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), 2006. [bib]
Workshop Papers
[20] Michael Beetz, Ulrich Klank, Alexis Maldonado, Dejan Pangercic, Thomas Rühr, "Robotic Roommates Making Pancakes - Look Into Perception-Manipulation Loop", In IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Workshop on Mobile Manipulation: Integrating Perception and Manipulation, pp. 529-536, 2011. [bib]
[21] Michael Beetz, Jan Bandouch, Alexandra Kirsch, Alexis Maldonado, Armin Müller, Radu Bogdan Rusu, "The Assistive Kitchen --- A Demonstration Scenario for Cognitive Technical Systems", In Proceedings of the 4th COE Workshop on Human Adaptive Mechatronics (HAM), 2007. [bib]
[22] Radu Bogdan Rusu, Alexis Maldonado, Michael Beetz, Brian Gerkey, "Extending Player/Stage/Gazebo towards Cognitive Robots Acting in Ubiquitous Sensor-equipped Environments", In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) Workshop for Network Robot Systems, 2007, April 14, Rome, Italy, 2007. [bib]
[23] Matthias Kranz, Radu Bogdan Rusu, Alexis Maldonado, Michael Beetz, Albrecht Schmidt, "A Player/Stage System for Context-Aware Intelligent Environments", In Proceedings of UbiSys'06, System Support for Ubiquitous Computing Workshop, at the 8th Annual Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp 2006), Orange County California, September 17-21, 2006, 2006. [bib]
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