Asil Kaan Bozcuoğlu

Research Staff

Tel: –49 -421 218 64044
Fax: –49 -421 218 64047
Room: TAB 1.56
Mail: asil(at)cs[dot]uni-bremen[dot]de


I am a PhD student under the supervision of Prof. Michael Beetz. My current research focus is on knowledge representation and learning for robots.

I received my M.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from Middle East Technical University (METU), where I was affiliated with KOVAN Research Laboratory, working on the European FP7 project ROSSI under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Erol Şahin and Assoc. Prof. Erhan Öztop. My master thesis was on developing the ability of grasp for iCub, an open-source humanoid robotic platform. Besides this, I also worked on developing traversability affordances for robots, such as a Kurt3D and a walking Lego Mindstorms, and developing adjective and noun concepts for humanoid robots. I have got my B.Sc. degree with high honours in Computer Engineering from Bilkent University where my graduation project was developing a simulation for The Multi Autonomous Ground-robotic International Challenge 2010.

Projects involved in


  • Empirische Methoden für Künstliche Intelligenz (SS2017)
  • Integrated Intelligent Systems (WS2015/16, WS2016/17)
  • Artificial Intelligence 2: Knowledge Acquisition and Representation (WS2014/15)
  • Machine Learning (SS2013)


Journal Articles and Book Chapters
[1] Jan Winkler, Moritz Tenorth, Asil Kaan Bozcuoglu, Michael Beetz, "CRAMm -- Memories for Robots Performing Everyday Manipulation Activities", In Advances in Cognitive Systems, vol. 3, pp. 47-66, 2014. [bib]
Conference Papers
[2] Jan Winkler, Asil Kaan Bozcuoglu, Mihai Pomarlan, Michael Beetz, "Task Parametrization through Multi-modal Analysis of Robot Experiences (Extended Abstract)", In Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Autonomous Agents, 2017. [bib]
[3] Asil Kaan Bozcuoglu, Michael Beetz, "A Cloud Service for Robotic Mental Simulations", In International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Singapore, 2017. [bib]
[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] [pdf]
[5] Asil Kaan Bozcuoglu, Daniel Beßler, Michael Beetz, "Rendering Semantically-Annotated Experiment Videos out of Robot Memories", In Proceedings of the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Seoul, Korea, 2015. [bib]
[6] Kadir Firat Uyanik, Yigit Caliskan, Asil Kaan Bozcuoglu, Onur Yuruten, Sinan Kalkan, Erol Sahin, "Learning Social Affordances and Using Them for Planning", In CogSci 2013, Berlin, Germany, 2013. [bib]
[7] Onur Yuruten, Kadir Firat Uyanik, Yigit Caliskan, Asil Kaan Bozcuoglu, Erol Sahin, Sinan Kalkan, "Learning Adjectives and Nouns from Affordances on the iCub Humanoid Robot", In From Animals to Animats 12, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, vol. 7426, pp. 330-340, 2012. [bib] [pdf] [doi]
[8] Asil Kaan Bozcuoglu, Erol Sahin, "Traversability on a simple humanoid: What did I just trip over?", In 11th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Bled, Slovenia, 2011. [bib]
Workshop Papers
[9] Asil Kaan Bozcuoglu, Fereshta Yazdani, Daniel Beßler, Bogdan Togorean, Michael Beetz, "Reasoning on Communication Between Agents in a Human-Robot Rescue Team", In Towards Intelligent Social Robots – Current Advances in Cognitive Robotics, Seoul, Korea, 2015. [bib]
[10] Hartmut Messerschmidt, Jan Winkler, Asil Kaan Bozcuoglu, Michael Beetz, "Experience Based Task and Environment Specification for Plan-based Robotic Agents", In 27. Workshop on Planen, Scheduling und Konfigurieren, Entwerfen, Koblenz, Germany, 2013. [bib]
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