Georg Bartels

Universität Bremen
Am Fallturm 1, TAB
28359 Bremen
Tel: –49 -421 218 64013
Fax: –49 -421 218 64047
Office: TAB, 1.53
Mail: georg[dot]bartels(at)cs[dot]uni-bremen[dot]de

About me

I joined the Institute for Artificial Intelligence at the University of Bremen in September 2012 to pursue my PhD under the supervision of Michael Beetz. From February 2012 until then, I was a PhD student at Prof Beetz' Intelligent Autonomous Systems Group at TU Munich (TUM). In my research, I focus on combining knowledge representation and processing with robot motion control to build robot control programs that can reason about their motions.

I spent July-September 2013 as a summer intern with the Personal Robotics Lab at the Carnegie Mellon University. In Oktober and December 2012 I was a visiting scholar at the PMA division of KU Leuven.

Before starting my PhD, I studied Computer Engineering at TU Berlin (TUB), focussing on robotics and control engineering. I wrote my diploma thesis in TUB's Robotics and Biology Lab. From 2007 until 2009 I was a dual degree student studying Computer Engineering at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

You can find me on Google Scholar and on LinkedIn.


Research Interests

  • robot motion control
  • knowledge representations of robot motion control algorithms
  • runtime parametrization of robot control programs using knowledge processing

Student Supervision

  • Kevin Störmer: Bachelor thesis (summer term 2018)
  • Jan-Paul Bultmann: Bachelor thesis (summer term 2018)
  • Jannik Buckelo: Master thesis (summer team 2018)
  • Mahesh Kumar: Master thesis (winter team 2017)
  • Azucena Mendoza Romero: Student project (summer term 2017)
  • Minerva Vargas: Master thesis (summer team 2017)
  • Karthikeyan Jaganathan: Student project (summer term 2017)
  • Simon Stelter: Master thesis (winter term 2016)
  • Adrian Röfer: Bachelor thesis (winter term 2016)
  • Cristian Iacob: ERAMUS intership (summer 2016)
  • Alexander Hoereth: Google Summer of Code (summer 2015)
  • Jannik Buchelo: Bachelor thesis (summer term 2015)
  • Simon Stelter: Bachelor thesis (summer term 2015)


Journal Articles and Book Chapters
[1] Jan Winkler, Georg Bartels, Lorenz Mösenlechner, Michael Beetz, "Knowledge Enabled High-Level Task Abstraction and Execution", In First Annual Conference on Advances in Cognitive Systems, vol. 2, no. 1, Palo Alto, CA, pp. 131-148, 2012. [bib] [pdf]
[2] Simon Stelter, Georg Bartels, Michael Beetz, "Multidimensional Time Series Shapelets Reliably Detect and Classify Contact Events in Force Measurements of Wiping Actions", In Robotics and Automation Letters, IEEE, 2018. [bib] [doi]
[3] Pawel Gajewski, Paulo Ferreira, Georg Bartels, Chaozheng Wang, Frank Guerin, Bipin Indurkhya, Michael Beetz, Bartlomiej Sniezynski, "Adapting Everyday Manipulation Skills to Varied Scenarios", In arXiv preprint arXiv:1803.02743, 2018. [bib]
Conference Papers
[4] Michael Beetz, Daniel Beßler, Andrei Haidu, Mihai Pomarlan, Asil Kaan Bozcuoglu, Georg Bartels, "KnowRob 2.0 -- A 2nd Generation Knowledge Processing Framework for Cognition-enabled Robotic Agents", In International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Brisbane, Australia, 2018. [bib] [pdf]
[5] Simon Stelter, Georg Bartels, Michael Beetz, "Multidimensional Time Series Shapelets Reliably Detect and Classify Contact Events in Force Measurements of Wiping Actions", In IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Vancouver, Canada, 2017. Finalist for the Best Cognitive Robotics Paper Award. [bib]
[6] Zhou Fang, Georg Bartels, Michael Beetz, "Learning Models for Constraint-Based Motion Parameterization from Interactive Physics-based Simulation", In International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Daejeon, South Korea, 2016. [bib] [pdf]
[7] 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]
[8] 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] [pdf]
[9] Moritz Tenorth, Georg Bartels, Michael Beetz, "Knowledge-based Specification of Robot Motions", In Proc. of the European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI), 2014. [bib] [pdf]
[10] Georg Bartels, Ingo Kresse, Michael Beetz, "Constraint-based Movement Representation grounded in Geometric Features", In Proceedings of the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 2013. [bib] [pdf]
Workshop Papers
[11] Georg Bartels, Daniel Beßler, Michael Beetz, Moritz Tenorth, Jan Winkler, "How to Use OpenEASE: An Online Knowledge Processing System for Robots and Robotics Researchers", In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), Istanbul, Turkey, 2015. [bib] [pdf]
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