Daniel Beßler

Research Staff

Tel: –49 -421 218 64016
Fax: –49 -421 218 64047
Room: TAB 1.56
Mail: danielb(at)cs[dot]uni-bremen[dot]de


Daniel Beßler is a Ph.D. student at the Institute for Artificial Intelligence at the University of Bremen, Germany, where he has also received his Diplom degree (equiv. M.Eng.) in 2014. His main research interest is knowledge representation and reasoning in the context of autonomous robots, and as part of integrated robot control systems. Since 2015, he is the lead developer of the KnowRob knowledge processing system which is the most widely used KR&R system for service robots. Since 2018, he is a voting member of the “Autonomous Robots” sub-group of the IEEE WG ORA that works on the standardization of ontologies for robotics and automation, the developed standard P1872.2 was approved in September 2021.

Projects involved in


Journal Articles and Book Chapters
[1]Moritz Tenorth, Jan Winkler, Daniel Beßler and Michael Beetz, "Open-EASE – A Cloud-Based Knowledge Service for Autonomous Learning", In KI – Künstliche Intelligenz, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2015. [bibtex] [doi]
Conference Papers
[2]Michael Beetz, Georg Bartels, Alin Albu-Schäffer, Ferenc Bálint-Benczédi, Rico Belder, Daniel Beßler, Sami Haddadin, Alexis Maldonado, Nico Mansfeld, Thiemo Wiedemeyer, Roman Weitschat and 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. [bibtex] [pdf]
[3]Asil Kaan Bozcuoglu, Daniel Beßler and 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. [bibtex]
[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 and Thiemo Wiedemeyer, "Open Robotics Research Using Web-based Knowledge Services", In International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Stockholm, Sweden, 2016. [bibtex] [pdf]
[5]Michael Beetz, Daniel Beßler, Andrei Haidu, Mihai Pomarlan, Asil Kaan Bozcuoglu and 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. [bibtex] [pdf]
[6]Daniel Beßler, Robert Porzel, Mihai Pomarlan, Abhijit Vyas, Sebastian Höffner, Michael Beetz, Rainer Malaka and John Bateman, "Foundations of the Socio-physical Model of Activities (SOMA) for Autonomous Robotic Agents", In Formal Ontology in Information Systems - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference, FOIS 2021, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, September 13-16, 2021, IOS Press, 2021. Accepted for publication. [bibtex] [pdf]
Workshop Papers
[7]Ferenc Balint-Benczedi, Thiemo Wiedemeyer, Moritz Tenorth, Daniel Beßler and Michael Beetz, "A Knowledge-Based Approach to Robotic Perception using Unstructured Information Management", In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), Istanbul, Turkey, 2015. [bibtex]
[8]Asil Kaan Bozcuoglu, Fereshta Yazdani, Daniel Beßler, Bogdan Togorean and 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. [bibtex]
[9]Georg Bartels, Daniel Beßler, Michael Beetz, Moritz Tenorth and 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. [bibtex] [pdf]
[10]Michael Beetz, Daniel Beßler and Gayane Kazhoyan, "Robotic Agents that Know What They are Doing", In IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Vancouver, Canada, 2017. [bibtex]
[11]Mohammed Diab, Mihai Pomarlan, Stefano Borgo, Daniel Beßler, Jan Rosell, John Bateman and Michael Beetz, "FailRecOnt – An Ontology-based Framework for Failure Interpretation and Recovery in Planning and Execution", In Proceedings of the Joint Ontology Workshops co-located with the Bolzano Summer of Knowledge (BOSK 2021), Virtual & Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, September 13th to September 17th, 2021, CEUR-WS.org, 2021. accepted for publication [bibtex]
[12]Abhijit Vyas, Daniel Beßler and Michael Beetz, "Inferring dispositions from Object Shape and Material with physics game engine modelling", In RobOntics workshop, 2021. [bibtex] [pdf]
Other Publications
[13]Daniel Beßler, Sascha Jongebloed and Michael Beetz, "Prolog as a Querying Language for MongoDB", 2021. [bibtex]