Fereshta Yazdani


Research Interests

  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cognition-enabled Reasoning
  • Knowledge-enabled Reasoning
  • Knowledge Representation and Processing

Projects involved in


  • AI: Knowledge Acquisition and Representation (WS2012/13) (Tutorial)
  • Foundations of Artificial Intelligence (SS2013) (Tutorial)
  • Praktische Informatik 2: Algorithmen und Datenstrukturen (SS2014) (Tutorial)
  • AI: Knowledge Acquisition and Representation (WS2014/15) (Tutorial)

Supervised Theses

  • Capability-based Reasoning and Task Execution for Human-Robot Teams (Diploma Thesis, Benjamin Brieber)
  • Translating Human-Robot activity descriptions into a cloud-based Knowledge Service for Reasoning on Semantic Memories(Bachelor Thesis, Bogdan Togorean)
  • Robot Control For Underwater Robotic Systems(Master's Thesis, Venkatachalam Srinivasan)
  • Automated seafloor classification and seagrass coverage assessment based on AUV simulation(Master's Thesis, Olaf M. Winkler)


Journal Articles and Book Chapters
[1] Fereshta Yazdani, Sebastian Blumenthal, Nico Huebel, Asil Kaan Bozcuoglu, Michael Beetz, Herman Bruyninckx, "Query-based Integration of Heterogeneous Knowledge Bases for Search and Rescue Tasks", In Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS), Elsevier, vol. 117, pp. 80-91, 2019. [bib] [doi]
Conference Papers
[2] Fereshta Yazdani, Gayane Kazhoyan, Asil Kaan Bozcuoglu, Andrei Haidu, Ferenc Balint-Benczedi, Daniel Beßler, Mihai Pomarlan, Michael Beetz, "Cognition-enabled Framework for Mixed Human-Robot Rescue Team", In International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Madrid, Spain, 2018. [bib]
[3] Fereshta Yazdani, Matthias Scheutz, Michael Beetz, "Guidelines for Improving Task-based Natural Language Understanding in Human-Robot Rescue Teams", In Proceedings of the 2017 8th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Infocommunications (CogInfoCom), Debrecen, Hungary, 2017. [bib]
[4] Fereshta Yazdani, Matthias Scheutz, Michael Beetz, "Cognition-enabled Task Interpretation for Human-Robot Teams in a Simulation-based Search and Rescue Mission (Extended Abstract)", In Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Autonomous Agents, 2017. [bib]
[5] Fereshta Yazdani, Benjamin Brieber, Michael Beetz, "Cognition-enabled Robot Control for Mixed Human-Robot Rescue Teams", In In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-13), Springer, vol. 302, Padova, Italy, pp. 1357 - 1369, 2014. [bib]
Workshop Papers
[6] Sebastian Blumenthal, Benjamin Brieber, Nico Huebel, Fereshta Yazdani, Michael Beetz, Herman Bruyninckx, "A Case Study for Integrating Heterogeneous Knowledge Bases for Outdoor Environments", In International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Daejeon, South Korea, 2016. [bib]
[7] 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]
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