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]Yazdani, Fereshta, Blumenthal, Sebastian, Huebel, Nico, Bozcuoglu, Asil Kaan, Beetz, Michael and Bruyninckx, Herman, "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. [bibtex] [doi]
Conference Papers
[2]Fereshta Yazdani, Benjamin Brieber and 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. [bibtex]
[3]Yazdani, Fereshta, Scheutz, Matthias and Beetz, Michael, "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. [bibtex]
[4]Yazdani, Fereshta, Scheutz, Matthias and Beetz, Michael, "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. [bibtex]
[5]Yazdani, Fereshta, Kazhoyan, Gayane, Bozcuoglu, Asil Kaan, Haidu, Andrei, Balint-Benczedi, Ferenc, Beßler, Daniel, Pomarlan, Mihai and Beetz, Michael, "Cognition-enabled Framework for Mixed Human-Robot Rescue Team", In International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Madrid, Spain, 2018. [bibtex]
Workshop Papers
[6]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]
[7]Sebastian Blumenthal, Benjamin Brieber, Nico Huebel, Fereshta Yazdani, Michael Beetz and 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. [bibtex]

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