Jülich Plant Science Seminar (JPSS)
April 9th at 10:30 am
Building 06.2 Room 406 (large seminar room)
Head of the lab for Photogrammetry and Robotics
University of Bonn, Germany
Autonomous Robots - From Perception to Action
Autonomous robots need the ability to perceive and model their environment and to make appropriate decisions in complex situations on their own. The complexity results from the high-dimensional perceptions, the large number of possible actions and the uncertainty about the state of the world. In this talk, I will present recent developments in my lab for solving different problems in the context of mobile robot perception operating in the real world. The talk covers recent results from European research projects and addresses estimating geometry, estimating semantics, and robots in agriculture.
Cyrill Stachniss is a full professor at the University of Bonn and heads the lab for Photogrammetry and Robotics. Before working in Bonn, he was a lecturer at the University of Freiburg in Germany, a guest lecturer at the University of Zaragoza in Spain, and a senior researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in the group of Roland Siegwart. Cyrill Stachniss finished his habilitation in 2009 and received his PhD thesis entitled “Exploration and Mapping with Mobile Robots” supervised by Wolfram Burgard at the University of Freiburg in 2006. From 2008-2013, he was an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics, since 2010 a Microsoft Research Faculty Fellow, and received the IEEE RAS Early Career Award in 2013. Since 2015, he is a senior editor for the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters.
Cyrill Stachniss is actively participating in European research projects in the context of urban navigation, precision farming, factories of the future, and digital access to cultural heritage. Has was the coordinator of the EC- funded project "ROVINA" for digitizing the Roman catacombs with robots and is the spokesperson of the DFG research unit “Mapping on Demand”. He is currently a spokesperson of the PhenoRob Cluster of Excellence. In his research, he focuses on probabilistic techniques in the context of mobile robotics, navigation, and visual perception. Central areas of his research are autonomous exploration in combination with solutions to the simultaneous localization and mapping problem, agricultural robotics, computer controlled cars, and unmanned aerial vehicles. In sum, he has coauthored over 200 publications.
Invitation: Hanno Scharr, IBG-2