Seminar Robot Navigation

Updated Information:
  • The seminar takes place on Thursday, February 19, starting at 9.00 a.m., please be on time!
  • Location: Building 101, room 010/014.

Schedule Thursday:
    From To Presenter
    9:00 9:40Lionell Ott
    9:40 10:20 Roxana Bersan
    10:20 10:30 Break
    10:30 11:10Martin Böhnert
    11:10 11:50 Richard Zahoransky
    11:50 12:30 Daniel Maier
    12:30 13:10 Break
    13:10 13:50 Xiaolin Wu
    13:50 14:30 Attila Görög
    14:30 14:40 Break
    14:40 15:20 Michael Keiser
    16:00 16:40 Christoph Gonsior
    16:40 17:20 Wei Mou

Requirements & Information
  • Organizers: Prof. Dr. Maren Bennewitz (Juniorprof.), Prof Dr. Wolfram Burgard, Dipl. Inf. Barbara Frank, Dipl. Inf. Boris Lau, and Dipl. Inf. Kai Wurm
  • You have to prepare a talk of 30 minutes and to write a summary. Both can be done in English or German.
  • The seminar is restricted to 9 students.
  • Please register via the LSF (click here). We apply the strategy: first come, first serve.
  • The seminar will be held as a "Blockseminar" on Feb 19/20 starting at 10 a.m. in building 101, room 101 00 010/014.
  • The first meeting will be on October 22, 11 a.m. (for registered students only) in building 79, first floor, room 079 00 019.
  • The slides for the presentation must be shown to the superviser before Feb 1.
  • The summaries of the presented work must be submitted by Feb 9.
  • The summaries should be 7 pages long at maximum (latex, a4wide, 11pt). Significantly longer summaries will not be accepted!
  • Papers will be assigned in the first meeting.


  1. canceled: R. Chalodhorn, D. Grimes, K. Grochow, and R. Rao
    Learning to Walk through Imitation
    presented at IJCAI 07
    [Michael Moore, supervisor: Maren Bennewitz]
  2. C. Plagemann, S. Mischke, S. Prentice, K. Kersting, N. Roy, and W. Burgard
    Learning Predictive Terrain Models for Legged Robot Locomotion
    presented at IROS 08
    [Lionell Ott, supervisor: Maren Bennewitz]
  3. R. Diankov, N. Ratliff, D. Ferguson, S. Srinivasa, and J. Kuffner
    BiSpace Planning: Concurrent Multi-Space Exploration
    presented at RSS 08
    [Roxana Bersan, supervisor: Maren Bennewitz]
  4. M. Likhachev and D. Ferguson
    Planning Long Dynamically-Feasible Maneuvers for Autonomous Vehicles
    presented at RSS 08
    [Martin Böhnert, supervisor: Boris Lau]
  5. P. Biber and T. Duckett
    Dynamic Maps for Long-Term Operation of Mobile Service Robots
    presented at RSS 05
    [Richard Zahoransky, supervisor: Boris Lau]
  6. L. Montesano, J. Minguez and L. Montano
    Modeling dynamic scenarios for local sensor-based motion planning
    accepted: Autonomous Robots, 2008
    [Daniel Maier, supervisor: Boris Lau]
  7. M. Stilman, K. Nishiwaki, S. Kagami, and J.J. Kuffner
    Planning and Executing Navigation Among Movable Obstacles
    presented at IROS 06
    [Xiaolin Wu, supervisor: Barbara Frank]
  8. M. Morales, L. Tapia, R. Pearce, S. Rodriguez, and N.M. Amato
    A Machine Learning Approach for Feature-Sensitive Motion Planning
    presented at WAFR 04
    [Attila Görög, supervisor: Barbara Frank]
  9. Y. Yang and O. Brock
    Efficient Motion Planning Based on Disassembly
    presented at RSS 05
    [Michael Keiser, supervisor: Barbara Frank]
  10. canceled: D. Fox, J. Ko, K. Konolige, B. Limketkai, D. Schulz, and B. Stewart
    Distributed Multi-robot Exploration and Mapping
    Proc. of the IEEE, 2006
    [Martin Gloderer, supervisor: Kai Wurm]
  11. Christian Weiss, Holger Fröhlich and Andreas Zell
    Vibration-based Terrain Classification Using Support Vector Machines
    presented at IROS 2006
    [Christoph Gonsior, supervisor: Kai Wurm]
  12. canceled: D.F. Wolf and G.S. Sukhatme
    Semantic Mapping Using Mobile Robots
    IEEE Transactions on Robotics 2008
    [Sven Wehner, supervisor: Kai Wurm]
  13. I. Posner, M. Cummins, and Paul Newman
    Fast Probabilistic Labeling of City Maps
    presented at RSS 08
    [Wei Mou, supervisor: Wolfram Burgard]