Successful demonstration by bachelor project SUTURO

Our bachelor project SUTURO is making excellent progress: The project, partly self-organized by 14 Bachelor students, aims at teaching a PR2 robot to tidy up a kitchen. This involves very challenging tasks in robot perception, manipulation and grasping, task-level coordination and knowledge representation to recognize objects, infer where they shall be put, and interact with them in the appropriate way.

In a recent demonstration, the robot was able to identify the objects in front of it, infer if they are food or not, and sort them into the correct box. This demonstration was based on software developed by researchers at the IAI that has successfully been adapted and integrated by the project participants.

CRAM is being used in this project to manage high level planning and execution tasks, and to connect the abstract high level plans to actual robot control mechanisms.

2014/02/27 09:27 · Jan Winkler

Google Summer of Code 2014

The Institute for Artificial Intelligence, University of Bremen, is now a mentoring organization for the Google Summer of Code 2014 program.

This includes two assignments that use CRAM to design and test plan library and reasoning components using virtual environments, and different robots:

  • The PR2 robot by Willow Garage and
  • The REEM robot by PAL Robotics

The full application and details on the proposed ideas can be found here. If you are interested in working on writing robust robot plans and develop reasoning mechanisms for robotic agents to be more situationally aware, don't hesitate to apply as a student.

Further information about the institute, the topics, and application details can be found on the IAI website.

If you are interested in applying for a proposed topic, just apply.

2014/02/25 15:05 · Jan Winkler

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