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The 2M US$ worth Atlas robot delivered and unboxed in a newly set up joint lab in Blacksburg

The 2M US$ worth Atlas robot we received thanks to the success of our team (strongly supported by the GRK and its Team Hector) has just been delivered and unboxed in a newly set up joint lab in Blacksburg. The video is online at http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCap5ZrwPm7BkFUrSW-FIo_A

Also online are:

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11.09.2013, 15.00h - 16.00h Talk by Stephan Richter

Stephan will present his PhD research topic and thus talk about: "Shape from Shading for 3D Scene Understanding".

The talk will take place Wednesday, September 11, at 15:00h, building S2|02, room A102.

17.07.2013, 15.00h. - Talk from Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tamim Asfour - From Humanoids to Wearable Humanoids: Science Fiction?

When: Wednesday, July 17th, 2013, 15h

Where: Lecture hall C120 of the Piloty building

Speaker: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tamim Asfour, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Title: From Humanoids to Wearable Humanoids: Science Fiction?

The DARPA Robotics Challenge

The DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) was announced in 2012 as the currently most challenging and most competitive robotics competition for advancing humanoid robotics to assist human responce forces in recovering from disasters.

GRK's Team Hector won the Best-in-Class Autonomy Award for the most intelligent rescue robot at RoboCup 2013

On June 30, 2013, GRK's Team Hector won the Best-in-Class Autonomy Award for the most intelligent rescue robot at RoboCup 2013 in Eindhoven.

Team Hector defended this award which they first won at RoboCup 2012 in Mexico City.

03.07.2013, 15.00h - 16.00h Talk by Martina Brachmann

Martina will present her PhD research topic and thus talk about: "Fault-tolerant, cross-layer protocols for enabling automation control over multi-hop networks".

The talk will take place Wednesday, July 3, at 15:00h, building S2|02, room A102.

22.07.2013, 10.00h - 23.07.2013, 15.00h The Annual GK Workshop

The first main purpose of the workshop is to review each doctoral student's progress whose participation is mandatory. During the annual workshop, the PhD students present the status of their accomplishments and plans for their ongoing research. Also presentations about the status and plans of the joint demonstrators in the GRK will be given. Furthermore, the workshop aims at garnering considerable feedback for growing or new interactions across the GRK. 

19.06.2013, 15.00h Talk from Olaf Landsiedel - "Capture at Scale: Ultra-fast Wireless All-to-all Communication"

When: Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 15h

Where: Building S3|02, room A102

Speaker: Olaf Landsiedel, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Title: Capture at Scale: Ultra-fast Wireless All-to-all Communication

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05.06.2013 Talk from Thomas Ploetz "Activity Recognition for Real World Health Scenarios"

Title: Activity Recognition for Real World Health Scenarios

When: Wednesday, 05.06.2013, 15:00h

Activity recognition aims for automatically detecting and analysing (largely human) behaviour thereby focusing on movements, the whereabouts of the person(s) of interest, and their interaction with the environment. With the raise of ubiquitous / pervasive / wearable computing this broader concept of "context aware computing" has become very popular in the recent past.

Team Hector won 1st place in the RoboCup Rescue Robot League in Magdeburg

 

Congratulations to all team members of the GK's Team Hector for a very impressive performance at RoboCup German Open this weekend in Magdeburg!!

In the RoboCup Rescue Robot League the overall 1st place was achieved with a total score that was like in an own league way ahead of all other teams.

Furthermore, the Best in Class Autonomy Award was won.