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Research Projects

DESIRE - German Service Robotics Initiative

The German Service Robotics Initiative (DESIRE) is a cooperation of industry (Kuka, Schunk, Siemans, GPS, InMach, NeoBotix, L-1 Identity Solutions), research institutes (DLR, FZI, FhG IPA, FhG IAIS) and leading universities (Bochum, Freiburg, Bielefeld).

Robot Setup In Bielefeld, work is carried out on a bimanual anthropomorphic platform including the torso BARTHOC as a communication partner. We study interactive robot learning within a object learning scenario, i.e. labeling, grasping, and removing objects, aiming at a more natural human-robot cooperation. In particular, our research focuses on


  • bimanual action representation and execution
  • tactile sensors and manipulation based on tactile feedback
  • online-learning object detection
  • integration and coordination of perception and action
  • principles of human-robot dialog, including non-verbal communication
  • combination of exploratory and guided learning

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CRC 673 -- Alignment in Communication

The Bielefeld CRC 673, Alignment in Communication, investigates special modes of coordination, called alignment. Alignment covers the adaptation processes among agents which are subconscious and do not lead to explicit negotiation and control of those engaged in a common enterprise. Alignment thus conceived can be observed in human-human communication with respect to the use of words, especially neologisms, the creation of new senses, copied patterns of syntax, recycled referring terms, the evolution of patterns in dialogue structure such as the use of ellipses and fragments. read more »

VAMPIRE - Visual Active Memory Processes and Interactive Retrieval

VAMPIRE glasses

VAMPIRE is a research project on cognitive computer vision funded by the European Union (IST-2001-34401, May 2002- July 2005). It investigates artifical intelligent systems that are able to understand what they see based on what they have previously memorised. In this sense, the research focuses on Visual Active Memory Processes. Another important goal is to develop advanced techniques for Interactive REtrieval and interactive learning.

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