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Tuesday, September 18

ECMR'07 offers a SLAM Tutorial organized by Andreas Nüchter from the University of Osnabrück. Follow the link for the detailed program. Participation in the tutorial is included in the ECMR registration.
The tutorial will take place in room 101-02-016/018. This room is located in the second floor of building 101 where also the conference is held.

Wednesday, September 19

The conference will take place in room 101-00-026 of building 101. The registration desk will be right in front of the lecture hall. Each poster spotlight offers the author a short five minutes long presentation. The style of the presentation is not fixed. We recommend that every author uses a powerpoint presentation with no more than three slides to advertise his or her poster in front of the audience.

Time   Title Authors Affiliation
Welcome Message: 11:00 - 11:15
Session 1: Conceptualization and Space Representation
11:15 - 11:40 A Bayesian Approach to Conceptualization and Place Classification: Using the Number of Occurrences of Objects to Infer Concepts Shrihari Vasudevan, Ahad Harati and Roland Siegwart Autonomous Systems Laboratory, ETH Zurich
11:40 - 12:05 Comparison of Different Approaches to Vibration-based Terrain Classification Christian Weiss, Nikolas Fechner, Matthias Stark, Andreas Zell Department of Computer Science, University of Tübingen
Poster Spotlights 1: Architectures, Learning, Interfaces
12:05 - 12:10 Improving reinforcement learning through a better exploration strategy and an adjustable representation of the environment R. Iglesias, M. Rodriguez, M. Sánchez, E. Pereira, C.V. Regueiro Electronics and Computer Science, University of Santiago de Compostela, Electronic and Systems, University of Coruna
12:10 - 12:15 Towards an Experimental Autonomous Blimp Platform Axel Rottmann, Matthias Sippel, Thorsten Zitterell, Wolfram Burgard, Leonard Reindl, Christoph Scholl Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Departments of Computer Science and Microsystem Technology
12:15 - 12:20 Discussion of Challenges for User Interfaces in Human-Robot Teams Frauke Driewer, Markus Sauer, and Klaus Schilling Computer Science VII: Robotics and Telematics, University Würzburg
12:20 - 12:25 The Fusion of Multiple Sources of Information in the Organization of Goal-Oriented Behavior: Spatial Attention versus Integration Milanka Ringwald, Paul F.M.J. Verschure Institute of Neuroinformatics, UZH/ETH Zurich, ICREA and Department of Technology, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
12:25 - 12:30 How to Get from Interpolated Keyframes to Neural Attractor Landscapes and Why Manfred Hild, Matthias Kubisch, Daniel Göhring Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Humboldt University Berlin
Lunch: 12:30 - 13:45
Session 2: Multi-Robot-Systems
13:45 - 14:10 Autonomous multi-vehicle formations for cooperative airfield snow shoveling Martin Hess, Martin Saska, Klaus Schilling Computer Science VII: Robotics and Telematics, University of Würzburg
14:10 - 14:35 Minimizing Trilateration Errors in the Presence of Uncertain Landmark Positions Alexander Bahr, John J. Leonard Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, MIT, Cambridge, MA
Poster Spotlights 2: Multi-Robots, Intelligent Vehicles
14:35 - 14:40 Distributed supervisory control for a system of path-network sharing mobile robots Elźbieta Roszkowska, Bogdan Kreczmer, Adam Borkowski, Michał Gnatowski Institute of Computer Engineering, Control and Robotics, Wrocław Univ. of Technology; Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences
14:40 - 14:45 Sliding mode control for vision based leader following G. Orlando, E. Frontoni, A. Mancini, P. Zingaretti Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica Gestionale e dell Automazione (DIIGA), Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona
14:45 - 14:50 3D Model-Based Dynamic Feature Planning for Laser Scanner-Based Navigation of Vehicles Roland Stahn, Andreas Stopp DaimlerChrysler AG, Assistance and Safety Systems, Berlin, Computer Vision and Remote Sensing Group, TU Berlin
14:50 - 14:55 Road-marking analysis for autonomous vehicle guidance Stefan Vacek, Constantin Schimmel, Rüdiger Dillmann Institute for Computer Science and Engineering, University of Karlsruhe
14:55 - 15:00 Efficient Lane Detection and Tracking in Urban Environments Stephan Sehestedt, Sarath Kodagoda, Alen Alempijevic, Gamini Dissanayake Arc Centre of Excellence for Autonomous Systems, University of Technology, Sydney
Coffee Break: 15:00 - 15:30
Session 3: SLAM 1
15:30 - 15:55 Experimental EKF-based SLAM for mini-rovers with IR sensors only Fabrizio Abrate, Basilio Bona, Marina Indri Dipartimento di Automatica e Informatica, Politecnico di Torino
15:55 - 16:20 Force Field Based n-Scan Alignment Rolf Lakaemper, Nagesh Adluru, Longin Jan Latecki Department of CIS, Temple University, Philadelphia
Poster Spotlights 3: SLAM, Localization, Path Planning
16:20 - 16:25 Integration of 3D Lines and Points in 6DoF Visual SLAM by Uncertain Projective Geometry Daniele Marzorati, Matteo Matteucci, Davide Migliore, Domenico G. Sorrenti Dept. of Electronics and Information, Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Informatica Sistemistica e Comunicazione, Universita Milano-Bicocca
16:25 - 16:30 3D Map Registration using Vision/Laser and Inertial Sensing Luiz G. B. Mirisola, Jorge Lobo, Jorge Dias ISR-Institute of Systems and Robotics, University of Coimbra
16:30 - 16:35 Mobile Robot Path Planning Software and Hardware Implementations Lucia Vacariu, Flaviu Roman, Mihai Timar, Tudor Stanciu, Radu Banabic, Octavian Cret Computer Science Department, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca
16:35 - 16:40 Feature-Based Laser Scan Matching For Accurate and High Speed Mobile Robot Localization A. A. Aghamohammadi, H. D. Taghirad, A. H. Tamjidi, and E. Mihankhah Advanced Robotics and Automated Systems, Department of Electrical Engineering, K. N. Toosi University of Technology
16:40 - 16:45 Escaping from a Labyrinth with One-way Roads for Limited Robots Bernd Brüggemann, Tom Kamphans, Elmar Langetepe FKIE, FGAN e.V., Bonn; Institute of Computer Science I, University of Bonn
Coffee Break: 16:45 - 17:15
Session 4: SLAM 2
17:15 - 17:40 A Rao-Blackwellisation Approach to GDM-SLAM: Integrating SLAM and Gas Distribution Mapping (GDM) Achim J. Lilienthal, Amy Loutfi, Jose Luis Blanco, Cipriano Galindo, Javier Gonzalez Dept. of Technology, Örebro University; Dept. of System Engineering and Automation, University of Malaga
17:40 - 18:05 Improved Simultaneous Localization and Mapping using a Dual Representation of the Environment Kai M. Wurm, Cyrill Stachniss, Giorgio Grisetti, Wolfram Burgard Dept. of Computer Science, University of Freiburg
Poster Spotlights 4: SLAM, Navigation, Obstacle Avoidance
18:05 - 18:10 Memory-Efficient Gridmaps in Rao-Blackwellized Particle Filters for SLAM using Sonar Range Sensors Christof Schröter, Hans-Joachim Böhme, Horst-Michael Gross Neuroinformatics and Cognitive Robotics Lab, Ilmenau Technical University
18:10 - 18:15 Orthogonal 3D-SLAM for Indoor Environments Using Right Angle Corners Ahad Harati, Roland Siegwart Autonomous Systems Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich
18:15 - 18:20 A Deterministic Filter for Simultaneous Localization and Odometry Calibration of Differential-Drive Mobile Robots Gianluca Antonelli, Stefano Chiaverini Dipartimento di Automazione, Elettromagnetismo, Ingegneria dell Informazione e Matematica Industriale, Universita degli Studi di Cassino
18:20 - 18:25 A Hybrid Kalman Filter Based Algorithm for Real-time Visual Obstacle Detection Erik Einhorn, Christof Schröter, Hans-Joachim Böhme, Horst-Michael Gross Neuroinformatics and Cognitive Robotics Lab, Ilmenau Technical University
18:25 - 18:30 Programming Mobile Robots by Demonstration through System Identification O. Akanyeti, U. Nehmzow, C. Weinrich, T. Kyriacou and S.A. Billings Dept. of Computer Science, Univ. of Essex, Dept. of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, Univ. of Sheffield
Break: 18:20 - 19:00
Poster Session with wine and snacks: 19:00 - 22:00

Thursday, September 20

Time   Title Authors Affiliation
Session 5: Vision based Navigation
09:00 - 09:25 A geometrically constrained image similarity measure for visual mapping, localization and navigation Ben Kröse, Olaf Booij, Zoran Zivkovic Intelligent Systems Laboratory, University of Amsterdam
09:25 - 09:50 Top-down Attention Supports Visual Loop Closing Simone Frintrop, Armin B. Cremers Institute of Computer Science III, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
09:50 - 10:15 Delayed Features Initialization for Inverse Depth Monocular SLAM Rodrigo Munguia and Antoni Grau Department of Automatic Control, Technical University of Catalonia, UPC
Coffee Break: 10:15 - 10:45
Session 6: Mapping and Registration
10:45 - 11:10 Maximum-Likelihood Sample-Based Maps for Mobile Robots Daniel Meyer-Delius, Wolfram Burgard Department of Computer Science, University of Freiburg
11:10 - 11:35 Vision Aided 3D Laser Based Registration Henrik Andreasson, Achim Lilienthal Centre of Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems, Dept. of Technology, Örebro University
11:35 - 12:00 Parallelization of Scan Matching for Robotic 3D Mapping Andreas Nüchter Institute of Computer Science, University of Osnabrück
Lunch: 12:00 - 13:15
Invited Talk: 13:15 - 14:15
Mobile Robots for Real World Applications: Design and Navigation
Roland Siegwart, Autonomous Systems Lab, ETH Zurich
Session 7: Human Machine Interfaces 1
14:15 - 14:40 Are you still following me? Steffen Müller, Erik Schaffernicht, Andrea Scheidig, Hans-Joachim Böhme, Horst-Michael Gross Neuroinformatics and Cognitive Robotics Lab, Ilmenau Technical University
14:40 - 15:05 Bayesian Controller for a Novel Semi-Autonomous Navigation Concept Xavier Perrin, Ricardo Chavarriaga, Roland Siegwart, Jose del R. Millan Autonomous Systems Lab, ETH Zurich; IDIAP Research Institute, Martigny
Coffee Break: 15:05 - 15:30
Session 8: Human Machine Interfaces 2
15:30 - 15:55 Comparison of Wheelchair User Interfaces for the Paralysed: Head-Joystick vs. Verbal Path Selection from an offered Route-Set Christian Mandel, Udo Frese Department of Computer Science, University of Bremen; Safe and Secure Cognitive Systems, DFKI Lab Bremen
15:55 - 16:20 Estimation of Pointing Poses for Visual Instructing Mobile Robots under Real World Conditions Christian Martin, Frank-Florian Steege, Horst-Michael Gross Neuroinformatics and Cognitive Robotics Lab, Ilmenau Technical University
Session 9: Visual Tracking and Navigation
16:20 - 16:45 Abstracting any Vehicle Shape and the Kinematics and Dynamic Constraints from Reactive Collision Avoidance Methods J. Minguez, L. Montano Dpto. de Informatica e Ing. de Sistemas, Universidad de Zaragoza
16:45 - 17:10 Real-time 3D Ball Recognition using Perspective and Catadioptric Cameras Arne Voigtländer, Sascha Lange, Martin Lauer, Martin Riedmiller Institute of Cognitive Science and Institute of Computer Science, University of Osnabrück
Social Event: Transfer by bus to Black Forest and dinner: 18:30

Friday, September 21

Time   Title Authors Affiliation
Seesion 10: Localization
09:00 - 09:25 Using RFID Snapshots for Mobile Robot Self-Localization Sebastian Schneegans, Philipp Vorst, Andreas Zell Department of Computer Science, University of Tübingen; Institute for Neuroinformatics, Ruhr University Bochum,
09:25 - 09:50 Improved Mixture Representation in Real-Time Particle Filters for Robot Localization Dario Lodi Rizzini, Stefano Caselli Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione, Universita degli Studi di Parma
09:50 - 10:15 SIFT, SURF and Seasons: Long-term Outdoor Localization Using Local Features Christoffer Valgren, Achim Lilienthal Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems, Örebro University
Coffee Break: 10:15 - 10:45
Session 11: Bio-Inspired and Bio-Analogous Systems
10:45 - 11:10 Swarm-supported Outdoor Localization with Sparse Visual Data Marcel Kronfeld, Christian Weiss, Andreas Zell Department of Computer Science, University of Tübingen
11:10 - 11:35 Teaching Robots how to become Autonomous Nils Goerke, Jan Illerhues, Stefan Lohn Division of Neural Computation, Department of Computer Science, University of Bonn
11:35 - 12:00 Neural Fields for Real-Time Navigation of an Omnidirectional Robot Mohamed Oubbati, Günther Palm Institute of Neural Information Processing, University of Ulm
Concluding Remarks: 12:00 - 12:15
Lunch: 12:15 - 13:30
AIS Lab Visit: 13:30 - 15:30