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With the advent of affordable RGBD sensors such as the Kinect, the collection of depth and appearance information from a scene has become effortless. However, neither the correct noise model for these sensors, nor a principled methodology for extracting planar segmentations has been developed yet. In this work, we advance the state of art with the following(More)
In this paper we present an approach for creating complete shape representations from a single depth image for robot grasping. We introduce algorithms for completing partial point clouds based on the analysis of symmetry and extrusion patterns in observed shapes. Identified patterns are used to generate a complete mesh of the object, which is, in turn, used(More)
The RoboCup robot soccer Small Size League has been running since 1997 with many teams successfully competing and very effectively playing the games. Teams of five robots, with a combined autonomous centralized perception and control, and distributed actuation, move at high speeds in the field space, actuating a golf ball by passing and shooting it to aim(More)
On the path to full autonomy, robotic agents have to learn how to manipulate their environments for their benefit. In particular, the ability to design structures that are functional in overcoming challenges is imperative. The problem of automated design of functional structures (ADFS) addresses the question of whether the objects in the environment can be(More)
The purpose of this document is to establish a technical framework to control Krang in its stable balancing state. We will first discuss related work in inverted pendulum-like systems to get acquianted with the literature. Next, we will present a simple inverted pendulum model, analyze the dynamics and simulate it. We will evaluate the effect of different(More)
The RoboCup robot soccer Small Size League has been running since 1997 with many teams successfully competing and very effectively playing the games. Teams of five robots, with a combined autonomous centralized perception and control, and distributed actuation, move at high speeds in the field space, actuating a golf ball by passing and shooting it to aim(More)