Lukas Schneider

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Few developments in microbiological diagnostics have had such a rapid impact on species level identification of microorganisms as matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS). Conventional differentiation methods rely on biochemical criteria and require additional pre-testing and lengthy incubation procedures.(More)
The structural and functional repertoire of small non-protein-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) is central for establishing gene regulation networks in cells and organisms. Here, we show that an mRNA-derived 18-nucleotide-long ncRNA is capable of downregulating translation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae by targeting the ribosome. This 18-mer ncRNA binds to polysomes upon(More)
In this paper we present Semantic Stixels, a novel vision-based scene model geared towards automated driving. Our model jointly infers the geometric and semantic layout of a scene and provides a compact yet rich abstraction of both cues using Stixels as primitive elements. Geometric information is incorporated into our model in terms of pixel-level(More)
This paper presents a stereo vision-based scene model for traffic scenarios. Our approach effectively couples bottom-up image segmentation with object-level knowledge in a sound probabilistic fashion. The relevant scene structure, i.e. obstacles and freespace, is encoded using individual Stixels as building blocks that are computed bottom-up from dense(More)
We present a novel method for accurate and efficient upsampling of sparse depth data, guided by high-resolution imagery. Our approach goes beyond the use of intensity cues only and additionally exploits object boundary cues through structured edge detection and semantic scene labeling for guidance. Both cues are combined within a geodesic distance measure(More)
Low molecular weight siderophores are used by many living organisms to scavenge scarcely available ferric iron. Presence of at least a single siderophore-based iron acquisition system is usually acknowledged as a virulence-associated trait and a pre-requisite to become an efficient and successful pathogen. Currently, it is assumed that yersiniabactin (Ybt)(More)
This thesis describes key issues in the design of an autonomous mobile robot. Different kinds of sensors and actuators are instrumented with lowcost microcontrollers to operate as smart transducer nodes. These nodes are responsible for observing the mobile robot’s environment, computing a safe passage through this environment, and controlling the driving(More)
Recent progress in advanced driver assistance systems and the race towards autonomous vehicles is mainly driven by two factors: (1) increasingly sophisticated algorithms that interpret the environment around the vehicle and react accordingly, and (2) the continuous improvements of sensor technology itself. In terms of cameras, these improvements typically(More)