Michael Thiel

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1 I n t r o d u c t i o n Over the past few years, several different architectures for autonomous systems have been proposed in the (D)AI literature (e.g. [2, 8, 3, 14, 4, 7, 10, 5, 16, 15]). An important class of approaches to modeling systems that have to behave in a goal-directed manner in a complex, changing environment are layered architectures. This(More)
Crop mapping in West Africa is challenging, due to the unavailability of adequate satellite images (as a result of excessive cloud cover), small agricultural fields and a heterogeneous landscape. To address this challenge, we integrated high spatial resolution multi-temporal optical (RapidEye) and dual polarized (VV/VH) SAR (TerraSAR-X) data to map crops(More)
Due to its various negative consequences impervious surface is increasingly recognized as a key issue in assessing the sustainability of land use – particularly in urban environments. In Germany, a regional or state-wide method for an accurate, fast and cost-effective quantification and assessment of impervious surfaces is still missing. Thus, we researched(More)
Laser guide star adaptive optics and interferometry are currently revolutionizing ground-based near-IR astronomy, as demonstrated at various large telescopes. The Large Binocular Telescope from the beginning included adaptive optics in the telescope design. With the deformable secondary mirrors and a suite of instruments taking advantage of the AO(More)