Thomas Wisspeintner

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Being part of the RoboCup initiative, the ROBOCUP@HOME league targets the development and deployment of autonomous service and assistive robot technology being essential for future personal domestic applications. The domain of domestic service and assistive robotics implicates a wide range of possible problems. The primary reasons for this include the large(More)
In this paper we present a component-based framework for rapid prototyping of mobile robots for research, education and application. The VolksBot construction kit addresses the rising demand for reusability in software, electronic hardware and mechanics by offering open and clearly defined interfaces as well as standardized components in all three fields.(More)
To put more emphasis on real-world problems, the authors propose to extend the RoboCup competitions. In order to foster progress in the desired abilities the authors propose to expand the existing challenges by a set of simple tests. The passing of the entire set should lead to robots that are capable of working both autonomously and in cooperation with(More)
Road segmentation, obstacle detection, situation awareness constitute fundamental tasks for autonomous vehicles in urban environments. This paper describes an end-to-end system capable of generating high-quality 3D point clouds from one or two of the popular LMS200 laser on a continuously moving vehicle.
Benchmarking robotic technologies is of utmost importance for actual deployment of robotic applications in industrial and every-day environments, therefore many efforts have recently focused on this problem. Among the many different ways of benchmarking robotic systems, scientific competitions are recognized as one of the most effective ways of rapid(More)
To achieve robust color perception under varying light conditions in indoor and outdoor environments, we propose a three-step method consisting of adaptive camera parameter control, image segmentation and color classification. A controller for the intrinsic camera parameters is used to improve color stability in the YUV space. Segmentation is done to detect(More)
Being part of the RoboCup initiative, the RoboCup@Home league targets the development and deployment of autonomous service and assistive robot technology being essential for future personal domestic applications. The domain of domestic service and assistive robotics implicates a wide range of possible problems. The primary reasons for this include the large(More)
This report describes an analysis of performance of teams participating at the ROBOCUP@HOME 2008 competition, in Suzhou, China. The analysis has been performed by defining a set of key abilities that are required to RoboCup@Home teams, by relating them with sub-scores of the tests and by measuring team performance on such abilities. Results are useful to(More)