Applied Informatics Group


The current BIRON platform is based on the research platform GuiaBot by MobileRobots customized and equipped with sensors that allow analysis of the current situation. It comprises two piggyback laptops to provide the computational power and to achieve a system running autonomously and in real-time for HRI. Inside the base there is a 180 degree laser range finder with a scanning height of ~30cm above the floor (SICK LMS). The cameras that are used for person and object detection/recognition are 2MP CCD firewire cameras (Point Grey Grashopper). One is facing down for object detection/recognition, the second camera is facing up for face detection/recognition. For room classification and 3D object positions BIRON is equipped with an optical imaging system for real time 3D image data acquisition. Additionally the robot is equipped with a Katana IPR 5 degrees-of-freedom (DOF) arm.

BIRONAssociated Scenarios

Associated Projects

External References

Recent Best Paper/Poster Awards

Goal Babbling of Acoustic-Articulatory Models with Adaptive Exploration Noise
Philippsen A, Reinhart F, Wrede B (2016)
International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EpiRob) 


Are you talking to me? Improving the robustness of dialogue systems in a multi party HRI scenario by incorporating gaze direction and lip movement of attendees
Richter V, Carlmeyer B, Lier F, Meyer zu Borgsen S, Kummert F, Wachsmuth S, Wrede B (2016)
International Conference on Human-agent Interaction (HAI) 


"Look at Me!": Self-Interruptions as Attention Booster?
Carlmeyer B, Schlangen D, Wrede B (2016)
International Conference on Human Agent Interaction (HAI)


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