Applied Informatics Group

Meka M1 Mobile Manipulator

The Meka M1 Mobile Manipulator robotic-platform is part of the CITEC Research Apartment. It is used in the CSRA project to explore research questions regarding human-robot-interaction in a smart-home environment. 

The robot features multiple cameras, a laser range finder and microphones allow to gather information from the environment. A real-time-enabled computer controls the compliant force controlled actuators with four-fingered hands. An omni-directional base and lift-controlled torso enables navigating in complex environments.

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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