Applied Informatics Group

System Integration

Many of the challenges in the design of intelligent robots can be addressed at the level of individual algorithms or by hardware tuned to specific scenarios. However, to implement interactive and cognitive skills a large number of functionalities ranging from low-level motion planning to high-level dialog modeling are required to be technically integrated in single systems. In order to achieve this we explicitly perform research on the different levels of robotic system integration.

Starting with methods to structure individual system components [1] we furthermore do research on the level of middlewares for distributed systems [2] as well as higher-level communication patterns [3] for the coordination of the complete systems. Moreover, we understand the process of actually integrating systems as a fundamental research aspect which we address with contributions to CITEC's Cognitive Interaction Toolkit in the form of components and process defining methods.

Related Publications

  1. 2009 | Conference Paper | PUB-ID: 2016918
    Facilitating Re-Use by Design: A Filtering, Transformation, and Selection Architecture for Robotic Software Systems
    Lütkebohle I, Schaefer J, Wrede S (2009)
    In: Software Development and Integration in Robotics. TR-98-037. Berkeley, USA: International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley, USA.
  2. 2011 | Conference Paper | PUB-ID: 2445555
    A Middleware for Collaborative Research in Experimental Robotics
    Wienke J, Wrede S (2011)
    In: IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration (SII2011). IEEE: 1183-1190.
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  3. 2011 | Journal Article | PUB-ID: 2447407
    Generic middleware support for coordinating robot software components: The Task-State-Pattern
    Lütkebohle I, Philippsen R, Pradeep V, Marder-Eppstein E, Wachsmuth S (2011)
    Journal of Software Engineering in Robotics 1(2): 20-39.

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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