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  we furthermore do research on the level of middlewares for distributed systems  as well as higher-level communication patterns  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.
2009 | Conference Paper | PUB-ID: 2016918Facilitating Re-Use by Design: A Filtering, Transformation, and Selection Architecture for Robotic Software SystemsPUB
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.
2011 | Conference Paper | PUB-ID: 2445555A Middleware for Collaborative Research in Experimental RoboticsPUB | DOI
Wienke J, Wrede S (2011)
In: IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration (SII2011). IEEE: 1183-1190.
2011 | Journal Article | PUB-ID: 2447407Generic middleware support for coordinating robot software components: The Task-State-PatternPUB
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
Philippsen A, Reinhart F, Wrede B (2016)
International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EpiRob)
Richter V, Carlmeyer B, Lier F, Meyer zu Borgsen S, Kummert F, Wachsmuth S, Wrede B (2016)
International Conference on Human-agent Interaction (HAI)
Carlmeyer B, Schlangen D, Wrede B (2016)
International Conference on Human Agent Interaction (HAI)