About 400 children attended the lecture "Mensch oder Maschine? Die Menschmaschine!", held by Professor Tamim Asfour on August 1, 2017 at the "KIT-Kinder-Uni 2017". The young public listened with great interest to the latest developments in the field of humanoid robotics and participated actively to the lecture by answerinig questions and expressing opinions. Demos with the NAO humanoid robot and other toy robots rounded the lecture and were a true highlight for all children. The lecture is available online here.
Im Rahmen des diesjährigen "Tag der offenen Tür" des KIT am 24. Juni 2017 auf dem Campus Nord stellte sich auf dem Stand des KCIST auch das H2T mit dem anziehbaren Roboter KIT-EXO-1, einem ARMAR-Roboter Kopf und mehreren NAO Robotern vor. Näheres dazu findet man auch in der offiziellen KIT Presse.
During this years' Girls' Day on 27.04.2017, H²T invited interested visitors to our lab.
We explained what is meant by "anthropomatics" and presented our humanoid robots ARMAR-IIIa, ARMAR-IIIb, ARMAR-4 and the wearable robot KIT-EXO-1.
More information about the Girls' Day at the KIT Department for Informatics can be found here.
Robotics experts from leading universities in Germany will discuss at CeBIT in Hannover current trends, newest achievements and future opportunities of robotics in the 21st century with special focus on human-machine interaction. The symposium will take place on March 22, 2017 (Hall 6 Konferenzforum Future Talk and Convention Center hall A3).
Das KIT oder genauer gesagt das KIT-Zentrum Information - Systeme - Technologien (KCIST) hat sich am 25. Januar 2017 im Rathaus von Karlsruhe und damit der Karlsruher Öffentlichkeit vorgestellt. Forscher des KCIST gaben einen Überblick über neue Forschungsaktivitäten am KIT im Bereich "Big Data und künstliche Intelligenz". Ein Bericht zu dieser Veranstaltung ist zu finden im Amtsblatt der Stadt Karlsruhe "StadtZeitung" vom 3. Februar 2017.zum Bericht
With the KIT Motion-Language Dataset, H²T released an open large-scale dataset for linking human whole-body motion with natural language, which has been created using crowdsourcing.
Our paper "Enriched Manipulation Action Semantics for Robot Execution of Time Constrained Tasks" was nominated as Finalist for the Best Oral Paper Award at Humanoids 2016.
Congratulations to Dr. Eren Aksoy and all contributors!
On the occasion of the KIT campus day "Lehre^Forschung" on Oct. 14th, 2016, Matthias Plappert has been awarded a prize for outstanding student research activities. His work with the title "Statistical Inference between Human Motion and Natural Language" has been conducted at H²T within the Praxis der Forschung course.
Heise online reports in its news about the international workshop "Robotics in the 21st century: Challenges and Promises" , held on September 25th -28th, 2016 in Göttingen.goto article
The DGR Days 2016, an event of the German Robotics Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Robotik, DGR ), will be held on June 29-30 2016, in conjuction with RoboCup 2016 , in Leipzig. The goal is to create a forum for academic exchange and foster a visible and interdisciplinary robotics community in Germany. A DGR Round Table will complement the program on June 30 - July 1, 2016.Link_more
On February 25, 2016 the newspaper "Süddeutsche Zeitung" published an article in its category "Artificial Intelligence" about the teaching kitchen at the Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics entitled "Armar-IIIa bringt ein Glas Saft".Article in "Süddeutsche Zeitung"
On March 4, 2015, as part of the celebrations for the 300th anniversary of the city of Karlsruhe, the SWR German television channel released a documentary film about the research done at the Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics. Check out the video (in German) following the link.(show movie)
The results of a cooperation between H²T and the Takanishi Laboratory, Waseda University (Japan) have been awarded with a best paper award on the "International Conference on Social Robotics": "A Novel Culture-Dependent Gesture Selection System for a Humanoid Performing Greeting Interaction", G. Trovato, M. Do, M. Kuramochi, M. Zecca, Ö. Terlemez, T. Asfour, A. Takanishi.
On the September 4th, 2014, ARMAR-IIIa has been shown in the context of the Bernstein Conference. In the venerable Paulinerkirche in Göttingen the robot has been demonstrated to attendants of the conference as well as for citizens of Göttingen.Article in Göttinger Tageblatt (in German)
The Master Motor Map (MMM) framework developed at H²T has been released under a free license (GNU GPLv3). (More information)
On 25. July 2014, pupils hat the opportunity to get a glimpse of the work of the researchers at the Institute for Anthropomatik and Robotics (more information)
The results of a cooperation between H²T, HIS and IPEK have been awarded with a best poster award on the conference "Medicine Meets Virtual Reality": "Towards open-source, low-cost haptics for surgery simulation", S. Suwelack, C. Sander, J. Schill, M. Serf, M. Danz, T. Asfour, W. Burger, R. Dillmann, S. Speidel [PDF]
Johannes Ernest has been awarded as a finalist for the best paper award on the 2012 IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots: "Encoding of Periodic and the related Transient Motions of a Robot using a single DMP", J. Ernesti, L. Righetti, M. Do, T. Asfour and S. Schaal
On June 11th, 2012 Interactive Systems Labs will present the First Simultaneous Translation Service by Computer.