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2016
Miskovic, N., A. Pascoal, M. Bibuli, M. Caccia, J. A. Neasham, A. Birk, M. Egi, K. Grammer, A. Marroni, A. Vasilijevic, et al., "CADDY Project, Year 2: The First Validation Trials", 10th IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems (CAMS): International Federation of Automatic Control, 2016.
Gancet, J., P. Weiss, G. Antonelli, M. Pfingsthorn, S. Calinon, A. Turetta, C. Walen, D. Urbina, S. Govindaraj, P. Letier, et al., "Dexterous Undersea Interventions with Far Distance Onshore Supervision: the DexROV Project", IFAC Conference on Control Applications in Marine Systems, 2016.
Pfingsthorn, M., R. Rathnam, T. Luczynski, and A. Birk, "Full 3D Navigation Correction using Low Frequency Visual Tracking with a Stereo Camera", IEEE Oceans, 2016. PDF icon UNDERWATER_oceans16shanghai_visualodometry.pdf (1.44 MB)
Pfingsthorn, M., and A. Birk, "Generalized Graph SLAM: Solving Local and Global Ambiguities through Multimodal and Hyperedge Constraints", International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR), vol. 35, issue 6, 2016.
Mueller, C. A., and A. Birk, "Hierarchical Graph-Based Discovery of Non-Primitive-Shaped Objects in Unstructured Environments", International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2016.
Winkler, J., F. Balint-Benczedi, T. Wiedemeyer, M. Beetz, N. Vaskevicius, C. A. Mueller, T. Fromm, and A. Birk, "Knowledge-Enabled Robotic Agents for Shelf Replenishment in Cluttered Retail Environments", International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, 2016.
Stoyanov, T., N. Vaskevicius, C. A. Mueller, T. Fromm, R. Krug, V. Tincani, R. Mojtahedzadeh, S. Kunaschk, R. Mortensen Ernits, D. Ricao Canelhas, et al., "No More Heavy Lifting: Robotic Solutions to the Container Unloading Problem", IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine (RAM), vol. 23, issue 4, 2016.
Fromm, T., and A. Birk, "Physics-Based Damage-Aware Manipulation Strategy Planning Using Scene Dynamics Anticipation", IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2016.
Birk, A., and M. Pfingsthorn, "Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM)", Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering: Wiley, 2016. PDF icon SLAM-Introduction-EncyclopediaEEE15-Preprint.pdf (16.23 MB)
Gomez Chavez, A., M. Pfingsthorn, R. Rathnam, and A. Birk, "Visual Speed Adaptation for Improved Sensor Coverage in a Multi-Vehicle Survey Mission", IEEE Oceans, 2016. PDF icon TerrainComplexity-SpeedAdaptation-Oceans16.pdf (2.99 MB)
2015
Magnusson, M., N. Vaskevicius, T. Stoyanov, K. Pathak, and A. Birk, "Beyond Points: Evaluating Recent 3D Scan-Matching Algorithms", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2015.
Miskovic, N., A. Pascoal, M. Bibuli, M. Caccia, J. A. Neasham, A. Birk, M. Egi, K. Grammer, A. Marroni, A. Vasilijevic, et al., "CADDY Project, Year 1: Overview of Technological Developments and Cooperative Behaviours", IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles (NGCUV), 2015.
Gancet, J., P. Weiss, G. Antonelli, A. Birk, S. Calinon, A. Turetta, C. Walen, M. Ilzkovitz, D. Urbina, P. Letier, et al., "DexROV: Dexterous Undersea Inspection and Maintenance in Presence of Communication Latencies", IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles (NGCUV), 2015.
Gancet, J., D. Urbina, P. Letier, M. Ilzkovitz, A. Birk, M. Pfingsthorn, P. Weiss, F. Gauch, B. Chemisky, S. Calinon, et al., "DexROV: Enabling Effective Dexterous ROV Operations in Presence of Communication Latency", IEEE Oceans, 2015.
Kalwa, J., A. M. Pascoal, P. Ridao, T. Glotzbach, L. Brignone, M. Bibuli, J. Alves, A. Birk, and M. Carreiro Silva, "EU Project MORPH: Current Status after 3 Years of Cooperation under and above Water", IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles (NGCUV), 2015.
Schwertfeger, S., and A. Birk, "Map evaluation using matched topology graphs", Autonomous Robots, pp. 1-27, 2015. PDF icon MapEvaluation-TopologyGraph-AuRo15.pdf (1.18 MB)
Rathnam, R., and A. Birk, "Multi-Robot Exploration with AUVs on Cliffs and other 3D Structures with a Predominant Orientation", IEEE Oceans, 2015.
Mihalyi, R-G., K. Pathak, N. Vaskevicius, T. Fromm, and A. Birk, "Robust 3D Object Modeling with a Low-Cost RGBD-Sensor and AR-Markers for Applications with Untrained End-Users", Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS), Elsevier, vol. 66, pp. 1-17, 2015.
Köhntopp, D., B. Lehmann, D. Kraus, and A. Birk, "Segmentation and Classification Using Active Contours Based Superellipse Fitting on Side Scan Sonar Images for Marine Demining", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2015.
Enchev, I., M. Pfingsthorn, T. Luczynski, I. Sokolovski, A. Birk, and D. Tietjen, "Underwater Place Recognition in Noisy Stereo Data using Fab-Map with a Multimodal Vocabulary from 2D Texture and 3D Surface Descriptors", IEEE Oceans, 2015.
Schwertfeger, S., and A. Birk, "Using Fiducials in 3D Map Evaluation", IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, Rescue Robotics (SSRR): IEEE Press, 2015.
Gomez Chavez, A., M. Pfingsthorn, A. Birk, I. Rendulic, and N. Miskovic, "Visual Diver Detection using Multi-Descriptor Nearest-Class-Mean Random Forests in the Context of Underwater Human Robot Interaction (HRI)", IEEE Oceans, 2015.
2014
Köhntopp, D., B. Lehmann, and D. Kraus, "Efficient superellipse fitting based contour extraction for mine-like shape recognition", International Conference and Exhibition on Underwater Acoustics, 2014.
Vaskevicius, N., K. Pathak, and A. Birk, "Fitting Superquadrics in Noisy, Partial Views from a Low-cost RGBD Sensor for Recognition and Localization of Sacks in Autonomous Unloading of Shipping Containers", IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE), 2014.
Pfingsthorn, M., A. Birk, F. Ferreira, G. Veruggio, M. Caccia, and G. Bruzzone, "Large-Scale Image Mosaicking using Multimodal Hyperedge Constraints from Multiple Registration Methods within the Generalized Graph SLAM Framework", IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2014.
Vaskevicius, N., C. A. Mueller, M. Bonilla, V. Tincani, T. Stoyanov, G. Fantoni, K. Pathak, A. J. Lilienthal, A. Bicchi, and A. Birk, "Object Recognition and Localization for Robust Grasping with a Dexterous Gripper in the Context of Container Unloading", IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE), 2014.
Mueller, C. A., K. Pathak, and A. Birk, "Object Shape Categorization in RGBD Images using Hierarchical Graph Constellation Models based on Unsupervisedly Learned Shape Parts described by a Set of Shape Specificity Levels", IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2014.
Pfingsthorn, M., and A. Birk, "Representing and Solving Local and Global Ambiguities as Multimodal and Hyperedge Constraints in a Generalized Graph SLAM Framework", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA): IEEE Press, 2014.
Krug, R., T. Stoyanov, M. Bonilla, V. Tincani, N. Vaskevicius, G. Fantoni, A. Birk, A. J. Lilienthal, and A. Bicchi, "Velvet Fingers: Grasp Planning and Execution for an Underactuated Gripper with Active Surfaces", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA): IEEE Press, 2014.
2013
Rathnam, R. Kulan, and A. Birk, "A Distributed Algorithm for Cooperative 3D Exploration under Communication Constraints", Paladyn, Journal of Behavioral Robotics, vol. 4, pp. 223–232, 2013.

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