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2006
Rooker, M., and A. Birk, "Communicative Exploration with Robot Packs", {RoboCup} 2005: Robot Soccer World Cup IX, vol. 4020: Springer, pp. 267 - 278, 2006. PDF icon ExploringRobotPacks.pdf (519.04 KB)
Carpin, S., A. Birk, M. Lewis, and A. Jacoff, "High fidelity tools for rescue robotics: results and perspectives", {RoboCup} 2005: Robot Soccer World Cup IX: Springer, 2006.
Birk, A., and M. Pfingsthorn, "A HMI supporting Adjustable Autonomy of Rescue Robots", {RoboCup} 2005: Robot Soccer World Cup IX, vol. 4020: Springer, pp. 255-266, 2006. PDF icon AdjustableAutonomyGUI.pdf (2.51 MB)
Birk, A., S. Carpin, W. Chonnaparamutt, V. Jucikas, H. Bastani, I. Delchev, I. Krivulev, S. Lee, S. Markov, and A. Pfeil, "The IUB 2005 Rescue Robot Team", {RoboCup} 2005: Robot Soccer World Cup IX: Springer, 2006.
Birk, A., K. Pathak, S. Schwertfeger, and W. Chonnaparamutt, "The IUB Rugbot: an intelligent, rugged mobile robot for search and rescue operations", IEEE International Workshop on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR): IEEE Press, 2006. PDF icon SSRR2006_Rugbot.pdf (1.14 MB)
Birk, A., and S. Carpin, "Merging occupancy grid maps from multiple robots", IEEE Proceedings, special issue on Multi-Robot Systems, vol. 94, no. 7, pp. 1384-1397, 2006. PDF icon MapMerging-IEEEproceedings06.pdf (2.7 MB)
Birk, A., and C. Condea, "Mobile Robot Communication without the Drawbacks of Wireless Networking", {RoboCup} 2005: Robot Soccer World Cup IX, vol. 4020: Springer, pp. 585 - 592, 2006. PDF icon CabledRobotCommunication.pdf (1.52 MB)
Birk, A., and S. Carpin, "Rescue Robotics - a crucial milestone on the road to autonomous systems", Advanced Robotics Journal, vol. 20, no. 5, pp. 595-695, 2006. PDF icon RescueRobotsARJ06.pdf (2.37 MB)
Birk, A., and S. Carpin, "Rescue robotics - a crucial milestone on the road to autonomous system", Advanced Robotics, vol. 20, pp. 595-605, 2006.
Chonnaparamutt, W., and A. Birk, "Using Rescue Robots to Increase Construction Site Safety", 23rd International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC), 2006.
2007
Pathak, K., A. Birk, S. Schwertfeger, and J. Poppinga, "3D Forward Sensor Modeling and Application to Occupancy Grid Based Sensor Fusion", International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS): IEEE Press, pp. 2059 - 2064, 2007. PDF icon IROS07_3D-RangeSensorFusion.pdf (462.13 KB)
Markov, S., and A. Birk, "Autonomous Victim Detection in Rescue Operations by Modelbased Reproduction of 3D Scenes from 2D Thermal Images", KI 2007: Advances in Artificial Intelligence, vol. 4667: Springer, 2007.
Sakenas, V., O. Kosuchinas, M. Pfingsthorn, and A. Birk, "Extraction of Semantic Floor Plans from 3D Point Cloud Maps", International Workshop on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR): IEEE Press, 2007.
Vaskevicius, N., A. Birk, K. Pathak, and J. Poppinga, "Fast Detection of Polygons in 3D Point Clouds from Noise-Prone Range Sensors", International Workshop on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR): IEEE Press, 2007.
Albu, D., A. Birk, P. Dobrev, F. Gammoh, A. Giurgiu, S-C. Mihut, B. Minzu, R. Pascanu, S. Schwertfeger, A. Stan, et al., "Fast Prototyping of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) with the CubeSystem", 6th International Symposium on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles (IAV 2007): IFAC, 2007.
Pathak, K., A. Birk, S. Schwertfeger, I. Delchev, and S. Markov, "Fully Autonomous Operations of a Jacobs Rugbot in the RoboCup Rescue Robot League 2006", International Workshop on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR): IEEE Press, 2007.
Birk, A., K. Pathak, J. Poppinga, S. Schwertfeger, and W. Chonnaparamutt, "Intelligent Behaviors in Outdoor Environments", 13th International Conference on Robotics and Applications, Special Session on Outdoor Robotics - Taking Robots off road: IASTED, 2007.
Birk, A., K. Pathak, J. Poppinga, S. Schwertfeger, M. Pfingsthorn, and H. Bülow, "The Jacobs Test Arena for Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR)", WS on Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking for Intelligent Robots and Systems, Intern. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS): IEEE Press, 2007.
Rooker, M., and A. Birk, "Multi-robot exploration under the constraints of wireless networking", Control Engineering Practice, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 435-445, 2007. PDF icon CEP07-CommExplore-RookerBirk.pdf (2.34 MB)
Chonnaparamutt, W., and A. Birk, "A New Mechatronic Component for Adjusting the Footprint of Tracked Rescue Robots", RoboCup 2006: Robot WorldCup X, vol. 4434: Springer, 2007.
Poppinga, J., M. Pfingsthorn, S. Schwertfeger, K. Pathak, and A. Birk, "Optimized Octtree Datastructure and Access Methods for 3D Mapping", IEEE Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR): IEEE Press, 2007.
Poppinga, J., A. Birk, and K. Pathak, Robot Sensor and Command Stream Recordings from RoboCup German Open 2007, : Jacobs University Bremen, 2007.
Birk, A., "Spatial Knowledge Processing within the Reproductive Perception Paradigm", Control Mechanisms for Spatial Knowledge Processing in Cognitive / Intelligent Systems: AAAI, 2007.
Delchev, I., and A. Birk, "Vectorization of Grid Maps by an Evolutionary Algorithm", RoboCup 2006: Robot WorldCup X, vol. 4434: Springer, 2007.
2008
Nevatia, Y., T. Stoyanov, R. Rathnam, M. Pfingsthorn, S. Markov, R. Ambrus, and A. Birk, "Augmented Autonomy: Improving human-robot team performance in Urban Search and Rescue", International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS): IEEE Press, 2008.
Pfingsthorn, M., and A. Birk, "Efficiently Communicating Map Updates with the Pose Graph", Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2008.
Poppinga, J., N. Vaskevicius, A. Birk, and K. Pathak, "Fast Plane Detection and Polygonalization in noisy 3D Range Images", International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS): IEEE Press, pp. 3378 - 3383, 2008. PDF icon IROS08_FastSurfaceExtraction.pdf (1.04 MB)
Chonnaparamutt, W., and A. Birk, "A Fuzzy Controller for Autonomous Negotiation of Stairs by a Mobile Robot with Adjustable Tracks", RoboCup 2007: Robot WorldCup XI: Springer, 2008. PDF icon LNAI08_Stairclimbing.pdf (2.81 MB)
Poppinga, J., A. Birk, and K. Pathak, "Hough based Terrain Classification for Realtime Detection of Drivable Ground", Journal of Field Robotics, vol. 25, no. 1-2, pp. 67-88, 2008. PDF icon JFR-TerrainClassification-web.pdf (3.04 MB)
Varsadan, I., A. Birk, M. Pfingsthorn, S. Schwertfeger, and K. Pathak, "The Jacobs map analysis toolkit", Workshop on experimental methodology and benchmarking in robotics research (RSS 2008), 2008.

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