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2010
Poppinga, J., A. Birk, and K. Pathak, "A Characterization of 3D Sensors for Response Robots", RoboCup 2009: Robot WorldCup XIII, vol. 5949: Springer, pp. 264-275, 2010.
Indiveri, G., G. Antonelli, A. Caiti, G. Casalino, A. Birk, A. Pascoal, and A. Caffaz, "The CO3-AUVs (Cooperative Cognitive Control for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles) Project: overview and current progresses", 7th Symposium on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles (IAV), IFAC: IFAC, 2010.
Birk, A., G. Antonelli, A. Pascoal, and A. Caffaz, "Cognitive Cooperative Control for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles: An overview of achievements in the first project year", 9th International Conference on Computer Applications and Information Technology in the Maritime Industries (COMPIT), Gubbio, Italy, 2010. PDF icon Compit2010-Co3AUVs-web.pdf (2.96 MB)
Bülow, H., A. Birk, and S. Feyzabadi, "Creating Photo Maps with an Aerial Vehicle in USARsim", RoboCup 2009: Robot WorldCup XIII, vol. 5949: Springer, pp. 35-45, 2010.
Schwertfeger, S., H. Bülow, and A. Birk, "On the effects of Sampling Resolution in Improved Fourier Mellin based Registration for Underwater Mapping", 7th Symposium on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles (IAV), IFAC: IFAC, 2010.
Vaskevicius, N., A. Birk, K. Pathak, and S. Schwertfeger, "Efficient Representation in 3D Environment Modeling for Planetary Robotic Exploration", Advanced Robotics, vol. 24, no. 8-9, pp. 1169–1197, 2010. PDF icon ARJ09_Planes_web.pdf (4.05 MB)
Pfingsthorn, M., A. Birk, and H. Bülow, "An Efficient Strategy for Data Exchange in Multi-Robot Mapping under Underwater Communication Constraints", International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pp. 4886 - 4893, 2010. PDF icon IROS2010_multirobot_imageslam.pdf (695.38 KB)
Schwertfeger, S., A. Jacoff, C. Scrapper, J. Pellenz, and A. Kleiner, "Evaluation of Maps using Fixed Shapes: The Fiducial Map Metric", Proceedings of PerMIS, 2010.
Pathak, K., D. Borrmann, J. Elseberg, N. Vaskevicius, A. Birk, and A. Nüchter, "Evaluation of the Robustness of Planar-Patches based 3D-Registration using Marker-based Ground-Truth in an Outdoor Urban Scenario", International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pp. 5725 - 5730, 2010.
Vaskevicius, N., K. Pathak, R. Pascanu, and A. Birk, "Extraction of Quadrics From Noisy Point-Clouds Using a Sensor Noise Model", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA): IEEE Press, 2010.
Pathak, K., A. Birk, N. Vaskevicius, and J. Poppinga, "Fast Registration Based on Noisy Planes with Unknown Correspondences for 3D Mapping", IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 424-441, 2010. PDF icon IEEE-TRO-PlaneMatching.pdf (4.58 MB)
Pfingsthorn, M., A. Birk, S. Schwertfeger, H. Bülow, and K. Pathak, "Maximum Likelihood Mapping with Spectral Image Registration", Robotics and Automation, 2010. ICRA 2010. Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on, 2010. PDF icon ICRA10_fmi_uncertainty.pdf (449 KB)
Sehgal, A., D. Cernea, and A. Birk, "Modeling Underwater Acoustic Communications for Multi-Robot Missions in a Robotics Simulator", IEEE Oceans: IEEE Press, 2010.
Pathak, K., A. Birk, N. Vaskevicius, M. Pfingsthorn, S. Schwertfeger, and J. Poppinga, "Online 3D SLAM by Registration of Large Planar Surface Segments and Closed Form Pose-Graph Relaxation", Journal of Field Robotics, Special Issue on 3D Mapping, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 52-84, 2010. PDF icon JFR-3D-PlaneSLAM.pdf (32.19 MB)
Pathak, K., A. Birk, and N. Vaskevicius, "Plane-Based Registration of Sonar Data for Underwater 3D Mapping", International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pp. 4880 - 4885, 2010.
Birk, A., "A Quantitative Assessment of Structural Errors in Grid Maps", Autonomous Robots, vol. 28, pp. 187-196, 2010. PDF icon MapBrokenness-ARJ09-web.pdf (301.11 KB)
Birk, A., Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) is NP-Complete, , 2010.
Birk, A., K. Pathak, N. Vaskevicius, M. Pfingsthorn, J. Poppinga, and S. Schwertfeger, "Surface Representations for 3D Mapping: A Case for a Paradigm Shift", KI - Kuenstliche Intelligenz, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 249-254, 2010.
Pathak, K., N. Vaskevicius, and A. Birk, "Uncertainty Analysis for Optimum Plane Extraction from Noisy 3D Range-Sensor Point-Clouds", Intelligent Service Robotics, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 37–48, 2010. PDF icon JISR09_PlaneErrorAnalysis_web.pdf (1.43 MB)
Birk, A., "Using Recursive Spectral Registrations to Determine Brokenness as Measure of Structural Map Errors", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA): IEEE, 2010. PDF icon MapBrokenness-ICRA10-web.pdf (451.4 KB)
Bülow, H., M. Pfingsthorn, and A. Birk, "Using Robust Spectral Registration for Scan Matching of Sonar Range Data", 7th Symposium on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles (IAV), IFAC: IFAC, 2010.
2009
Birk, A., S. Schwertfeger, and K. Pathak, "3D Data Collection at Disaster City at the 2008 NIST Response Robot Evaluation Exercise (RREE)", IEEE International Workshop on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR): IEEE Press, 2009.
Pathak, K., and A. Birk, 3D map of Jacobs University locmotion test arena in form of a high bay rack, , 2009.
Birk, A., N. Vaskevicius, K. Pathak, S. Schwertfeger, J. Poppinga, and H. Bülow, "3D Perception and Modeling: Motion Level Teleoperation and Intelligent Autonomous Functions", IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine (RAM), vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 53-60, 2009. PDF icon SPACE-RAM09-web.pdf (1.86 MB)
Birk, A., G. Antonelli, A. Pascoal, and A. Caffaz, "Cooperative Cognitive Control for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles", 8th International Conference on Computer Applications and Information Technology in the Maritime Industries (COMPIT), 2009.
Birk, A., "Cooperative Cognitive Control for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), WS Recent Developments in Marine Robotics: IEEE, 2009.
Varsadan, I., A. Birk, and M. Pfingsthorn, "Determining Map Quality through an Image Similarity Metric", RoboCup 2008: Robot WorldCup XII, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI): Springer, pp. 355-365, 2009.
Pathak, K., N. Vaskevicius, J. Poppinga, M. Pfingsthorn, S. Schwertfeger, and A. Birk, "Fast 3D Mapping by Matching Planes Extracted from Range Sensor Point-Clouds", Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2009. IROS 2009. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on, 2009.
Bülow, H., and A. Birk, "Fast and Robust Photomapping with an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)", International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS): IEEE Press, 2009. PDF icon IROS09-UAV-photomap.pdf (1.46 MB)
Rathnam, R., M. Pfingsthorn, and A. Birk, "Incorporating large scale SSRR Scenarios into the High Fidelity Simulator USARSim", IEEE International Workshop on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR): IEEE Press, pp. 1-6, 2009.

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