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2012
Birk, A., A. Pascoal, G. Antonelli, A. Caiti, G. Casalino, and A. Caffaz, "Cooperative Cognitive Control for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (CO3AUVs): overview and progresses in the 3rd project year", IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles (NGCUV), Porto, Portugal, IFAC, 2012.
Belo, F. A. W., A. Birk, C. Brunskill, F. Kirchner, V. Lappas, D. C. Remy, S. Roccella, C. Rossi, A. Tikanmäki, and G. Visentin, "The ESA Lunar Robotics Challenge: Simulating operations at the lunar south pole", Journal of Field Robotics, vol. 29, pp. 601–626, 2012.
Kalwa, J., A. Pascoal, P. Ridao, A. Birk, M. Eichhorn, and L. Brignone, "The European R&D-Project MORPH: Marine robotic systems of self-organizing, logically linked physical nodes", IFAC Workshop on Navigation, Guidance and Control of Underwater Vehicles (NGCUV), Porto, Portugal, IFAC, 2012.
Vaskevicius, N., K. Pathak, A-E. Ichim, and A. Birk, "The Jacobs Robotics Approach to Object Recognition and Localization in the Context of the ICRA'11 Solutions in Perception Challenge", IEEE Conf. on Robotics and Automation, St. Paul, MN, USA, May, 2012.
Schwertfeger, S., Robotic Mapping in the Real World: Performance Evaluation and System Integration, : Jacobs University Bremen, 2012.
Schwertfeger, S., and A. Birk, "A Short Overview of Recent Advances in Map Evaluation", IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, Rescue Robotics (SSRR): IEEE Press, 2012.
Pfingsthorn, M., A. Birk, and H. Bülow, "Uncertainty Estimation for a 6-DoF Spectral Registration method as basis for Sonar-based Underwater 3D SLAM", Robotics and Automation, 2012. Proceedings. ICRA '12. IEEE International Conference on: IEEE Press, 2012.
Jacoff, A., R. Sheh, A-M. Virts, T. Kimura, J. Pellenz, S. Schwertfeger, and J. Suthakorn, "Using competitions to advance the development of standard test methods for response robots", Proceedings of the Workshop on Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems: ACM, 2012.
Pathak, K., N. Vaskevicius, F. Bungiu, and A. Birk, "Utilizing Color Information in 3D Scan-Registration using Planar-Patches Matching", IEEE International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Information Integration (MFI): IEEE Press, 2012.
2013
Schwertfeger, S., and A. Birk, "Evaluation of Map Quality by Matching and Scoring High-Level, Topological Map Structures", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA): IEEE Press, 2013.
Rathnam, R., and A. Birk, "Initial Results of Cooperative AUV Exploration in a High-Fidelity Simulation using Real-World Data from Monte da Guia, Azores", IEEE Oceans: IEEE Press, 2013.
Pfingsthorn, M., H. Bülow, A. Birk, F. Ferreira, G.. Veruggio, M. Caccia, and G.. Bruzzone, "Large-Scale Mosaicking with Spectral Registration based Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (iFMI-SLAM) in the Ligurian Sea", IEEE Oceans: IEEE Press, 2013.
Mueller, C. A., K. Pathak, and A. Birk, "Object Recognition in RGBD Images of Cluttered Environments using Graph-Based Categorization with Unsupervised Learning of Shape Parts", International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2013.
Pathak, K., M. Pfingsthorn, H. Bülow, and A. Birk, "Robust Estimation of Camera-Tilt for iFMI based Photo-Mapping using a Calibrated Monocular Camera", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA): IEEE Press, 2013.
Pfingsthorn, M., and A. Birk, "Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) with Multimodal Probability Distributions", International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR), vol. 32, issue 2, pp. 143-171, 2013.
Matsunoa, F., I. Noda, R. Murphy, and A. Birk, "Spec. Iss. on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics", Advanced Robotics, vol. 27, issue 4, 2013.
Bülow, H., and A. Birk, "Spectral 6-DOF Registration of Noisy 3D Range Data with Partial Overlap", IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), vol. 35, issue 4, pp. 954-969, 2013.
Mihalyi, R-G., K. Pathak, N. Vaskevicius, and A. Birk, "Uncertainty Estimation of AR-Marker Poses for Graph-SLAM Optimization in 3D Object Model Generation with RGBD Data", International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2013.
Pfingsthorn, M., H. Bülow, I. Sokolovski, and A. Birk, "Underwater Stereo Data Acquisition and 3D Registration with a Spectral Method", IEEE Oceans: IEEE Press, 2013.
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.

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