Theses

These are theses completed at our lab (including those at TU Berlin and FU Berlin):

2017

U. Kara: Natural Text to Abstract Concept Mapping for Collaborative HRI. BSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart, 2017. [Bibtex]

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key = "BSc",
title = "Natural Text to Abstract Concept Mapping for Collaborative
HRI",
author  = "Umut Kara",
year = "2017",
howpublished  = "BSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart"
}
L. Y. Wu: Complexity Analysis of Meta Decision Processes. MSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart, 2017. [Bibtex]

@Misc{17-wu-MSc,
key = "MSc",
title = "Complexity Analysis of Meta Decision Processes",
author  = "Li Yang Wu",
year = "2017",
howpublished  = "MSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart"
}
A. Reiser: Gesture-based Interface for a Remote-control Robot. MSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart, 2017. [Bibtex]

@Misc{17-reiser-MSc,
key = "MSc",
title = "Gesture-based Interface for a Remote-control Robot",
author  = "Axel Reiser",
year = "2017",
howpublished  = "MSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart"
}
P. Kratzer: Robot Assistance for Collaborative Task Execution. MSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart, 2017. [Bibtex]

@Misc{17-kratzer-MSc,
key = "MSc",
title = "Robot Assistance for Collaborative Task Execution",
author  = "Philipp Kratzer",
year = "2017",
howpublished  = "MSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart"
}
T. Gruber: Enabling Mobile Navigation and Perception for a Curious Robot. MSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart, 2017. [Bibtex]

@Misc{17-gruber-MSc,
key = "MSc",
title = "Enabling Mobile Navigation and Perception for a Curious
Robot",
author  = "Thomas Gruber",
year = "2017",
howpublished  = "MSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart"
}
F. Weitbrecht: Monte Carlo Localization in Dynamic Environments Based on an Automotive Lidar Sensor Cocoon. BSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart, 2017. [Bibtex]

@Misc{17-weitbrecht-BSc,
key = "BSc",
title = "Monte Carlo Localization in Dynamic Environments Based on
an Automotive Lidar Sensor Cocoon",
author  = "Felix Weitbrecht",
year = "2017",
howpublished  = "BSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart"
}
M. Tuscher: Policy Search for Hexapod Gaits. BSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart, 2017. [Bibtex]

@Misc{17-tuscher-BSc,
key = "BSc",
title = "Policy Search for Hexapod Gaits",
author  = "Marc Tuscher",
year = "2017",
howpublished  = "BSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart",
nopdf = {nopdf}
}
P. Geiger: Causal Models for Decision Making via Integrative Inference. PhD Thesis, U Stuttgart, 2017. [Bibtex]

@Misc{17-geiger-PhD,
key = "PhD",
author  = "Philipp Geiger",
title = "Causal Models for Decision Making via Integrative
Inference",
year = "2017",
howpublished  = "PhD Thesis, U Stuttgart"
}
E. Cozma: Research Project. Research Project, University of Stuttgart, 2017. [Bibtex]

@Misc{17-cozma-ResProj,
key = "ResProj",
author  = "Eliza Cozma",
title = "Research Project",
year = "2017",
howpublished  = "Research Project, University of Stuttgart"
}
I. Vintu: Research Project. Research Project, University of Stuttgart, 2017. [Bibtex]

@Misc{17-vintu-ResProj,
key = "ResProj",
author  = "Ionut Vintu",
title = "Research Project",
year = "2017",
howpublished  = "Research Project, University of Stuttgart"
}
M. I. Bloch: Natural language understanding and communication for human-robot collaboration. MSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart, 2017. [Bibtex]

@Misc{17-bloch-MSc,
key = "MSc",
title = "Natural language understanding and communication for
human-robot collaboration",
author  = "Marietta Inge Bloch",
year = "2017",
howpublished  = "MSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart"
}
T. Böpple: Relational Regression Methods to Speed Up Monte-Carlo Planning. BSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart, 2017. [Bibtex]

@Misc{17-boepple-BSc,
key = "BSc",
title = "Relational Regression Methods to Speed Up Monte-Carlo
Planning",
author  = "Teresa Böpple",
year = "2017",
howpublished  = "BSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart"
}
P. Skalecki: Approximate constrained model predictive control of compliant motion involving contact. MSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart, 2017. [Bibtex]

@Misc{17-skalecki-MSc,
key = "MSc",
title = "Approximate constrained model predictive control of
compliant motion involving contact",
author  = "Patric Skalecki",
year = "2017",
howpublished  = "MSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart"
}
H. R. Zaheri: Hierarchical Manipulation Learning From Demonstration. MSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart, 2017. [Bibtex]

@Misc{17-zaheri-MSc,
key = "MSc",
title = "Hierarchical Manipulation Learning From Demonstration",
author  = "Hamid Reza Zaheri",
year = "2017",
howpublished  = "MSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart"
}
H. Zimmermann: Bayesian Functional Optimization of Neural Network Activation Functions. MSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart, 2017. [Bibtex]

@Misc{17-zimmermann-MSc,
key = "MSc",
title = "Bayesian Functional Optimization of Neural Network
Activation Functions",
author  = "Heiko Zimmermann",
year = "2017",
howpublished  = "MSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart"
}

2016

J. Kulick: Information Driven Exploration in Robotics. PhD Thesis, U Stuttgart, 2016. [Bibtex]

@Misc{16-kulick-PhD,
key = "PhD",
author  = "Johannes Kulick",
title = "Information Driven Exploration in Robotics",
year = "2016",
howpublished  = "PhD Thesis, U Stuttgart"
}
D. Drieß: Autonomous Blind Exploration of unknown Objects solely based on Tactile Feedback: Contro, Representation & Active Learning. BSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart, 2016. [Bibtex]

@Misc{16-driess-BSc,
key = "BSc",
title = "Autonomous Blind Exploration of unknown Objects solely
based on Tactile Feedback: Contro, Representation \& Active
Learning",
author  = "Danny Drieß",
year = "2016",
howpublished  = "BSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart"
}
V. Zielke: Design and implementation of Next-Best-View algorithms for automatic robotic-based (dis)assembly tasks. Diplom Thesis, University of Stuttgart, 2016. [Bibtex]

@Misc{16-zielke-Dipl,
key = "Dipl",
title = "Design and implementation of Next-Best-View algorithms for
automatic robotic-based (dis)assembly tasks",
author  = "Viktor Zielke",
year = "2016",
howpublished  = "Diplom Thesis, University of Stuttgart"
}
J. Mohrmann: Active Exploration and Identification of Kinematic Devices. MSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart, 2016. [Bibtex]

@Misc{16-mohrmann-MSc,
title = "Active Exploration and Identification of Kinematic
Devices",
author  = "Jochen Mohrmann",
year = "2016",
howpublished  = "MSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart"
}
H. Schlüter: 3D-Mapping using Planar Surface SLAM on Mobile Robots. BSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart, 2016. [Bibtex]

@Misc{16-schlueter-BSc,
key = "BSc",
author  = "Henning Schlüter",
title = "3D-Mapping using Planar Surface SLAM on Mobile Robots",
year = "2016",
howpublished  = "BSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart"
}
D. Estler: Path Planning and Optimization on SLAM-Based Maps. BSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart, 2016. [Bibtex]

@Misc{16-estler-BSc,
key = "BSc",
author  = "Daniel Estler",
title = "Path Planning and Optimization on SLAM-Based Maps",
year = "2016",
howpublished  = "BSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart"
}
M. Klein: Fluent Teleoperating of sequential mobile manipulation with a PR2. BSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart, 2016. [Bibtex]

@Misc{16-klein-BSc,
key = "BSc",
author  = "Melvin Klein",
title = "Fluent Teleoperating of sequential mobile manipulation
with a PR2",
year = "2016",
howpublished  = "BSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart"
}
S. Wallkötter: Regularizing Gradient Properties on Deep Neural Networks. BSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart, 2016. [Bibtex]

@Misc{16-wallkoetter-BSc,
key = "BSc",
author  = "Sebastian Wallkötter",
title = "Regularizing Gradient Properties on Deep Neural Networks",
year = "2016",
howpublished  = "BSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart"
}

2015

L. Y. Wu: Monte Carlo Tree Search for Concurrent Actions. BSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart, 2015. [Bibtex]

@Misc{15-wu-BSc,
key = "BSc",
author  = "Li Yang Wu",
title = "Monte Carlo Tree Search for Concurrent Actions",
year = "2015",
howpublished  = "BSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart"
}
K. Kälberer, M. Klein, and C. Paule: Perception packages for Robotics – Analysis and Evaluation. Fachstudie, University of Stuttgart, 2015. [Bibtex]

@Misc{15-kaelberer_klein_paule-Fachstudie,
key = "FaStu",
author  = "Kai Kälberer and Melvin Klein and Christina Paule",
title = "Perception packages for Robotics - Analysis and
Evaluation",
year = "2015",
howpublished  = "Fachstudie, University of Stuttgart"
}
K. Kälberer: Nicht-Markov Feature Entdeckung für echte Roboter. BSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart, 2015. [Accompanying Video] [Bibtex]

@Misc{15-kaelberer-BSc,
key = "BSc",
author  = "Kai Kälberer",
title = "Nicht-Markov Feature Entdeckung für echte Roboter",
year = "2015",
howpublished  = "BSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart",
youtube  = {0NiHzriZQtA}
}
D. Müller: Autonomes Lernen von Greifvorgängen mit einer pneumatischen Roboterhand. BSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart, 2015. [Bibtex]

@Misc{15-mueller-BSc,
key = "BSc",
author  = "Daniel Müller",
title = "Autonomes Lernen von Greifvorgängen mit einer
pneumatischen Roboterhand",
year = "2015",
howpublished  = "BSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart"
}
L. Sauer: An AI formalization of Betty the Crow’s sequential geometric tool use. BSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart, 2015. [Bibtex]

@Misc{15-sauer-BSc,
key = "BSc",
author  = "Lukas Sauer",
title = "An AI formalization of Betty the Crow's sequential
geometric tool use",
year = "2015",
howpublished  = "BSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart"
}
T. Vetter: Physikalisches Schlussfolgern: Monte Carlo Methoden zur Inferenz physikalischer Situationen. BSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart, 2015. [Bibtex]

@Misc{15-vetter-BSc,
key = "BSc",
author  = "Tobias Vetter",
title = "Physikalisches Schlussfolgern: Monte Carlo Methoden zur
Inferenz physikalischer Situationen",
year = "2015",
howpublished  = "BSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart"
}
J. Vincke: From Speech Recognition to Instruction Learning. MSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart, 2015. [Bibtex]

@Misc{15-vincke-MSc,
key = "MSc",
author  = "Jonah Vincke",
title = "From Speech Recognition to Instruction Learning",
year = "2015",
howpublished  = "MSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart"
}
S. Fuchs: Inferring Object Hypotheses Based on Feature Motion from Different Sources. MSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart, 2015. [Bibtex]

@Misc{15-fuchs-MSc,
key = "MSc",
author  = "Steffen Fuchs",
title = "Inferring Object Hypotheses Based on Feature Motion from
Different Sources",
year = "2015",
howpublished  = "MSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart"
}
P. Bock: Development of a Benchmarking Framework for Inverse Reinforcement Learning Algorithms based on Tetris. Studienarbeit, University of Stuttgart, 2015. [Bibtex]

@Misc{15-bock-Studi,
key = "Studi",
author  = "Pascal Bock",
title = "Development of a Benchmarking Framework for Inverse
Reinforcement Learning Algorithms based on Tetris",
year = "2015",
howpublished  = "Studienarbeit, University of Stuttgart"
}
D. Zarubin: Topology-based Representations for Motion Planning and Grasping. PhD Thesis, University of Stuttgart, 2015. [Bibtex]

@Misc{15-zarubin-PhD,
key = "PhD",
author  = "Dmitry Zarubin",
title = "Topology-based Representations for Motion Planning and
Grasping",
year = "2015",
howpublished  = "PhD Thesis, University of Stuttgart"
}
A. Doerr: Policy Search for Imitation Learning. BSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart, 2015. [Bibtex]

@Misc{15-doerr-BSc,
key = "BSc",
author  = "Andreas Doerr",
title = "Policy Search for Imitation Learning",
year = "2015",
howpublished  = "BSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart"
}
R. Böhm: Entwicklung einer Skriptsprache zur interaktiven Robotersteuerung. Studienarbeit, University of Stuttgart, 2015. [Bibtex]

@Misc{15-boehm-Studi,
key = "Studi",
howpublished  = "Studienarbeit, University of Stuttgart",
title = "Entwicklung einer Skriptsprache zur interaktiven
Robotersteuerung",
author  = "Robin Böhm",
year = "2015"
}

2014

K. P. Wabersich: Automated Testing and Analysis of a Pick’n’Place Application Using the Example of the PR-2 Robot. BSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart, 2014. [Bibtex]

@Misc{14-wabersich-BSc,
key = "BSc",
author  = "Kim Peter Wabersich",
title = "Automated Testing and Analysis of a Pick'n'Place
Application Using the Example of the PR-2 Robot",
year = "2014",
howpublished  = "BSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart"
}
A. Duraki: An Experimental Analysis of Optimization Base Motion Planning. Diplomarbeit, University of Stuttgart, 2014. [Bibtex]

@Misc{14-duraki-Dipl,
key = "Dipl",
author  = "Alen Duraki",
title = "An Experimental Analysis of Optimization Base Motion
Planning",
year = "2014",
howpublished  = "Diplomarbeit, University of Stuttgart"
}
F. Mehlbeer: Mixed-Integer Linear Programming Applied to Temporal Planning of Concurrent Actions. MSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart, 2014. [Bibtex]

@Misc{14-mehlbeer-MSc,
key = "MSc",
author  = "Florentin Mehlbeer",
title = "Mixed-Integer Linear Programming Applied to Temporal
Planning of Concurrent Actions",
year = "2014",
howpublished  = "MSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart"
}
L. Albrecht: Curvature based Analysis of Point Clouds. Diplomarbeit, University of Stuttgart, 2014. [Bibtex]

@Misc{14-albrecht-Dipl,
key = "Dipl",
author  = "Lars-Alexander Albrecht",
title = "Curvature based Analysis of Point Clouds",
year = "2014",
howpublished  = "Diplomarbeit, University of Stuttgart"
}
V. Zielke: Instance-based learning of affordances. Studienarbeit, University of Stuttgart, 2014. [Bibtex]

@Misc{14-zielke-Studi,
key = "Studi",
author  = "Viktor Zielke",
title = "Instance-based learning of affordances",
year = "2014",
howpublished  = "Studienarbeit, University of Stuttgart"
}
M. Hörger: Real-time stabilisation for hexapod robots using task-space constraints. Diplomarbeit, University of Stuttgart, 2014. [Bibtex]

@Misc{14-hoerger-Dipl,
key = "Dipl",
author  = "Marcus H{\"o}rger",
title = "Real-time stabilisation for hexapod robots using
task-space constraints",
year = "2014",
howpublished  = "Diplomarbeit, University of Stuttgart"
}
S. Dragiev: An Object Representation and Methods for Uncertainty-Aware Shape Estimation and Grasping. PhD Thesis, U Stuttgart, 2014. [Bibtex]

@Misc{14-dragiev-PhD,
key = "PhD",
author  = "Stanimir Dragiev",
title = "An Object Representation and Methods for Uncertainty-Aware
Shape Estimation and Grasping",
year = "2014",
howpublished  = "PhD Thesis, U Stuttgart"
}

2013

P. Suhm: Vision and SLAM on a highly dynamic mobile two-wheeled robot. BSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart, 2013. [Bibtex]

@Misc{13-suhm-BSc,
key = "BSc",
author  = "Patrick Suhm",
title = "Vision and SLAM on a highly dynamic mobile two-wheeled
robot",
year = "2013",
howpublished  = "BSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart"
}
R. Seifert: Incremental probabilistic relational rule learning. BSc Thesis, FU Berlin, 2013. [Bibtex]

@Misc{13-seifert-BSc,
key = "BSc",
author  = "Raoul Seifert",
title = "Incremental probabilistic relational rule learning",
year = "2013",
howpublished  = "BSc Thesis, FU Berlin"
}
P. Niethammer: Motion Designer: Ein interaktives Tool zum Entwerfen von Bewegungen. BSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart, 2013. [Bibtex]

@Misc{13-niethammer-BSc,
key = "BSc",
author  = "Philipp Niethammer",
title = "Motion Designer: Ein interaktives Tool zum Entwerfen von
Bewegungen",
year = "2013",
howpublished  = "BSc Thesis, University of Stuttgart"
}
M. Hübner: Efficient Message Passing for Logical Factor Graphs and its application to Relational Planning. MSc Thesis, FU Berlin, 2013. See here for a technical note that was the starting point of this thesis. [Bibtex]

@Misc{13-hubner-MSc,
key = "MSc",
author  = "Marc H{\"u}bner",
title = "Efficient Message Passing for Logical Factor Graphs and
its application to Relational Planning",
year = "2013",
howpublished  = "MSc Thesis, FU Berlin",
notepdf  = {../papers/11-toussaint-RuleFactorGraphNote.pdf}
}
M. Dreher: Two-Wheeled Racer. Diplomarbeit, University of Stuttgart, 2013. [Bibtex]

@Misc{13-dreher-Dipl,
key = "Dipl",
author  = "Marcel Dreher",
title = "Two-Wheeled Racer",
year = "2013",
howpublished  = "Diplomarbeit, University of Stuttgart"
}
M. Borst: Comparison of Information Theory Based and Standard Methods for Exploration in Reinforcement Learning. MSc Thesis, FU Berlin, 2013. [Bibtex]

@Misc{13-borst-MSc,
key = "MSc",
author  = "Michael Borst",
title = "Comparison of Information Theory Based and Standard
Methods for Exploration in Reinforcement Learning",
year = "2013",
howpublished  = "MSc Thesis, FU Berlin"
}

2012

U. Otto: Robot Challenges. The Performance and metrics of intelligence. BSc Thesis, FU Berlin, 2012. [Bibtex]

@Misc{12-otto-BSc,
key = "BSc",
author  = "Ulf Otto",
title = "Robot Challenges. The Performance and metrics of
intelligence",
year = "2012",
howpublished  = "BSc Thesis, FU Berlin"
}
A. Orthey: Optimizing Motion Primitives to Integrate Symbolic and Motion Planning. MSc Thesis, FU Berlin, 2012. [Bibtex]

@Misc{12-orthey-MSc,
key = "MSc",
author  = "Andreas Orthey",
title = "Optimizing Motion Primitives to Integrate Symbolic and
Motion Planning",
year = "2012",
howpublished  = "MSc Thesis, FU Berlin"
}
R. Jonschkowski: New Approaches to Temporal Abstraction in Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning. MSc Thesis, FU Berlin, 2012. [Bibtex]

@Misc{12-jonschkowski-MSc,
key = "MSc",
author  = "Rico Jonschkowski",
title = "New Approaches to Temporal Abstraction in Hierarchical
Reinforcement Learning",
year = "2012",
howpublished  = "MSc Thesis, FU Berlin"
}
N. Jetchev: Learning representations from motion trajectories: analysis and applications to robot planning and control. PhD Thesis, FU Berlin, Magna Cum Laude, 2012. [Bibtex]

@Misc{12-jetchev-PhD,
key = "PhD",
author  = "Nikolay Jetchev",
title = "Learning representations from motion trajectories:
analysis and applications to robot planning and control",
year = "2012",
howpublished  = "PhD Thesis, FU Berlin",
note = "Magna Cum Laude"
}
A. Henne: Relational reinforcement learning with non-binary symbols. BSc Thesis, FU Berlin, 2012. [Bibtex]

@Misc{12-henne-BSc,
key = "BSc",
author  = "Andreas Henne",
title = "Relational reinforcement learning with non-binary symbols",
year = "2012",
howpublished  = "BSc Thesis, FU Berlin"
}

2011

T. Rakowski: Inference-based decision making in games. BSc Thesis, FU Berlin, 2011. [Bibtex]

@Misc{11-rakowski-BSc,
key = "BSc",
author  = "Tim Rakowski",
title = "Inference-based decision making in games",
year = "2011",
howpublished  = "BSc Thesis, FU Berlin"
}
T. Lang: Planning and exploration in stochastic relational worlds. PhD Thesis, FU Berlin, Summa Cum Laude, 2011. [Bibtex]

@Misc{11-lang-PhD,
key = "PhD",
author  = "Tobias Lang",
title = "Planning and exploration in stochastic relational worlds",
year = "2011",
howpublished  = "PhD Thesis, FU Berlin",
note = "Summa Cum Laude"
}
G. Gebhardt: Learning symbols for hierarchical control from interaction: controllability control. BSc Thesis, FU Berlin, 2011. See here for a technical note that was the starting point of this thesis. [Bibtex]

@Misc{11-gebhardt-BSc,
key = "BSc",
author  = "Gregor Gebhardt",
title = "Learning symbols for hierarchical control from
interaction: controllability control",
year = "2011",
howpublished  = "BSc Thesis, FU Berlin",
notepdf  = {../papers/11-toussaint-ControllabilityNotes.pdf}
}
O. Erler: Aufmerksamkeitsgetriebene Objektexploration für autonom lernende Roboter. MSc Thesis, FU Berlin, 2011. [Bibtex]

@Misc{11-erler-MSc,
key = "MSc",
author  = "Oliver Erler",
title = "Aufmerksamkeitsgetriebene Objektexploration für autonom
lernende Roboter",
year = "2011",
howpublished  = "MSc Thesis, FU Berlin"
}

2009

B. Williams: Extracting Motion Primitives from Natural Handwriting Data. PhD Thesis, U Edinburgh, 2009. [Bibtex]

@Misc{09-williams-PhD,
key = "PhD",
author  = "Ben Williams",
title = "Extracting Motion Primitives from Natural Handwriting
Data",
howpublished  = "PhD Thesis, U Edinburgh",
url = "http://lac-repo-live7.is.ed.ac.uk/handle/1842/3221",
year = "2009"
}

2008

G. Petkos: Learning Dynamics for Robot Control under Varying Contexts. PhD Thesis, U Edinburgh, 2008. [Bibtex]

@Misc{08-petkos-PhD,
key = "PhD",
author  = "Giorgos Petkos",
title = "Learning Dynamics for Robot Control under Varying
Contexts",
howpublished  = "PhD Thesis, U Edinburgh",
year = "2008"
}

2005

P. Robbel: Active Learning in Motor Control. MSc Thesis, U Edinburgh, 2005. [Bibtex]

@Misc{05-robbel-MSc,
key = "MSc",
author  = "Philipp Robbel",
title = "Active Learning in Motor Control",
howpublished  = "MSc Thesis, U Edinburgh",
year = "2005"
}