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Alexander Kleiner

Miscellaneous

Cool Robot Videos

Activities

Executive Committee member of the RoboCup Rescue Simulation League (since 2006)
Member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Safety Security and Rescue Robotics (since 2008)
General Chair of the IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (2013)
Associate Editor IEEE ICRA'13 (2013)
Senior Program Committee (SPC) AAMAS'13 (2013)
Program Chair of the IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (2012)
Associate Editor IEEE IROS'12 (2012)
Program Chair of the 2012 ELLIIT workshop Linkoeping, Sweden (2012)
Senior Program Committee (SPC) AAMAS'12 (2012)
Co-organizer of the Workshop MMART-LoG - Metrics and Methodologies for Autonomous Robot Teams in Logistics during the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2011, San Francisco, USA (2011)
Co-organizer of the Tutorial SLAM to the rescue: A hands-on tutorial on using state of-the-art SLAM algorithms in harsh environments . during the 34th Annual German Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2011}, Berlin, Germany. (2011)
Local chair of the RoboCup Rescue Simulation League in Graz, Austria. (2009)
Co-organizer of the Fourth International Workshop on Synthetic Simulation and Robotics to Mitigate Earthquake Disaster (SRMED) (2009) during RoboCup, Graz, Austria. (2009)
Co-editor of the special issue Characterizing Mobile Robot Localization and Mapping in the Autonomous Robots Journal (2008)
Co-organizer of the Workshop Quantitative Assessment of Navigation Solutions for Mobile Robots during the Robotics: Science and Systems Conference (RSS'08), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland (2008)
Local chair of the RoboCup Rescue Simulation League in Bremen, Germany (2006)
Technical Committee (TC) of the RoboCup Rescue Robot League in Bremen, Germany (2006)
Organizing chair of the RoboCup Rescue Simulation League in Osaka, Japan (2005)
Organizing chair of the RoboCup Rescue Simulation League at the GermanOpen in Paderborn, Germany (2005)
Organizing chair of the RoboCup Rescue Simulation League at the GermanOpen in Paderborn, Germany (2004)
Co-organizer of the Workshop Umweltmodellierung und Bewegungsplanung in Freiburg, Germany (2001)

Awards

Finalist of the 2012 EU-Robotics Technology Transfer Award for a mapping system developed together with the Telerob company in Germany (2012).
Winner of the Young Author's Award at the SSRR'11 for the work Lessons Learned from German Research for USAR (2011).
Prize winner ("Selected Landmark") of the competition “356 Landmarks in the Land of Ideas” organized by "Germany - Land of Ideas" and the "Deutsche Bank" as team leader in charge of robot navigation and task allocation within the KARIS project (2011).
Finalist Best Paper Award for the work Operator-assistive mapping in harsh environments at SSRR'09 (2009).
Successful Participation at the Disaster City response robot exercise in Texas, USA. Supporting first responders with automatic mapping during teleoperation tasks in harsh environments. (2008).
Finalist (no final Winner) awarded with 10.000 SP$ at Singapore's DSTA TechX Challenge 2008. Together with Christian Dornhege, Rainer Kuemmerle, and Bastian Steder, and the Singapore Polytechnik (SP)) (2008).
Successful Participation at the European Robot Trial (Elrob) in Germany. Successful demonstration of autonomous navigation during the Camp Security Mission (2008).
1st place of the indoor competition during the Sick Robot Day held by the Sick AG in Waldkirch, Germany. Awarded with € 800 Euro Together with Joerg Mueller and Christian Dornhege (2007).
Winner of the Infrastructure Competition at the RoboCup world championship 2006 in Bremen. In the RoboCup Rescue Simulation league (Infrastructure competition). Together with Nils Behrens and Holger Kenn (2006).
1st place at the RoboCup world championship 2006 in Bremen. In the RoboCup Rescue Simulation league (Virtual Robots). Together with RescueRobots Freiburg (2006).
1st place of the "Best in class Autonomy" competition at the RoboCup world championship 2006 in Bremen. In the RoboCup Rescue Robot league. Together with RescueRobots Freiburg) (2006).
1st place of the "Best in class Autonomy" competition at the RoboCup world championship 2005 in Osaka In the RoboCup Rescue Robot league. Together with RescueRobots Freiburg) (2005).
Winner of the mobility award at the GermanOpen 2005 in Paderborn. In the RoboCup Rescue Robot league. Together with RescueRobots Freiburg) (2005).
2nd place at the GermanOpen 2005 in Paderborn. In the RoboCup Rescue Robot league. Together with RescueRobots Freiburg) (2005).
Winner of the Infrastructure Competition at the RoboCup world championship 2004 in Lisbon. In the RoboCup Rescue Simulation league. Together with ResQ Freiburg) (2004).
1st place at the RoboCup world championship 2004 in Lisbon. In the RoboCup Rescue Simulation league. Together with ResQ Freiburg) (2004).
1st place at the GermanOpen 2004 in Paderborn. In the RoboCup Rescue Simulation league. Together with ResQ Freiburg) (2004).
1st place at the GermanOpen 2003 in Paderborn. In the RoboCup Rescue Simulation league. Together with ResQ Freiburg) (2004).
2nd place at the GermanOpen 2002 in Paderborn. In the RoboCup mid-sized league. Together with CS Freiburg) (2002).
1st place at the RoboCup world championship 2001 in Seattle. In the RoboCup mid-sized league. Together with CS Freiburg) (2001).
1st place at the GermanOpen 2001 in Paderborn. In the RoboCup mid-sized league. Together with CS Freiburg) (2001).

Former Projects

SensorHead [Videos]
A project together with the Telerob company, Germany. Goal was the development and integration of a mapping system (SLAM) for the all-terrain robot Telemax.
KARIS [Videos]
A project with the AGT Intralogistik Baden-Würtemberg, Germany. Development of a navigation and coordination solution for a team of up to 100 robots solving logistics tasks.
TechX Challenge 2008 [Videos]
The TechX Challenge 2008 was a competition organized by DSTA, Singapore's national authority for defense science and technology.
Sick RobotDay 2007 [Videos]
The Sick Robot Day is a competition yearly held by the SICK AG.
Rescue Robots Freiburg 2006 [Videos]
Team participation in the RoboCup Rescue Real Robot League 2006.
Rescue Robots Freiburg Virtual 2006 [Videos]
Team participation in the RoboCup Rescue Simulation League 2006.
Rescue Robots Freiburg 2005 [Videos]
Team participation in the RoboCup Rescue Real Robot League 2005.
Res-Q Freiburg 2004 [Videos]
Team participation in the RoboCup Rescue Simulation League 2004.
CS Freiburg 2001-2002 [Videos]
Team participation in the RoboCup Soccer F2000 league 2001-2002
Rescue3D
Open Source project for a new 3D viewer project for RoboCup Rescue Simulation league 2004.
ResQ fire simulator
Open Source project for a new fire simulator for the RoboCup Rescue Simulation league 2004.
Simsrv: A RoboCup F2000 simulator
Open Source project for a soccer simulator in the RoboCup soccer mid-sized league.

Program Committee

KI'12, ICRA'12, IROS'12, AILog'12, RoboCup Symposium'12, ECAI'12, ECAI'12 System of Demos, KR'12, AAMAS'12, AAAI Student Abstracts'12, Informatik'11, KI'11, RIOS'11, SSRR'11, AAAI'11, AAMAS'11, IJCAI'11, RoboCup Symposium'12, SSRR'10, SIMPAR'10, PerMIS'10, AAMAS'10, IAV'10, ATDM'09, RoboCup Symposium'09, SSRR'09, SSRR'08, SIMPAR'08, RoboCup Symposium'08, SSRR'07

Journal Review

Artificial Intelligence , Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (JAAMAS) , IEEE Transactions on Robotics , Autonomous Robots , Journal of Field Robotics (JFR) , Advanced Robotics , Robotics and Autonomous Systems Journal

Articles and Videos in the Press ...

  • Article Roboterbär unterstützt Krankenschwestern in Pressetext, 28.08.2009 [Link]

  • Article RoboCup-WM: Roboterfußball als experimentelle Anthropologie in c't, 02.07.2009 [Link]

  • Article Roboter als mechanische Lebensretter: Einsatzbereit selbst bei starkem Rauch in Pressetext, 03.07.2009 [Link]

  • Article Rettungsroboter kommen trotz Feuer nicht ins Schwitzen in Kleine Zeitung, 06.07.2009 [Link]

  • Article Mehr Autonomie gesucht in c't, 16/2008,p. 45, 2008 [Link]

  • Article Elektronengehirn im Aufzug in Der Sonntag, 15.06.2008 [Scanned Article]

  • Article RFID-Based Robots Come to the Rescue in RFID Journal, 22.04.2008 [Link]

  • Article Je kleiner, umso erfolgreicher in Badische Zeitung (BZ), 31.10.2007 [Scanned Article]

  • Demo at ChinaOpen 2006, Suzhou, China CCTV News, 8.10.2006

    CCTV

  • Article Roboter stehen selten im Abseits in monster.de, 6.11.2006 [Link]

  • Article Roboter-Experten rennen selten in die Abseitsfalle in silicon.de, 13.11.2006 [Link]

  • Article KI auf dem Fussballfeld in c't 13/2006,S.102, 12.6.2006 [Link]

  • Beijing Television (BTV) vsit in Freiburg BTV, 16.10.2006

    BTV

  • Article Rettungsroboter der Uni Freiburg erkaempfen sich den Sieg in doIT online 2.10.2006 [Link]

  • Article Roboter koennen Leben retten in Produktion - 278/2006 [PDF]

  • Article Rettungsroboter vor dem realen Katastropheneinsatz in Produktion - 27/2006 [Scanned article]

  • Article Freiburger Rettungsroboter nehmen erste Preise mit nach Hause in Innovatoions Report, 21.06.2006 [Link]

  • Article Robothino kann beid fuessig schiessem in Badische Zeitung [Scanned article]

  • Article RoboCup: Simulation als Profiliga in Heise Online, 17.06.2006 [Link]

  • Article KI auf dem Fussballfeld in C'T magazin fuer computer technik 13/2006 [scanned article 1/3] [scanned article 2/3] [scanned article 3/3]

  • Article Puppen in Noeten in Spiegel Online, 14.06.2006 [Link]

  • Article Roboter retten verletzte Spielzeugpuppen in Fudder, 02.06.2006 [Link]

  • Article RoboCup-WM: Jetzt kicken und tanzen auch die Junior-Roboter in Heise Online, 14.07.2005 [Link]

  • TV live-interview in Die Landesschau, 9.6.2005 on SWR

    TV interview

  • Article in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 08/2000

    Article in FAZ