Leiter des Lehrstuhls

Prof. Dr. Karsten Berns

Telefon: 0631 205-2613
Raum: 48-360
Mail: bernsinformatik.uni-klde

Vita

Prof. Dr. Karsten Berns hat Informatik mit Schwerpunkt auf künstlicher Intelligenz an der Universität Kaiserslautern (1982-1988) studiert. Über seine Forschungen über "Neuronale Netze für die Steuerung einer sechsbeinigen Laufmaschine" promovierte er an der Universität Karlsruhe im Jahr 1994. Als Leiter der IDS (Interaktive Diagnose- und Servicesysteme)-Abteilung des FZI (Forschungszentrum Informatik), Karlsruhe (bis 2003) untersuchte er adaptive Steuerungskonzepte für verschiedene Arten von Servicerobotern. Seit 2003 ist er ordentlicher Professor an der Technischen Universität Kaiserslautern.

Aktuelle Forschungsaktivitäten sind die Realisierung von zuverlässigen, komplexen, autonomen Robotersystemen. Dabei entwickeln er und sein Lehrstuhl die Roboter-Middleware Finroc, die verhaltensbasierte Steuerungsarchitektur iB2C sowie verschiedene Validierungs- und Verifizierungsmethoden. Die Hauptanwendungen stammen aus der Offroad-Robotik, in der autonome oder semi-autonome Fahrzeuge wie Kleinlaster, Bagger, Mähdrescher, Traktoren und Rettungsroboter in der Entwicklung sind.

Prof. Berns ist häufig Gutachter mehrerer Zeitschriften und Robotik-Konferenzen. Darüber hinaus ist er Mitglied einer Reihe von Redaktionen. Er fungiert auch als Gutachter für zahlreiche nationale und internationale Förderorganisationen. Er ist Mitglied des IEEE, der Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) und der CLAWAR-Association. Des Weiteren ist er Mitglied des Vorstandes der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Robotik (DGR) und Leiter des Fachausschusses für Robotersysteme der GI. Er war Dekan des Fachbereichs Informatik an der TU Kaiserslautern (2007 bis 2010) und ist Mitglied des wissenschaftlichen Direktoriums Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik des Dagstuhl-Seminars. Derzeit ist er Sprecher des Zentrums für Nutzfahrzeugtechnologie (ZNT) an der TU Kaiserslautern.

Veröffentlichungen

2014

Tobias Groll, Steffen Hemer, Karsten Berns
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Application Scenario for an Automated Backhoe Loader
2014, October 14, unpublished
Max Reichardt, Gregor Zolynski, Michael Arndt, Karsten Berns
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On the Benefits of Component-Defined Real-Time Visualization of Robotics Software
4th International Conference on Simulation, Modeling, and Programming for Autonomous Robots (SIMPAR 2014) , Springer, vol. 8810, pp. 376-387, 2014, October 20-23, Bergamo, Italy, The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-11900-7_32
Syed Atif Mehdi, Shah Rukh Humayoun, Karsten Berns
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LiFe-Support: An Environment to Get Live Feedback During Emergency Scenarios
Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Fun, Fast, Foundational, pp. 935--938, 2014, October 26-30, Helsinki, Finland
Atabak Nejadfard, Steffen Schütz, Daniel Schmidt, Karsten Berns
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Design of Safe Reactional Controller for Chamber Pressure in Climbing Robot CREA
11th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO), pp. 81-89, 2014, September 1-3, Vienna, Austria
Syed Atif Mehdi, Karsten Berns
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A Survey of Human Location Estimation in a Home Environment
23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2014), 2014, August 25-29, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Syed Atif Mehdi, Karsten Berns
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Pro-Active Search of Elderly at Home by an Autonomous Mobile Robot
Medical and Service Robotics (MESROB 2014) , 2014, July 10-12, Lausanne, Switzerland
Syed Atif Mehdi, Karsten Berns
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Autonomous Determination of Locations for Observing Home Environment using a Mobile Robot
13th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-13), 2014, July 15-19, Padua, Italy
Lisa Kiekbusch, Christopher Armbrust, Karsten Berns
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Formal Verification of Behaviour Networks Including Hardware Failures
Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-13), 2014, July 15-19, Padova, Italy
Songlin Piao, Karsten Berns
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Vision Based Person Detection for Safe Navigation of Commercial Vehicle
Proceedings of the 13the International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-13), 2014, July 15-19, Padova, Italy
Kai Kopietz, Daniel Schmidt, Steffen Schütz, Karsten Berns
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Friction Optimized Adhesion Control of a Wheel-Driven Wall-Climbing Robot
17th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots (CLAWAR), pp. 259-266, 2014, July 21-23, Poznan, Poland
Daniel Schmidt, Karsten Berns
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3D Realtime Simulation Framework for Wall-Climbing Robots - Towards the new Climbing Robot CREA
17th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots (CLAWAR), pp. 559-566, 2014, July 21-23, Poznan, Poland
Daniel Schmidt, Steffen Schütz, Karsten Berns, Jürgen Ohr, Dustin Homeyer, Christian Klaus
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CREA – A Climbing Robot with Eleven Vacuum Adhesion Chambers
17th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots (CLAWAR), pp. 665-672, 2014, July 21-23, Poznan, Poland
Daniel Schmidt, Karsten Berns
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Risk and Safety Aspects for Wall-Climbing Robots
8th German Conference on Robotics (Robotik) , 2014, June 2-3, Munich, Germany
Jens Wettach, Karsten Berns
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Combining Dynamic Frontier Based and Ground Plan Based Exploration: a Hybrid Approach
Proceedings of the Joint 45th International Symposium on Robotics (ISR) and the 8th German Conference on Robotics (ROBOTIK), VDE Verlag GmbH, pp. 1-8, 2014, June 2-3, Munich, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-8007-3601-0
Diego Torricelli, Rahman S. M. Mizanoor, Jose Gonzalez, Vittorio Lippi, Georg Hettich, Maarten Weckx, Bram Vanderborght, Strahinja Dosen, Massimo Sartori, Jie Zhao, Steffen Schütz, Qi Liu, Thomas Mergner, Dirk Lefeber, Dario Farina, Karsten Berns, Jose Luis Pons, Lorenz Asslaender
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Benchmarking human-like posture and locomotion of humanoid robots: a preliminary scheme
in Living Machines 2014, 2014, Junly 30 - August 1
Jie Zhao, Qi Liu, Steffen Schütz, Karsten Berns
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Experimental Verification of an Approach for Disturbance Estimation and Compensation on a Simulated Biped during Perturbed Stance
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2014), 2014, May 31 - June 7, Hongkong, China
Syed Atif Mehdi, Karsten Berns
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Life-Long Learning of Daily Human Routine in Home Environments
Workshop on Long Term Autonomy, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2014), 2014, May 31 - June 7, Hong Kong, China
Gregor Zolynski, Daniel Schmidt, Karsten Berns
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Safety for an Autonomous Bucket Excavator During Typical Landscaping Tasks
New Trends in Medical and Service Robots, Springer International Publishing Switzerland, vol. 20, pp. 357--368, 2014, April
Syed Atif Mehdi, Karsten Berns
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Behavior-based search of human by an autonomous indoor mobile robot in simulation
in Universal Access in the Information Society, Springer, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 45-58, 2014, March, Berlin Heidelberg
Karsten Berns, Christian Schindler, Klaus Dreßler, Barbara Jörg, Ralf Kalmar, Gregor Zolynski
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Proceedings of the 3rd Commercial Vehicle Technology Symposium
Shaker Verlag, 2014, March, http://www.shaker.de/de/content/catalogue/index.asp?lang=de&ID=8&ISBN=978-3-8440-2573-6
Gregor Zolynski, Karsten Berns
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Automatic Generation of Safety Fields for Articulated Construction Vehicle Arms
Proceedings of the 3rd Commercial Vehicle Technology Symposium CVT 2014, Shaker, pp. 47--55, 2014, March 11--13
Thomas Pfister, Karsten Berns
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Unmanned Ground Vehicles for Urban Search and Rescue in the EU-FP7 Project ICARUS
Proceedings of the 3rd Commercial Vehicle Technology Symposium (CVT 2014), Shaker Verlag, pp. 13-22, 2014, March 11-13, University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Hamza Anwar, Syed Muhammad Abbas, Abubakr Muhammad, Karsten Berns
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Volumetric Estimation of Contained Soil using 3D Sensors
Commercial Vehicle Technology 2014 -- Proceedings of the Commercial Vehicle Technology Symposium (CVT), pp. 323-332, 2014, March 11-13, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Daniel Schmidt, Karsten Berns
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Behavior-based trajectory adaptation based on bucket-volume estimation
Commercial Vehicle Technology 2014 -- Proceedings of the Commercial Vehicle Technology Symposium (CVT 2014), pp. 347-356, 2014, March 11-13, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Aras Dargazany, Karsten Berns
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Terrain Traversability Analysis using Organized Point Cloud, Superpixel Surface Normals-based segmentation and PCA-based Classification
WFAR, Lahore, Pakistan, 2014
Thorsten Ropertz, Karsten Berns
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Verification of Behavior-Based Networks - Using Satisfiability Modulo Theories
Proceedings for the joint conference of ISR 2014 and ROBOTIK 2014, VDE VERLAG GMBH, pp. 669--674, 2014
Songlin Piao, Karsten Berns
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Multi-Object Tracking Based on Tracking-Learning-Detection Framework
Field and Assistive Robotics - Advances in Systems and Algorithms, Shaker Verlag, pp. 74--87, 2014, Aachen, ISBN-13: 978-3-8440-2753-2
Christopher Armbrust, Geert De Cubber, Karsten Berns
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ICARUS - Control Systems for Search and Rescue Robots
Field and Assistive Robotics - Advances in Systems and Algorithms, Shaker Verlag, pp. 1--16, 2014, Aachen, ISBN-13: 978-3-8440-2753-2
Alexander Verl, Karsten Berns
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Proceedings of the Joint 45th International Symposium on Robotics (ISR 2014) and 8th German Conference on Robotics (ROBOTIK 2014)
2014
Michael Arndt, Karsten Berns
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Risk-Reduced Mobile Robot Path Planning in Smart Environments
Proceedings for the joint conference of ISR 2014 and ROBOTIK 2014, VDE VERLAG GMBH, pp. 582--589, 2014
Steffen Schütz, Max Reichardt, Michael Arndt, Karsten Berns
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Seamless Extension of a Robot Control Framework to Bare Metal Embedded Nodes
Informatik 2014, pp. 1307-1318, 2014, Stuttgart, Germany
Karsten Berns, Syed Atif Mehdi, Abubakr Muhammad
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Field and Assistive Robotics - Advances in Systems and Algorithms
Shaker Verlag, 2014, http://www.shaker.de/de/content/catalogue/index.asp?lang=de&ID=8&ISBN=978-3-8440-2753-2
Karsten Berns
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Perception, Representation, Navigation
Master seminar reports, 2014, Winter semester 2013/14
Karsten Berns
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Umwelterfassung, Repräsentation, Navigation
Bachelorseminarberichte, 2014, Wintersemester 2013/14