Head of Laboratory

Prof. Dr. Karsten Berns

Phone: 0631 205-2613
Room: 48-360
Mail: bernsinformatik.uni-klde

Vita

Prof. Dr. Karsten Berns has studied computer science with a special focus on artificial intelligence at the University of Kaiserslautern (1982 to 1988). For his research on "Neural Networks for the Control of a six-legged Walking Machine" he received his PhD from the University of Karlsruhe in 1994. As head of the IDS (Interactive Diagnosis and Service Systems) department of the FZI Research Center for Information Technology, Karlsruhe (till 2003) he examined adaptive control concepts for different types of service robots. Since 2003 he is a full professor at the University of Kaiserslautern.

His present research activities are realization of reliable, complex autonomous robotic systems. In this regard, he and his research group are developing a robotic middleware, namely Finroc, a behavior-based control architecture, iB2C, as well as different validation and verification methodologies. The main application area is off-road robotics, in which autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicles like small trucks, excavators, harvesters, tractors, and rescue robots are under development.

Prof. Berns is a frequent reviewer of several journals and robotic conferences. Furthermore, he is a member of a number of editorial boards. He also acts as a reviewer for several national and international funding organizations. He is a member of the IEEE, the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) and the CLAWAR Association. He is a member of the executive committee of the German Robotics Association (DGR) and is leader of the technical committee for robotic systems of the GI. He has also served as a Dean of the department of computer science at the University of Kaiserslautern (2007-2010). He is a member of the scientific directorate Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz Center for Informatics of the Dagstuhl Seminar. Currently, he is the spokesperson of the Center for Commercial Vehicle Technology (ZNT) at the University of Kaiserslautern.

Publications

2007

Jochen Hirth, Karsten Berns
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Concept for Behavior Generation for the Humanoid Robot Head ROMAN based on Habits of Interaction
Proceedings of the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids), pp. 360-365, 2007, November 29-December 1, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Christopher Armbrust, Jan Koch, Ulf Stocker, Karsten Berns
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Mobile Robot Navigation Support in Living Environments
20. Fachgespräch Autonome Mobile Systeme (AMS), Springer-Verlag, pp. 341--346, 2007, October, Kaiserslautern, Germany
K. Berns, T. Luksch
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Autonome Mobile Systeme 2007
Springer, 2007, October 18-19, Kaiserslautern, http://www.springer.com/computer/ai/book/978-3-540-74763-5
Carsten Hillenbrand, Karsten Berns
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Modulare Sicherheits- und Sensorsysteme für autonome mobile Roboter realisiert im Forschungsfahrzeug Marvin
20. Fachgespräch Autonome Mobile Systeme (AMS2007), Springer Verlag Berlin, no. 1, pp. 133-138, 2007, October 18-19, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Jens Wettach, Karsten Berns
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3D Reconstruction for Exploration of Indoor Environments
20. Fachgespräch Autonome Mobile Systeme (AMS2007), Springer Verlag Berlin, no. 1, pp. 57-63, 2007, October 18-19, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Martin Proetzsch, Tobias Luksch, Karsten Berns
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The Behaviour-Based Control Architecture iB2C for Complex Robotic Systems
Proceedings of the 30th Annual German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI), pp. 494--497, 2007, September 10-13, Osnabrück, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-540-74564-8, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-74565-5\_48
Jochen Hirth, Tim Braun, Karsten Berns
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Emotion Based Control Architecture for Robotics Applications
Proceedings of the Annual German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI), pp. 464-467, 2007, September 10-13, Osnabrück, Germany
Jan Koch, Jens Wettach, Eduard Bloch, Karsten Berns
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Indoor Localisation of Humans, Objects, and mobile Robots with RFID Infrastructure
7th International Conference on Hybrid Intelligent Systems (HIS07), pp. 271-276 , 2007, September 17-19, Kaiserslautern, Germany
J. Koch, M. Anastasopoulos, K. Berns
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Using the Modular Controller Architecture (MCA) in Ambient Assisted Living
3rd IET International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE07), pp. 411-415 , 2007, September 24-25, Ulm, Germany
Jan Koch, Jens Wettach, Holger Jung, Geza Nemeth, Karsten Berns
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Dynamic Speech Interaction for Robotic Agents
13th International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR07), pp. 665-670, 2007, August 21-24, Jeju, Korea
Tim Braun, Jens Wettach, Karsten Berns
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A Customizable, Multi-Host Simulation and Visualization Framework for Robot Applications
Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR07), pp. 1105-1110, 2007, August 21-24, Jeju, Korea
Krzysztof Mianowski, Norbert Schmitz, Karsten Berns
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Improvements of the Performances of Humanoid Robot ROMAN
Proceedings of the IEEE IFAC International Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics (MMAR), pp. 935-940, 2007, August 27-30, Szczecin, Poland
T. Luksch, K. Berns, K. Mombaur, G. Schultz
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Using Optimization Techniques for the Design and Control of Fast Bipeds
Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots (CLAWAR), 2007, July 16-18, Singapore
Carsten Hillenbrand, Daniel Schmidt, Karsten Berns, Tim Leichner, Tobias Gastauer, Bernd Sauer
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Development of a sealing system for a climbing robot with negative pressure adhesion
10th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots (CLAWAR), pp. 115-124, 2007, July 16-18, Singapore
Krzysztof Mianowski, Norbert Schmitz, Karsten Berns
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Mechatronics of the Humanoid Robot ROMAN
Proceedings of the International Workshop on Robot Motion and Control (RoMoCo), pp. 341-348, 2007, June 11-13, Bukowy Dworek, Poland
Bernd-Helge Schäfer, Martin Proetzsch, Karsten Berns
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OBSTACLE DETECTION IN MOBILE OUTDOOR ROBOTS - A Short-term Memory for the Mobile Outdoor Platform RAVON
Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics 2007 (ICINCO 2007), pp. 141-148, 2007, May 9-12, Angers, France
Martin Proetzsch, Karsten Berns, T. Schuele, K. Schneider
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Formal Verification of Safety Behaviours of the Outdoor Robot RAVON
Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO 2007), INSTICC Press, pp. 157-164, 2007, May 9-12, Angers, France
Jochen Hirth, Norbert Schmitz, Karsten Berns
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Emotional Architecture for the Humanoid Robot Head ROMAN
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 2150-2155, 2007, April 11-13, Rome, Italy
Norbert Schmitz, Jens Wettach, Eduard Deines, Peter Dannenmann, Martin Bertram, Karsten Berns, Hans Hagen
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Simulation and Visualization of Indoor-Acoustics for Robot Control
9th IASTED International Conference on Computer Graphics and Imaging (CGIM), 2007, February 13-15, Innsbruck, Austria
Harding Djakou Chati, Felix Mühlbauer, Tim Braun, Christophe Bobda, Karsten Berns
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Hardware/Software co-design of a key point detector on FPGA
FCCM, pp. 355-356, 2007
M. Proetzsch, T. Luksch, K. Berns
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The Behaviour-Based Control Architecture iB2C for Complex Robotic Systems (extended version)
2007
Jochen Hirth, Tim Braun, Karsten Berns
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Emotion Based Control Architecture for Robotics Applications (extended version)
Robotics Research Lab, Dept. of Computer Sciences, University of Kaiserslautern, 2007, Technical Report, unpublished
T. Braun, J. Wettach, K. Berns
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A Customizable, Multi-Host Simulation and Visualization Framework for Robot Applications
Recent Progress in Robotics: Viable Robotic Service to Human, Selected papers from ICAR07, LNCIS Series, Springer-Verlag, vol. 370, pp. 357--369, 2007
Bernd-Helge Schäfer, Petra Hahnfeld, Karsten Berns
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Real-time Visual Self-localisation in Dynamic Environments
Autonome Mobile Systeme, pp. 50-56, 2007
J. Koch, H. Jung, J. Wettach, G. Nemeth, K. Berns
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Dynamic Speech Interaction for Robotic Agents
Recent Progress in Robotics: Viable Robotic Service to Human, Selected papers from ICAR07, LNCIS Series, Springer-Verlag, vol. 370, pp. 303-315, 2007
Harding Djakou Chati, Felix Mühlbauer, Tim Braun, Christophe Bobda, Karsten Berns
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SoPC architecture for a Key Point Detector
FPL, pp. 710-713, 2007
Karsten Berns
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Mapping
Seminarberichte, 2007, Sommersemester 2007