Robotics Research Lab

Vita

Christopher Armbrust was born in Mainz in 1981. From 2001 to 2007, he studied computer science at the University of Kaiserslautern with a focus on robotics. He completed his studies with his Diploma thesis titled "Mobile Robot Navigation Using Dynamic Maps and a Behaviour-Based Anti-Collision System".

Since 2007, Christopher Armbrust had been a member of the Robotics Research Lab - at first as a PhD student in the PhD programme of the Department of Computer Science and later as a research assistant. His research interests include behaviour-based control systems, autonomous mobile robots, and robot navigation.

In his dissertation entitled "Design and Verification of Behaviour-Based Systems Realising Task Sequences", which he handed in in 2014 and defended in 2015, he deals with the structured development and the formal checking of behaviour-based systems which execute complex tasks. Furthermore, Christopher Armbrust coordinated the participation of the Robotics Research Lab in the EU FP7 project ICARUS, which deals with the application of robots in search and rescue operations.

Christopher Armbrust left the Robotics Research Lab in September 2015.

Publications

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  • A Behaviour-Based Drive and Anti-Collision System for an Autonomous Mobile Robot.
    Christopher Armbrust and University of Kaiserslautern
    (2007-March 14)
  • Mobile Robot Navigation Support in Living Environments.
    Christopher Armbrust, Jan Koch, Ulf Stocker and Karsten Berns
    20. Fachgespräch Autonome Mobile Systeme (AMS), S. 341 - 346. (2007-October)
  • Mobile Robot Navigation Using Dynamic Maps and a Behaviour-Based Anti-Collision System.
    Christopher Armbrust and Robotics Research Lab, Department of Computer Sciences, University of Kaiserslautern
    (2007-September 30)
  • Improvement of the Mapping and Navigation Systems of the AMR ARTOS.
    Christopher Armbrust
    (2008-January 31)
  • Small Service Robots for Assisted Living Environments.
    Jan Koch, Christopher Armbrust and Karsten Berns
    VDI/VDE Fachtagung Robotik, (2008-June 11-12)
  • Passage Detection and Evaluation in Off-road Terrain.
    Christopher Armbrust
    (2008-May 31)
  • Turning an Off-road Robot in Narrow Passages.
    Christopher Armbrust
    (2008-July 31)
  • A Comparison of Two Behaviour-Based Architectures.
    Christopher Armbrust and Karsten Berns
    Behaviour- and Emotion-based Control Architectures, (2008-Winter semester 2007/08)
  • Thesis Proposal. Navigating with a Medium-Range Scope.
    Christopher Armbrust
    (2008-September 30)
  • RAVON — The Robust Autonomous Vehicle for Off-road Navigation.
    Christopher Armbrust, Tim Braun, Tobias Föhst, Martin Proetzsch, Alexander Renner, Bernd-Helge Schäfer and Karsten Berns
    Proceedings of the IARP International Workshop on Robotics for Risky Interventions and Environmental Surveillance 2009 (RISE 2009), (2009-January 12–14)
  • RAVON – The Robust Autonomous Vehicle for Off-road Navigation.
    Christopher Armbrust, Tim Braun, Tobias Föhst, Martin Proetzsch, Alexander Renner, Bernd-Helge Schäfer and Karsten Berns
    Using robots in hazardous environments, (2010)
  • Methodology for Robot Mapping and Navigation in Assisted Living Environments.
    Syed Mehdi, Christopher Armbrust, Jan Koch and Karsten Berns
    PETRA ’09, (2009-June 9-13)
  • Using Passages to Support Off-road Robot Navigation.
    Christopher Armbrust, Bernd-Helge Schäfer and Karsten Berns
    Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO 2009), S. 189 - 194. (2009-July 2-5)
  • A Behaviour-based Integration of Fully Autonomous, Semi-autonomous and Tele-operated Control Modes for an Off-road Robot.
    Christopher Armbrust, Martin Proetzsch, Bernd-Helge Schäfer and Karsten Berns
    Proceedings of the 2nd IFAC Symposium on Telematics Applications, (2010-October 5-8)
  • Using an Autonomous Robot to Maintain Privacy in Assistive Environments.
    Christopher Armbrust, Syed Mehdi, Max Reichardt, Jan Koch and Karsten Berns
    Security and Communications Networks, Vol. 4, Nr. 11, S. 1275 - 1293. (2011-November)
  • Off-road Robotics - An Overview.
    Karsten Berns, Klaus-Dieter Kuhnert and Christopher Armbrust
    KI - Künstliche Intelligenz, Vol. 25, Nr. 2, S. 109 - 116. (2011-May)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13218-011-0100-4
  • Behaviour-Based Off-Road Robot Navigation.
    Christopher Armbrust, Martin Proetzsch and Karsten Berns
    KI - Künstliche Intelligenz, Vol. 25, Nr. 2, S. 155 - 160. (2011-May)
  • Using Behaviour Activity Sequences for Motion Generation and Situation Recognition.
    Christopher Armbrust, Lisa Kiekbusch and Karsten Berns
    Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO 2011), S. 120 - 127. (2011-July 28-31)
  • Off-road Robotics.
    Karsten Berns and Christopher Armbrust
    KI - Künstliche Intelligenz, Vol. 25, Nr. 2, (2011-May)
  • Verification of Behaviour Networks Using Finite-State Automata.
    Christopher Armbrust, Lisa Kiekbusch, Thorsten Ropertz and Karsten Berns
    KI 2012, (2012-September 24-27)
    http://www.shaker.de/de/content/catalogue/index.asp?lang=de&ID=8&ISBN=978-3-8440-0798-5
  • Generating Behaviour Networks from Finite-State Machines.
    Christopher Armbrust, Daniel Schmidt and Karsten Berns
    Proceedings of the 7th German Conference on Robotics (ROBOTIK 2012), (2012-May 22–25)
  • Tool-Assisted Verification of Behaviour Networks.
    Christopher Armbrust, Lisa Kiekbusch, Thorsten Ropertz and Karsten Berns
    Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2013), S. 1813 - 1820. (2013-May 6-10)
  • The Application of Design Schemata in Off-Road Robotics.
    Bernd-Helge Schäfer, Christopher Armbrust, Tobias Föhst and Karsten Berns
    Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine, IEEE, Vol. 5, Nr. 1, S. 4 - 27. (2013-Spring)
  • Quantitative Aspects of Behaviour Network Verification.
    Christopher Armbrust, Lisa Kiekbusch, Thorsten Ropertz and Karsten Berns
    Proceedings of the 26th Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 7884, (2013-May 28-31)
  • Search and Rescue robots developed by the European ICARUS project.
    Geert Cubber, Daniela Doroftei, Yvan Baudoin, Daniel Serrano, Karsten Berns, Christopher Armbrust, Keshav Chintamani, Rui Sabino, Stéphane Ourevitch and Tommaso Flamma
    Proceedings of the IARP Seventh International Workshop on Robotics for Risky Environments - Extreme Robotics (7th IARP RISE-ER 2013), (2013-October 1-3)
  • The ICARUS Project - Command, Control and Intelligence (C2I).
    Shashank Govindaraj, Keshav Chintamani, Jeremi Gancet, Pierre Letier, Boris Lierde, Yashodhan Nevatia, Geert Cubber, Daniel Serrano, Miguel Palomares, Janusz Bedkowski, Christopher Armbrust, Jose Sanchez, Antonio Coelho and Iratxe Orbe
    Proceedings of the 11th IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR 2013), (2013-October 21-26)
  • Formal Verification of Behaviour Networks Including Hardware Failures.
    Lisa Kiekbusch, Christopher Armbrust and Karsten Berns
    Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-13), (2014-July 15-19)
  • ICARUS - Control Systems for Search and Rescue Robots.
    Christopher Armbrust, Geert Cubber and Karsten Berns
    Field and Assistive Robotics - Advances in Systems and Algorithms, S. 1 - 16. (2014)
  • Design and Verification of Behaviour-Based Systems Realising Task Sequences.
    Christopher Armbrust and Robotics Research Lab, Department of Computer Science, University of Kaiserslautern
    (2014-November 26)
    http://www.dr.hut-verlag.de/978-3-8439-2261-6.html
  • Soft Robot Control with a Behaviour-Based Architecture.
    Christopher Armbrust, Lisa Kiekbusch, Thorsten Ropertz and Karsten Berns
    Soft Robotics - Transferring Theory to Application, S. 81 - 91. (2015)
  • Design and Verification of Behaviour-Based Systems Realising Task Sequences.
    Christopher Armbrust
    RRLab Dissertations, Verlag Dr. Hut, München (2015)
    http://www.dr.hut-verlag.de/978-3-8439-2261-6.html ISBN-13: 978-3-8439-2261-6
  • Formal Verification of Behaviour Networks Including Sensor Failures.
    Lisa Kiekbusch, Christopher Armbrust and Karsten Berns
    Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Vol. 74, Part B, S. 331 - 339. (2015-December)

 

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