Robotics Research Lab

Vita

Sebastian Blank was born in 1981 in Hachenburg, Germany. He attended University of Kaiserslautern from 2002 until he graduated with a degree in computer engineering (Dipl.-Technoinform.) in 2009. During this time he spent a semester at the "Robotics and Automation Laboratory" (Michigan State University, USA) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ning Xi and Dr. Yantao Shen to work on a project dealing with high precision robot calibration. The work for his diploma thesis was performed at the Robotics Research (RR) Lab. His topic was the design and implementation of a distributed compliant control architecture for biologically inspired behavior-based robots in highly dynamic applications. Since Spring of 2009 he is employed as research assistant and Ph.D. student at the RR Lab. The focus of his work are state determination and data fusion in complex embedded systems.

Publications

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  • Distributed Compliant Control for Biologically Inspired Behavior-Based Robots.
    Sebastian Blank and Robotics Research Lab, Department of Computer Sciences, University of Kaiserslautern
    (2009-January)
  • High Precision PSD Guided Robot Localization. Design, Mapping, and Position Control.
    Sebastian Blank, Yantao Shen, Ning Xi, Chi Zhang and Uchechukwu Wejinya
    IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, S. 52. (2007-October)
  • Robot Calibration based on Postion Senstive Devices.
    Sebastian Blank and University of Kaiserslautern, Michigan State Universtity
    (2007-January)
  • Biological Motivated Control Architecture and Mechatronics for a Humanlike Robot.
    Thomas Wahl, Sebastian Blank, Tobias Luksch and Karsten Berns
    Advances in Robotics Research - Theory, Implementation, Application, S. 179. (2009-June)
  • Biologically Inspired Compliant Control of a Monopod Designed for Highly Dynamic Applications.
    Sebastian Blank, Thomas Wahl, Tobias Luksch and Karsten Berns
    IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, S. 148. (2009-October)
  • Poster. Biological Motivated Control Architecture and Mechatronics for a Humanlike Robot.
    Thomas Wahl, Sebastian Blank, Tobias Luksch and Karsten Berns
    (2009-March)
  • A Case Study towards Evaluation of Redundant Multi-Sensor Data Fusion.
    Sebastian Blank, Tobias Föhst and Karsten Berns
    Commercial Vehicle Technology 2010 - Proceedings of the 1st Commercial Vehicle Technology Symposium (CVT 2010), S. 475 - 485. (2010-March)
  • A Fuzzy Approach to Low Level Sensor Fusion with Limited System Knowledge.
    Sebastian Blank, Tobias Föhst and Karsten Berns
    13th International Conference on Information Fusion, (2010-July)
  • Sensor Failure Detection Capabilities in Low-Level Fusion. A Comparison Between Fuzzy Voting and Kalman Filtering.
    Sebastian Blank, Thomas Pfister and Karsten Berns
    IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), S. 4974 - 4979. (2011-May)
  • A Modular Sensor Fusion Approach for Agricultural Machines.
    Sebastian Blank, Georg Kormann and Karsten Berns
    XXXVI CIOSTA & CIGR Section V Conference, (2011-June)
  • Poster. An Approach for Intelligent Vehicle Status Determination.
    Sebastian Blank
    VDI-MEG Expertenforum, (2011-April 6)
  • Seamless Machine Data Management for Agricultural Vehicles within the iGreen Infrastructure.
    Christian Bartolein, Sebastian Blank, Axel Meyer and Georg Kormann
    69th International Conference on Agricultural Engineering (LAND.TECHNIK - AgEng 2011), Nr. 2124, S. 293 - 298. (2011-November)
  • A Biologically Motivated Approach Towards Modular and Robust Low-Level Sensor Fusion for Application in Agricultural Machinery Design.
    Sebastian Blank, Tobias Föhst and Karsten Berns
    Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, Vol. 89, S. 10 - 17. (2012-November)
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2012.07.016
  • Sensor Fusion for Efficient Diagnostics in Agricultural Machines.
    Sebastian Blank and James Lenz
    70th International Conference on Agricultural Engineering (LAND.TECHNIK 2012) , S. 139. (2012-November)
  • System for Controlling a Work Machine .
    S Blank
    (2010-July 14)
  • A Biological Inspired Approach for Sensor Data Management in Modular Agricultural Machines.
    Sebastian Blank
    München, Germany, Verlag Dr. Hut (2012-November)
    http://www.dr.hut-verlag.de/978-3-8439-0758-3.html
  • Bio-Inspired Sensor Data Management for Modular Agricultural Machines.
    Sebastian Blank
    Künstliche Intelligenz, Vol. 27, Nr. 4, S. 375 - 378. (2013-November)
  • iGreen. A Ubiquitous Dynamic Network to Enable Manufacturer Independent Data Exchange in Future Precision Farming.
    Sebastian Blank, Christian Bartolein, Axel Meyer, Ralph Ostermeier and Oleg Rostanin
    Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, Vol. 98, S. 109 - 116. (2013-October)
  • A Combined Deterministic/Probabilistic Approach for Onboard MachineWorking State Detection.
    Frank Kneip and Sebastian Blank
    3rd International Commercial Vehicle Technology Symposium , S. 109. (2014-March 13)
  • A Biological Inspired Approach for Sensor Data Management in Modular Agricultural Machines.
    Sebastian Blank and Robotics Research Lab, Department of Computer Science, University of Kaiserslautern
    (2012-August 1)

 

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