Robotics Research Lab

Vita

Tim Braun finished his studies of computer science at the Technical University Darmstadt in 2003. In 2001, he worked for 2 semesters at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver (Canada). His diploma thesis was written in the working group 'Graph-Interaktive Systeme' of the TU Darmstadt and deals with the automated detection of faces in digital video data. In December 2003, he was accepted as a Ph.D student in the Ph.D Program of the TU Kaiserslatuern. Up to December 2009, he worked in the research group 'Robotersysteme' of Prof. Dr. Karsten Berns. His main research interests are the autonomous navigation of off-road robots using topological maps and the development of efficient image processing algorithms for terrain analysis. For his Ph.D, Tim Braun worked on the 'RAVON' project, which focuses on methods for robot navigation in highly vegetated terrain. Furthermore, he was actively involved in several study projects in the area of agricultural automation.

Publications

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  • Developing Climbing Robots for Education.
    K Berns, T Braun, C Hillenbrand and T Luksch
    Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots (CLAWAR), S. 982 - 900. (2004-September 22-24)
  • Edutainment with Climbing Robots - a Practical Course for Students.
    T Braun and K Berns
    1st CLAWAR/EURON Workshop on Robots in Entertainment, Leisure and Hobby, (2004-December 2-4)
  • Proving Sequential Consistency by Model Checking.
    T Braun, A Condon, A Hu, K Juse, M Laza, M Leslie and R Sharma
    Sixth IEEE International High-Level Design Validation and Test Workshop (HLDVT 01), (2001-December)
  • Automatische Lokalisierung von Gesichtern in digitalen Videoströmen.
    T Braun and Technische Universität Darmstadt
    (2003-October)
  • Camdesk - Towards Portable and Easy Document Capture.
    T Braun
    (2005-March)
  • Detecting and Following Humans with a Mobile Robot.
    T Braun, K Szentpetery and K Berns
    Proceedings of the EOS Conference On Industrial Imaging and Machine Vision, (2005-June)
  • Oblivious Document Capture and Real-Time Retrieval.
    H Lampert, T Braun, A Ulges, D Keysers and T Breuel
    International Workshop on Camera Based Document Analysis and Recognition, S. 79 - 96. (2005-August)
  • Design Concept of a Human-like Robot Head.
    Karsten Berns and Tim Braun
    Proceedings of the IEEE-RAS/RSJ International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids), S. 32 - 37. (2005-December 5-7)
  • RAVON - A Robust Autonomous Vehicle for Off-road Navigation.
    Bernd-Helge Schäfer, Martin Proetzsch, Tim Braun, Jan Koch, Norbert Schmitz and Karsten Berns
    European Land Robot Trial - ELROB, (2006-May)
  • Emotion Based Control Architecture for Robotics Applications.
    Jochen Hirth, Tim Braun and Karsten Berns
    Proceedings of the Annual German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI), S. 464 - 467. (2007-September 10-13)
  • A Customizable, Multi-Host Simulation and Visualization Framework for Robot Applications.
    Tim Braun, Jens Wettach and Karsten Berns
    Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR07), S. 1105 - 1110. (2007-August 21-24)
  • Emotion Based Control Architecture for Robotics Applications (extended version).
    Jochen Hirth, Tim Braun and Karsten Berns
    (2007)
  • A Customizable, Multi-Host Simulation and Visualization Framework for Robot Applications.
    T Braun, J Wettach and K Berns
    Recent Progress in Robotics, Vol. 370, S. 357 - 369. (2007)
  • Probabilistic Distance Measures of the Dirichlet and Beta distributions.
    Thomas Rauber, Tim Braun and Karsten Berns
    Pattern Recognition, Vol. 41, Nr. 2, S. 637 - 645. (2008)
  • Topological Edge Cost Estimation through Spatio-Temporal Integration of Low-level Behaviour Assessments.
    Tim Braun and Karsten Berns
    Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-10), S. 84 - 91. (2008-July)
  • Local Binary Pattern Based Texture Analysis in Real Time using a Graphics Processing Unit.
    Gregor Zolynski, Tim Braun and Karsten Berns
    Proceedings of Robotik 2008, Vol. 2012, S. 321 - 325. (2008-June 11-12)
  • Visual Terrain Traversability Estimation using a Combined Slope/Elevation Model.
    Tim Braun, Henning Bitsch and Karsten Berns
    KI 2008, Vol. 5243, S. 177 - 184. (2008-September 23-26)
  • Local Binary Pattern Based Texture Analysis in Real Time using a Graphics Processing Unit (long version).
    Gregor Zolynski, Tim Braun and Karsten Berns
    Proceedings of Robotik 2008, Vol. 2012, (2008-June)
  • Adaptive Visual Terrain Traversability Estimation using Behavior Observation.
    Tim Braun, Benjamin Seidler and Karsten Berns
    Proceedings of IARP Workshop on Environmental Maintenance and Protection, (2008-July)
  • Detektion von Landmarken zur Navigation von Laufmaschinen.
    T Braun
    (2005-February)
  • Cost-Efficient Global Robot Navigation in Rugged Off-Road Terrain.
    Tim Braun and TU Kaiserslautern
    (2008-November)
    http://www.dr.hut-verlag.de/978-3-86853-135-0.html
  • 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)
  • Cost-Efficient Global Robot Navigation in Rugged Off-Road Terrain.
    Tim Braun
    RRLab Dissertations, Verlag Dr. Hut (2009)
  • Topological Large-Scale Off-road Navigation and Exploration - RAVON at the European Land Robot Trial 2008.
    Tim Braun, Bernd-Helge Schäfer and Karsten Berns
    IROS’09, S. 4387 - 4392. (2009-October 11-15)
  • Hardware/Software co-design of a key point detector on FPGA.
    Harding Chati, Felix Mühlbauer, Tim Braun, Christophe Bobda and Karsten Berns
    FCCM, S. 355 - 356. (2007)
  • SoPC architecture for a Key Point Detector.
    Harding Chati, Felix Mühlbauer, Tim Braun, Christophe Bobda and Karsten Berns
    FPL, S. 710 - 713. (2007)
  • Studie Wassererkenner (Zwischenbericht) – TRVS-AQVI-010809-HSTB.
    Bernd-Helge Schäfer and Tim Braun
    (2009-August)
  • Improving pesticide spray application in vineyards by automated analysis of the foliage distribution pattern in the leaf wall.
    Tim Braun, Heribert Koch, Oliver Strub, Gregor Zolynski and Karsten Berns
    Commercial Vehicle Technology 2010 - Proceedings of the 1st Commercial Vehicle Technology Symposium (CVT 2010), S. 539 - 548. (2010-March 16-18)
  • Visual Analysis of Vineyard Foliage Distribution.
    T Braun, G Zolynski, H Koch, O Strub and K Berns
    Proceedings of the International Conference of Agricultural Engineering, (2010)

 

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