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Prof. Dr. Alexander Kleiner

Prof. Dr. Alexander Kleiner
Address:
Institut für Informatik
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Georges-Köhler-Allee 52
79110 Freiburg, Germany
Room:
Building 052, Room 00-041
Coordinates:
48°0'49.03" N 7°50'1.96" E (WGS84)
Email:
kleiner@informatik.uni-freiburg.de
Phone:
+49 761 203-8234
Fax:
+49 761 203-8222
Since 1st September 2011 I am working as associate professor at the Linköping University.

My new address in Linköping:
Alexander Kleiner
Dept. of Computer and Information Science
Linköping University
SE-581 83 LINKÖPING
SWEDEN
email: Alexander.Kleiner@liu.se

Tel: +46 13 28 10 00
Fax: +46 13 14 22 31

Research Interests

I am interested in (D)SLAM, Exploration, and Multi-Robot approaches, applied on autonomous robots in the context of Rescue (e.g. Emergency Response), and Security (e.g. Plant Surveillance). Finally, my overall motivation is to build truly autonomous systems, i.e. robots that solve problems within a continuous Perception-Action cycle online and in real-time.

Projects

    SENSORHEAD project with the Telerob company, Germany. Development of a mapping solution for the all-terrain robot Telemax.
    KARIS KARIS project with the AGT Intralogistik Baden-Würtemberg, Germany. Development of a navigation and coordination solution for a team of up to 100 robots solving logistics tasks.
    TechX Challenge 2008
    Sick Challenge 2007
    Rescue Robots Freiburg 2006 (RoboCup Rescue Real Robot League)
    Rescue Robots Freiburg Virtual 2006 (RoboCup Rescue Simulation League)
    Rescue Robots Freiburg 2005 (RoboCup Rescue Real Robots Robot League)
    Res-Q Freiburg 2004 (RoboCup Rescue Simulation league)
    CS Freiburg 2001-2002 (RoboCup Soccer F2000 league)
    Rescue3D (the new 3D viewer project for RoboCupRescue Simulation)

Awards

  In the RoboCup mid-sized league (with CS Freiburg):
    1st place at the GermanOpen 2001
    1st place at the RoboCup world championship 2001 in Seattle
    2nd place at the GermanOpen 2002

  In the RoboCupRescue Simulation league (with ResQ Freiburg):
    1st place at the GermanOpen 2003
    1st place at the GermanOpen 2004
    1st place at the RoboCup world championship 2004 in Lisboa
     Winner of the Infrastructure Competition at the RoboCup world championship 2004 in Lisboa

  In the RoboCupRescue Robot league (with RescueRobots Freiburg):
     2nd place at the GermanOpen 2005
     Winner of the mobility award at the GermanOpen 2005 (Together with AIS Fraunhoffer)
     1st place of the "Best in class Autonomy" competition at the RoboCup world championship 2005 in Osaka
     1st place of the "Best in class Autonomy" competition at the RoboCup world championship 2006 in Bremen

  In the RoboCupRescue Simulation league (Virtual Robots) (with Vittorio Ziparo)
    1st place at the RoboCup world championship 2006 in Bremen

  In the RoboCupRescue Simulation league (Infrastructure competition) (with Nils Behrens and Holger Kenn)
     Winner of the Infrastructure Competition at the RoboCup world championship 2006 in Bremen

  At the "Robot Day" from the Sick company in Waldkirch (with Joerg Mueller and Christian Dornhege)
     1st place of the indoor competition Sick AG
    (please see the [Video], or the [Map] generated by the robot, or the official results from Sick [Results]


  At Singapore's DSTA TechX Challenge 2008 (with Christian Dornhege, Rainer Kuemmerle, and Bastian Steder, and the Singapore Polytechnik (SP))
     Finalist (no final Winner) awarded with 10.000 SP$

Activities

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