Scientific Papers

Tech United team members regularly publish scientific papers. Topics range from ball handling mechanisms to velocity estimation and surveys of the technological status of the MSL competition. All papers are listed below (latest publication on top).

MSL

Chenyang Lu, Wouter Kuijpers, René van de Molengraft, (2017), Object Recognition and Positioning with the Kinect Camera.
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Lotte de Koning, Juan Pablo Mendoza, Manuela Veloso, René van de Molengraft, (2016), Skills, tactics and plays for decentralized multi-robot control in adversarial environments.
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Tech United Eindhoven (2016). Tech United Eindhoven, Middle Size League Winner 2016.
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Jordy Senden, Yanick Douven, René van de Molengraft (2016), A Model-Based Approach to Reach a 3D Target with a Soccer Ball, Kicked by a Soccer Robot.
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Wouter Kuijpers, António J.R. Neves, René van de Molengraft, (2015), Cooperative Sensing for 3D Ball Positioning in the RoboCup Middle Size League 
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Tech United Eindhoven (2014). Tech United Eindhoven, Winner RoboCup 2014 MSL: Middle Size League.
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Robin Soetens, Andreas Witsch, Stephan Opfer, Tim Kouters, Huimin Lu, Kaihong Huang, Antonio Fernando Ribeiro, Ricardo Dias, Bernardo Cunha, Koen Meessen and René van de Molengraft. Data Model Standardization for Inter-Robot Communication in RoboCup MSL (Under review)

Robin Soetens, René van de Molengraft and Bernardo Cunha. RoboCup MSL - History, Accomplishments, Current Status and Challenges Ahead. RoboCup Symposium Invited Paper on League Progress. 2014.
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M.J.G. van de Molengraft and O. Zweigle, Guest editors of the Special issue on "Advances in intelligent robot design for the Robocup Middle Size League" , IFAC Mechatronics, in print, (2011)
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J.J.T.H. de Best, M.J.G. van de Molengraft, M. Steinbuch, A Novel Ball Handling Mechanism for the RoboCup Middle Size League, Mechatronics, 21(2), -, (2011) 
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Meessen, K.J., Paulides, J.J.H., Lomonova, E. (2010). A football kicking high speed actuator for a mobile robotic application. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2010, 7-10 November 2010, Glendale, Arizona. (pp. 1659-1664)
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R.J.E. Merry, M.J.G. van de Molengraft, M. Steinbuch,Velocity and acceleration estimation for optical incremental encoders, Mechatronics, 2010 
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K.J. Meessen, J.J.H. Paulides, E.A.Lomonova, Analysis and design of a slotless tubular permanent magnet actuator for high acceleration applications, Journal of Applied Physics, 2009 
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Jeroen de Best, René van de Molengraft, An active ball handling mechanism for robocup, Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision.(pp. 2060-2065). IEEE, 2008 
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Roel Merry, René van de Molengraft, Maarten Steinbuch, Error modeling and improved position estimation for optical incremental encoders by means of time stamping, American Control Conference, 2007 
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Dennis Bruijnen, Jeroen van Helvoort, René van de Molengraft, Realtime motion path generation using subtargets in a changing environment, Robotics and Autonomous systems, 2007 
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Dennis Bruijnen, Wouter Aangenent, Jeroen van Helvoort, René van de Molengraft, From vision to realtime motion control for the RoboCup domain, 2007 IEEE Conference on Control Applications, (pp. accepted).
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Dennis Bruijnen, René van de Molengraft, Maarten Steinbuch, Optimization aided loop shaping for motion systems,American Control Conference. (pp. 4243-4248). United States, Minneapolis, 2006 
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Elfring, J.; Appeldoorn, R.; van den Dries, S.(2016) ; Kwakkernaat, M. Effective World Modeling: Multisensor Data Fusion Methodology for Automated Driving. Sensors 2016, 16, 1668.
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J. J. M. Lunenburg; S. A. M. Coenen; G. J. L. Naus; M. J. G. van de Molengraft; M. Steinbuch, (2016) "A Recipe to Select a Motion Planner for Navigation Tasks of Mobile Robots," in IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine , vol.PP, no.99, pp.1-1
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Janssen, R., van Meijl, E., Di Marco, D., van de Molengraft, R., Steinbuch, M. (2013). Integrated planning and execution for ROS enabled service robots using hierarchical action representations. 16th International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR).
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Jansen, R., Molengraft, M.J.G. van de, Bruijninckx, H. & Steinbuch, M. (2015). Cloud based centralized task control for human domain multi-robot operations. Intelligent Service Robotics, January 2016, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 63-77. 
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Elfring, J., Molengraft, M.J.G. van de & Steinbuch, M. (2014). Learning intentions for improved human motion prediction. Robotics and Autonomous Systems62(4), 591-602.
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Elfring, J., Molengraft, M.J.G. van de & Steinbuch, M. (2014). Semi-task-dependent and uncertainty-driven world model maintenance. Autonomous Robots, 38(1), 15p.
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Coenen, S.A.M., Lunenburg, J.J.M., Molengraft, M.J.G. van de & Steinbuch, M. (2014). A representation method based on the probability of collision for safe robot navigation in domestic environments. IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, art. no. 6943151, 4177-4183.
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Elfring, J., Jansen, S., Molengraft, M.J.G. van de & Steinbuch, M. (2014). Active object search exploiting probabilistic object-object relations. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 8371 LNAI, 13-24.
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Janno Lunenburg, René van de Molengraft and Maarten Steinbuch, Minimizing the number of iterations when computing a base pose for manipulation by mobile base inclusion in the inverse kinematics. Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Advanced Robotic, 2013.
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Lunenburg, J.J.M., Soetens, R.P.T., Schoenmakers, F.B.F., Metsemakers, P.M.G., Molengraft, M.J.G. van de & Steinbuch, M. (2013). Sharing Open hardware through ROP, the Robotic Open Platform. RoboCup Symposium special track on open-source hard- and software.
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Elfring, J., Dries, S. van den, Molengraft, M.J.G. van de & Steinbuch, M. (2013). Semantic world modeling using probabilistic multiple hypothesis anchoring. Robotics and Autonomous Systems61(2), 95-105.
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Elfring, J., Dries, S. van den, Molengraft, M.J.G. van de & Steinbuch, M. (2012). Task-based world model verification. Proceedings of the workshop semantic perception and mapping for knowledge-enabled service robotics (ICRA 2012), May 18, 2012, Saint Paul, USA, IEEE Service Center.
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Dries, S. van den, Elfring, J., Molengraft, M.J.G. van de & Steinbuch, M. (2012). World modeling in robotics : probabilistic multiple hypothesis anchoring. Abstract presented at the Workshop on semantic perception and mapping for knowledge-enabled service robotics (ICRA 2012), May 2012, Saint Paul, USA,
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J. Elfring, S. van den Dries, M.J.G. van de Molengraft and H. Bruyninckx, "Knowledge-Driven World Modeling", www.iros2011.org (2011)
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