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Nico Blodow

Nico Blodow

Dipl. Inf.

Technische Universität München

Department of Computer Science
Informatik 9
Boltzmannstrasse 3
85748 Garching
Germany

Tel: +49-89-289-26908
Fax: +49-89-289-17757
Office: 
Mail: blodow@in.tum.de

I am currently pursuing a PhD degree at the IAS group at the TU Munich.

My research interest lie in the intersection of real time 3D perception and higher level semantic reasoning, especially in the areas of semantic mapping of indoor environments, autonomous exploration and mapping, object recognition and localization, object identity resolution, as well as spatial and temporal reasoning.

In the spring of 2011, I had the pleasure of doing a three-month internship at Willow Garage in Palo Alto, CA, USA, to continue my work on the Point Cloud Library (PCL). I was working most closely with Radu Rusu, Suat Gedikli and Michael Dixon on porting and developing existing and new PCL functionality on the GPU using CUDA. See my youtube channel for some videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/nicoblodow.

From February to April 2009, I was a visiting scholar in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and the Personal Robotics group of Intel Labs Pittsburgh, where I was working with Siddartha Srinivasa and his group on 3D perception for personal robots and on the development of the spinning laser scanner on the lab's robot HERB.

I have started my PhD studies in June 2008, however I alreday had close ties to the group during my undergraduate studies in Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering / Mechatronics, and wrote my diploma thesis on “Efficient Detection of Primitive Geometric Shapes in 3D Point Clouds” during this time.

External Links

Realtime Model-based segmentation and filtering of Robot or World model from Kinect data: http://github.com/blodow/realtime_urdf_filter

WebGL Experiment with animated Regula Falsi fractals: http://blodow.bitbucket.org/rf/

Publications

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Part-Based Geometric Categorization and Object Reconstruction in Cluttered Table-Top Scenes (Zoltan-Csaba Marton, Ferenc Balint-Benczedi, Oscar Martinez Mozos, Nico Blodow, Asako Kanezaki, Lucian Cosmin Goron, Dejan Pangercic, Michael Beetz), In Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems, Springer Netherlands, 2014. [bib]
Cognition-Enabled Autonomous Robot Control for the Realization of Home Chore Task Intelligence (Michael Beetz, Dominik Jain, Lorenz Mösenlechner, Moritz Tenorth, Lars Kunze, Nico Blodow, Dejan Pangercic), In Proceedings of the IEEE, Special Issue on Quality of Life Technology, volume 100, 2012. [bib]
Combined 2D-3D Categorization and Classification for Multimodal Perception Systems (Zoltan Csaba Marton, Dejan Pangercic, Nico Blodow, Michael Beetz), In The International Journal of Robotics Research, Sage Publications, volume 30, 2011. [bib] [pdf]
Towards 3D Point Cloud Based Object Maps for Household Environments (Radu Bogdan Rusu, Zoltan Csaba Marton, Nico Blodow, Mihai Dolha, Michael Beetz), In Robotics and Autonomous Systems Journal (Special Issue on Semantic Knowledge in Robotics), volume 56, 2008. [bib] [pdf]

Conference Papers

Object Categorization in Clutter using Additive Features and Hashing of Part-graph Descriptors (Zoltan-Csaba Marton, Ferenc Balint-Benczedi, Nico Blodow, Lucian Cosmin Goron, Michael Beetz), In Proceedings of Spatial Cognition (SC), 2012. [bib] [pdf]
Real-time Compression of Point Cloud Streams (Julius Kammerl, Nico Blodow, Radu Bogdan Rusu, Suat Gedikli, Michael Beetz, Eckehard Steinbach), In IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2012. [bib]
Autonomous Semantic Mapping for Robots Performing Everyday Manipulation Tasks in Kitchen Environments (Nico Blodow, Lucian Cosmin Goron, Zoltan-Csaba Marton, Dejan Pangercic, Thomas Rühr, Moritz Tenorth, Michael Beetz), In Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2011. [bib] [pdf]
General 3D Modelling of Novel Objects from a Single View (Zoltan-Csaba Marton, Dejan Pangercic, Nico Blodow, Jonathan Kleinehellefort, Michael Beetz), In Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2010. [bib] [pdf]
Perception and Probabilistic Anchoring for Dynamic World State Logging (Nico Blodow, Dominik Jain, Zoltan-Csaba Marton, Michael Beetz), In 10th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, 2010. [bib] [pdf]
Model-based and Learned Semantic Object Labeling in 3D Point Cloud Maps of Kitchen Environments (Radu Bogdan Rusu, Zoltan Csaba Marton, Nico Blodow, Andreas Holzbach, Michael Beetz), In Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2009. [bib] [pdf]
Fast Geometric Point Labeling using Conditional Random Fields (Radu Bogdan Rusu, Andreas Holzbach, Nico Blodow, Michael Beetz), In Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2009. [bib] [pdf]
Close-range Scene Segmentation and Reconstruction of 3D Point Cloud Maps for Mobile Manipulation in Human Environments (Radu Bogdan Rusu, Nico Blodow, Zoltan Csaba Marton, Michael Beetz), In Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2009. [bib] [pdf]
Fast Point Feature Histograms (FPFH) for 3D Registration (Radu Bogdan Rusu, Nico Blodow, Michael Beetz), In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Kobe, Japan, May 12-17, 2009. [bib]
Partial View Modeling and Validation in 3D Laser Scans for Grasping (Nico Blodow, Radu Bogdan Rusu, Zoltan Csaba Marton, Michael Beetz), In 9th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids), 2009. [bib] [pdf]
The Assistive Kitchen -- A Demonstration Scenario for Cognitive Technical Systems (Michael Beetz, Freek Stulp, Bernd Radig, Jan Bandouch, Nico Blodow, Mihai Dolha, Andreas Fedrizzi, Dominik Jain, Uli Klank, Ingo Kresse, Alexis Maldonado, Zoltan Marton, Lorenz Mösenlechner, Federico Ruiz, Radu Bogdan Rusu, Moritz Tenorth), In IEEE 17th International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), Muenchen, Germany, 2008. (Invited paper.) [bib] [pdf]
Action Recognition in Intelligent Environments using Point Cloud Features Extracted from Silhouette Sequences (Radu Bogdan Rusu, Jan Bandouch, Zoltan Csaba Marton, Nico Blodow, Michael Beetz), In IEEE 17th International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), Muenchen, Germany, 2008. [bib] [pdf]
Functional Object Mapping of Kitchen Environments (Radu Bogdan Rusu, Zoltan Csaba Marton, Nico Blodow, Mihai Emanuel Dolha, Michael Beetz), In Proceedings of the 21st IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Nice, France, September 22-26, 2008. [bib] [pdf]
Aligning Point Cloud Views using Persistent Feature Histograms (Radu Bogdan Rusu, Nico Blodow, Zoltan Csaba Marton, Michael Beetz), In Proceedings of the 21st IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Nice, France, September 22-26, 2008. [bib] [pdf]
Learning Informative Point Classes for the Acquisition of Object Model Maps (Radu Bogdan Rusu, Zoltan Csaba Marton, Nico Blodow, Michael Beetz), In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV), Hanoi, Vietnam, December 17-20, 2008. [bib] [pdf]
Persistent Point Feature Histograms for 3D Point Clouds (Radu Bogdan Rusu, Zoltan Csaba Marton, Nico Blodow, Michael Beetz), In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-10), Baden-Baden, Germany, 2008. [bib] [pdf]
Towards 3D Object Maps for Autonomous Household Robots (Radu Bogdan Rusu, Nico Blodow, Zoltan-Csaba Marton, Alina Soos, Michael Beetz), In Proceedings of the 20th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2007. [bib] [pdf]

Workshop Papers

Inferring Generalized Pick-and-Place Tasks from Pointing Gestures (Nico Blodow, Zoltan-Csaba Marton, Dejan Pangercic, Thomas Rühr, Moritz Tenorth, Michael Beetz), In IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Workshop on Semantic Perception, Mapping and Exploration, 2011. [bib] [pdf]
Advantages of Spatial-temporal Object Maps for Service Robotics (Zoltan-Csaba Marton, Nico Blodow, Michael Beetz), In IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts (ARSO), 2011. [bib] [pdf]
CAD-model recognition and 6DOF pose estimation using 3D cues (Aitor Aldoma, Markus Vincze, Nico Blodow, David Gossow, Suat Gedikli, Radu Bogdan Rusu, Gary R. Bradski), In IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision Workshops, ICCV 2011 Workshops, Barcelona, Spain, November 6-13, 2011, 2011. [bib]
Making Sense of 3D Data (Nico Blodow, Zoltan-Csaba Marton, Dejan Pangercic, Michael Beetz), In Robotics: Science and Systems Conference (RSS), Workshop on Strategies and Evaluation for Mobile Manipulation in Household Environments, 2010. [bib] [pdf]
CoP-Man -- Perception for Mobile Pick-and-Place in Human Living Environments (Michael Beetz, Nico Blodow, Ulrich Klank, Zoltan Csaba Marton, Dejan Pangercic, Radu Bogdan Rusu), In Proceedings of the 22nd IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) Workshop on Semantic Perception for Mobile Manipulation, 2009. (Invited paper.) [bib] [pdf]
Interpretation of Urban Scenes based on Geometric Features (Radu Bogdan Rusu, Zoltan Csaba Marton, Nico Blodow, Michael Beetz), In Proceedings of the 21st IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) Workshop on 3D Mapping, Nice, France, September 26, 2008. (Invited paper) [bib] [pdf]
Autonomous Mapping of Kitchen Environments and Applications (Zoltan Csaba Marton, Nico Blodow, Mihai Dolha, Moritz Tenorth, Radu Bogdan Rusu, Michael Beetz), In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Cognition for Technical Systems, Munich, Germany, 6-8 October, 2008. [bib] [pdf]
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