My Publications My Papers

Here is a list of my publications, in chronological order. You can also find me on Google Scholar. Most of them are related to my projects listed here and/or research work performed with the SpaceMaster Robotics Team, the Advanced Concepts Team or at the IDSIA Robotics Lab. A bib file with the bibtex entries for all my publications can be downloaded here .

in preparation (3)

A Bottom-Up Integration of Vision and Actions To Create Cognitive Humanoids.
Jürgen Leitner. in Cognitive Robotics, edited by Hooman Samani. (in preparation at Francis and Taylor)

Exciting Students for Systems Programming Through the Use of Mobile Robots. Alexander Förster, Jürgen Leitner, Anna Förster. (in preparation)

Humanoid Robots Learn Spatial Perception Competencies. Jürgen Leitner, Alexander Förster, Jürgen Schmidhuber. Robotics and Autonomous Systems - SI: From Machine Perception to Sensorimotor Intelligence (submitted)

2014 (4)

Reactive Reaching and Grasping on a Humanoid: Towards Closing the Action-Perception Loop on the iCub. Jürgen Leitner, Mikhail Frank, Alexander Förster, Jürgen Schmidhuber. International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO).

Improving Robot Vision Models for Object Detection Through Interaction. Jürgen Leitner, Alexander Förster, Jürgen Schmidhuber. World Congress on Computational Intelligence 2014 -- International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN).

Teleoperation of a 7 DOF Humanoid Robot Arm Using Human Arm Accelerations and EMG Signals. J Leitner, M Luciw, A Förster, J Schmidhuber. International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space (i-SAIRAS) 2014

Curiosity driven reinforcement learning for motion planning on humanoids. Mikhail Frank, Jürgen Leitner, Alexander Förster, Jürgen Schmidhuber. Frontiers in Neurorobotics, 7:25, 2014.
DOI Frontiers

2013 (6)

Task-Relevant Roadmaps: A Framework for Humanoid Motion Planning. Marijn Stollenga, Leo Pape, Mikhail Frank, Jürgen Leitner, Alexander Förster, Jürgen Schmidhuber. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). Tokyo, Japan. November 2013.
DOI IEEE Xplore

ALife in Humanoids: Developing a Framework to Employ Artificial Life Techniques for High-Level Perception and Cognition Tasks on Humanoid Robots. Jürgen Leitner, Simon Harding, Mikhail Frank, Alexander Förster, Jürgen Schmidhuber. "Artificial Life Based Models of Higher Cognition" Workshop at the European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL). Taormina, Italy. September 2013.

Artificial Neural Networks For Spatial Perception: Towards Visual Object Localisation in Humanoid Robots. Jürgen Leitner, Simon Harding, Mikhail Frank, Alexander Förster, Jürgen Schmidhuber. International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN). Dallas, USA. August 2013.
DOI IEEE Xplore

Learning Visual Object Detection and Localisation Using icVision. Jürgen Leitner, Simon Harding, Pramod Chandrashekhariah, Mikhail Frank, Alexander Förster, Jochen Triesch, Jürgen Schmidhuber. Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures, Vol. 5, 2013.
DOI Elsevier

Humanoid Learns to Detect Its Own Hands. Jürgen Leitner, Simon Harding, Mikhail Frank, Alexander Förster, Jürgen Schmidhuber. IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computing (CEC). Cancun, Mexico. June 2013.
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Cartesian Genetic Programming for Image Processing (CGP-IP). Simon Harding, Jürgen Leitner, Jürgen Schmidhuber. In Genetic Programming Theory and Practice X, Genetic and Evolutionary Computation.
pp 31-44. ISBN: 978-1-4614-6845-5. Springer, Ann Arbor, 2013.
DOI Springer

2012 (10)

Cartesian Genetic Programming for Image Processing and Robot Vision. J. Leitner, S. Harding, A. Förster, J. Schmidhuber. IEEE Robotics & Automation Society Summer School on "Robot Vision and Applications". Santiago, Chile. December 2012.
Bib   DOI   extended abstract webpage

Learning Spatial Object Localization from Vision on a Humanoid Robot. Jürgen Leitner, Simon Harding, Mikhail Frank, Alexander Förster, Jürgen Schmidhuber. International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems (ARS), Vol. 9, 2012.
DOI InTech

Autonomous Learning Of Robust Visual Object Detection And Identification On A Humanoid. J. Leitner, P. Chandrashekhariah, S. Harding, M. Frank, G. Spina, A. Förster, J. Triesch, J. Schmidhuber. IEEE Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL) and Epigenetic Robotics (EpiRob). San Diego, USA. November 2012.
DOI IEEE Xplore   Paper of Excellence Award

An Integrated, Modular Framework for Computer Vision and Cognitive Robotics Research (icVision). Jürgen Leitner, Simon Harding, Mikhail Frank, Alexander Förster, Jürgen Schmidhuber. In Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures 2012: A Chella, et. al (eds.)
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing (Vol. 196), pp. 205-210. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2013.
(presented at the Int'l Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (BICA). Palermo, Italy. November 2012.)
DOI Available at SpringerLink

Transferring Spatial Perception Between Robots Operating In A Shared Workspace. Jürgen Leitner, Simon Harding, Mikhail Frank, Alexander Förster, Jürgen Schmidhuber. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). Vilamoura, Portugal. October 2012.
DOI IEEE Xplore

Towards Spatial Perception: Learning to Locate Objects From Vision. J Leitner, S Harding, M Frank, A Förster, J Schmidhuber. Postgraduate Conference on Robotics and Development of Cognition (RobotDoC-PhD). Lausanne, Switzerland. September 2012.
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Mars Terrain Image Classification using Cartesian Genetic Programming. J. Leitner, S. Harding, A. Förster, Jürgen Schmidhuber. 11th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space (i-SAIRAS). Torino, Italy. September 2012.
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The Modular Behavioral Environment for Humanoids & other Robots (MoBeE). Mikhail Frank, Jürgen Leitner, Marijn Stollenga, Gregor Kaufmann, Simon Harding, Alexander Förster, Jürgen Schmidhuber. 9th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO). Rome, Italy. July 2012.
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MT-CGP: Mixed Type Cartesian Genetic Programming. S. Harding, V. Graziano, J. Leitner, Jürgen Schmidhuber. Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO). Philadelphia, USA. July 2012.
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icVision: A Modular Vision System for Cognitive Robotics Research. J. Leitner, S. Harding, M. Frank, A. Förster, J. Schmidhuber. 5th International Conference on Cognitive Systems (CogSys). Vienna, Austria. February 2012.
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2011 (2)

Artificial Curiosity for Autonomous Space Exploration. Vincent Graziano, Tobias Glasmachers, Tom Schaul, Leo Pape, Giuseppe Cuccu, Jürgen Leitner and Jürgen Schmidhuber. Acta Futura, 4, pp. 41-52, 2011.
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CUDA Massively Parallel Trajectory Evolution. M. Kashif Kaleem, Jürgen Leitner. GPUs for Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Competition (GPGPU) at the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO). Dublin, Ireland. July 2011.
project webpage

2010 (3)

Evolving ANNs for Spacecraft Rendezvous and Docking. Jürgen Leitner, Christos Ampatzis, Dario Izzo. 10th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space (i-SAIRAS). Sapporo, Japan. August 2010.

On Cooperation in a Multi Robot Society for Space Exploration. David Leal Martínez, Jürgen Leitner. 10th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space (i-SAIRAS). Sapporo, Japan. August 2010.

Simulating Resource Sharing In Spacecraft Clusters Using Multi-Agent-Systems. Jürgen Leitner. Small Satellites Systems and Services - The 4S Symposium 2010. Funchal, Madeira. June 2010.

2009 (5)

Robot Formations for Area Coverage. Jürgen Leitner. Second International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications (ICIRA). Singapore. December 2009.
Available at SpringerLink

Multi-Robot Cooperation in Space: A Survey. Jürgen Leitner. Advanced Technologies for Enhanced Quality of Life (AT-EQUAL), pp. 144-151. 2009.
(presented at the 2nd ECSIS Symposium on Learning and Adaptive Behavior in Robotic Systems (LAB-RS), Iaşi, Romania.)
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Project SMURFS - A Society of Multiple Robots. David Leal Martínez, Jürgen Leitner. Mobile Robots Workshop. AAAI/International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI). Pasadena, USA. July 2009. PubInfo

A Survey of Multi-Robot Cooperation in Space. Jürgen Leitner. Automation, Robotics and Control Systems (ARCS-09) Conference. Orlando, USA. July 2009. PubInfo © ISRST

The REEL-E Project (HALE launch campaign) - Results and Lessons Learned. Jürgen Leitner, David Leal Martínez. Austrian Space Applications Program. Wien, Austria. June 2009.

2008 (2)

A Benchmark on Stereo Disparity Estimation for Humanoid Robots. Jürgen Leitner, Alexandre Bernardino, Josè Santos-Victor. 8th Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions (Robotica). Aveiro, Portugal. April 2008.

Universal Robot-Human-Operations Cooperative Unit. David Leal Martínez, Jürgen Leitner. Student Design Competition. 3rd Annual Human Robot Interaction Conference. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. March 2008.
project webpage