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Dr.-Ing. Christof Schröter

Vita & Research

since 11/2016employee at MetraLabs GmbH
 2015 - 2016employee at  ISA Institut für Serviceautomation GmbH & Co. KG (Sielaff Group)
2001 - 2015Researcher at the Department of Neuroinformatics and Cognitive Robotics
January 2009PhD graduation
Thesis "Probabilistische Methoden für die Roboternavigation am Beispiel eines autonomen Shopping-Assistenten" (Probabilistic Methods for Robot Navigation demonstrated in an Autonomous Shopping Assistant)
1998/99Practical training at Siemens AG, Corporate Technology, Munich
1994 - 2001Study of computer science at the Ilmenau University of Technology


Research interests

  • Mobile Service Robots, Personal and Companion Robots
  • Autonomous Navigation: environment models, self-localization, SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping), motion planning and control
  • Human-Robot-Interaction: visual und multimodal user perception and analysis (user detection, tracking, identification, face analysis, activity recognition, ...)
  • Sensors: range finders (laser, sonar), vision, depth cameras

Publications

Papers available for download on the lab's publication page

 

 

2015

Müller, St., Schröter, Ch., Gross, H.-M.
Smart Fur Tactile Sensor for a Socially Assistive Robot.
to appear: Proc. 8th Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robotics and Applications (ICIRA 2015), Portsmouth, UK, 2015

Scheidig, A., Debes, K., Müller, S., Schröter, Ch., Volkhardt, M., Richter, K., Döring, N., Gross, H.-M.
SERROGA-Nutzertests: Herangehensweise und Ergebnisse
in: Proc. 8. Deutscher AAL Kongress (AAL 2015), Frankfurt/Main, Germany, pp. 34-43, VDE Verlag

2014

Schröter, Ch., Müller, S., Volkhardt, M., Einhorn, E., Huijnen, C., van den Heuvel, H., van Berlo, A., Bley, A., Gross, H.-M.
CompanionAble - ein robotischer Assistent und Begleiter für Menschen mit leichter kognitiver Beeinträchtigung.
in: Proc. 7. Deutscher AAL Kongress (AAL 2014), Berlin, Germany, VDE Verlag

Scheidig, A., Müller, S., Volkhardt, M., Schröter, Ch., Richter, K., Döring, N., Gross, H.-M.
SERROGA: Servicerobotik für die Gesundheitsassistenz im nutzerzentrierten Entwurf.
in: Proc. 7. Deutscher AAL Kongress (AAL 2014), Berlin, Germany, VDE Verlag

Weinrich., Ch., Wengefeld, T., Schröter, Ch., Gross, H.-M.
People Detection and Distinction of their Walking Aids in 2D Laser Range Data based on Generic Distant-Invariant Features.
in: Proc. 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (IEEE RO-MAN 2014), Edinburgh, UK, pp. 767-773, IEEE 2014

2013

Schröter, Ch., Müller, S., Volkhardt, M., Einhorn, E., Huijnen, C., van den Heuvel, H., van Berlo, A., Bley, A., Gross, H.-M.
Realization and User Evaluation of a Companion Robot for People with Mild Cognitive Impairments.
in: Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2013), Karlsruhe, Germany, pp. 1145-1151, IEEE 2013

Müller, St., Schröter, Ch., Gross, H.-M.
Low-cost Whole-Body Touch Interaction for Manual Motion Control of a Mobile Service Robot.
in: Proc. 5th Int. Conf. on Social Robotics (ICSR 2013), Bristol, UK, LNAI vol. 8239, pp. 229-238, Springer 2013

2012

Gross, H.-M., Schröter, Ch., Müller, S., Volkhardt, M., Einhorn, E., Bley, A., Langner, T., Merten, M., Huijnen, C., van den Heuvel, H., van Berlo, A.
Further Progress towards a Home Robot Companion for People with Mild Cognitive Impairment.
in: IEEE Int. Conf. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (IEEE-SMC 2012), Seoul, South Korea, pp. 637-644, IEEE 2012

Merten, M., Bley, A., Schröter, Ch., Gross, H.-M.
A mobile robot platform for socially assistive home-care applications.
in: Proc. 7th German Conference on Robotics, 2012, Munich, Germany, pp. 233-238

Stricker, R., Müller, S., Einhorn, E., Schröter, C., Volkhardt, M., Debes, K., Gross, H.-M.
Konrad and Suse, Two Robots Guiding Visitors in a University Building.
in: Proc. Autonomous Mobile Systems (AMS 2012), Stuttgart, Germany, Informatik aktuell, pp. 49-58, Springer Verlag 2012

Stricker, R., Müller, S., Einhorn, E., Schröter, C., Volkhardt, M., Debes, K., Gross, H.-M.
Interactive Mobile Robots Guiding Visitors in a University Building.
in: Proc. 21st IEEE Int. Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (Ro-Man 2012), Paris, France, pp. 695-700, IEEE 2012

2011

Einhorn, E., Schröter, Ch., Gross, H.-M.
Attention-Driven Monocular Scene Reconstruction for Obstacle Detection, Robot Navigation and Map Building.
in: Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 59 (2011) 5, pp. 296-309, Elsevier

Einhorn, E., Schröter, Ch., Gross, H.-M.
Finding the Adequate Resolution for Grid Mapping - Cell Sizes Locally Adapting On-the-Fly.
in: Proc. of the IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2011), Shanghai, China, pp. 1843-1848, IEEE 2011

Gross, H.-M., Schröter, Ch., Müller, S., Volkhardt, M., Einhorn, E., Bley, A., Martin, Ch., Langner, T., Merten, M.
Progress in Developing a Socially Assistive Mobile Home Robot Companion for the Elderly with Mild Cognitive Impairment.
in: Proc. IEEE/RJS Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2011), San Francisco, USA, pp. 2430-2437, IEEE Omnipress 2011

Gross, H.-M., Schröter, Ch., Müller, S., Volkhardt, M., Einhorn, E., Bley, A., Martin, Ch., Langner, T., Merten, M.
I'll keep an Eye on You: Home Robot Companion for Elderly People with Cognitive Impairment.
in: IEEE Int. Conf. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (IEEE-SMC 2011), Anchorage, USA, pp. 2481-2488, IEEE 2011

Kessler, J., Schröter, Ch., Gross, H.-M.
Approaching a Person in a Socially Acceptable Manner Using a Fast Marching planner.
in: Proc. 2011 International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications (ICIRA 2011), Aachen, Germany, pp. 368-377, Springer 2011

2010

Einhorn, E., Schröter, Ch., Gross, H.-M.
Can't Take my Eye off You: Attention-Driven Monocular Obstacle Detection and 3D Mapping.
in: Proc. IEEE/RJS Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2010), Taipeh, Taiwan, pp. 816-821, IEEE 2010

Einhorn, E., Schröter, Ch., Gross, H.-M.
Building 2D and 3D Adaptive-Resolution Occupancy Maps using Nd-Trees.
in: Proc. 55th Int. Scientic Colloquium (IWK 2010), Ilmenau, Germany, pp. 306-311, Verlag ISLE 2010

Müller, St., Schröter, Ch., Gross, H.-M.
Aspects of User Specific Dialog Adaptation for an Autonomous Robot.
in: Proc. 55th Int. Scientific Colloquium (IWK 2010), Ilmenau, Germany, pp. 635-640, Verlag ISLE 2010

Volkhardt, M., Müller, St., Schröter, Ch., Gross, H.-M.
Real-time Activity Recognition on a Mobile Companion Robot.
in: Proc. 55th Int. Scientific Colloquium (IWK 2010), Ilmenau, Germany, pp. 612-617, Verlag ISLE 2010

2009

Schröter, Ch., Höchemer, M., Müller, St., Gross, H.-M.
Autonomous Robot Cameraman - Observation Pose Optimization for a Mobile Service Robot in Indoor Living Space.
in: Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2009), Kobe, Japan, pp. 424-429, Omnipress 2009

Einhorn, E., Schröter, Ch., Gross, H.-M.
Monocular Scene Reconstruction for Reliable Obstacle Detection and Robot Navigation.
in: Proc. 4th European Conf. on Mobile Robots (ECMR 2009), Dubrovnik, Croatia, pp. 7-12

Einhorn, E., Schröter, Ch., Gross, H.-M.
Monocular Obstacle Detection for Real-world Environments.
in: Proc. 21. Fachgespräch Autonome Mobile Systeme (AMS 2009), Karlsruhe, Germany, pp. 33-40

Gross, H.-M., Böhme, H.-J., Schröter, Ch., Müller, St., König, A., Einhorn, E., Martin, Ch., Merten, M., Bley, A.
TOOMAS: Interactive Shopping Guide Robots in Everyday Use - Final Implementation and Experiences from Long-term Field Trials.
in: Proc. IEEE/RJS Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2009), St. Louis, USA; pp. 2005-2012, IEEE 2009

2008

Schröter, Ch., Gross, H.-M.
A sensor-independent approach to RBPF SLAM - Map Match SLAM applied to Visual Mapping.
in: Proc. IEEE/RSJ Int. Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2008), Nice, France, pp. 2078 - 2083, IEEE 2008

Gross, H.-M., Böhme, H.-J., Schröter, Ch., Müller, St., König, A., Martin, Ch., Merten, M., Bley, A.
ShopBot: Progress in Developing an Interactive Mobile Shopping Assistant for Everyday Use.
in: Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (IEEE-SMC 2008), Singapore, pp. 3471-3478, IEEE 2008

2007

Schröter, Ch., Böhme, H.-J., Gross, H.-M.
Memory-Efficient Gridmaps in Rao-Blackwellized Particle Filters for SLAM using Sonar Range Sensors.
in: Proc. 3rd European Conf. on Mobile Robots (ECMR 2007), Freiburg, Germany, pp. 138-143, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg - Universitätsverlag 2007

Schröter, Ch., Gross, H.-M.
Efficient Gridmaps for SLAM with Rao-Blackwellized Particle Filters.
in: Proc. 52nd Int. Scientific Colloquium (IWK 2007), Ilmenau, Germany, Vol. I, pp. 445-450, Universitätsverlag 2007

Schröter, Ch., Höchemer, M., Gross, H.-M.
A Particle Filter for the Dynamic Window Approach to Mobile Robot Control.
in: Proc. 52nd Int. Scientific Colloquium (IWK 2007), Ilmenau, Germany, Vol. I, pp. 425-430, Universitätsverlag 2007

Einhorn E., Schröter, Ch., Böhme, H.-J., Gross, H.-M.
Hybrid Kalman Filter Based Algorithm for Real-time Visual Obstacle Detection.
in: Proc. 3rd European Conf. on Mobile Robots (ECMR 2007), Freiburg, Germany, pp.156-161, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg - Universitätsverlag 2007

Einhorn E., Schröter, Ch., Böhme, H.-J., Gross, H.-M.
Hybrid Kalman Filter Based Algorithm for Real-time Visual Obstacle.
in: Proc. 52nd Int. Scientific Colloquium (IWK 2007), Ilmenau, Germany, Vol. II, pp. 353-358

2006

Böhme, H.-J., Scheidig, A., Wilhelm, T., Schröter, Chr., Martin, Chr., König, A., Müller, St., Gross, H.-M.
Progress in the Development of an Interactive Mobile Shopping Assistant.
in: Proc. of the Joint Conf. on Robotics: 37th International Symposium on Robotics (ISR 2006) and 4th German Conference on Robotics (Robotik 2006), Munich, Germany, paper nr. 83, 20 pages, VDI Verlag, 2006

2005

Schröter, Ch., König, A., Böhme, H.-J, Gross, H.-M.
Multi-Sensor Monte-Carlo-Localization Combining Omnivision and Sonar Range Sensors.
in: Proc. of the 2nd European Conf. on Mobile Robots (ECMR 2005), Ancona, Italy, pp. 164-169, stampalibri 2005 (ISBN 88-89177-187)

Martin, Chr., Scheidig, A., Wilhelm, T., Schröter, C., Böhme, H.-J., and Gross, H.-M.
A new Control Architecture for Mobile Interaction Robots.
in: Proc. of the 2nd European Conf. on Mobile Robots (ECMR 2005), Ancona, Italy, pp. 224-229, stampalibri 2005 (ISBN 88-89177-187)

2004

Schröter, Ch., Böhme, H.-J., Gross, H.-M.
Robust Map Building for an Autonomous Robot using Low-cost Sensors.
in: Proc. 2004 IEEE Int. Conf. on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC 2004), Den Haag, Netherlands, pp. 5398-5403, IEEE/Omnipress 2004

Schröter, Ch.
Robust Map Learning with Low-Cost Sensors for an Autonomous Robot.
in: Proc. 3rd Workshop on Self-Organization of AdaptiVE Behavior (SOAVE 2004), Ilmenau, Germany, pp. 167-177, Fortschritt-Berichte VDI, Reihe 10, Nr. 743, VDI-Verlag 2004

Täubig, H., Schröter, Ch.
Simultanous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) mit Hierarchischen Partikelfiltern.
in: Proc. 3rd Workshop on Self-Organization of AdaptiVE Behavior (SOAVE), 2004, Ilmenau, pp.157-166, Fortschritt-Berichte VDI, Reihe 10, Nr. 743, VDI-Verlag 2004

Böhme, H.-J., Wilhelm, T., Schröter, Ch., König, A., Martin, Ch.
Eine hybride Steuerarchitektur für einen interaktiven mobilen Serviceroboter.
in: Proc. 3rd Workshop on Self-Organization of AdaptiVE Behavior (SOAVE 2004), Ilmenau, Germany, pp. 187-197, Fortschritt-Berichte VDI, Reihe 10, Nr. 743, VDI-Verlag 2004

2003

Schröter, Ch., Böhme, H.-J., Gross, H.-M.
Extraction of Orientation from Floor Structure for Odometry Correction in Mobile Robotics.
in: Proc. of the 25th Pattern Recognition Symposium (DAGM 2003), Magdeburg, Germany, pp. 410-417, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2781, Springer Verlag 2003

Böhme, H.-J., Wilhelm, T., Key, J., Schauer, C., Schröter, Ch., Gross, H.-M., Hempel, T.
An Approach to Multimodal Human-Machine interaction for intelligent Service Robots.
Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 44 (2003), pp.83-96, Elsevier Science

Gross, H.-M., König, A., Schröter, Ch., Böhme, H.-J.
Omnivision-based Probalistic Self-Localization for a Mobile Shopping Assistant Continued.
in: Proc. IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2003), Las Vegas, USA, pp. 1505-1511, IEEE Omnipress 2003

2002

Schröter, Ch., König, A., Gross, H.-M.
Farbbild-basiertes Monte-Carlo-Lokalisationsverfahren für mobile Roboter.
in: Proc. 8. Workshop Farbbildverarbeitung, Ilmenau, Germany, 2002, pp. 111-118, ZBS Ilmenau, ISSN 1432-3346

Böhme, H.-J, Wilhelm, T., Schröter, Ch., Gross, H.-M.
PERSES - ein interaktiver Einkaufsassistent.
in: Robotik 2002: Leistungsstand - Anwendungen - Visionen - Trends, Ludwigsburg, Germany, pp. 641-646, VDI Verlag 2002, (ISBN 3-18-091679-6)

Gross, H.-M., König, A., Böhme, H.-J., Schröter, Ch.
Vision-Based Monte Carlo Self-localization for a Mobile Service Robot Acting as Shopping Assistant in a Home Store.
in: Proc. 2002 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2002), Lausanne, Switzerland, pp. 256-262, IEEE Omnipress 2002

Gross, H.-M., Böhme, H.-J., Schröter, Ch., König, A.
Panoramic View based Monte Carlo Self-localization for Mobile Robots Operating in Complex Real-world Environments.
in: Proc. Int. Workshop on Dynamic Perception 2002, Bochum, Germany, pp.171-176, IOS Press, Infix 2002

2001

Böhme, H.-J., Wilhelm, T., Hempel, T., Schröter, Ch., Gross, H.-M.
Multimodale Mensch-Maschine-Interaktion für Servicerobotik-Systeme.
in: Proc. Autonome Mobile Systeme (AMS 2001), Stuttgart, Germany, pp. 113-119, Informatik aktuell, Springer Verlag 2001

Böhme, H.-J., Wilhelm, T., Hempel, T., Schröter, C., Gross, H.-M.
An Approach to Multimodal Human-Machine Interaction for Intelligent Service Robots.
in: 4th European Workshop on Advanced Mobile Robots (Eurobot 2001), Lund, Schweden, pp. 17-24, Lund University Cognitive Studies, vol. 86, 2001