René Wagner

René Wagner with TUM's PR2 James at CoTeSys-ROS Fall School 2010

is a research assistant with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics and a Ph.D. student in Prof. Udo Frese's Real-Time Computer Vision Group.

René Wagner studied computer science in Bremen and, through the EU Erasmus Programme, in Cardiff. He received his degree in computer science (Diplom-Informatiker) from University of Bremen in January 2010. His thesis (Diplomarbeit) focused on repeating the Grand Challenge experiment on a smaller scale with a robotic vehicle based on an R/C car autonomously traversing an accordingly down-scaled “race track” consisting of a network of sidewalks or paths in a public park.

René Wagner has also actively contributed to a variety of open source projects in the embedded and handheld computing space including but not limited to LCDproc, GPE, Familiar, and OpenEmbedded. More information on the latter activities can be found here on René's personal home page.

Research Interests

Current Projects

Publications

2016 

René Wagner, Udo Frese, Berthold Bäuml (2016). Unified Treatment of Dense and Sparse Data in Graph-based Least Squares. In Proceedings of the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (HUMANOIDS 2016), Cancun, Mexico.   detail     www

2014 

Berthold Bäuml, Tobias Hammer, René Wagner, Oliver Birbach, Thomas Gumpert, FangYi Zhi, Ulrich Hillenbrand, Stefan Beer, Werner Friedl, Jörg Butterfass (2014). Agile Justin: An Upgraded Member of DLR’s Family of Lightweight and Torque Controlled Humanoids. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Hong Kong. ICRA Best Video Award.   detail     www   pdf
René Wagner, Udo Frese, Berthold Bäuml (2014). Graph SLAM with Signed Distance Function Maps on a Humanoid Robot. In Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Chicago, Illinois.   detail     www   pdf

2013 

Christoph Hertzberg, René Wagner, Udo Frese, Lutz Schröder (2013). Integrating Generic Sensor Fusion Algorithms with Sound State Representations through Encapsulation of Manifolds. In Information Fusion, 14 (1), pp. 57–77. Available online 14 September 2011.   detail     www   pdf
René Wagner, Udo Frese, Berthold Bäuml (2013). 3D Modeling, Distance and Gradient Computation for Motion Planning: A Direct GPGPU Approach. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Karlsruhe, Germany.   detail   pdf
René Wagner, Udo Frese, Berthold Bäuml (2013). Real-Time Dense Multi-Scale Workspace Modeling on a Humanoid Robot. In Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Tokyo, Japan.   detail   pdf

2012 

Christoph Hertzberg, René Wagner, Udo Frese (2012). Tutorial on Quick and Easy Model Fitting Using the SLoM Framework. In Stachniss, Cyrill, Schill, Kerstin, Uttal, David (Eds.), Spatial Cognition VIII, Vol. 7463, pp. 128–142, Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.   detail     www   pdf

2011 

René Wagner, Christoph Lüth (2011). Projekt IGEL: Konzeptpapier Bodenebenenerkennung. Begutachtet durch den TÜV-Nord. Siehe Projekthomepage.   detail     www   pdf
René Wagner, Christoph Lüth (2011). Projekt IGEL: Konzeptpapier Hinderniserkennung und Staubkornfilter. Begutachtet durch den TÜV-Nord. Siehe Projekthomepage.   detail     www   pdf
Christoph Hertzberg, René Wagner, Oliver Birbach, Tobias Hammer, Udo Frese (2011). Experiences in Building a Visual SLAM System from Open Source Components. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Shanghai, China.   detail     www   pdf
René Wagner, Oliver Birbach, Udo Frese (2011). Rapid Development of Manifold-Based Graph Optimization Systems for Multi-Sensor Calibration and SLAM. In Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), San Francisco, California.   detail   pdf

2010 

U. Frese, R. Wagner, T. Röfer (2010). A SLAM Overview from a User's Perspective. In KI-Zeitschrift, 24 (3).   detail     www   pdf

2009 

R. Wagner (2009). Autonomous Outdoor Navigation with a Robotic R/C Car. Diplomarbeit. Universität Bremen.   detail   pdf
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Previous Projects and Affiliations

A detailed CV is available on request.

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