No benefit without functionality - No benefit without safety

Award of Gerlinde and Helmut Schwarz Foundation. For outstanding scientific achievements attracting international attention with regard to robotics research, but as well with regard to the faculty of engineering sciences, the chair of dynamics and control at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

Best Student Paper Award at International Symposium on Robotic and Sensors Environments ROSE 2012 for contributing Ertle, Voos, Söffker: "Utilizing Dynamic Hazard Knowledge for Risk Sensitive Action Planning of Autonomous Robots."

Finalist (1 out of 4) for the New Technology Foundation Award at IROS 2012 with contribution Ertle, Tokic, Cubek, Voos, Söffker: "Learning of Safety Knowledge from Human Demonstrations."
Reviewed Conference Articles

Ertle, P.;Voos, H.; Söffker, D.: Utilizing Dynamic Hazard Knowledge for Risk Sensitive Action Planning of Autonomous Robots. In:Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Robotic and Sensors Environments ROSE, pp.162-167, Magdeburg, Germany, November 16-18, 2012

Ertle, P.; Tokic, M.; Cubek, R.;Voos, H.; Söffker, D.: Learning of Safety Knowledge from Human Demonstrations. In:Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems IROS, pp. 5394-5399, Vilamoura, Portugal,October 7-12, 2012.

Ertle P., Tokic M., Bystricky T., Ebel M., Voos H., Söffker D.: Conceptual design of a dynamic risk-assessment server for autonomous robots. In Proceedings of the 7th German Conference on Robotics (Robotik 2012), pp. 250-254, Munich, Germany, 2012.

Tokic M., Ertle P., Palm G., Söffker D., Voos H.: Robust exploration/exploitation trade-offs in safety-critical applications. In Proceedings of the 8th IFAC Symposium Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety of Technical Processes Safeprocess 2012, pp. 660-665, Mexico City, Mexico, 2012

Ertle P. , Gamrad D. , Voos H. und Söffker D. : Action Planning for Autonomous Systems with respect to Safety Aspects. In Proc. IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, pp. 2465-2472, Istanbul, Turkey, 2010.

Ertle P. , Voos H. und Söffker D. : Development of Safe Autonomous Mobile Service Robots using an Active Integrated Approach. In Proc. International Symposium on Robotics ISR 2010, Munich, Germany, 2010.

Ertle P. , Voos H. und Söffker D. : On Risk Formalization of On-line Risk Assessment for Safe Decision Making in Robotics.. In Proc. 7. IARP Workshop on Technical Challengesor Dependable Robots in Human Environments, pp. 15-22, Toulous, France, 2010.

Voos H. und Ertle P. : Online Risk Assessment for Safe Autonomous Mobile Robots - A Perspective. In Proc. of the 7th. Workshop on Advanced Control and Diagnosis, Zielona Gora, Poland, 2009.

Book Chapter
Ertle P. und D. Söffker : Towards Risk Analysis to enable Safe Service Robotics. In: N. Baloian, W. Luther, D. Söffker, Y. Urano [Hrsg.], Interface and Interaction Design for Learning and Simulation Environments, Berlin: Logos, 2010, p. 33-35. ISBN/ISSN 978-3-8325-2361-9

Television interview
Internationale Auszeichnung für Wissenschaftler der HS Ravensburg-Weingarten, Regio TV, Innovativer Süden, 02.01.2013, external link