Talk 8: Service Robotics and AI

Prof. Michael Beetz (University of Bremen)

CV: Michael Beetz is a professor for Computer Science at the Department of Informatics of the Technische Universität Muenchen and heads the Intelligent Autonomous Systems group. From 2006 to 2011, he was vice coordinator of the German national cluster of excellence CoTeSys (Cognition for Technical Systems) where he is also co-coordinator of the research area “Knowledge and Learning”. Michael Beetz received his diploma degree in Computer Science with distinction from the University of Kaiserslautern. He received his MSc, MPhil, and PhD degrees from Yale University in 1993, 1994, and 1996 and his Venia Legendi from the University of Bonn in 2000. Michael Beetz was a member of the steering committee of the European network of excellence in AI planning (PLANET) and coordinating the research area “robot planning”. He is associate editor of the AI Journal. His research interests include plan-based control of robotic agents, knowledge processing and representation for robots, integrated robot learning, and cognitive perception.