University of Konstanz
Graduiertenkolleg / PhD Program
Computer and Information Science

Colloquium of the Department and the PhD Program

title

Quick and Easy Model Fitting using [+]-Manifolds

speaker

Prof. Dr. Udo Frese, University of Bremen

date & place

Wednesday, 06.02.2013, 15:15 h
Room G 309

abstract

Many technical applications require to identify parameters of the considered system, which is called calibration. Often this is more an unpleasant necessity than the central research question. The MTK library ( http://openslam.org/MTK ) allows to easy model and solve such problems on an implementation level. In addition the MTK library implements the theory of [+]-manifolds which allow to handle 3D rotations without running into the problem of singularities (e.g. as Euler-angles do). In the talk I will present the MTK library, briefly sketch the theory of [+]-manifolds and as an application show a humanoid robot catching two thrown balls.