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Prof. Sören Schwertfeger / 师泽仁 助理教授、研究员

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  • Mobile Robotics
  • Robot Performance Evaluation, especially Map Evaluation
  • Mapping and Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM)
  • Robot Autonomy and Intelligence


Dr. Sören Schwertfeger received his Diploma (German equivalent of the Master) in Computer Science in 2005 from the University of Bremen in Germany. In 2012 he received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Jacobs University Bremen, Germany. Between 2012 and 2014 he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Robotics Group of Prof. Andreas Birk at the Jacobs University Bremen. In 2010 Dr. Schwertfeger was a guest researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, where he did research on robot performance evaluation and map quality assessment.

His research interest is in robotics, especially in intelligent functions for mobile robots. Besides his work on map evaluation, Dr. Schwertfeger also worked and published on mapping, object detection and robot autonomy. He successfully participated in many robot competitions, both as team member and as judge and organizer. Dr. Schwertfeger was the chair of the 2014 German Open RoboCup Rescue competition. In 2012 he won the best paper award at the International Workshop on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR). He is the reviewer for many top journals and conferences in the area of robotics.


1. Sheh, R., S. Schwertfeger, and A. Visser, "16 Years of RoboCup Rescue", KI-Künstliche Intelligenz, vol. 30, pp. 267–277, 2016.
2. Schwertfeger, S., and T. Yu, "Matching Paths in Topological Maps", 9th Symposium on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles (IAV), IFAC: IFAC, 2016.
3. Stoyanov, T., N. Vaskevicius, C. A. Mueller, T. Fromm, R. Krug, V. Tincani, R. Mojtahedzadeh, S. Kunaschk, M. R Ernits, R. D Canelhas, et al., "No more heavy lifting: Robotic solutions to the container unloading problem", Robotics and Automation Magazine, 2016.
4. Schwertfeger, S., and A. Birk, "Map evaluation using matched topology graphs", Autonomous Robots, pp. 1–27, 2015. Schwertfeger, S., and A. Birk, "Using Fiducials in 3D Map Evaluation", IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, Rescue Robotics (SSRR): IEEE Press, 2015. 
5. Sheh, R., A. Jacoff, A-M. Virts, T. Kimura, J. Pellenz, S. Schwertfeger, and J. Suthakorn, "Advancing the state of urban search and rescue robotics through the RoboCupRescue robot league competition", Field and service robotics: Springer, 2014. 
6. Sören Schwertfeger, Andreas Birk, "Evaluation of Map Quality by Matching and Scoring High-Level, Topological Map Structures", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), IEEE Press, 2013
7. Sören Schwertfeger, Andreas Birk, Heiko Bülow, "Using iFMI Spectral Registration for Video Stabilization and Motion Detection by an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)", International Workshop on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR), IEEE Press, 2011
8. Andreas Birk, Sören Schwertfeger, Kaustubh Pathak, "A Networking Framework for Teleoperation in Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics", Wireless Communications, IEEE Press, 2009
9. Kaustubh Pathak, Andreas Birk, Narunas Vaskevicius, Max Pfingsthorn, Sören Schwertfeger, Jann Poppinga, "Online three‐dimensional SLAM by registration of large planar surface segments and closed‐form pose‐graph relaxation", Journal of Field Robotics, Wiley, 2010
10. Sören Schwertfeger, Adam Jacoff, Chris Scrapper, Johannes Pellenz, Alexander Kleiner. "Evaluation of maps using fixed shapes: The fiducial map metric", Proceedings of the 10th Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems Workshop, ACM, 2010