Gayane Kazhoyan

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Research Staff

Room: 1.60
Tel: +49 421 218 64033
Fax: +49 421 218 64047
Mail: kazhoyan(at)cs[dot]uni-bremen[dot]de

Gayane (shortly Gaya) is a PhD student at the Institute for Artificial Intelligence of the University of Bremen. Her main research interests are concentrated in the field of planning for cognition-enabled robot executives. She is currently actively and passionately involved in the development of CRAM.

Before joining Michael Beetz's group in November 2013, she worked for one year as a research assistant at Kastanienbaum GmbH with Sami Haddadin, in tight collaboration with the Robotics and Mechatronics Center of DLR. There she was programming and maintaining software for a wide range of robotic applications: from embedded software up to high-level robot executives, and from system identification and control up to web interfaces. Before that she has acquired her M.Sc. degree in Informatics with a major in AI and Robotics at the Technical University of Munich. Her Master's thesis consisted of extending CRAM with the notion of spatial relations. Before coming to Germany, she had a number of short-term jobs in the fields of iPhone game development and web development in different types of companies in her homeland. She's got her B.Eng. degree in Informatics with a major in Technology and Organisation of Information Security from the State Engineering University of Armenia.

Gaya tries to spend at least some of her free time on reading programming books, and when she needs a break from computers she usually plays around with her poi or gets involved in common metalhead activities.

Projects

  • RoboHow EU project: Developed the robot executive for PR2 (see video)
  • SHERPA EU project: Developed robot executive for multiple robots and their commander module (see video)
  • EASE DFG CRC: Developing robot executive for PR2 everyday activities in human environments (see video)

Software projects

Current main developer and maintainer of cognition-enabled robot executive CRAM.

Teaching

  • Tutor for Praktische Informatik II (SS2014)
  • Lecturer and tutor for Robot Programming with Lisp (WS2014/15)
  • Lecturer and tutor for Robot Programming with Lisp (WS2015/16)
  • Co-lecturer and tutor for Robot Programming with Lisp (SS2016)
  • Moderator and co-lecturer for seminar Empirical Methods for Artificial Intelligence (SS2017)
  • Co-supervisor for master project Suturo (SS2017)
  • Lecturer and co-tutor for Robot Programming with Lisp (WS2017/18)
  • Co-supervisor for bachelor project Suturo (WS2017/18)
  • Co-supervisor for bachelor project Suturo (SS2018)

Supervised Thesis

  • Bachelor Thesis of Andreas Romero Frueh “Konsistenzprüfung für robotische Wahrnehmung auf Basis von Simulation und logischer Schlussfolgerung” (2015)
  • Bachelor Thesis of Arthur Niedzwiecki “Plan Transformation for Autonomous Real-World Pick and Place Tasks” (2018)
  • Bachelor Thesis of Alina Hawkin “Towards Robots Executing Observed Manipulation Activities of Humans” (2018)

Publications

Journal Articles and Book Chapters
[1] Asil Kaan Bozcuoglu, Gayane Kazhoyan, Yuki Furuta, Simon Stelter, Michael Beetz, Kei Okada, Masayuki Inaba, "The Exchange of Knowledge using Cloud Robotics", In Robotics and Automation Letters, IEEE, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 1072-1079, 2018. [bib] [doi]
Conference Papers
[2] Asil Kaan Bozcuoglu, Gayane Kazhoyan, Yuki Furuta, Simon Stelter, Michael Beetz, Kei Okada, Masayuki Inaba, "The Exchange of Knowledge using Cloud Robotics", In International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Brisbane, Australia, 2018. Finalist for the Best Cognitive Robotics Paper Award, Finalist for the Best Service Robotics Paper Award. [bib]
[3] Gayane Kazhoyan, Michael Beetz, "Programming Robotic Agents with Action Descriptions", In IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Vancouver, Canada, pp. 103-108, 2017. [bib] [doi]
Workshop Papers
[4] Michael Beetz, Daniel Beßler, Gayane Kazhoyan, "Robotic Agents that Know What They are Doing", In IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Vancouver, Canada, 2017. [bib]
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