Oswald Berthold @Adaptive Systems Group


1 Info

Oswald Berthold, Dipl.-Inf.

Research Fellow, Adaptive Systems Group, Dept. of Computer Science
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Room 4.119, Rudower Chaussee 25, 12489 Berlin
F: +49-(0)30-2093-3116
M: bertolos _INFIX_ hu-berlin.de
W: http://www2.informatik.hu-berlin.de/~bertolos
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blog: http://x75.github.io/ github: https://github.com/x75 twit https://twitter.com/x7557x vimeo https://vimeo.com/user12977458 this http://www2.informatik.hu-berlin.de/~bertolos

1.1 Research interests

  • Neural networks, recurrent networks, realtime learning, incremental learning, micro-circuits
  • Robotic learning, sensorimotor learning, motor skills, adaptive systems
  • Sequence modelling, prediction, multivariate timeseries analysis, dynamical systems
  • Unified perception and action, predictive processing
  • Information theory, network theory
  • Bio-inspired vision, optical flow, acoustic navigation
  • Flying machines, Multicopters and UAVs
  • Physical foundations of computing, non-conventional computing, Analog computing
  • Evolutionary computation, evolvable hardware, Configurable Hardware (FPGA)
  • Sound, signal processing, generative music
  • Growth

1.2 Short bio

  • Ph.D. candidate and member @Adaptive Systems Group since Sep. 2012, ongoing (member of Research Training Group METRIK).
  • Studies in informatics (computer science) and media theory at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin from which I graduated with a Diploma in 2012.
  • Work as freelance and employed programmer with U.R.L. GmbH
  • Freelance work as artist, producer and tinkerer in sound, technology, media and art under labels such as plazma, farmersmanual, Mego records, Touch, xdv, cd_slopper, GulliBloon, pxp, LocalTask,
  • Born and grown up in Graz / Austria

2 Log

<2018-06-12 Di> Thesis 'Robotic self-exploration and acquisition of sensorimotor skills' handed in, 1, 2
<2017-09-19 Di> Tapping the sensorimotor trajectory, presented at ICDL-Epirob 2017, Lissabon, PT
<2017-01-18 Mi> Prepared a stack of slides about Reinforcement Learning for an Embodied Artificial Intelligence lecture
  session. This is supplemented by some python code.
<2016-11-02 Mi> List of project ideas / theses proposals that can be done in our lab focussing on flying robots and vision
<2016-10-23 So> Started blogging, check me out on http://x75.github.io
<2015-07-27 Mo> Closed-loop acquisition of behaviour on the Sphero robot, presented at ECAL'15, York, UK
<2014-07-01 Di> "Unsupervised Learning of Sensory Primitives from Optical Flow Fields.", Oswald Berthold and Verena Hafner
  From Animals to Animats 13. Springer International Publishing, 2014. 188-197.
<2013-11-20 Mi> Unsupervised learning of camera exposure control using randomly connected neural networks,
  Oswald Berthold and Verena Hafner, 2nd RED-UAS 2013 Workshop on Research, Education and Development
  of Unmanned Aerial Systems, Compiegne, France, 2013/11
<2013-11-07 Do> Neural sensorimotor primitives for vision-controlled flying robots, Oswald Berthold and Verena Hafner,
  IEEE/RSJ IROS'13 International Workshop on Vision-based Closed-Loop Control
  and Navigation of Micro Helicopters in GPS-denied Environments, Tokyo, Japan, 2013/11
<2013-05-28 Di> Flash-talk on PhD thesis "Robotic Self-Exploration and Acquisition of
  Sensorimotor Primitives" at the Joint Workshop of the German Research
  Training Groups in Computer Science, Dagstuhl, Germany
<2013-05-16 Do> Institute Award for Outstanding Diploma thesis from the Dept. of Computer Science, HU Berlin
<2013-04-10 Mi> Poster on "Unsupervised learning of camera exposure control with neural
  reservoirs" at EUCog III member's meeting, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
<2013-03-27 Mi> Flash-talk presentation of virtual poster "Self-supervised learning of
  visuo-inertial sensory-motor relationships" at the Compound Eyes: from
  Biology to Technology Workshop, Tübingen, Germany, March 26-28, 2013
<2012-06-25 Mo> Diploma thesis final version (English) in the Hardware section:
  Self-reconfiguring System-on-Chip using Linux on a Virtex-5 FPGA
<2011-12-15 Do> A text (in German) on analog and hybrid computing with both historical and current perspectives
<2011-07-08 Fr> Finally, my student research-project report (Studienarbeit):
  An Approach to UAV Controller Prototyping with Linux
<2011-02-28 Mo> merged multicopter stuff
<2010-07-21 Mi> more work on multicopters, multicopters
<2010-06-03 Do> Work on FPGAs
<2010-04-22 Do> Seminar Project report: Audio-Processing on FPGA (in German)
<2009-12-16 Mi> work on multicopters
<2009-10-23 Fr> simple 3D boids again, with pygame/pyopengl: boids2.py
<2009-10-23 Fr> Text on "Computational universes", written version of the seminar talk
  mentioned above. Other material is here.
<2009-09-09 Mi> Text on "Collaborative sensors and distributed information dissemination",
  written version of my talk in the "Swarms" seminar by Prof. Verena Hafner.
  Other material is here.
<2009-06-12 Fr> simple 3D boids in Python/Soya: soya-boids.py
<2009-06-06 Sa> Vortrag im Seminar Geschichte der Computerentwicklung bei PD Horst Zuse,
  TU Berlin: Ist das Universum ein Computer? Hierzu erstmal die Folien (657K).
<2009-05-10 So> SuperCollider UGens
<2009-03-31 Di> logging station v1, documentation on the logging station project, cloned from pataphysics department.
<2009-03-11 Mi> Wispy Sound, 2.4 GHz ISM Band sonification
<2009-03-08 So> Prüfungsvorbereitung SV1, Signalverarbeitung: Signalverarbeitungskette, Sensoren,
  Filter, ADU, DAU, Aktoren
<2008-10-01 Mi> Text on raw audio access to the Electromagnetic spectrum: EM-Sniffer
<2007-08-01 Mi> Zusammenfassung / Prüfungsvorbereitung zur Veranstaltung Werkzeuge der empirischen Forschung,
  PD Dr. Wolfgang Kössler im SS07, mit Beispielen in R - Project for Statistical Computing.
<2008-01-11 Fr> Referattext und weiteres Material (Matlab/Octave Scripts und SimuLink Modelle)
  zum Seminar Modellierung der Röhre als Medienarchäologie, Martin Carlé, WS0708.
  Die Beispielfiles zum Referat liegen unter Material/20080111\_RefNumInt, die
  Simulinkmodelle unter Material/models sind unterschiedliche Experimente mit
  einfachen Systemen, u.a. ein Röhrenprototyp mit Transferfunktion im Schaltkreis
  eingebettet als 'mde\_transfer\_function.mdl'.
<2006-10-01 So> GulliBloon und Sonifikation, Seminararbeit 2006
<2006-03-01 Mi> Die Ausarbeitung eines Referats zum Thema Quantencomputing und Quantenkryptografie
  im Rahmen des Proseminars Kryptografische Algorithmen und Protokolle, WS0506.
  Update 20080301, PDF (185482 Bytes).
<2005-10-01 Sa> spcomp, der StundenPlanCOMPiler, ein Uebungsstueck zur PI3 Klausurvorbereitung.
  Uebersetzt eine Liste mit Veranstaltungen in eine .tex Tabelle. Version 0.1.
  pcal ist wahrscheinlich viel besser. spcomp\_20051015.tbz2 (37357 Bytes).

Author: Oswald Berthold

Created: 2018-12-21 Fr 16:27