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Dr. Dominik Off Print E-mail

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Department of Informatics
Hamburg University
Vogt-Kölln-Straße 30
22527 Hamburg, Germany

Phone: +49 40 42883-2362
Fax: +49 40 42883-2397
Room: F-408
eMail: [surname]
Supervisor: Prof. Jianwei Zhang

Short Biography

Dominik Off is a PhD candidate in the group Technical Aspects of Multimodal Systems (TAMS), Department Informatics, University of Hamburg. He received his diploma degree in computer science from the University of Hamburg, Germany, in 2009.


Continual Planning And Acting in Open-Ended Environments: Autonomously Exploiting Knowledge Acquisition Opportunities

Research Interests

  • autonomous agents and multi-agent systems
  • planning (continual planning, HTN planning, path planning, motion planning)
  • knowledge representation and reasoning
  • cognitive robotics
  • service robotics
  • distributed systems
  • service-oriented architectures
  • database systems
  • distributed transactions
  • multimodal cognitive systems


Off, D., Zhang, J. (2012). Continual HTN Planning and Acting in Open-Ended Domains.In Proceedings of International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART), Vilamoura, Portugal, February, 2012 (forthcoming).

Off, D., Zhang, J. (2011). Continual HTN Robot Task Planning in Open-Ended Domains: A Case Study.In Proceedings of the AAAI-11 Workshop on Automated Action Planning for Autonomous Mobile Robots (PAMR), San Francisco, USA, August, 2011.

Off, D., Zhang, J. (2011). Open-Ended Domain Model for Continual Forward Search HTN Planning.In Proceedings of the ICAPS-2011 Workshop on Knowledge Engineering for Planning and Scheduling (KEPS), Freiburg, Germany, June 2011.

Off, D., Zhang, J. (2011). Multimodal Integration Processes in Plan-Based Service Robot Control.Tsinghua Science and Technology Journal, Vol. 16, No.1, 2011.

Weser, M., Off, D., Zhang, J. (2010). HTN Robot Planning in Partially Observable Dynamic Environments. Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Anchorage (Alaska), USA, May 3-8, 2010.

Events Attended

6th CINACS International Summer School 2011
Topics: Web mining, Machine Learning, Bayesian Methods, Neural Computation, Cognitvie Science
Beijing, China

25th Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-11)

San Francisco, USA

21st International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS)

Freiburg, Germany

ACAI Summer School on Automated Planning and Scheduling

Freiburg, Germany

1st Best Practice in Robotics (BRICS) Research Camp
Topic: structure and formalize the software development process for robots (mobile manipulation)
Malaga, Spain

5th CINACS International Summer School 2010
Topics: Cross-Modal Learning and Interaction
Hamburg, Germany

IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
Anchorage, Alaska

4th CINACS International Summer School 2009
Topics: Cross-modal Communication
Beijing, China

Last Updated ( Thursday, 11 April 2013 )