Publications

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  • Zwinderman, M. J., Rybski, P. E. and Kootstra, G. (2010). A Human-Assisted Approach for a Mobile Robot to Learn 3D Object Models using Active Vision. To be presented at 19th IEEE International Symposium in Robot and Human Interactive Communication (Ro-Man 2010), September 12-15, 2010, Viareggio, Italy
  • Kootstra, G., Bergström, N., & Kragic, D. (2010). Using Symmetry to Select Fixation Points for Segmentation. To be presented at the International Conference on Patern Recognition (ICPR), August 23-26, 2010, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Kootstra, G. (2010) Visual Attention and Active Vision: From natural to artificial systems. Ph.D. thesis University of Groningen, The Netherlands. ISBN: 978-90-367-4367-9, html
  • Kootstra, G. & de Boer, B. (2009) Tackling the Premature Convergence Problem in Monte-Carlo Localization. Robotics and Autonomous Systems 57(11): 1107-1118. doi:10.1016/j.robot.2009.07.003. html
    (Java applet demonstration the presented methods)
  • Kootstra, G., de Jong, S., & Schomaker, L. R. B. (2009). Using local symmetry for landmark selection. In M. Fritz, B. Schiele, & J. H. Piater (Eds.) Computer Vision Systems, vol. 5815 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 94-103, Springer. pdf
  • Kootstra, G. & Schomaker, L.R.B. (2009) Using Symmetrical Regions-of-Interest to Improve Visual SLAM. In: the International Conference on Intelligent RObots and Systems (IROS), pp. 930-935, Oct 11-15, 2009, St. Louis, USA. doi: 10.1109/IROS.2009.5354402. pdf
  • Kootstra, G. & Schomaker, L.R.B. (2009) Prediction of Human Eye Fixations using Symmetry. In N. A. Taatgen & H. van Rijn (Eds.), Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci09), July 29 - Aug 1, 2009, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.ISBN: 978-0-9768318-5-3. pdf
  • Niessen, M.E., Kootstra, G., De Jong, S., Andringa, T.C. (2009) Expectancy-based robot localization through context evaluation. In: H. R. Arabnia, D. de la Fuente and J. Angel Olivas (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pp. 371-377,2009, Las Vegas, USA. pdf
  • Kootstra, G., Nederveen, A. & De Boer, B. (2008) Paying Attention to Symmetry. In: Proceedings of the Belgium-Netherlands Artificial Intelligence Conference. October 30-31 2008. Enschede, The Netherlands.
  • Kootstra, G., Nederveen, A. & de Boer, B. (2008) Paying Attention to Symmetry. In: Proceedings of the British Machine Vision Conference (BMVC2008) pp. 1115-1125, September 1-4, 2008, Leeds, UK. pdf
  • Kootstra, G., Ypma, J. & de Boer, B. (2008) Active Exploration and Keypoint Clustering for Object Recognition. In: Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), May 19-23, 2008, Pasadena, California pdf
  • Kootstra, G., Ypma, J. & de Boer, B. (2007) Exploring Objects for Recognition in the Real World. In: Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), pages 429-434, December 15-18, 2007, Sanya, China pdf
  • Kootstra, G., Nederveen, A. & de Boer, B. (2006) On the Bottom-Up and Top-Down Influences of Eye Movements. In: Proceedings of CogSci 2006 Conference, p. 2538, July 26-29, 2006, Vancouver, Canada. (abstract html, poster pdf)
  • Kootstra, G. (2002) Selection of Landmarks for Visual Landmark Navigation on a Mobile Robot. M.Sc. thesis, University of Groningen, The Netherlands. (pdf).
Posters
  • Kootstra, G. (2008) Paying Attention to Symmetry. Poster presented at the BCN spring meeting, March 6, 2008, Groningen (winner of best poster award) pdf (N.B., 175 MB)
  • Kootstra, G. (2007) Object Recognition from Man to machine. Poster presented at the Neuro-IT summerschool, July 15-21, Delmenhorst, Germany. pdf (N.B., 75 MB)
  • Kootstra, G. (2006) Autonome Systemen: Active Vision. Poster at: Ambient Intelligence Groningen Conference, March 16, 2006, Groningen, The Netherlands. pdf
  • Kootstra, G. (2006) Autonome Systemen: Navigation. Poster at: Ambient Intelligence Groningen Conference, March 16, 2006, Groningen, The Netherlands. pdf
  • Kootstra, G. (2005) Getting to Know the World: Active Acquisition of Categories. Poster at: IURS Summerschool on Robotics and Neuroscience, September 19-23, 2005, Benicassim, Spain. pdf