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Brennand Pierce

Technical University of Munich

Chair of Cognitive Systems (Prof. Cheng)

Postal address

Postal:
Karlstraße 45/II
80333 München

Research Interests

http://web.ics.ei.tum.de/~bren

I'm interested in Robots! My main focus is on humanoid control. At the moment I'm in the process of developing new and interesting actuator systems. I've developed a very compact motor control. This controller is based around a spartan 3an FPGA (Pictured below). I'm also looking into torque controllers and interesting actuator systems.

Teaching in SS 2015

Projects (Practical Training)

Publications

2017

  • Emmanuel Dean-Leon, Brennand Pierce, Florian Bergner, Philipp Mittendorfer, Karinne Ramirez-Amaro, Wolfgang Burger and Gordon Cheng: TOMM: Tactile Omnidirectional Mobile Manipulator. 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2017Singapore, May 29 - June 3, 2017, 2441-2447 more… BibTeX

2014

  • Brennand Pierce and Gordon Cheng: Versatile Modular Electronics for Rapid Design and Development of Humanoid Robotic Subsystems. IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM2014), 2014AIM2014 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
  • Brennand Pierce and Gordon Cheng: Realising Herbert: An Affordable Design Approach of an Anthropometrically Correct Compliant Humanoid Robot. Proceedings of the 14th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids 2014), 2014Humanoid 2014 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)

2012

  • Akinobu Maejima, Takaaki Kuratate, Brennand Pierce, Shigeo Morishima and Gordon Cheng: Automatic Face Replacement for a Humanoid Robot with 3D Face Shape Display. Proceedings of the 12th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids 2012), 2012, 469 - 474 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
  • Akinobu Maejima, Takaaki Kuratate, Brennand Pierce, Gordon Cheng, Shigeo Morishima: Automatic Texture Generation for Face-Shaped Display from a Frontal Face Image. Proceedings of the Media Computing Conference 2012, Tokyo, Japan, June 23-34, 2012., 2012 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
  • Brennand Pierce, Takaaki Kuratate, Akinobu Maejima, Shigeo Morishima, Yosuke Matsusaka, Marko Durkovic, Klaus Diepold, Gordon Cheng.: Development of an integrated multi-modal communication robotic face. Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts (ARSO 2012), 2012, 101-102 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
  • Brennand Pierce, Takaaki Kuratate, Christian Vogl and Gordon Cheng: "Mask-Bot 2i": An active customisable Robotic Head with Interchangeable Face. Proceedings of the 12th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids 2012) , 2012, 520 - 525 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
  • Fabian Gerlinghaus, Brennand Pierce, Torsten Metzler, Iestyn Jowers, Kristina Shea and Gordon Cheng: Design and Emotional Expressiveness of Gertie (An Open Hardware Robotic Desk Lamp). RO-MAN: The 21st IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, 2012, 1129 - 1134 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
  • Takaaki Kuratate, Brennand Pierce, Christian Vogl, Akinobu Maejima, Yosuke Matsusaka, Gordon Cheng: Maskbot as a communication interface. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Cognitive Systems (CogSys2012), Vienna, Austria, Feb 22-23, 2012., 2012, 50 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
  • Takaaki Kuratate, Marcia Riley, Brennand Pierce and Gordon Cheng: Gender identification Bias Induced with Texture Images on a Life Size Retro-Projected Face Screen. Proceedings of the 21st IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2012), Paris, France,, 2012, 43 - 48 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)

2011

  • Takaaki Kuratate and Brennand Pierce and Gordon Cheng: `Mask-bot''- a life-size talking head animated robot for AV speech and human-robot communication research. Proceedings of the International Conference on Auditory-Visual Speech Processing (AVSP 2011), 2011, 111-116 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
  • Takaaki Kuratate, Yosuke Matsusaka, Brennand Pierce, and Gordon Cheng: mask-bot: a life-size robot head using talking head animation for human-robot communication. Humanoids 2011, 2011, pp.99–104 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)