Lars Karlsson, AASS, Örebro University

Lars Karlsson, Ph.D.

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School of Science and Technology
Örebro University
S-701 82 Örebro, SWEDEN
Phone: +46 (19) 30 33 55

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lars.karlsson@oru.se

I am a professor at the Cognitive Robotic Systems Lab at the Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems Center at the School of Science and Technology at Örebro university. My current research interests are on:

I am member of the board of the Swedish AI Society (SAIS) and I organized the SAIS 2012 workshop in Örebro in May.

Teaching

  • Datavetenskapens grunder (Foundations of computer science).
  • Datoranimering (Computer animation).

Publications

See also ResearchGate and GoogleScholar.

Theses

L. Karlsson. Actions, Interactions and Narratives. PhD thesis, Linköping University, 1999.

L. Karlsson. Specification and Synthesis of Plans Using the Features and Fluents Framework. Licentiate thesis, Linköping University, 1995.

Edited volumes

Lars Karlsson and Julien Bidot (eds). Proceedings of the 27th annual workshop of the Swedish Artificial Intelligence Society (SAIS), Örebro Sweden, Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings, 2012.

Journals, conferences and workshops

F Palumbo, J Ullberg, A Štimec, F Furfari, L Karlsson, S Coradeschi. Sensor Network Infrastructure for a Home Care Monitoring System. Sensors 14 (3), 3833-3860, 2014.

M Längkvist, L Karlsson, A Loutfi. A Review of Unsupervised Feature Learning and Deep Learning for Time-Series Modeling. Pattern Recognition Letters, Volume 42,  pages 11–24, 2014.

S. Coradeschi, A. Cesta, G. Cortellessa, L. Coraci, J. Gonzalez, L. Karlsson, F. Furfari, A. Loutfi, A. Orlandini, F. Palumbo, F. Pecora, S. von Rump, A. Štimec, J. Ullberg and B. Östlund. GiraffPlus: Combining social interaction and long term monitoring for promoting independent living. In Proceedings of HSI 2013, Gdansk, Poland, June 2013.

L. S. d.C. Silva-López, J. Ullberg, and L. Karlsson. On combining a context recognition system and a configuration planner for personalised ambient assisted living. Doctoral symposium of the Fourth International Joint Conference on Ambient Intelligence (AmI-13), Dublin, Ireland, 2013

U. Köckemann, F. Pecora and L. Karlsson. Expressive Planning Through Constraints. Twelfth Scandinavian Conference on Artificial Intelligence SCAI2013, 155-164, 2013

F. Lagriffoul, L. Karlsson, J. Bidot, A. Saffiotti, Combining Task and Motion Planning is Not Always a Good Idea. RSS Workshop on Combined Robot Motion Planning and AI Planning for Practical Applications, 2013.

F. Lagriffoul, D. Dimitrov, A. Saffiotti, and L. Karlsson, Constraint Propagation on Interval Bounds for Dealing with Geometric Backtracking. Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2012

L. Karlsson, J. Bidot, F. Lagriffoul, A. Saffiotti, U Hillenbrand and Florian Schmidt. Progress and Challenges in Planning for a Two-Arm Robot. IROS 2012 workshop: Beyond Robot Grasping - Modern Approaches for Learning Dynamic Manipulation (poster/extended abstract), 2012

M. Längkvist, L. Karlsson, and A. Loutfi. Sleep Stage Classification using Unsupervised Feature Learning. Advances in Artificial Neural Systems, vol. 2012, Article ID 107046, 9 pages, 2012.

F. Lagriffoul, L. Karlsson, A. Saffiotti. Constraints on Intervals for Reducing the Search Space of Geometric Configurations. In Proceedings of TAMPRA: Combining Task and Motion Planning for Real-World Applications (ICAPS workshop), 2012.

L. Karlsson, J. Bidot, F. Lagriffoul, A. Saffiotti, U. Hillenbrand, F. Schmidt. Combining Task and Path Planning for a Humanoid Two-arm Robotic System. In Proceedings of TAMPRA: Combining Task and Motion Planning for Real-World Applications (ICAPS workshop), 2012.

U. Köckemann, F. Pecora and L. Karlsson. Towards Planning With Very Expressive Languages via Problem Decomposition Into Multiple CSPs. In Constraint Satisfaction Techniques for Planning and Scheduling Problems (COPLAS), (ICAPS workshop), 2012.

M. Cirillo, L. Karlsson and A. Saffiotti. Human-Aware Planning for Robots Embedded in Ambient Ecologies. Pervasive and Mobile Computing, Volume 8, Issue 4 (Special Issue on Ambient Ecologies), August 2012, pages 542 - 561.

M. Cirillo, L. Karlsson, A. Saffiotti. Human-aware task planning: An application to mobile robots. ACM Trans on Intelligent Systems and Technology 1(2), 2010.

M. Cirillo, L. Karlsson and A. Saffiotti. A Human-Aware Robot Task Planner. In Nineteenth International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS-09), Thessaloniki, Greece, 2009.

F. Klügl and L. Karlsson. Towards Pattern-Oriented Design of Agent-based Simulations. In Seventh German conference on Multi-Agent System Technologies (MATES 2009), Hamburg, Germany, 2009.

M. Cirillo, L. Karlsson, A. Saffiotti. Human-Aware Task Planning for Mobile Robots. In Proceedings of 14th International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR 2009), Munich, 2009.

A. Bouguerra, L. Karlsson, A. Saffiotti. Monitoring The Execution of Robot Plans Using Semantic Knowledge. In Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 56(11):942-954, 2008.

R. Lundh, L. Karlsson, A. Saffiotti. Automatic Configuration of Multi-Robot Systems: Planning for Multiple Steps. In Proceedings of the 18th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2008), Patras, Greece, 2008.

R. Lundh, L. Karlsson, A. Saffiotti. Autonomous Functional Configuration of a Network Robot System. In Robotics and Autonomous Systems, special issue on Network Robot Systems, 56(10):819-830, 2008.

M. Cirillo, L. Karlsson, A. Saffiotti. A Framework For Human-Aware Robot Planning. In Scandinavian Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Stockholm, Sweden, 2008.

L. Karlsson, A. Bouguerra, M. Broxvall, S Coradeschi, A Saffiotti. To Secure an Anchor. In AI Communications, 21(1):1-14, 2008.

A. Bouguerra, L. Karlsson, A. Saffiotti. Active Execution Monitoring Using Planning and Semantic Knowledge. In ICAPS 07 Workshop on Planning and Plan Execution for Real-World Systems, 2007.

A. Bouguerra, L. Karlsson, A. Saffiotti. Handling Uncertainty in Semantic-Knowledge Based Execution Monitoring. In Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2007.

R. Lundh, L. Karlsson, A. Saffiotti. Dynamic Self-Configuration of an Ecology of Robots. In Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2007.

O. Pettersson, L. Karlsson, A. Saffiotti. Model-Free Execution Monitoring in Behavior-Based Robotics. In IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part B 37(4), pp 890-901, 2007.

A. Bouguerra, L. Karlsson, A. Saffiotti. Semantic-Knowledge Based Monitoring for Mobile Robots. In Proc of 2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2007.

R. Lundh, L. Karlsson, A. Saffiotti. Plan-Based Configuration of an Ecology of Robots. In Proc of 2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2007.

R. Lundh, L. Karlsson, A. Saffiotti. Plan-Based Configuration of a Group of Robots. In Proc. of the 17th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI-06), Riva del Garda. Italy, 2006.

A. Bouguerra, L. Karlsson, A. Saffiotti. Situation Assessment for Sensor-based Recovery Planning. In Proc. of the 17th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI-06), Riva del Garda. Italy, 2006.

A. Bouguerra and L. Karlsson. PC-SHOP: a Probabilistic-Conditional Hierarchical Task Planner. In l'Intelligenza Artificiale, vol. 4, 2005.

A. Loutfi, M. Broxvall, S. Coradeschi, and L. Karlsson. Object Recognition: A new Application for Smelling Robots. In Robotics & Autonomous Systems, Volume 52, Issue 4, 30 September 2005, Pages 272-289 .

M. Broxvall, S. Coradeschi, L. Karlsson, and A. Saffiotti. Recovery Planning for Ambiguous Cases in Perceptual Anchoring. In Proceedings of the Twentieth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-05), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2005.

A. Bouguerra and L. Karlsson. Symbolic Probabilistic-Conditional Plans Execution by a Mobile Robot. In IJCAI-05 Workshop: Reasoning with Uncertainty in Robotics (RUR-05), poster, Edinburgh, 2005.

A. Bouguerra and L. Karlsson. Synthesizing Plans for Multiple Domains. In Proceedings of the 6th Symposium on Abstraction, Reformulation, and Approximation (SARA-2005), Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 3607, pp. 30-43, 2005, Springer-Verlag.

A. Loutfi, S. Coradeschi, L, Karlsson and M. Broxvall Putting Olfaction into Action: Anchoring symbols to sensor data using olfaction and planning In Proceedings of the IJCAI-05 Workshop on Planning and Learning in A Priori Unknown or Dynamic Domains, Edinburgh, 2005.

O. Pettersson and L. Karlsson and A. Saffiotti. Model-Free Execution Monitoring by Learning from Simulation. In Proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation (CIRA2005), Helsinki, Finland, 2005.

Robert Lundh, Lars Karlsson and Alessandro Saffiotti. Can Emil help Pippi?. In Proceedings of the ICRA2005 Workshop on Cooperative Robotics, Barcelona, Spain, 2005.

Robert Lundh, Lars Karlsson and Alessandro Saffiotti. Dynamic Configuration of a Team of Robots. In Proceedings of the ECAI-04 Workshop on Agents in dynamic and real-time environments, Valencia, Spain, 2004.

A. Bouguerra and L. Karlsson. Hierarchical Task Planning under Uncertainty. In Proc. of Third Italian Workshop on Planning and Scheduling, 9th National Symposium of Associazione Italiana per l'Intelligenza Artificiale, Perugia, Italy, 2004.

A. Loutfi, S. Coradeschi, L. Karlsson, M. Broxvall. Putting Olfaction into Action: Using an Electronic Nose on an Multi-Sensing Mobile Robot. In Proc. of IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS04. Sendai, Japan. 2004.

M. Broxvall and S. Coradeschi and L. Karlsson and A. Saffiotti, "Have another look: On Failures and Recovery Planning in Perceptual Anchoring". In Proc. of the 4th International Cognitive Robotics Workshop (CogRob-2004), 2004.

M. Broxvall, L. Karlsson and A. Saffiotti. Steps Toward Detecting and Recovering from Perceptual Failures. In Proceedings of the 8th Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS'04), Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2004.

O. Pettersson and L. Karlsson and A. Saffiotti. Model-Free Execution Monitoring in Behavior-Based Mobile Robotics. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR'03), pp. 864-869, Combria, Spain, 2003.

O. Pettersson, L. Karlsson, and A. Saffiotti. Steps towards model-free execution monitoring on mobile robots. In Swedish Workshop on Autonomous Robots (SWAR 02), pages 45-52, Stockholm, Sweden, 2002.

L. Karlsson and T. Schiavinotto. Progressive Planning for Mobile Robots: a progress report. In Beetz et. al. Advances in Plan-Based Control of Robotic Agents, Springer Verlag Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) 2466, 2002.

S. Coradeschi, D. Driankov, L. Karlsson, and A. Saffiotti. Fuzzy Anchoring. In Proc. of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, 2001.

Karlsson, Lars. Conditional Progressive Planning Under Uncertainty. In Proceedings of the Seventeenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI'01), Morgan Kaufmann, 2001.

Karlsson, Lars. Conditional Progressive Planning: a preliminary report. In Seventh Scandinavian Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IOS Press, 2001.

Coradeschi S., Karlsson L., Stone P., Kraetzschmar G., Balch T., and Asada M. Overview of RoboCup-99. In AI Magazine 21(3), Fall 2000.

Lin M., Karlsson L., and Yang, L.T. Scheduling Partially Ordered Tasks in a Multi-Processor Environment with Tabu Search and Genetic Algorithms. In Seventh International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems Workshops (ICPADS'00 Workshops), 2000.

Veloso M., Kitano H., Pagello E., Kraetzschmar G., Stone P., Balch T., Asada M., Coradeschi S., Karlsson L., and Fujita M. Overview of RoboCup-99. In RoboCup-99: Robot Soccer World Cup III, Springer Verlag Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI), pages 1-34, 2000.

Patrick Doherty, Joakim Gustafsson, Lars Karlsson, and Jonas Kvarnström. TAL: Temporal Action Logics Language TAL: Temporal Action Logics Language Specification and Tutorial. Electronic Transactions on Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 2 (1998), Issue 3-4, pp. 273-306.

Lars Karlsson and Joakim Gustafsson. Reasoning about concurrent interaction. Journal of Logic and Computation 9(5), pp. 623-650, 1999. Reprinted in PhD thesis.

S. Coradeschi, L. Karlsson, and K. Nordberg. Integration of vision and decision-making in an autonomous airborne vehicle for traffic surveillance. In H.I. Christiansen, editor, Computer Vision Systems, number 1542 in LNCS, pages 216--230. Springer, 1999.

Lars Karlsson, Joakim Gustafsson, and Patrick Doherty. Delayed effects of actions. In Proceedings of the Thirteenth European Conference on Artificial Intelligence. John Wiley & Sons, 1998. Reprinted in PhD thesis.

Lars Karlsson. Anything can happen: on narratives and hypothetical reasoning. In Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference. Morgan Kaufmann, 1998. Reprinted in PhD thesis.

Coradeschi S. and Karlsson L. A Behavior-based Approach to Reactivity and Coordination: a Preliminary Report, in Intelligent Agents Vol IV Springer Verlag Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI), 1998.

Bjäreland, M. and Karlsson, L. Reasoning by Regression: Pre- and Postdiction Procedures for Logics of Action and Change with Nondeterminism . In Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI'97), Morgan Kaufmann, 1997.

Coradeschi S. and Karlsson L. A Role-Based Decision-Mechanism for Teams of Reactive and Coordinating Agents, In RoboCup-97: The First Robot World Cup Soccer Games and Conference Springer Verlag Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) 1998. A poster version of this paper was also presented at IJCAI'97.

Karlsson, L. Reasoning with incomplete initial information and nondeterminism in Situation Calculus. In Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI'97), August. AAAI press, 1997. Reprinted in PhD thesis.

Coradeschi, S. and Karlsson, L. (1997). A Decision-Mechanism for Reactive and Cooperating Soccer-Playing Agents. In Linköping electronic articles in computer and information science vol. 2(1). Presented at ICMAS-96 workshop on RoboCup: Soccer as a Problem for Multi-Agent Systems.

Coradeschi, S., Karlsson, L., and Törne, A. (1996). Intelligent agents for aircraft combat simulation. In Proceedings of the 6th Computer Generated Forces and Behavioral Representation Conference, Orlando, Florida.

Karlsson, L. (1996). Causal links planning and the systematic approach to action and change. In Proceedings of the AAAI 96 Workshop on Reasoning about actions, planning and control: bridging the gap, Portland, Oregon. AAAI Press.

Karlsson, L. (1996). Planning, Truth Criteria and the Systematic approach to Action and Change. In ISMIS'96: Foundations of Intelligent Systems, Lecture Notes for Artificial Intelligence. Springer Verlag.

Morin M. and Karlsson L. Object Oriented Simulation with WSIM. In 36th Simulation Conference, SIMS'94, Stockholm, Sweden, 1994.

Technical reports

Karlsson, L and Bouguerra, A. Progressive Cyclic Planning with Search Control under Uncertainty and Partial Observability, 2009.

Lundh, R. and Karlsson, L. and Saffiotti, A. An Algorithm for Generating Configurations of Groups of Robots, 2007

Latest update 2012-06-11.