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2014 - Current

J. H. Hepworth and H. D. Mouton, "Systems Development of a Two-Axis Stabilised Platform to Facilitate Astronomical Observations from a Moving Base," 2019 Southern African Universities Power Engineering Conference/Robotics and Mechatronics/Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa (SAUPEC/RobMech/PRASA), Bloemfontein, South Africa, 2019, pp. 49-55. (Best Paper Award)

Booysen, T and Reiner, F. Gait adaptation of a six legged walker to enable gripping. In: Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa and Robotics and Mechatronics International Conference (PRASA-RobMech), 2015

Booysen, T and Mathew TJ. The Case for a General Purpose, First Response Rescue Robot,. In: Proceedings of the 2014 Robmech  Conference

Mathew TJ, Knox G, Fong WK, Booysen T and Marais, S. The Design of a Rugged, Low-cost, Man-packable Urban Search and Rescue Robotic System.  In: Proceedings of the 2014 Robmech Conference

2010 - 2013

Booysen T, Marais S. The development of a remote controlled, omnidirectional six legged walker with feedback. In: Proceedings of the 2013 Africon Conference

Booysen T, Rieger, M and Ferrein A. Towards inexpensive robots for science & technology teaching and education in Africa. In: Proceedings of the 2011 Africon Conference

Jacobs S, Ferrein A, Schiffer S, Beck D, Lakemeyer G. Robust Collision Avoidance in Unknown Domestic Environments. In: Baltes J, Lagoudakis MG, Naruse T, y Ghidary S S, editors. RoboCup 2009: Robot Soccer World Cup XIII. Vol 5949. Springer; 2010. p. 116-27. (Lecture Notes of Computer Science; vol 5949). 

Niemueller T, Ferrein A, Eckel G, Pirrò D, Podbregar P, Kellner T, et al. Providing Ground-truth data for the Nao Robot Platform. In: Ruiz-del-Solar J, Chown E, Plöger P, Matsumoto A, editors. Proceedings of the 2010 RoboCup Symposium . 

Niemueller T, Ferrein A, Beck D, Lakemeyer G. Design Principles of the Component-Based Robot Software Framework Fawkes. In: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Simulation, Modeling and Programming for Autonomous Robots. Springer; 2010. 

Ferrein A. golog.lua: Towards a Non-Prolog Implementation of Golog for Embedded Systems. In: AAAI Spring Symposium on Embedded Reasoning. AAAI Press; 2010. 

Ferrein A, Steinbauer G. On the way to high-level programming for resource-limited embedded systems with golog.. In: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Simulation, Modeling and Programming for Autonomous Robots.; 2010. (Lecture Notes of Computer Science, to appear). 

Rens G, Varzinczak I, Meyer T, Ferrein A. A specification logic for reasoning about actions and explicit observations.. In: Proceedings of 23rd Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence.; 2010.


Schiffer S, Ferrein A, Lakemeyer G. Fuzzy representations and control for domestic service robots in golog. In: SIMPAR 2010 Workshop on Domestic Service Robots in the Real World.; 2010. 

Ferrein A, Steinbauer G, Siebel NT. Editorial: Hybrid control for autonomous systems — Integrating learning, deliberation and reactive control. Robotics and Autonomous Systems. 2010;(Special Issue on Hybrid Control for Autonomous Systems.):1037-8. 

Ferrein A. Controllers for Highly Dynamic Environments with Real-time Constraints. Kunstliche Intelligenz. 2010;24(4). 

Ferrein A, Marais S, Potgieter A, Steinbauer G. Robocup junior launched in south africa. IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine. 2010;17(4):accepted for publication. 

Ferrein A, Niemueller T, Steinbauer G. Team Zadeat 2010 — Application for Participation.; 2010. (Team Description Paper).

2006 - 2009

Ferrein A, Schiffer S, Lakemeyer G. Embedding Fuzzy Controllers in Golog. In: IEEE-FUZZ 2009. IEEE Press; 2009. 

Rens G, Ferrein A, van der Poel E. A BDI Agent Architecture for a POMDP Planner. In: Nineth International Symposium on Logical Formalizations of Commonsense Reasoning. Toronto, Canada; 2009.

Ferrein A, Potgieter A, Steinbauer G. Self-Aware Robots - What do we need from Learning, Deliberation, and Reactive Control?

Ferrein A, Pauli J, Siebel NT, Steinbauer G, editors. IJCAI-09 Workshop on Hybrid Control for Autonomous Systems (HYCAS-09). Pasadena, USA; 2009.

Potgieter A, April KA, Cooke RJ, Osunmakinde IO. Temporality in Link Prediction: Understanding Social Complexity. E:CO. 2009;11. 

Le H, Scholtz A, Potgieter A. A structured framework for agents to facilitate intelligent Wireless Sensor Networks. The 12th International Conference on Network-Based Information Systems. 2009. 

Ferrein A, Potgieter A, Steinbauer G, McPhillips G, Niemueller T. Team ZaDeAt 2009 — Team Report.; 2009. 

Balikuddembe JK, Potgieter A. Using Actor Object Operations Structures to Understand Project Requirements Complexities. In: The Third International Conference on Software Engineering Advances.; 2008. 

Balikuddembe JK, Osunmakinde IO, Potgieter A. Software Project Profitability Analysis Using Temporal Probabilistic Reasoning. In: Advanced Software Engineering and Its Applications.; 2008. p. 99-102. 

Osunmakinde IO, Potgieter A. Immediate Detection of Anomalies in Call Data - An Adaptive Intelligence Approach. In: Southern African Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC).; 2007. 

Peter C, Potgieter A. Engineering Social Ecological System Resilience. In: Kay R, Richardson KA, editors. Pre-Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Complexity and Organizational Resilience. Mansfield, USA: ISCE Publishing; 2007.

Ferrein A, Steinbauer G, McPhillips G, Potgieter A. Establishing the RoboCup Standard League in Africa – Applying for the RoboCup Standard League with a German-Austrian-South African Research Project.; 2007. 

Ferrein A, Steinbauer G, McPhillips G, Potgieter A. Establishing the RoboCup Standard League in Africa – Applying for the RoboCup Standard League with a German-Austrian-South African Research Project.; 2007. 

Balikuddembe JK, Potgieter AE. Predicting Value-Creation in Software Project Complexity. In: Cheng AMK, editor. Software Engineering Applications, Dallas, Texas. Calgary, Canada: ACTA PRESS; 2006. 

Potgieter A, April KA, Cooke RJ, Lockett M. Adaptive Bayesian Agents: Enabling distributed social networks. South African Journal of Business Management. 2006;37:41-55.

Balikuddembe JK, Potgieter AE. Predicting Value-Creation in Software Project Complexity. In: Cheng AMK, editor. Software Engineering Applications, Dallas, Texas. Calgary, Canada: ACTA PRESS; 2006.

Osunmakinde IO, Potgieter A. Agent-Based Behavioural Modelling for Anomaly Detection in Call Data from Telecommunication Networks. In: Osunmakinde, I. O., & Potgieter, A. (2007). Immediate Detection of Anomalies in Call Data - An Adaptive Intelligence Approach. In Southern African Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC).; 2006.

Potgieter A, April KA, Cooke RJ, Lockett M. Adaptive Bayesian Agents: Enabling distributed social networks. South African Journal of Business Management. 2006;37:41-55.

2005

Potgieter A, Bishop J. Bayesian Agencies in Control. In: Mohammadian M, Ruhul Amin(Author) Xin Yao R A S, editors. Computational Intelligence in Control. IDEA GROUP; 2005. p. 168.

Potgieter A, April KA, Cooke RJ. STREAM: Social Networks TITLE: Using Bayesian Agents to Enable Distributed Network Knowledge: A Critique. In: Critical Management Studies Proceedings, Social Networks Stream, Cambridge. Cambridge: Waikato Management School; 2005. 

Potgieter A, April KA, Bishop J. Complex Adaptive Enterprises. Idea Group Publishing; 2005.

2003

Brown H, Kunene P, Rouse C, Potgieter A, Berman S, April KA. Developing a Basis for Knowledge Management: A Bayesian Network Approach Technical Report Number CS03-14-00. Cape Town: Department of Computer Science, University of Cape Town; 2003. 

2001

Potgieter A, Bishop J. Bayesian agencies on the Internet. In: Proceedings of the 2001 International Conference on Intelligent Agents, Web Technologies and Internet Commerce (IAWTIC'2001). Citeseer; 2001. p. 318-28.