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Karsten Berns has studied computer science with a special focus on artificial intelligence at the University of Kaiserslautern (1982 to 1988). For his research on “Neural Networks for the Control of a six-legged Walking Machine” he received his PhD from the University of Karlsruhe in 1994. As head of the IDS department of the FZI Research Center for Information Technology, Karlsruhe (till 2003) he examined adaptive control concepts for different types of service robots. Since 2003 he is a full professor at the University of Kaiserslautern. His present research activities are realization of reliable, complex autonomous robotic systems. The main application area is off-road robotics, in which autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicles like small trucks, excavators, harvesters, tractors, and rescue robots are under development.
Robotics Research Lab,Department of Computer Science,University of Kaiserslautern
Rüdiger Dillmann received his Ph. D. from University of Karlsruhe in 1980. Since 1987 he has been Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Director of the Research Lab. Humanoids and Intelligence Systems at KIT. In 2002 he became director of an innovation lab at the Research Center for Information Science (FZI), Karlsruhe. Since 2009 he is spokesman of the Institute of Anthropomatics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and founder of the KIT – Focus Anthropomatics and Robotics. His research interest is in the areas of humanoid robotics with special emphasis on intelligent, autonomous and interactive robot behaviour based on machine learning methods and programming by demonstration.
Institute of Anthropomatics,Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Erik Maehle received his Diploma and Doctoral Degree in computer science from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, in 1977 and 1982 respectively. After subsequent positions as postdoc researcher at the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg he became a Professor at the Universities of Augsburg in 1987 and Paderborn in 1989, respectively. Since 1994 he is Professor and Director of the Institute of Computer Engineering at the University of Luebeck, Germany. His research interests include parallel and fault-tolerant computing, reconfigurable and organic computing as well as mobile robotics.
Institute of Computer Engineering, University of Luebeck
Published Online: 2015-03-27
Published in Print: 2015-04-28