I'm a post-doctoral researcher in Prof. Frese's Multi-Sensor Interactive Systems Group at the University of Bremen's Computer Science department.
My main research interests include simulation and state estimation for autonomous robots, e.g. for rehabilitation robots as well as for different kinds of football robots, and human-robot interaction.
Since 2002, I have regularly participated in RoboCup competitions with different teams in different leagues. My current team is B-Human, the reigning German and world champion in the Standard Platform League.
Aside the robot football pitch, I am involved in the development of a new interactive entertainment robot that plays ball games with humans. A short video (4 MB) can be watched here. I have also developed software components for rehabilitation robots, i.e. the intelligent walker iWalker and the autonomous wheelchair Rolland, and their interaction with the Bremen Ambient Assisted Living Lab (BAALL).
In recent years, my teaching focus was within the field of Digital Media, including the interdisciplinary course ROBOTS at the University of the Arts Bremen (have a look at a nice installation resulting from this course: wie roboter denken) as well as Computer Science for Designers and General Studies.