Post-doctoral researcher, Biorobotics Laboratory, EPFL
Since 2010: I am a post-doc researcher at Biorob (EPFL, Switzerland). My research focus is the development of a cat-sized, compliant, quadruped platform (Oncilla robot) for the European project AMARSi. This is collaboration work with the Reservoir Computing Laboratory (Ghent). End of 2012, six copies of Oncilla robot will be distributed among the AMARSi partners. I am continuing to develop the smaller Cheetah-cub quadruped robot, a successor of our 2008-Cheetah robot.
From 2006 to 2010 I was working as a research assistant and phd-candidate at BIRG/Biorob. My PhD-supervisor was Prof. Auke Ijspeert. My PhD topic was the development, design, and implementation of a novel self-reconfiguring modular robotic system. It is capable of reconfiguration and locomotion. Project: Roombots. I also commited research at the YaMoR project, a less complex modular robotic system.
2005: Diplom (Dipl. Ing.) in Mechatronics at the TU Ilmenau (Germany) with major in Biomechatronik under the supervision of Prof. Hartmut Witte. Thesis topic was the application of van-der-Pol oscillators on a hopping, compliant, biped, robotic system.
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