Technical University of Munich
The Smart Robotics Lab (SRL) at TUM focuses on enabling technologies for mobile robots operating in a potentially unknown environment. This includes localization, mapping, and 3D scene understanding with a suite of sensors. Their aim is to empower the next generation of mobile robots that plan and execute complex tasks in potentially cluttered, and dynamic environments, possibly close to people.
- Stefan Leutenegger, Project coordinator, Principal Investigator (WP3)
- Xingxing Zuo, Post-doctoral Researcher
University of Oxford
The Dynamic Robot Systems (DRS) group at the University of Oxford researches control, motion planning, mapping and navigation for dynamically moving robots. Their work has application to legged robots, autonomous vehicles and handheld mapping systems.
- Maurice Fallon, Principal Investigator (WP3)
- Marco Camurri, Senior Research Associate
- Nived Chebrolu, Post-doctoral Researcher
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
The Autonomous Robots Lab (ARL) at NTNU works towards creating resilient autonomous robotic systems capable of long-term operation in complex, and degraded environments. Their aim is to create robotic systems that will present locomotion, perception and intelligence properties that will allow them to deal with any environment, under any possible conditions, and perform all kinds of interactions necessary to carry out useful tasks.
- Kostas Alexis, Principal Investigator (WP3)
- Mihir Kulkarni, PhD student
- Morten Nissov, PhD student
- Huan Nguyen, PhD student
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
The Robotic Systems Lab (RSL) at ETH Zürich investigates the development of machines and their intelligence to operate in rough and challenging environments. With a large focus on robots with arms and legs, their research includes novel actuation methods for advanced dynamic interaction, innovative designs for increased system mobility and versatility, and new control and optimization algorithms for locomotion and manipulation.
- Marco Hutter, Principal Investigator (WP2)
- Cesar Dario Cadena Lerma, Senior Researcher
- Fang Nan, PhD Student
- Fan Yang, PhD Student
University of Bonn
The StachnissLab at University of Bonn explores novel methods for perception, modeling, and action generation for intelligent autonomous systems. The research fields of the StachnissLab include the simultaneous localization and mapping problem, scene interpretation, state prediction, environment modeling, autonomous navigation, and exploration. The key application areas are agriculture robotics, autonomous cars, and service robotics.
- Cyrill Stachniss, Principal Investigator (WP4)
- Jens Behley, Post-doctoral Researcher
- Tiziano Guadagnino, Post-doctoral Researcher
Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research
The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) is concerned with the use, development and protection of natural and urban spaces. The focus of its research is on solving problems to do with the responsible use of landscapes and forests and a prudent approach to natural hazards, especially those common in mountainous countries. WSL occupies a leading position internationally in these research areas and provides groundwork for sustainable environmental policies in Switzerland.
- Janine Schweier, Principal Investigator (WP5)
- Holger Griess, Scientific Staff
PreFor Oy is an SME that undertakes applied research & development (TRL4-7) in precision forestry. PreFor aims to be a global leader in providing precision forestry mapping, monitoring and management solutions.
- Henri Riihimäki, Chief Operating Officer, Principal investigator (WP6)
- Mostafa Mansour, Perception Engineer
- Robin Lindroos, Forestry Expert and Software Engineer
Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) is a global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies by putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, quality and safety across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector, and mobility applications.
- Lukas Heinzle, VP Technology, Hexagon Innovation Hub and Leica Geosystems
- Pascal Strupler, Business Director Autonomous Reality Capture
- Pascal Gohl, R&D Project Manager and Senior System Architect
- Cédric De Crousaz, Software Engineer
- Dimos Tzoumanikas, Software Engineer
For the last 70 years, Moog has developed the capability to design and manufacture the most advanced motion control products for aerospace, defense, industrial and medical applications - applications where precise control of velocity, force, acceleration and fluid flow are critical. Moog's motion control portfolio has expanded to include all forms of actuation technology, sophisticated control electronics and system software.
- Christoph Boes, Principal Engineer
- Burkhard Erne, Business Opportunity Development Expert