Neurorobotics Research Laboratory

Team

The team led by Prof. Dr. Manfred Hild consists of ten employees. As part of studies and theses, the team is accompanied by additional freelancers. Every monday the conjoint Jour fixe takes place, where daily work is coordinated. Specially organized workshops serve as further education and focused content exchange.

Prof. Dr. Manfred Hild

Prof. Dr. Manfred Hild

Manfred studied mathematics and psychology at the Universität Konstanz, Germany, and got his doctoral degree at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Since 2014 he is professor for Digital Systems at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin.

His scientific interests lie in the following fields: dynamics of recurrent neural networks, humanoids robotics with a special focus on sensorimotor and audio-visual processing, unsupervised learning paradigms for autonomous self-exploration, and parallel distributed systems.

As leader of the Neurorobotics Research Laboratory, he is supervising the design of bionic constructions, electronic circuits, and computational architectures. Further fields of interest are computer music, digital signal processing, and applications of FPGAs.

Benjamin Panreck

Benjamin Panreck

Benjamin studied mechatronics at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin and currently pursuing his PhD at the Freie Universität Berlin in the field of bioinformatics.

Since the end of 2015 Benjamin directs and coordinates the projekt works of the NRL. He supports the team in the areas of mechanical construction, manufacturing, electronics, control engineering, microcomputer technology and in the development of digital systems.

Benjamin spends his free time for his family and goes climbing.

Peter Hirschfeld

Peter Hirschfeld

Peter studies computer science at the Freie Universität Berlin and is now in his last stage of his M.Sc programm. He is a trained assistant in automatization- and computer technology and passed his Bachelor at the Fachhochschule Brandenburg.

His work includes designing and solder electronical circuits and the electronical maintenance of the robot Myon. In Addition, he helps Myon to learn new moving pattern.

In his spare time, Peter volunters as a lifeguard at the German Lifeguard Association (DLRG), likes to go hiking and has a big interest in survival skills.

Simon Untergasser

Simon Untergasser

Simon studies Naturwissenschaften in der Informationsgesellschaft at TU Berlin and specializes in robotics and artificial intelligence. He works in the Neurorobotics Research Laboratory since April 2016.

His field of work contains speechrecognition and -processing and the implementation of corresponding systems in the humanoid robot Myon.

Simon has great interest in mechanism of nature and ermerging inteligence. Away from science he likes to travel and doing sports.

Jonas Wurst

Jonas Wurst

Jonas studies Electronics and Communications Engineering at the Beuth University of Applied Science Berlin. Since early 2016 he is a member of the team.

He works on different principles of visual perception to lay the foundation of Myons egosphere. He also supports other works in the field of signal processing, he is especially interested in robust and efficient algorithms.

Outside the lab, Jonas potters at biologically inspired kinetic art and musicproduction.

Philip Kurrek

Philip Kurrek

Philip is a traineed Technical Draftsman for machines and plant engineering. At the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences in Bocholt he absolved the Bachelor of Science in Biomimetics with specialization in lightweight construction and sensor technology.

Since 2015 he studies Mechatronics at the Beuth University and from that time on he is part of the team. Here he works on motion control and the implementation of neuronal networks. Therefore he is involved in the development of a two-finger-gripper for capturing archaeological fundings.

During spare time Philip does cardio training, reads sci-fi-books and employs in programming webdesign.

Evgeni Metzler

Evgeni Metzler

Evgeni is in the final phase of his bachelor program Electronics and Communications Engineering at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin. In February 2016 he became a member of the team.

He works in the field of computer vision at different algorithms for object recognition. He is interested in giving Myon the ability to identify objects and people.

Evgeni is father of two and spends his free time with the family.

Peter Kloke

Peter Kloke

Peter is a Student at the Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Electronic Engineering and Communication Systems.

He joined the team in autumn 2015 and worked on projects like the implementation of microprocessors into FPGA structures or the scanning of archaeological findings, on which he ís developing the analysis and the gripping method for a robotic arm.

In his sparetime he is interested in quadrocopters and likes to play badminton.

Maximilian Bünning

Maximilian Bünning

Max is a student of the Bachelor course Mechatronic.

He joined the team in May 2016. His main responsibility is the mechanical maintenance of Myons components.

Max likes to spend his leisure time with friends playing guitar or traveling by bike.

Alberto Monciero

Alberto Monciero

Alberto studies electronics and communications engineering at Beuth University of Applied Science and joined the Team in June 2016.

He works on implementing algorithms for speech synthesis, which will be used in the humanoid Myon.

In his spare time he deals with music production and likes to play basketball.

Alumni

Ankur Agrawal, Benjamin Aschenbrenner, Ferry Bachmann, Frank Beinersdorf, Christian Benckendorff, Stefan Bethge, Anselm Brachmann, Tim Geppert, Philipp Hähnel, Alexander Häusler, Sebastian Höfer, Marcus Janz, Matthias Kubisch, Mario Lasseck, Thomas Lobig, Mario Lühmann, Alexander Mantei, Matthias Markl, Jörg Meier, Robin Meißner, Tanja Richter, Martin Schumann, Torsten Siedel, Michael Spranger, André Stephan, Christian Thiele, Wilhelm Tschakert, Mario Weidner, Florian Wenzel, Benjamin Werner, Robert Wolff

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