Technische Universität München Robotics and Embedded Systems

Topic Group on Software Engineering, System Integration, System Engineering

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What is the Topic Group about?

Robots are the result of integrating a wide range of technologies. With sophisticated software components and complete subsystems of ever-increasing functionality becoming more and more available as commodity products from other sectors (mobile devices, communications, automobile driver assistance systems), the success of robotics will crucially depend on the ability to manage the integration of these complex systems into powerful and cheap robots.

We identified the need for a systems engineering approach which goes well beyond the current state-of-the-art, including systematic processes, methods, and tools to create robotic systems for real-world applications.This topic group focuses on:

This topic group provides input to the Multi-annual roadmap (mainly section 5.2, Systems Development) of the euRobotics aisbl, the private side of the SPARC public-private partnership in context of Horizon2020.

Topic Group Coordinators:

How to get involved?

Please drop an email to both coordinators, indicating your interest with some short notes on your related background, current role and affiliation. We are happy to add you to our mailing list and involve you into the MAR editing process via the upcoming WIKI.

Relevant links:



Membership list (in arbitrary order, publication of further names to be confirmed by the members)

Last Name First Name AffiliationSorted ascending
Tucci Sara CEA
Voget Stefan Continental Automotive GmbH
Azkarate Martin European Space Agency
Ferrara Paolo FerRobotics
Rickert Markus fortiss, An-Institut Technische Universität München
Elkmann Norbert Fraunhofer IFF
Saenz José Fraunhofer IFF
Hägele Martin Fraunhofer IPA
Reiser Ulrich Fraunhofer IPA
Bordignon Mirko Fraunhofer IPA
Steinbauer Gerald Graz University of Technology
Kraetzschmar Gerhard Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Hochgeschwender Nico Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Schlegel Christian Hochschule Ulm
Gonçalves Paulo Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco
Natale Lorenzo Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Maurelli Francesco Jacobs University Bremen
Zeiner Herwig Joanneum Research
Bruyninckx Herman KU Leuven
Nowak Walter Locomotec
Węclewski Piotr  
Bonsignorio Fabio  
Matteucci Matteo Politecnico di Milano
Martins Alfredo Polytechnic Institute of Porto
Pegman Geoff RU Robots
Cavallo Filippo Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna
Brugali Davide University of Bergamo
Mastrogiovanni Fulvio University of Genova
Makris Sotiris University of Patras
Nardi Daniele University of Rome
Schultz Ulrik Pagh University of Southern Denmark
Pipe Tony University of the West of England
Broenink Jan F. University of Twente
Nordmann Arne Universität Bielefeld