Prof. Dr. Stefan Leutenegger
at Technical University of Munich
Prof. Leutenegger's (*1983) field of research is the area of mobile robotics, with focus on robot navigation through potentially unknown environments. He develops algorithms and software, which allow a robot (e.g. drone) using its sensors (e.g. video) to reconstruct 3D structure as well as to categorise it with the help of modern Machine Learning (including Deep Learning). This understanding enables safe navigation through challenging environments, as well as the interaction with it (including humans). Prof. Leutenegger has been Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) at TUM since 2021. Before, he was Lecturer (since 2014) and Senior Lecturer (since 2018) at Imperial College London, where he was part of the Dyson Robotics Lab, and where he has later established the Smart Robotics Lab. Prof. Leutenegger has received his PhD in 2014 from ETH Zurich working on Unmanned Solar Airplanes including their navigation and control in Prof. Roland Siegwart's Autonomous Systems Lab. Previously, he received BSc (2006) and MSc (2009) in Mechanical Eng. from ETH.