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Dr. José Saenz


Assistance, Service and Industrial Robotics | Group leader at Fraunhofer


José Saenz earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Stanford University (USA) in 1999, a M.S. in mechatronics from Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (Germany) in 2004, and a Doctorate in Automation from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers (France) in 2019. He is the group leader of the group Assistance, Service and Industrial Robotics in the Business Unit Robotic Systems and has been at the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation in Magdeburg (Germany) since 2000. His main research interests are in the fields of safe human-robot collaboration, mobile manipulation, inspection and cleaning service robots, and safety sensor development.