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  • Tobias
    Tobias / Principal Scientist
    "Hi, I am Tobias. As a Principal Scientist, I develop simulation tools and optimization algorithms to support the transition to an emissionfree mobility. My research tries to identify and overcome the challenges of future energy systems including e-mobility.“

    Recent Publication:
    T. Rodemann, “A Many-Objective Configuration Optimization for Building Energy Management”, 2018 IEEE WCCI, 2018.

  • Sneha Saha
    Sneha Saha / Scientist
    "Hi, I am Sneha. I am working in the EU Horizon2020 ECOLE project for my PhD in collaboration with the University of Birmingham. Working at HRI-EU, gives me the opportunity to learn from other researchers and to carry out research independently. My research interests include Deep Learning for learning based constraints and multicriteria optimization.“
  • Michael Gienger
    Michael Gienger / Chief Scientist
    "Hello, my name is Michael. I am a Chief Scientist, and I like robots that interact with humans. Working at the intersection of company and academic research is a fascinating and challenging mission for me."

    Recent Publication:
    M. Gienger, et al., “Human-Robot Cooperative Object Manipulation with Contact Changes.” 2018 IEEE IROS, 2018.

  • Moritz
    Moritz / PhD Student
    "Hello, I am Moritz, working towards my PhD on a cooperation project with TU Darmstadt. My research topic is about improving Human Robot Cooperation with the target to develop a causal understanding for the human to enable a more intuitive and human like interaction.“

    Recent Publication:
    M. Bühler and T. Weisswange, “Online inference of human belief for cooperative robots”, 2018 IEEE IROS, 2018.

  • David
    David / Student
    "Hi, I am David. I am a student from TU Darmstadt and work on improving the Relational Local Dynamic Map concept and map representation. During my studies at HRI-EU, I get to know the scientific day to day life and meet many great people!"

Our Partners

HRI-EU works together with academic and innovative partners in Europe and beyond. Our PhD and Master students are part of the vibrant HRI European Graduate Network. Take a look at our collaboration and co-funded projects!

Our Research


understand what might happen next


foresee the criticality of situation

Perception & Representation

understand the environment

Planning Structure

the next actions

Cooperative Behavior

achieve tasks together

System architecture

decompose a system


acquire new knowledge and skills


adapt to user expectations

Data analytics

discover patterns in big data

Machine ethics

be socially compliant

System optimization

enhance system capabilities

Decision Making

evaluate alternatives

ideas lead to innovation

  • cooperation is about enhancing our capabilities
  • cooperation means sharing goals and intentions
  • cooperation is learning from each other
  • cooperation advances machine Intelligence
  • cooperation is multi-embodied
  • cooperation opens up new perspectives
  • cooperation ensures self-reliance
  • cooperation is about togetherness
  • cooperation is about sharing experiences
  • capability needs confidence & trust


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