DFKI Key Personnel

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Key personnel involved in the project -

Dr. Ing. Michele Folgheraiter received the degrees of M.S in Computer Science with major in Automation Systems and a PhD in Computer Science from Politecnico di Milano University, in 2000 and in 2004 respectively. His research interests focus on the areas of humanoid robotics, haptic interfaces, bio-inspired control systems and artificial limbs. From 2000 to 2007 he held a position as a researcher and lecturer in robotics at Politecnico di Milano.  Since the end of 2007, he has been working at the DFKI Bremen Robotics Innovation Center where he is currently involved in the development of  innovative human-machine interfaces (HMI). In NeTTUN, Dr. Folgheraiter is responsible for the overall conceptualisation of the robotic maintenance system and the implementation of the high-level control mechanisms for (semi)autonomous operation of the system. Dr. Folgheraiter is Work Package Leader for WP6.

Dr. Yong-Ho Yoo is a specialist in simulation-based design and physically-based modelling of robotic systems and environments. He received a doctorate degree in engineering science from the University of Bremen (Germany) in 2007. He has been working at DFKI-RIC since 2007. In NeTTUN, Dr. Yoo is responsible for the simulation and evaluation of the robotic maintenance system.

Dipl. Ing. Holger Sprengel studied engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Bremen (Germany) from 1984 until 1988. He joined DFKI-RIC in 2012 as a senior mechanical engineer. He has 12 years experience in the development of automotive sensors, 3 years in the development of exercise machines, and 7 years in the development of light systems for aircrafts. In NeTTUN, Mr. Sprengel is responsible for the technical conceptualisation, design, and specification of the robotic maintenance system.


Holger Sprengel, Yong-Ho Yoo and Michele Folgheraiter