10/2012 - present

Research associate and PhD student at RBO, TU Berlin (Advisor: Oliver Brock).
Taught courses: Fundamentals of Robotics, Robotics, Advanced Robotics, Robotics Seminar, Robotics Project, Algorithms and Datastructures.

01/2017 - 04/2017 PhD Intern at DeepMind, London.

10/2007 - 09/2012

Study of computer science at FU Berlin.

09/2012 Master of Science (grade: 1.0, major: robotics/AI, minor: psychology).
Thesis: New Approaches to Temporal Abstraction in Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning.

01/2012 - 09/2012 Research assistant at MLR, FU Berlin (Advisor: Marc Toussaint).

2011 Study abroad at UNSW, Sydney.

10/2009 - 09/2011 Teaching assistant at FU Berlin.
Taught courses: Functional Programming, Object-Oriented Programming, Computer Science and Society, Software Engineering

01/2011 Bachelor of Science (grade: 1.4, major: computer science, minor: philosophy).
Thesis: Control of autonomous humanoid soccer robots with XABSL.

2008 - 2011 Member of RoboCup team FUmanoids (Advisor: Raul Rojas).

Awards, Prizes, Scholarships

2016 Best Paper Award finalist at IROS
Rico Jonschkowski, Clemens Eppner, Sebastian Höfer, Roberto Martín-Martín, and Oliver Brock. Probabilistic Multi-Class Segmentation for the Amazon Picking Challenge. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2016.
(see publications for more details)

2016 Best Systems Paper Award winner at RSS
Clemens Eppner, Sebastian Höfer, Rico Jonschkowski, Roberto Martín-Martín, Arne Sieverling, Vincent Wall, and Oliver Brock. Lessons from the Amazon Picking Challenge: Four Aspects of Building Robotic Systems. Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS), 2016.
(see publications for more details)

2015 Winner of the Amazon Picking Challenge at ICRA15.

2015 AAAI-15 Robotics Fellowship

2011 PROMOS scholarship from FU Berlin

2011 4th place RoboCup Worldcup, 2nd place RoboCup German Open, 1st place Technical Challenge @ RoboCup German Open, 1st place RoboCup Iran Open

2010 2nd place RoboCup Worldcup, 1st place Technical Challenge @ RoboCup Worldcup, 1st place RoboCup Iran Open

2008 2nd place RoboCup German Open

2007 1st place RoboCup Junior German Open

Organized Events

Natures vs. Nurture in Robotics (ICRA16 Workshop)
Slides, Danish radio show feature, English transcript