I am a PhD student at the Intelligent Autonomous Systems Lab, TU Darmstadt, working at the intersection of machine learning and optimal control. Current robotic systems are capable of solving a wide range of problems, but they require an excessive amount of programming and fine-tuning to work properly. My dream is to automate automation—to enable robots to learn on their own. That would drastically reduce the cost of developing new application and pave the way to the era of personal robotics, in which everybody can use a sophisticated machine with little knowledge of its internals.
TU Darmstadt, FG IAS,