Dr Jussi Aaltonen (D.Sc Eng.) is the research manager in Mechatronics Research Group (MRG) of Tampere University (TAU) in Finland. He has been working in university research since early 2000’s and has also strong industrial background. His research interests are aircraft engineering, autonomous systems and general mechatronics engineering.
Alexander Dettmann received his Diploma in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cooperative Education Ravensburg in 2007. In 2009, he received his M.Sc. in Systems Engineering from the University of Bremen and started his work at DFKI. Since then, he is and was involved in several space related projects as researcher at DFKI and University of Bremen. Alexander’s main interest is in autonomous and mobile exploration robots, thus participated in the design and control of legged robots, e.g., SpaceClimber, CREX, Charlie, and Mantis, and hybrid rover systems such as Sherpa and Coyote. In 2021, he finished his PhD on experienced-based behavior adaptation of kinematically complex robots. He is currently leading the Space Robotics team at DFKI as well as the European project CoRob-X and the ESA project ANT.
Mathew H. Evans
Mat received the BSc degree in Psychology (2004), MSc in Computational and Systems Neuroscience (2007) and PhD in Robotics (2012) from The University of Sheffield. He then worked as a postdoctoral researcher in bioinspired robotics and computational neuroscience at The University of Sheffield (2012-2014, 2019-present), The University of Manchester (2014-2018) and The University of Nottingham (2018-2019). He is currently working on developing methods for robot localization and mapping in feature sparse environments.
Nick is a Research Fellow in the Design and Fabrication of Small Inspection Robots at the University of Leeds. He holds a MEng degree in Automotive Engineering and previously worked for three years in the Oil and Gas industry developing subsea oilfield equipment. Through his PhD, he developed a novel modular continuum segment for use in a general purpose manipulator. He previously worked as a Research Fellow developing a miniature inspection robot for 2” pipes to detect and classify radioactive contaminants.
Santiago Martínez de la Casa
PhD from the Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M) in Electrical, Electronic and Automation Engineering since 2012. Associate Professor since 2019 in the Department of Systems Engineering and Automation and member of the RoboticsLab research group since 2005. During this period, he has participated in more than 40 competitive research projects, both national and European. The main research topics are construction robotics and humanoid robotics. In the field of construction robotics, he has performed a continuous research activity since 2005, starting with his participation in the FP6 EU ManuBuild project (2005) to his recent participation in the European project HORIZON 2020 BADGER as Technical Coordinator (project coordinated by UC3M).