Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)
Institut für Robotik und Mechatronik
Perzeption und Kognition
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I'm a researcher and project leader in the field of robot vision at the DLR Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics. In my research, I combine my space engineering background with my interest in computer vision and robotics. Therefore, my work is mostly related to space robotic topics, mostly with a focus on new sensor concepts, such as light field cameras a.k.a. plenoptic cameras, and depth perception. Besides my research, I'm also interested in software engineering topics for research and I like creating or enhancing experimental setups. Below you can find an overview of my activities, projects and publications.
Students looking for an internship or a final thesis project may check the section open positions at the bottom of this page.
Function: Co-project leader and light field camera expert
HoviTron (Holographic Vision for Immersive Tele-Robotic Operation) is a EU-funded project to develop and test a first of its kind truly 3D light field vision system combining light field image capture and light field head-mounted display (HMD). This system will support holographic vision for a more immersive and efficient remote control in telerobotic applications.
Function: Project leader and researcher
LiPER (Light field Processing for planetary Exploration and Robotics) is a project to investigate and develop light field processing and plenoptic cameras further. The projects is the first to investigate the light field camera technology from the perspective of robotic applications, on earth as well as in space.
Function: Project leader and researcher
LIPA (Light field cameras for In-situ Planetology and Astrobiology) was a project to investigate the usability of light field cameras for future planetary exploration missions. Light field cameras are envisioned to provide enhanced in-situ imaging capabilities. We were able to show that light field cameras are a valuable alternative to conventional cameras for this use case.
Function: Engineer for on-orbit servicing topics
InFuse was a European Horizon 2020 funded project. A consortium of expert companies and organizations are working to develop a novel software framework for the Space Robotic Technologies Strategic Research Cluster (SRC).
Function: Workpackage leader and researcher
ATON (Autonomous Terrain-based Optical Navigation) was a project to develop an optical navigation system for autonomous landings on celestial bodies.
I was responsible for the development of three computer vision modules:
Function: Test engineer
The goal of the DEOS mission study was the on-orbit verification of key robotics hard- and software elements for advanced space maintenance and servicing systems.
I was responsible to lead a small team of experts in order to test computer vision algorithms for on-orbit servicing. We created a laboratory that allowed us to show the performance of our vision based tracking algorithm with real data. The laboratory and the data set is described in our paper A Dataset to Support and Benchmark Computer Vision Development for Close Range On-Orbit Servicing ([C05]).
[Cxx] = Conference paper; [Jxx] = Journal paper
The data set is intended to support and benchmark Computer Vision (CV) development for Close Range On-Orbit Servicing (CROOS). It is an representative image data set for close range OOS operations with distances of 2 m between servicer and client satellite that was recorded under illumination conditions similar to a Low Earth Orbit.
It is available for download at http://rmc.dlr.de/rm/en/staff/martin.lingenauber/crooscv-dataset
A set of 5 high resolution Digital Elevation Models (DEM) of possible lunar landing sites. The DEMs were created from handcrafted models of landscapes, each with a different characteristic. More details about the data set and its creation can be found in our paper Rapid Modeling of High Resolution Moon-Like Terrain Models for Testing of Optical Localization Methods ([C03]).
Sorry, no open positions at the moment.
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