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Cyrill Stachniss
Dr. Cyrill Stachniss
Professor, and head of the Photogrammetry & Robotics Lab
University of Bonn
Cyrill Stachniss is a full professor at the University of Bonn and heads the Photogrammetry and Robotics Lab since 2014. Before his appointment in Bonn, he was a lecturer at the University of Freiburg and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.  The research activities of the Photogrammetry and Robotics Lab focus on probabilistic techniques in the context of mobile robotics, navigation problems, and perception. The lab has made several contributions in the areas of SLAM, localization, place recognition, semantic scene interpretation, autonomous exploration, and planning. It covers ground vehicles including mobile robots and autonomous cars as well as UAVs. The main application areas of the research are autonomous service robots, agricultural robotics, and self-driving cars.

Cyrill Stachniss has coauthored over 220 scientific publications, he was senior editor of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters as well as associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics. He is a Microsoft Research Faculty Fellow and received the IEEE RAS Early Career Award in 2013. He is actively participating in German and European research projects. He is a spokesperson of the DFG Cluster of Excellence “PhenoRob - Robotics and Phenotyping for Sustainable Crop Production” at the University of Bonn. Furthermore, he acted as coordinator of the EC-funded project “ROVINA” for digitizing the Roman catacombs with robots and as the spokesperson of the DFG research unit “Mapping on Demand”. Besides his university involvement, he co-founded three startups: Escarda Technologies, DeepUp, and PhenoInspect.