Biography

His career at the FZI first started in February 2014 as a working student in the department Interactive Diagnostic and Service Systems (IDS). In March 2017 after completing his studies he started as a research scientist in the same department. He deals with the Robot Operating System (ROS) and has been responsible for several demonstrators recently like the CocktailBot, the ConveyorBot or the CookieBot.

In addition to industrial project work for various customers of almost all fields, he is doing his Ph.D. in the field of service robotics and additive manufacturing. Modern concepts of robotics are combined in 3d printing to reduce manual work steps as far as possible. At the same time, sensor systems are used in and at the printer during the printing process to detect flaws and errors at an early stage. This leads to automatic quality assurance and allows to in-situ adjust parameters or notify the user about the occurred error. To goal of his Ph.D. is to improve the process of 3d printing by adding service robotics to reduce the error rate, material waste, and health hazards for employees, as they have to spend significantly less time near the printers.

The bachelor’s degree focused on telematics and computer architectures and was completed with a thesis on optical data transmission between an embedded device and a smartphone. In the master’s program, he dived into robotics and automation as well as cognitive systems. While studying, Pascal took part in an exchange Erasmus semester at Aalto University, Finland, and delved into the topics around Artificial Intelligence. Back in Karlsruhe and the FZI, the master thesis dealt with the control of robots by Spiking Neural Networks (SNN) in combination with reinforcement learning and dopamine injection.

Interests

  • Service Robotics
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Technology in general
  • Nature & Travelling

Education

  • 🎓 Ph.D. in Robotics and Additive Manufacturing, since 2017

    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology / FZI, Germany

  • M.Sc. in Computer Science, 2017

    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

  • ERASMUS Exchange semester, 2015

    Aalto University, Espoo, Finland

  • B.Sc. in Computer Science, 2013

    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

About me

Robotics & Technology 🤖

From Arduino, NodeMCU over Raspberry Pi up to Kubernetes cluster and virtualisation

Software 🧑🏽‍💻

Developing especially with C++, Python, JavaScript and PHP

Nature 🪂

Explore and enjoy it by foot, by wheel or while flying

Recent Posts

3D-Printing Things for Your Workshop

While working in your workshop or maybe even on the balcony there is always this one moment. Mmmh, a small tool would be perfect right now. But in most of these cases this kind of tool is not in reach currently. Or all shops have closed. In this blog post I want to collect things that are really useful to organize your tools, that help with working e.g. with wood.

And again, another year has gone

Year three, post three. This could have been way better! Not could, but should have been better! Lots of things have been done, lots of cool stuff has been made. In German there is the saying “Alles neu, macht der Mai” which basically means “Everything is new in May”. And so it is here. The plan is to write one post each week about things, tech and stuff that pass my week.

Automated_hello_world

Long time no see! The time passes by quickly and the way how to deploy the latest information to this page vanishes too fast. So the solution is automation! Especially useful if you use one framework on multiple machines in worst case with different operating systems, etc. So today I added a GitHub action to my repository containing this page of hugo with the academic theme. It works like charm!

Recent Publications

FLA2IR—FLexible Automotive Assembly with Industrial Co-workers

This chapter gives an in-depth overview of the activities and technical approaches of the team FLA2IR (FZI, MRK, OPEL) during the …

Real-Time In-Situ Process Error Detection in Additive Manufacturing

The economic importance of additive manufacturing utilizing Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) 3D-printers has been on the rise since key …

Automation of Post-Processing in Additive Manufacturing with Industrial Robots

The use of industrial robots for the production of small scale manufacturing or even single pieces is rarely economical. The high …

Acoustic Anomaly Detection in Additive Manufacturing with Long Short-Term Memory Neural Networks

The use of additive manufacturing is growing, especially in the small and medium sized enterprise sector. Still, the print process and …

Advanced Usability Through Constrained Multi Modal Interactive Strategies: The CookieBot

Service robots are becoming able to perform a variety of tasks and they are currently used for many different applications. For this …

Learning target reaching motions with a robotic arm using dopamine modulated STDP

The main purpose of the human arm is to reach a target and perform a manipulation task. Human babies learn to move their arms by …

Flexible Object Handling in Additive Manufacturing with Service Robotics

The focus of this paper is the flexible handling of printed objects; specifically looking at the unloading process of a 3D printed …

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Research Scientist

FZI Research Center for Information Technology

Mar 2017 – Present Karlsruhe, Germany
PhD Candidate with focus on Service Robots in Additive Manufacturing. Part of SeRoNet and many industrial projects related to all kinds of robotic applications
 
 
 
 
 

Internship

KUKA Robotik GmbH

Jul 2015 – Sep 2015 Augsburg, Germany
Implementing and applying the Open Motion Planning Library (OMPL) into the KUKA research stack
 
 
 
 
 

Working Student

movisens GmbH

Jan 2013 – Dec 2013 Karlsruhe, Germany
Design, Implementation and Testing of new Features for the movisens Android App
 
 
 
 
 

Research Assistant

FZI Research Center for Information Technology

Mar 2012 – Feb 2017 Karlsruhe, Germany
Programming robots with C++, Python and JavaScript
 
 
 
 
 

Research Assistant

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Mar 2012 – Feb 2017 Karlsruhe, Germany
Supporting multiple teams with coding in IT administration, Android / Java development and webdevelopment
 
 
 
 
 

CEO

HEAD-Webdesign

Oct 2010 – Present Karlsruhe, Germany

Webdesign & IT services Responsibilities include:

  • Consulting
  • Concept & Design
  • Implementation
  • Further Development
  • Long-Term Support

Contact

  • Haid-und-Neu-Strasse 10-14, Karlsruhe, 76131
  • FZI House of Living Lab
  • After Consultation
  • DM Me