Dennis Krupke is currently working on his doctoral degree at the Department of Informatics at the University of Hamburg. He works as research associate at HCI and TAMS. His passed studies focussed on technical aspects of computer science and intelligent systems. For four years he was working as a student assistant at the group of Technical Aspects of Multimodal Systems (TAMS) in the field of modular robotics research. He developed a simulation system with GUI for research of chainlike modular robots' locomotion. The simulation systems is based on OpenRAVE and features reinforcment learning based on information provided by a physics engine. Together with his colleague Florens Wasserfall he designed a printable modular robot with low-cost. In September of 2014 he received his diploma degree from the Department of Informatics at the University of Hamburg.
His current research is focusing on human-robot interaction. It aims to create natural user interfaces allowing a better cooperation between humans and robots. As a paradigm he tries to involve as few changes of the natural environment as possible to achieve positive user experiences. Thus, different depth camera systems and inconspicuous tracking devices are part of his approach to the stated problem. His research interests are bio-inspired systems and sensor technologies.
- Human-Robot Interaction
- Prediction of Hand Movements
- Modular Robots
- Bio-inspired Robotics
- Sensor Systems
- Low-cost Robotics
Prizes and Awards
Finalist of "IROS KROS Best Paper Award on Cognitive Robotics" IEEE IROS 2018, Madrid, Spain
"Highly Commended Paper of the Industrial Robot Innovation Award" CLAWAR 2017, Porto, Portugal
"CLAWAR Association Best Technical Paper Award (Highly Commended Paper Award)" CLAWAR 2015, HangZhou, China
"Best Innovative Robot Award" (Emerald, Industrial Robot) at the CLAWAR 2014, Poznan, Poland
"2nd Place" at the Informatikum EXPO 2013, Hamburg, Germany