Jochen Sprickerhof

Last changed: 2017-07-07

Employment

2016 - today
Robot Software Engineer, Magazino, Germany.
2012 - 2017
Research associate, Osnabrück University, Germany.
Knowledge-Based Systems group
2015
Scientific advisor, Caspian Robotics, Germany.
2009 - 2012
Research associate, Osnabrück University, Germany.
Knowledge-Based Systems group, Lichtenberg scholarship
May - September 2009
Student assistant TTWISS, Osnabrück University, Germany.
Clusters of excellence “aviation cluster metropolitan area Hamburg”
2004 - 2009
Teaching assistant, Osnabrück University, Germany.
Tutor for various lectures. For details see Teaching
1999 - 2012
System administrator, Zinzendorfschule Tossens, Germany.
Responsible for Linux terminal server, terminals, mail server, print server, network, website
2001 - 2002
Civilian Service, CVJM Sozialwerk Nordenham, Germany.

Education

October 2009 - March 2017
PhD student, Osnabrück University, Germany.
Member of the Research Training Group “Adaptivity in Hybrid Cognitive Systems,
Topic: Closed-Loop interpretation of sub-symbolic 3D laser scan data (Publications: KogWis, Automatika, 3D-Tage, ARSO, KI, IAV)
2009
Diploma in applied system science, Osnabrück University, Germany.
Thesis topic: efficient loop closing using six degrees of freedom in laser scans from mobile robots. (Publications: ECMR 2009, Automatika 2011)
2002 - 2009
Student, Osnabrück University, Germany.
Studies of applied system science,
subjects: computer science, mathematics, system science, physics, cognitive science
2001
Abitur, Zinzendorfschule Tossens, Germany.
German school-leaving exam and university entrance qualification.
Main subjects: mathematics, physics
1994 - 2001
High School, Zinzendorfschule Tossens, Germany.
Grammar school
1992 - 1994
Junior High School, Orientierungsstufe Tossens, Germany.
Intermediate school
1988 - 1992
Primary School, Grundschule Burhave, Germany.
1987 - 1988
Preschool, Vorschule Burhave, Germany.

Awards and Competitions

October 2012
SICK robot day, Waldkirch, Germany.
Special award
February 2010
Intevation award for Free Software, Osnabrück University, Germany.
For the development of SLAM6D.
Together with Kai Lingemann, Andreas Nüchter, Dorit Borrmann and Jan Elseberg
October 2007
SICK robot day, Waldkirch, Germany.
Second place in the indoor competition
July 2005
RoboCup, Osaka, Japan.
Member of the Team “Deutschland 1”

Projects and Internships

May 2015 - today
Debian maintainer, Debian, Internet.
Maintainer of ROS, PCL, OpenNI
February 2013 - today
Scientist, Open Perception, Internet.
March 2011 - today
Developer and maintainer, Point Cloud Library (PCL), Internet.
Jan 2008 - today
Developer, SLAM6D, Internet.
May - October 2014
Project supervisor, Osnabrück University, Germany.
Developing a robot for the SICK robot day 2014
April 2013 - April 2014
Project supervisor, Osnabrück University, Germany.
Muffin study project
January - October 2012
Project supervisor, Osnabrück University, Germany.
Developing a robot for the SICK robot day 2012
July 2012
Visiting researcher, Wuhan University, China.
VeloSLAM project, DAAD exchange program
April - July 2011
Internship, Willow Garage, USA.
Working with Radu Rusu on registration and mapping in the PCL
March 2006
Study Project, TU Dresden, Germany.
Topic: simulation of a self organizing traffic light

Supervised thesis

January 2017
Bachelor thesis Oleg Postovyi, Osnabrück University, Germany.
Evaluation of ROS v.2
January 2016
Master thesis Sebastian Pütz, Osnabrück University, Germany.
3D Mapping and Navigation in Rough Terrain.
November 2014
Master thesis Florian Otte, Osnabrück University, Germany.
3D-Features to Aid Scan Registration
September 2014
Master thesis Michael Görner, Osnabrück University, Germany.
Autonomous Tabletop Object Learning
September 2014
Master thesis Ann-Katrin Häuser, Osnabrück University, Germany.
Inferring Hidden World Parameters by Analyzing Observed Environment Changes.
September 2014
Bachelor thesis Michael Stypa, Osnabrück University, Germany.
Detection of Colored Balls in Color and Depth Images
December 2011
Bachelor thesis Florian Otte, Osnabrück University, Germany.
Automated Detection of Scan Shadows in 3D Laser Scans (together with Johannes Zimmermann).
November 2010
Bachelor thesis Johannes Zimmermann, Osnabrück University, Germany.
Automated Detection of Scan Shadows in 3D Laser Scans (together with Florian Otte).
September 2010
Bachelor thesis Stefan Möbus, Osnabrück University, Germany.
Determining Surface Material Properties by Evaluating Reflectance Values of the Laser Measurement System SICK LMS 100

Teaching

winter term 2016/17
Computer science lecturer, Osnabrück University, Germany.
Exercises training introduction to artificial intelligence,
seminar AI and robotics,
hands-on training robotics
sumer term 2016
Computer science lecturer, Osnabrück University, Germany.
Exercises training knowledge based systems,
Project SICK-Robot-Day 2016,
hands-on training robotics
winter term 2015/16
Computer science lecturer, Osnabrück University, Germany.
Exercises training introduction to artificial intelligence,
seminar AI and robotics,
hands-on training robotics
summer term 2015
Computer science lecturer, Osnabrück University, Germany.
Exercises training robotics,
hands-on training robotics
winter term 2014/15
Computer science lecturer, Osnabrück University, Germany.
Exercises training introduction to artificial intelligence,
seminar knowledge based systems,
hands-on training robotics
summer term 2014
Computer science lecturer, Osnabrück University, Germany.
Project SICK-Robot-Day 2014,
lecture robotics,
hands-on training robotics
winter term 2013/14
Computer science lecturer, Osnabrück University, Germany.
Study group MUFFIN,
reading group mobile manipulation and semantic mapping,
hands-on training robotics
summer term 2013
Computer science lecturer, Osnabrück University, Germany.
Study group MUFFIN,
seminar AI and robotics,
hands-on training robotics
winter term 2012/13
Computer science lecturer, Osnabrück University, Germany.
Exercises training robotics,
reading group AI and robotics,
hands-on training robotics
summer term 2012
Computer science lecturer, Osnabrück University, Germany.
Seminar operating systems,
hands-on training SICK robot day
summer term 2010
Computer science lecturer, Osnabrück University, Germany.
Hands-on training robotics
winter term 2008/09
Computer science tutor, Osnabrück University, Germany.
Tutor and exercises for robotics
summer term 2008
Computer science tutor, Osnabrück University, Germany.
Tutor for 3D image processing
summer term 2007
Computer science tutor, Osnabrück University, Germany.
Tutor for 3D image processing for mobile robots
winter term 2006/07
Applied system science tutor, Osnabrück University, Germany.
Tutor and exercises for numerical solutions for ordinary and partial differential equation
winter term 2006/07
Computer science tutor, Osnabrück University, Germany.
Tutor for Introduction to C/C++
summer term 2005
Applied system science tutor, Osnabrück University, Germany.
Tutor for numerical solutions for partial differential equation
winter term 2004/05
Computer science tutor, Osnabrück University, Germany.
Tutor and exercises for computer science C (advanced programming, object orientation in Java)

Conferences and Talks

March 2017
IK 2017, Günne at Lake Möhne, Germany.
Interdisciplinary College, focus theme: “Creativity and Intelligence in Brains and Machines”.
December 2016
33C3, Hamburg, Germany.
33st Chaos Communication Congress (33C3)
March 2016
IK 2016, Günne at Lake Möhne, Germany.
Interdisciplinary College, focus theme: “Transitions and Transformations in Cognition, Biology, and Interactive Systems”.
lecture series “Hands-On Mobile Robotics”
December 2015
32C3, Hamburg, Germany.
32st Chaos Communication Congress (32C3)
October 2015
ROSCon 2015, Hamburg, Germany.
ROSCon developers conference
September 2015
UAV tutorial, Hannover, Germany.
Handling of a commercial used multi copter (UAV) in theory and praxis, given by André Scholz
August 2015
AMAV 2015, Birlinghoven Castle, Germany.
TRADR Summer School on Autonomous Micro Aerial Vehicles
August 2015
FrOSCon 2015, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, Germany.
Free and Open Source Software Conference
March 2015
IK 2015, Günne at Lake Möhne, Germany.
Interdisciplinary College, focus theme: “From Neuron to Person: Assembling Behavior and Cognition”
December 2014
31C3, Hamburg, Germany.
31st Chaos Communication Congress (31C3)
March 2014
Fraunhofer IPA, Stuttgart, Germany.
Talk about PCL at the 3D environmental perception workshop
March 2014
IK 2014, Günne at Lake Möhne, Germany.
Interdisciplinary College, focus theme: “Cognition 3.0 – the social mind in the connected world”
December 2013
30C3, Hamburg, Germany.
30th Chaos Communication Congress (30C3)
December 2013
Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden.
First Örebro Winter School on “Artificial Intelligence and Robotics”
November 2013
Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany.
Talk on PCL and Robotics in Osnabrück at the CoR-Lab
May 2013
ROSCon 2013, Stuttgart, Germany.
ROSCon developers conference
May 2013
ICRA 2013, Karlsruhe, Germany.
Talk on development for PCL as well as registration and mapping with the PCL at the PCL tutorial
March 2013
IK 2013, Günne at Lake Möhne, Germany.
Interdisciplinary College, focus theme: “Wicked Problems, Complexity and Wisdom”
May 2012
ROSCon 2012, St. Paul, USA.
ROSCon developers conference
May 2012
ICRA 2012, St. Paul, USA.
Talk on registration and mapping with the PCL at the PCL tutorial
March 2012
IK 2012, Günne at Lake Möhne, Germany.
Interdisciplinary College, focus theme: “Emotion and Aesthetics”.
Gave a session on “Emotion and Aesthetics in Computer Interfaces”
November 2011
ICCV 2011, Barcelona, Spain.
Talk on registration and mapping with the PCL in the PCL tutorial
June 2011
RSS 2011, Los Angeles, USA.
Talk on registration and mapping with the PCL in the PCL tutorial
March 2011
IK 2011, Günne at Lake Möhne, Germany.
Interdisciplinary College, focus theme: “Autonomy, Decisions & Free Will”.
Gave a session on mobile robots and SLAM
February 2011
10th Oldenburger 3D days, Jade University of Applied Sciences, Germany.
Optical 3D measuring, photogrammetry, laser scanning
October 2010
KogWis 2010, University of Potsdam, Germany.
10th Biannual Meeting of the German Society for Cognitive Science,,
July 2010
Co3AUV, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany.
summer school on cooperative cognitive control for autonomous underwater vehicles
March 2010
IK 2010, Günne at Lake Möhne, Germany.
Interdisciplinary College, focus theme: “Play, Act and Learn”
September 2009
ECMR 2009, Mlini/Dubrovnik, Croatia.
European Conference on Mobile Robots,
March 2008
IK 2008, Günne at Lake Möhne, Germany.
Interdisciplinary College, focus theme: “Cooperation”
September 2007
KI 2007, Osnabrück University, Germany.
30th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (member of the organization team)
March 2007
IK 2007, Günne at Lake Möhne, Germany.
Interdisciplinary College, focus theme: “Embodied Minds”
December 2006
23C3, Berlin, Germany.
23rd Chaos Communication Congress (23C3)
November 1999
Linux day, Bremen, Germany.
2. Bremer LinuxTag

Academic self-administration

2005 - 2007
Member of the faculty council, Osnabrück University, Germany.
2004 - 2006
Student representative (Fachschaft), Osnabrück University, Germany.