Head of the Research Department Plan-Based Robot Control

Prof. Dr. Joachim Hertzberg

  • Address (Osnabrück)
    Berghoffstraße 11
    D-49090 Osnabrück

Prof. Dr. Joachim Hertzberg


Mark Höllmann, Sebastian Pütz, Joachim Hertzberg

In: 2022 IEEE International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems. IEEE International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems (MFI-2022) September 20-22 Cranfield United Kingdom IEEE 9/2022.

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Isaak Mitschke, Thomas Wiemann, Felix Igelbrink, Joachim Hertzberg

In: Proceedings of 17th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTELLIGENT AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS (IAS-17). International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-2022) June 13-16 Zagreb Croatia IAS 6/2022.

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Katja Augustin, Santiago Focke Martínez, Rainer Duttmann, Joachim Hertzberg, Michael Kuhwald

In: Soil Use and Management 2022 Pages 1-17 John Wiley & Sons 4/2022.

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Prof. Dr. Joachim Hertzberg is head of the research group “Plan-Based Robot Control” at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence. He is also head of the Knowledge-Based Systems (KBS) research group at the University of Osnabrück.

Research Interests:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Autonomous mobile robots
  • Action planning
  • Plan-based robot control
  • Sensor data interpretation
  • Semantic mapping
  • Robotics in agriculture

Academic record

Professional career

  • 1982-1986: Scientific Assistant, Computer Science Department, University of Bonn
  • 1986-2001: Research Scientist at GMD (German National Research Center for Information Technology) (GMD in Wikipedia)
  • 03-07/1993: Guest Researcher, International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), Berkeley, CA
  • 1993-1994: Substitute Professor (C4-Lehrstuhlvertreter), Computer Science Faculty, Dortmund University
  • 07-09/1996: Visiting Lecturer, Computer Science Department, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1998-2004: External lecturer (Privatdozent), University of Bonn, Computer Science Department
  • 1999-2004: Head of Department Robot Control Architectures (ARC), AIS
  • 2001-2004 (merger between GMD and Fraunhofer Society): Research Scientist at Fraunhofer Institute Autonomous Intelligent Systems (AIS, now IAIS)
  • Since 09/2004: Professor for Computer Science (Knowledge-Based Systems) at the University of Osnabrück
  • 2007-2009: Dean of the School of Mathematics and Computer Science, Osnabrück University
  • Since 10/2011: Head of Osnabrück branch, Robotics Innovation Center (RIC), German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
  • 03-05/2014: Visiting Lecturer, Università La Sapienza, Rome, Dept. Computer, Control, and Management Engineering Antonio Ruberti (DIAG)
  • EurAi Fellow (formerly called ECCAI Fellow) as of 2014
  • Award for Excellence for Springer Handbook of Robotics (B. Siciliano, O. Khatib, eds.), Chapter co-author (2008)
  • Vice World Champion (team member), RoboCup Rescue, Lisbon (2004)
  • ICSI Award of GMD for outstanding scientific research (1992)
  • PhD grant by Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (1983/84)
  • Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)
  • Society for Computer Science (GI)
  • Society for Informatics in Agriculture (GIL)
  • Society for Cognitive Science (GK)
  • Osnabrück Scientific Society (OWiG)

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German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz