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Executive Director DFKI Niedersachsen & Head of the Research Department Plan-Based Robot Control

Prof. Dr. Joachim Hertzberg


Zongyao Yi; Martin Günther; Joachim Hertzberg

In: Proceedings of the Thirty-Seventh International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference. International FLAIRS Conference (FLAIRS-37), May 19-21, Miramar Beach, FL, USA, Florida Online Journals, 5/2024.

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Mark Niemeyer; Marian Renz; Maren Pukrop; David Hagemann; Tim Zurheide; Daniel Di Marco; Markus Höferlin; Philipp Stark; Florian Rahe; Matthias Igelbrink; Mario Jenz; Thomas Jarmer; Dieter Trautz; Stefan Stiene; Joachim Hertzberg

In: KI - Künstliche Intelligenz, German Journal on Artificial Intelligence - Organ des Fachbereiches "Künstliche Intelligenz" der Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (KI), Vol. 37, Pages 175-181, Springer, 1/2024.

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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)
  • R4Agri

    Reasoning auf landwirtschaftlichen Daten - Integration von Metriken und qualitativen Perspektiven

    "Entferne schädliches Unkraut auf dem Feld, aber setze keine chemischen Mittel in der Nähe eines Gewässers ein!"

    Bei der Durchführung landwirtschaftlicher Arbeiten müssen solche Regeln beachtet…

  • CognitiveWeeding

    selective management of harmful and non-harmful weeds using artificial intelligence

    The spontaneous vegetation that accompanies arable farming (generally referred to as (un)harmful weeds) can lead to major yield losses if not controlled. However, of the approximately 350 plant…

  • AI-Test-Field

    Experimental environment for industrial-grade development of semantic environment perception.

    The fusion of data with high spatial and temporal resolution and their interpretation are essential innovation drivers for the realisation of more sustainable processes in plant cultivation. Here,…

  • AIPlan4EU

    Bringing AI Planning to the European On-Demand AI Platform

    The project AIPlan4EU aims to bring the most advanced task planning and execution technology to companies, small and medium size enterprises, innovators, practitioners and more through the European AI…

  • CoPDA

    Comprehensive Perception and Dynamic Anchoring

    “Robot, bring me my cordless screwdriver!”

    This is a plausible command for a service robot, in a production environment as in a private home. Robots handling over a tool to a human have been…

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Portrait Prof. Dr Hertzberg
Portrait Prof. Dr Hertzberg