Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Inform. Thomas Röfer

Status: Researcher
Room: Cartesium 0.055
Phone: +49 421 218 64200
Email: Thomas.Roefer@dfki.de

Thomas Röfer is a senior researcher in the research area Cyber-Physical Systems, as well as part of the Multi-Sensor Interactive Systems group in the department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Bremen. He also got his PhD from the latter. He joined DFKI in 2006.

His research includes the areas control of autonomous mobile – in particular humanoid – robots, image processing, and robotics simulation. He was a member of the DFG Collaborative Research Center "Spatial Cognition", the DFG priority programs "Spatial Cognition" and "Cooperating Teams of Mobile Robots in Dynamic Environments". He is one of the main developers of the Bremen Autonomous Wheelchair "Rolland". He is especially interested in RoboCup, in which he successfully participated with the teams Bremen Byters and GermanTeam in the Four-Legged League (three-times world champion), B-Smart in the Small-Size League (German Champion) and B-Human in the Humanoid League as well as the Standard Platform League (eight-times world champion).

He is regularly giving the basic Bachelor lectures "Practical Informatics 1 and 2" and "Compiler Construction" as well as the practical course "Compiler Construction" at the University of Bremen. In addition, he lead several student projects: SAUS, ROSES, RoboCup, Bremen Byters, B-Smart, B-Smarter, Roboterfußball, Smart Energy and – regularly since a couple of years – B-Human. He is also regularly a tutor in the basic Bachelor lectures "Practical Informatics 1 and 2" and "Foundations of Media Informatics 1 and 2".

Projects for the DFKI

Combination of Symbolic and Subsymbolic Methods
Nov 2019 - Oct 2022
Intuitive-nonverbal and informative-verbal robot-human communication
Jun 2018 - May 2021
Hybrid Social Teams for Long-Term Collaboration in Cyber-Physical Environments
Oct 2014 - Aug 2016
Stereo Vision For Grasping by Humanoid Robot
Oct 2010 - Jun 2012
Supported Human Autonomy for Recovery and Enhancement of cognitive and motor abilities using information technologies
Jan 2007 - Dec 2009
Automatic recognition of plans and intentions of mobile robots in cooperating and competing dynamic environments
Jun 2001 - Jun 2008

Publications for the DFKI

Publications before Joining DFKI

last updated 24/05/2018
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