As of now, I have left university and am working on Sensor Intelligence.
Before, I was a PhD student and postdoctoral research assistant at the Humanoid Robots Laboratory of the University of Freiburg, where I received my PhD (Dr. rer. nat) under the supervision of Maren Bennewitz in March 2014.
You can find some of the code that I develop and maintain on github.com/ahornung.
As a member of the DFG-funded SFB/TR8 Spatial Cognition, I work on humanoid robot navigation in complex indoor environments.
The OctoMap library provides a compact and efficient data structure for robotic mapping in arbitrary 3D environments. I am the co-developer and current maintainer of the project, which is available open-source at GitHub under the BSD license.
I am the developer and maintainer of several drivers and other software that integrates the Nao humanoid robot into ROS, a free and open source robot operating system. In addition to the Nao ROS stack, I also maintain the humanoid_navigation stack and the octomap_mapping stack that integrates OctoMap into ROS.
During a research internship at Willow Garage in California I worked on the manipulation occupancy map collider and developed the 3d_navigation stack. This set of software packages enables a mobile manipulation robot like the PR2 to navigate in complex, threedimensional and cluttered environments.
- WS 13/14: Robot Navigation Seminar
- July 2013: Lecture "Footstep Planning" at the International Summer School on Humanoid Soccer Robots 2013
- SS 13: Robotics Laboratory Practical Course
- Aug. 2012: Lecture "3D and Elevation Mapping" at the ROS RoboCup Rescue Summerschool 2012
- WS 12/13: Robotics Laboratory Practical Course
- SS 12: Humanoid Robots Seminar
- WS 11/12: Robotics Laboratory Practical Course
- WS 11/12: Robot Navigation Seminar
- WS 10/11: Robot Navigation Seminar
- SS 10: Humanoid Robots Seminar
- WS 09/10: Robot Navigation Seminar
- SS 09: Humanoid Robots Seminar