Prof. Dr. Erwin Prassler (Bonn-Rhine-Sieg University)
CV: Prof. Dr. Erwin Prassler received a master’s degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Munich in 1985 and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Ulm in March 1996. Between 1986 and 1989, Prassler held positions as a member of the scientific staff at the Technical University of Munich and as a guest researcher in the Computer Science Department at the University of Toronto. In fall 1989, he joined the Research Institute for Applied Knowledge Processing (FAW) in Ulm, where he headed a research group working in the field of mobile robots and service robotics between 1994 and 2003. In 1999, Prassler joined GPS Gesellschaft für Produktionssysteme GmbH in Stuttgart as director of the department for Project Management and Technology Transfer. In February 2004, Prassler accepted a joint affiliation as Associate Professor at B-IT Bonn-Aachen Int. Center for Information Technology and GPS, where he was a senior consultant until recently. Prof. Dr. Prassler has close to 15 years of experience in the scientific coordination and administration of large national and European research projects with an accumulated budget of approx. 40 MEUR. He coordinated the German Leitprojekt MORPHA on Human Robot Interaction and the German Service Robotics Initiative DESIRE. He further coordinated the EU project XPERO and is currently supporting KUKA Laboratories GmbH in the coordination of the EU project BRICS – Best Practice in Robotics. In addition he was principal investigator in a variety of other national and European research projects.