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Department of Computer Science

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Santosh Thoduka

PhD student/Research Associate Project METRICS/Team member b-it-bots@Work


Department of Computer Science

Research fields

  • Anomaly detection for robotics, in particular using computer vision and machine learning methods


Sankt Augustin




Grantham-Allee 20

53757, Sankt Augustin





Research Projects

Metrological Evaluation and Testing of Robots in International Competitions (METRICS)

The main objective of METRICS is to organise challenge-led robotics competitions as clear, rigorous and effective evaluation campaigns for the four priority areas, namely healthcare, agile production, inspection and maintenance and agri-food. These competitions are a cornerstone for the effective design, manufacture, deployment and modification of robotic systems. To this end, METRICS will design metrology-grade methods for robotics evaluation, maximise the take-up of the evaluation and benchmarking tools, ensure the industrial relevance of challenge-led competitions, attract industrial stakeholders, academics and the general public to competitions, maximise the compliance of robots with ethical, legal, social, economic requirements, help to fill the normative gap for intelligent robotic systems by designing evaluation plans as representative standards, and structure the European robotics community around competitions in the four PAs and ensure its sustainability.

Project management at the H-BRS

Prof. Dr Nico Hochgeschwender
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Objectives Develop and implement a disruptive concept for automatically guided vehicles (AGVs) that lowers the still existing barrier in logistics by offering • cost-effective, automated or semi-automated indoor transportation of goods, • while coping with existing legacy in terms of size, shape, and weight of goods and containers, • without imposing disruptive changes in existing logistic solutions, such as rebuilding entire warehouses or switching to new containers or storage technology.

Project management at the H-BRS

Prof. Dr Erwin Prassler
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