Former Team Members

(Source: TU Berlin)

SEAR is a project that is mainly conducted with undergraduate students under supervision of staff members. During summer term 2013, aspects of the rover development have been covered by students in project work in the lecture ”Planetary Exploration and Space Robotics”. Around 20 students are working continuously on SEAR. The members of the student group have a different background. Most of them are Master’s and Bachelor’s students from the aerospace engineering study course between the ages of 20 to 25. One fourth are computer engineering students. The rest is coming from related engineering study courses. The interdisciplinary group emerged to be a great basis for covering tasks in the areas of mechanics, electronics and software.

Francesca Heeg :  Mechanical Engineer

Francesca Heeg

Mechanical Engineer

Francesca Heeg is a Master's student in Aerospace Engineering. She is working in the project as a student assistant. She is responsible for designing a new manipulator for SEAR.

Tim Rückel : Software Engineer

Tim Rückel

Software Engineer

Tim Rückel was working as a  Master's student assistant for the project within the software branch in 2015. He was responsible for implementing object recognition algorithms and graphical user interfaces for diverse subsystems.

Dipl.-Ing Cem Avsar : Advisor

Dipl.-Ing Cem Avsar

Advisor

Dipl.-Ing. Cem Avsar was a research assistant at TU Berlin, initiated the SEAR project and served as its project manager during the first two years of the project. He still plays a vital role in the team in an advisory and mentoring capacity.

Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Meschede : Software Systems Engineer

Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Meschede

Software Systems Engineer

Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Meschede is a research assistant at TU Berlin. He was responsible for supervising students involved in the software design for the rover.

Hadi Albalkhi :

Hadi Albalkhi

Hadi Albalkhi was a Bachelor's student in Computer Engineering and was responsible for implementing and testing wheel drive algorithms in 2013.

Stephan Becher : Mechanical Engineer

Stephan Becher

Mechanical Engineer

Stephan Becher is a Bachelor's student in Traffic Engineering. He was responsible for designing fixtures on SEAR's manipulator and a grasping mechanism in 2013.

Philipp Fleischer : Mechanical Engineer

Philipp Fleischer

Mechanical Engineer

Philipp Fleischer was a Master's student in Aerospace Engineering. He was responsible for designing containers and mechanisms for object storage and transportation in 2013.

Robert Hook : Mechanical Engineer

Robert Hook

Mechanical Engineer

Rober Hook was a Master's student in Aerospace Engineering. He was responsible for designing the SEAR's body in 2013.

Robert Ipach : Software Engineer

Robert Ipach

Software Engineer

Robert Ipach is a Master's student in Aerospace Engineering. He was responsible for implementing manipulator control algorithms in 2013.

Thomas Jäger : Test Engineer

Thomas Jäger

Test Engineer

Thomas Jäger was a Master's student in Aerospace Engineering and was responsible for the preparation and conduction of system test procedures in 2013.

Stephan Jahnke : Software Engineer

Stephan Jahnke

Software Engineer

Stephan Jahnke was a Master's student in Aerospace Engineering and was responsible for implementation and verification of methods for object recognition in 2013.

Alexander Jütz : Mechanical Engineer

Alexander Jütz

Mechanical Engineer

Alexander Jütz was a Master's student in Aerospace Engineering. He was responsible for designing fixtures on SEAR's manipulator and a grasping mechanism in 2013.

Philip von Keiser : Software Engineer

Philip von Keiser

Software Engineer

Philip von Keiser was a Bachelor's student in Computer Engineering and responsible for implementation of sensor fusion algorithms in 2013.

Katarina Laudan : Software Engineer

Katarina Laudan

Software Engineer

Katarina Laudan was a Master's student in Aerospace Engineering and was responsible for implementing path planning and navigation algorithms.

Marc Lehmann : Electrical Engineer

Marc Lehmann

Electrical Engineer

Marc Lehmann was a Master's student in Aerospace Engineering and was responsible for designing electronics of the original SEAR rover.

Mario Neumann : Software Engineer

Mario Neumann

Software Engineer

Mario Neumann was a Bachelor's student in Computer Engineering and responsible for implementation of alogorithms for odometry in 2013.

Enrico Nowak : Software Engineer

Enrico Nowak

Software Engineer

Enrico Nowag was a Bachelor's student in Computer Engineering and was responsible for implementing path planning and navigation algorithms in 2013.

Kai-Fabius Pribyl : Software Engineer

Kai-Fabius Pribyl

Software Engineer

Kai-Fabius Pribyl was a Master's student in Aerospace Engineering and responsible for implementing task planning algorithms in 2013.

Max Riekeles : Mechatronics Engineer

Max Riekeles

Mechatronics Engineer

Max Riekeles was a Bachelor's student in Traffic Engineering and was responsible for the design of a rover testbed and implementing wheel drive algorithms in 2013.

Mario Starke : Software Engineer

Mario Starke

Software Engineer

Mario Starke was a Bachelor's student in Computer Engineering and responsible for implementation of alogorithms for odometry in 2013.

Maximilian Zinkewitz : Software Engineer

Maximilian Zinkewitz

Software Engineer

Maximilian Zinkewitz was a Master's student in Aerospace Engineering and was responsible for implementation and verification of methods for object recognition in 2013.

Dipl.-Inform. Martin Berger : UAV Education Team Leader

Dipl.-Inform. Martin Berger

UAV Education Team Leader

Dipl.-Inform. Martin Berger is a research assistant at TU Berlin in DAI-Lab. In project SEAR he is responsible for education related management of the UAV part. This includes supervision of students in the lecture courses "Artificial Intelligence in RoboCup" and “RoboCup” and supervision of students writing Bachelor's and Master's theses in context of the project.

M.Sc. Christopher-Eyk Hrabia : UAV Team Leader

M.Sc. Christopher-Eyk Hrabia

UAV Team Leader

M.Sc. Christopher-Eyk Hrabia is a research assistant at TU Berlin in DAI-Lab. In project SEAR he is responsible for project management and technical lead of the UAV related software and hardware development.