Raphael Voges

Raphael Voges

Doctor in Robotics

Leibniz University Hannover

Biography

My passion for robotics and autonomous driving can be traced back to my childhood and was ignited with a robotics kit by fischertechnik. This inspired me to study computer science at the Leibniz University of Hannover. Recently, I successfully defended my PhD thesis on the topic of “Bounded-Error Visual-LiDAR Odometry on Mobile Robots Under Consideration of Spatiotemporal Uncertainties” (summa cum laude).

Currently, I am the Postdoc of the DFG-funded Research Training Group “Integrity and Collaboration in Dynamic Sensor Networks” (i.c.sens) and the Real Time Systems Group (RTS) at the Leibniz University Hannover. My main focus is on the robustness and integrity of autonomous vehicles, which requires us to model sensor errors appropriately and to consider the worst case scenario at all times.

Interests

  • Mobile Robotics
  • Autonomous Driving
  • Computer Vision
  • Localization and SLAM
  • State Estimation
  • Sensor Fusion
  • Error Modeling
  • Interval Analysis

Education

  • Doctor of Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) in Mobile Robotics, 2020

    Leibniz University Hannover

  • M. Sc. in Computer Science, 2016

    Leibniz University Hannover

  • B. Sc. in Computer Science, 2014

    Leibniz University Hannover

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Postdoc

Research Training Group “Integrity and Collaboration in Dynamic Sensor Networks” (i.c.sens)
and
Real Time Systems Group (RTS)
at
Leibniz University Hannover

Jul 2020 – Present Hannover, Germany

Responsibilities include:

  • Research: Robust Collaborative SLAM for autonomous driving
  • Teaching: Introduction to programming (Python3)
  • Guidance and support for PhD candidates of both the RTG i.c.sens and the RTS
  • Coordination of the scientific cooperation of the sub-projects of the RTG i.c.sens
  • Independent development of new research questions in the context of i.c.sens
  • Strategic planning of the RTG’s renewal proposal
 
 
 
 
 

Visiting Researcher

ENSTA Bretagne

Nov 2019 – Dec 2019 Brest, France
I visited the lab of Prof. Luc Jaulin for a second time to discuss the state of my PhD thesis as he agreed to become the second rapporteur of my thesis. In addition, I collaborated with Prof. Simon Rohou on the topic of constraint programming for dynamical systems. For more details, see here.
 
 
 
 
 

Visiting Researcher

ENSTA Bretagne

May 2018 – Jun 2018 Brest, France
After his invitation, I visited the lab of Prof. Luc Jaulin to learn more about interval analysis, constraint programming and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV). During my time in Brest, I took part in the Sub-Meeting 2018, which was a 2 day event to jointly conduct experiments in marine robotics. For more details, see here.
 
 
 
 
 

PhD Candidate / Research Associate

Research Training Group “Integrity and Collaboration in Dynamic Sensor Networks” (i.c.sens)
and
Real Time Systems Group (RTS)
at
Leibniz University Hannover

Dec 2016 – Jun 2020 Hannover, Germany

Successfully prepared and defended my PhD thesis on the topic of “Bounded-Error Visual-LiDAR Odometry on Mobile Robots Under Consideration of Spatiotemporal Uncertainties” (summa cum laude). For more details, see here.

Date of thesis submission: 26 Feb 2020
Date of thesis defense: 17 Jun 2020

Responsibilities included:

  • Research in the context of integrity and collaboration in dynamic sensor networks (i.c.sens)
  • Organization, setup, conduction and documentation of scientific experiments
  • Participation in scientific and organizational courses in the context of i.c.sens
 
 
 
 
 

Internship

WABCO Development GmbH

Sep 2014 – Apr 2015 Hannover, Germany

Two separate internships for one month each:

  • Sep 2014 – Oct 2014
  • Mar 2015 – Apr 2015

Responsibilities included:

  • Creation and optimization of a new measuring software (calibration program)
  • Upgrade of the programming software to LabVIEW 2014
  • Upgrade of the existing measuring software to LabVIEW 2014
  • Establishment of a measuring station with the new measuring software
  • Creation of documentation and instructions

Contact

  • Appelstr. 9A
    30171 Hannover