My name is Raphael Hagmanns and I am a research assistant at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). I am working as a Ph.D. candidate in close cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation (IOSB) in Karlsruhe, Germany.
I work on different topics in the field of image processing for mobile robotic applications, especially for UAVs.
As part of the IOSB group “multi-sensor fusion” I work on several tasks related to mobile robotics. As UAVs for inspection purposes are my main area of study, I try to develop algorithms suitable for running in real time and with limited hardware capabilities. Some of the main challanges in this area are localisation, trajectory planning and of course image processing.
I am particulary interested in Visual Inertial Odometry, V-SLAM and Object Pose Estimation algorithms for localisation as well as efficient data structures and algorithms for local mapping and replanning for collision avoidance. Machine Learning pipelines for image inspection and anomaly detection complete this area.
Apart from my Robotics background I like to streamline my development processes. I also do some Frontend development from time to time and sometimes I enjoy computationally hard puzzles and solving them using SAT based techniques. Some of my spare time hobbies are playing chess, playing other boardgames, improving my Emacs skills or working on some (mostly useless) smart home projects.
If you are interested in writing a bachelor or master thesis on a related topic, feel free to send me an email.