Technical University of Munich (TUM)
Introduction to the institution
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) Center of Competence is located at the computer science department of Technical University of Munich, Garching Hochbruck campus.
The TUM Competence Centre (CC) is constructed and managed by professionals carrying a lot of scientific and technology stimulation experience from the ECHORD++ and HORSE projects. TUM’s staff has established contacts with SMEs not only in Germany but throughout the EU
Role in ESMERA
The main goals of the TUM Competence Centre is to provide expertise, support and infrastructure to SMEs, to facilitate research-based innovation (especially in the area of cooperative robotics and manufacturing) and knowledge transfer to the SMEs ecosystem. The TUM Competence Centre (CC) can be used for experimental testing of human-robot interaction and cooperative manufacturing (main area of focus of the centre), for operation of mobile (including aerial) robots, and test of automotive systems.
Short bio of key personnel involved
Esra İçer received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University. She started her Ph.D. in 2014 at TUM. During her studies, she involved in different projects in Robotics. Esra İçer will be responsible for the open call management of the overall ESMERA project and for monitoring the experiments, technology transfer and scientific publications on TUM’s side.
Michael Zechmair is a PhD student at TUM. His current research topics focus on automated gripper design and modular robotics. He will offer assistance to any SME interested in conducting experiments at the TUM
Anna Donato is responsible for the dissemination and communication of the ESMERA project, based on her experience in different communication departments, among others in sports, tourism and FMCG. She owns a Master´s degree in Literature and Media Science and is a freelance LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator as well as a lecturer for Academic Research and Writing.