Projects

ifun news App

ifun news App

2009 - 2014

Team Size: 4
Role: IT Architect, Software Developer, Mobile Developer
Technologies: Objective-C, iOS, JSON, APNS

The ifun news app is a contract work for ifun.de and the iphone-ticker.de, Germany’s largest Apple lifestyle blog. The universal iPhone and iPad app uses push notifications to notify a user base of over 90,000 active users.

MadeInGermany

MadeInGermany

2009 - 2013

Team Size: 25
Role: IT Architect, Researcher, Software Developer, Mobile Developer
Technologies: C++, XML, Orocos, Objective-C, iOS

MadeInGermany is a self-driving vehicle developed by AutoNOMOS Labs. It can drive autonomously in Berlin's inner city and highways and has been featured multiple times in national and international press and media.

iDriver

iDriver

2009 - 2012

Team Size: 20
Role: IT Architect, Software Developer, Mobile Developer
Technologies: C++, Objective-C, iOS, XML, TCP/IP/UDP, OpenGL

iDriver is the world-wide first iPhone controlled vehicle. By using GPS, acceleration sensors and the touch interface, the iOS app is able to control steering, acceleration, and brake of the car. It has been demonstrated to various press and TV teams all over the world.

Spirit of Berlin

Spirit of Berlin

2007 - 2012

Team Size: 9
Role: Researcher, Software Developer
Technologies: C++, XML, Orocos, OpenGL, OSG

Spirit of Berlin is an autonomous vehicle by the Freie Universität Berlin and the entry to the 2007 DARPA Urban Grand Challenge. It sets up the foundation for research in unmanned driving in urban areas under real traffic conditions.

Appirion

Appirion

2009 - 2012

Team Size: 5
Role: CEO, Consultant, Project Manager, IT Architect, Software & Mobile Developer, Web Designer
Technologies: Obj-C, iOS, Java, C#, Android, Win Phone, C++, PHP, JS

Appirion is a spin-off of the AI and multi-touch working group to develop iOS and Android apps for commercial, educational and research use. It gives students the opportunity to realize app ideas in an entrepreneurial surrounding.

AutoNOMOS

AutoNOMOS

2009 - 2012

Team Size: 32
Role: IT Architect, Researcher, Software Developer, Mobile Developer
Technologies: C++, XML, Orocos, OpenGL, OSG, Objective-C, iOS

The AutoNOMOS project is funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for autonomous or semi-autonomous vehicles. The team contributes in sensor data fusion, trajectory generation and HMI for an accident-free, efficient, and environmental-friendly future.

Autonomous State Limousine

Autonomous State Limousine

2012

Team Size: 9
Role: IT Architect, Researcher, Software Developer, Safety Driver
Technologies: C++, XML, Orocos

During the summer tour of Dr. Annette Schavan, the Federal Minister of Education and Research became the first government official to have a autonomous ride in MadeInGermany. The event was covered by national and international press.

Autonomous Drive to Berlin Brandenburg Airport

Autonomous Drive to Berlin Brandenburg Airport

2012

Team Size: 7
Role: IT Architect, Researcher, Software Developer, Safety Driver
Technologies: C++, XML, Orocos

MadeInGermany succesfully drove the city highway of Berlin from Kaiserdamm to the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport. Thus, it manages to transport passengers autonomously from the city center to the closed Tempelhof Airport and the active airports in Berlin.

Intelligent Wheelchair

Intelligent Wheelchair

2012

Team Size: 5
Role: Consultant, Researcher
Technologies: C++, XML, Orocos, Objective-C, iOS

The Intelligent Wheelchair project was a prototypes of steering-devices for an electric wheelchair based on the technology developed by AutoNOMOS Labs. It features autonomus driving as well as semi-autonomous control with an iPhone app.

iDriver 2.0 for iPad

iDriver 2.0 for iPad

2012

Team Size: 20
Role: IT Architect, Software Developer, Mobile Developer
Technologies: C++, Objective-C, iOS, XML, TCP/IP/UDP, OpenGL

iDriver 2.0 is an iPad adaptation of the iDriver iPhone app. It connects directly to MadeInGermany and can read out crucial sensor data readings. As with the iPhone version, it allows manual control and also can send autonomous missions to the vehicle.

Mission: Brandenburg Gate

Mission: Brandenburg Gate

2011

Team Size: 20
Role: IT Architect, Researcher, Software Developer, Safety Driver
Technologies: C++, XML, Orocos

The Mission: Brandenburg Gate was a succesful attempt of MadeInGermany to drive autonomously in Berlin's inner city and real traffic from the Messe Berlin fairgrounds to Brandenburg Gate. The car merged into two big roundabouts twice and detected 46 traffic lights.

Challenge Bibendum

Challenge Bibendum

2011

Team Size: 18
Role: IT Architect, Researcher, Software Developer, Mobile Developer, Safety Driver
Technologies: C++, XML, Orocos, Objective-C, iOS

The Michelin Challenge Bibendum is an annual sustainable mobility event for future transportation systems. MadeInGermany demonstrated autonomous driving with traffic light detection, lane changes, and high-speed racing maneuvers.

Road Warriors

Road Warriors

2011

Team Size: 7
Role: IT Architect, Researcher, Software Developer, Safety Driver
Technologies: C++, XML, Orocos

MadeInGermany showed high-speed autonomous highway driving including overtaking on the Autobahn in real traffic, which has been documented by Discovery Channel Canada for the 17th season premiere of Daily Planet entitled "Road Warriors".

Autonomous Drive on AVUS

Autonomous Drive on AVUS

2011

Team Size: 7
Role: IT Architect, Researcher, Software Developer, Safety Driver
Technologies: C++, XML, Orocos

MadeInGermany demonstrated first autonomous drives in a highway scenario on the AVUS in Berlin, Germany. On the Autobahn, the car drove up to 120 km/h maintaining a safety distance to preceding vehicles, while executing lane changes and overtaking autonomously if needed.

BrainDriver

BrainDriver

2011

Team Size: 5
Role: IT Architect, Researcher, Software Developer
Technologies: C++, XML, Orocos, TCP/IP/UDP, OpenGL

BrainDriver is a spinoff to EyeDriver and iDriver, which enables the driver to steer a car with brain waves. Neuro-signals are acquired using an Emotiv EEG neuroheadset and interpreted as patterns associated with steering and semi-autonomous actions.

Mixus App

Mixus App

2011

Team Size: 3
Role: Project Manager, IT Architect, Mobile Developer
Technologies: Objective-C, XML, JSON, node.js

The Mixus App is a contract work for Einhorn Edition to create a interactive digital children's book on an iPad. It features visual and audio animations as well as puzzles. It uses In-App purchase to download additional episodes of the Mixus series.

Berlin BMW Marathon App

Berlin BMW Marathon App

2011

Team Size: 4
Role: Project Manager, IT Architect, Mobile Developer
Technologies: Objective-C, XML, JSON, node.js

The official Marathon App for the Berlin 2011 Marathon was developed by Appirion. It allows live tracking of runners and their current positions, which is broadcasted to all spectators. Furthermore, it contains general course information and emergency contacts.

GuideMe App

GuideMe App

2011

Team Size: 4
Role: Project Manager
Technologies: Objective-C, XML

The GuideMe App provides an augmented reality search for nearest bus and train stations in Berlin. It uses the current public transportation timetable to guide users to the desired target location. Estimated time of arrival and distance are constantly updated.

Multimedia Meta Search Engine

Multimedia Meta Search Engine

2011

Team Size: 35
Role: Project Manager
Technologies: Java, PHP, XML, JSON

In a practical programming course for undergraduates, the students were given the task to develop a multimedia meta search engine in 3 weeks under my supervision. The project includes text and image search, as well as specialized lookups for products, videos, apps and software.

EyeDriver

EyeDriver

2010

Team Size: 5
Role: IT Architect, Researcher, Software Developer
Technologies: C++, XML, Orocos, TCP/IP/UDP, OpenGL

EyeDriver is a direct spinoff to iDriver, which enables the driver to steer a car using eye movement only. An Eye-Tracking-Device by SMI allows a precise gaze-direction of the driver's eye to adjust the steering of an autonomous vehicle.

Autonomous Taxi

Autonomous Taxi

2010

Team Size: 7
Role: Consultant, Researcher
Technologies: C++, Orocos, Objective-C, iOS, TCP/IP/UDP, OpenGL

The Autonomous Taxi showcase is a combined effort with iDriver 2.0, an iPad version of iDriver, to demonstrate the potential use of autonomous vehicles in a future mobility scenario. The self-driving taxi can pick passengers up and drive them wherever they want to go in a car-sharing concept.

Autonomous Drive on Berlin, Tempelhof Airport

Autonomous Drive on Berlin, Tempelhof Airport

2010

Team Size: 2
Role: IT Architect, Researcher, Software Developer
Technologies: C++, XML, Orocos

The first autonomous tests of MadeInGermany (Autonomos Labs) have been coducted on the Tempelhof Airport in Berlin. It featured intersection handling, traffic light detection, following and overtaking maneuvers, supervised by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Touch'n'Translate App

Touch'n'Translate App

2010

Team Size: 2
Role: IT Architect, Software Developer, Mobile Developer
Technologies: Objective-C, iOS, XML, JavaScript

Touch'n'Translate is a translation service which is built into the browser. Translation and illustrations are shown on top of the webpage for each selected word. Additional dictionaries can be loaded into the app.

Multitouch

Multitouch

2007 - 2010

Team Size: 3
Role: IT Architect, Researcher, Software Developer
Technologies: C++, Java, JUnit, JNI, OpenGL, LWJGL

The multi-touch research group develops solutions for multi-touch usage and software applications. It ranges from small smartphone apps all the way to huge multi-touch table setups. New pattern recognition algorithms are used to detect and track finger blobs for gesture recognition.

Guckomobil

Guckomobil

2007 - 2009

Team Size: 5
Role: Consultant, Project Manager, IT Architect, Software & Web Developer
Technologies: C#, .NET, WPF, Visual Studio, XML, HTML, CSS, PHP, JS, NSIS

In collaboration with the Experimental and Neurocognitive Psychology department, Guckomobil is a program supporting children with difficulties to learn the German language. It allows early diagnosis of grapho-legasthenia for teachers and scientists over a desktop program or online session.

JavaSettlers

JavaSettlers

2008

Team Size: 3
Role: Project Manager, IT Architect, Researcher, Software Developer
Technologies: C++, Java, JUnit, JNI, OpenGL, LWJGL

JavaSettlers is a project combining the concepts of jGameAI for the board game "Settlers of Catan" together with the intuitive use as a multi-touch table system. This system allows a intuitive board-game approach for non-experienced players to play against adaptive AI opponents.

jGameAI

jGameAI

2007 - 2008

Team Size: 6
Role: Software Developer
Technologies: Java, JUnit

jGameAI is a generic AI-framework to develop games with sophisticated artificial intelligent used by computer agents. A generalized search method optimizes the strategy and actions of computer player with machine-learning algorithms. The framwork can be easily integrated in various popular games such as Poker or board games.

Asteroids-AI

Asteroids-AI

2008

Team Size: 4
Role: Software Developer
Technologies: Java, JUnit

Asteroids-AI is a artificial intelligence developed with jGameAI for the popular realtime game Asteroids. The main research focused on the prediction of the best action sequence in a dynamically changing environment using temporal difference methods. Asteroids-AI has surpassingly performed in the c't creativ' 08 contest.

PanaDental

PanaDental

2008

Team Size: 4
Role: Consultant, Project Manager, IT Architect, Software Developer
Technologies: C#, WPF, Flash, ActionScript, Visual Studio

ParaDental is a joint project by Hasso-Plattner Institute and Stanford University. The goal is to develop a visual assistance system for dental care. Data is retrieved from a electric toothbrush and visualized with Flash and ActionScript.

RoboCup

RoboCup

2007 - 2008

Team Size: 16
Role: Researcher, Software Developer, Web Desginer
Technologies: C++, HTML, CSS, PHP, JS, Prototype, jQuery

FU-Fighters are the robotic soccer team of the Freie Universität Berlin in the Small- and Middle-Size League. Our team finished 7 times in the Top Three of the World Championships, including two victories. We have also won the European Championship and the German Open 4 times..

IBM Extreme Blue: SMART

IBM Extreme Blue: SMART

2007

Team Size: 7
Role: IT Architect, Software Developer, Mobile Developer
Technologies: C++, C#, XML, AR Toolkit, 3D Modeling, HMD, MD2, STL, OpenGL, OpenGL ES

SMART is a maintenance tool for the IBM System z. It uses augmented reality to navigate users in complex system maintenance procedures such as repair procedures. The project has been implemented during the Exteme Blue program in 2007.

Test Suite for SAP MaxDB

Test Suite for SAP MaxDB

2007

Team Size: 3
Role: Software Developer
Technologies: Java, XML, MaxDB

A set of test tools were developed for the SAP MaxDB system targeting large SAP environments and the SAP Business Suite. The test suite runs a series of scheduled regression tests and logs the results remotely. Critical errors and crashes are automatically processed in a statistical view for reporting and analysis.

Hearst Evaluator

Hearst Evaluator

2007

Team Size: 19
Role: Consultant, Project Manager, IT Architect
Technologies: Java, JSP, UML, Hearst-Patterns

Hearst Evaluator is a novel online semantic web search engine based on hearst patterns. It uses natural language processing to enhance search results and evaluates statistical significance for the given search terms. The project has been delivered to Neofonie GmbH, Germany.

Falling Cubes

Falling Cubes

2007

Team Size: 4
Role: IT Architect, Software Developer
Technologies: C++, CGAL, simulation, quadratic programming, Java, Java Applet

Falling Cubes is full-scale realistic simulation of a collapsing stack of cubes. All calculations are based on a theoretical model which requires quadratic programming. The Computational Geometry Algorithms Library CGAL has been used to solve it efficiently.

TutHelp

TutHelp

2006

Team Size: 4
Role: Project Manager, IT Architect, Software Developer
Technologies: ER, UML, DBS, Postgres, Oracle, JDBC, JSP, JUnit

TutHelp is a web project designed to help staff members to supervise exercises. It can manage multiple courses, seminars and intelligently associate exercises with according staff members for grading and evaluation.

TALK

TALK

2006

Team Size: 10
Role: IT Architect, Software Developer
Technologies: Java, JMF, RMI, JUnit, SQL, P2P, RTP, UDP

TALK is a open source VoIP-Client and Instant Messenger developed in Java using JMF. It features a security layer with a session based method protection against SQL-injections. The user connects over a P2P protocol and a cryptographic layer with other users.

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