Marcus M. Scheunemann

Postdoc who enables autonomous, curiosity-driven behavior generation in robots


This page will soon describe the science I was involved in the Cognitive Robotics group at the Humboldt University of Berlin and the Adaptive Systems Research Group at the University of Hertfordshire.

My projects involved robot grasping, applying in intrinsic motivation models to robots to have them generate interesting behavior. I measured the latter in human-robot interaction studies. I also participated in RoboCup (with my two teams Nao Team Humboldt and the Bold Hearts) and used that as a vehicle to study, e.g., deep learning for object recognition, reinforcement learning for motion generation or extending my software engineering skills (I extended the robotic operating system (ROS 2) with packages to be able to use the framework on humanoid robots). I have a strong interest to study robots with minimal hardware, i.e., limited computational power.

I was also involved in constructing/maintaining sailplanes in the Akademische Fliegergruppe Berlin as well as in a few diving expeditions to discover new species of nudibranches, cowries and ovulidae.

Stay tuned :)