Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hartmut Surmann

CV Photo of Hartmut Surmann
Current
Address
FHG - IAIS
Fraunhofer Institute
Iintelligent Analaye and Informationssystem
Schloss Birlinghoven
Sankt Augustin, 53754 Germany
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Westfälische Hochschule Gelsenkirchen Recklinghausen Bochholt
University of Apllied Science, Gelsenkirchen
Computer Science Department / Autonomous Systems
Neidenburgerstr. 43
Gelsenkirchen, 45897 Germany
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Phone (+49-2241) 14-2518
(+49-209) 9596-777
Fax (+49-2241) 144-2518
(+49-209) 9596-427
Email

WWW iais.fhg.de/surmann.html
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Date and Place of Birth
September 18, 1963 in Dülmen, Germany

Citizenship
German

Professional Experience
Sep. 2009 - present University of Applied Science, Gelsenkirchen
Computer Science Department / Autonomous Systems
45897 Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Prof. Autonomous Systems
Jul. 2006 - present FHG-IAIS Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent
Analysis and Information Systems
53757 Sankt Augustin, Germany
Senior Researcher (Robotics)
research on 3D Mapping,
6D-SLAM, computational intelligence,
mobile robotics (Volksbot),
3D laser range finder.
Apr. 2001 - Jun. 2006 FHG-AiS Fraunhofer Institute for Autonomous
intelligent Systems
53757 Sankt Augustin, Germany
Senior Researcher (team ARC)
research on robot control architectures,
soft computing, computational intelligence,
improving our mobile 3D laser range finder.
High speed robotics / fast moving robots.
(Fastest autonomous mobile indoor robot of the world with 4.0 m/s Feb. 2003).
Rescue Robotics.
(Vice World champion, July 2004, Lissabone, Portugal).
6D-SLAM
Jan. 2000 - Mar. 2001 GMD German National Research Center for
Information Technology
53757 Sankt Augustin, Germany
Senior Researcher (team ARC)
research on robot control architectures,
soft computing, computational intelligence,
development of a 3D laser range finder,
landmark detection with an IR-Scanner (makro project).
Feb. 1997 - Dez. 1999 GMD German National Research Center for
Information Technology
53757 Sankt Augustin, Germany
Senior Researcher
research on intelligent control of autonomous mobile robots,
development of the three robots Marvin, Odysseus, Thor,
distributed, dynamic, non linear and chaotic systems,
modeling and simulation of such systems,
soft computing, computational intelligence,
Feb. 1994 - Jan. 1997 GMD German National Research Center for
Information Technology
,
53754 Sankt Augustin, Germany
Postdoc
research on intelligent control of autonomous mobile robots,
automatic Design of fuzzy rule based Systems (FRBS) with genetic
algorithms (GA) and neural networks, design and applications of
fuzzy rule based systems (FRBS), development of the autonomous
mobile robot MORIA
Jan. 1990 - Jan. 1994 University of Dortmund,
Department of Electrical Engineering
44227 Dortmund, Germany
Teaching and research assistant
teaching:
"Computer Science": Programming in C, parallel programming,
real-time operating systems, fuzzy logic
"Electrical Engineering": introduction in microelectronics,
advanced studies in microelectronics, supervised students'
projects and master's theses
research:
fuzzy control (FC) / fuzzy logic (FL), automatic Design of FRBS
with GA and NN, design and applications of fuzzy rule based
systems, application-specific fuzzy chip architectures based on
FPGAs, distributed/parallel computing of GA's over computer
networks, application of self-organizing feature maps (SOFM)
and NN, FC for quick charge of NiCd batteries, FC for
electrochemical machining, electrolytic brightening

Jul. 19 - Aug. 19, 1988
Siemens-AG, ZFE, Munich, Germany
Implementation of a new user interface for a
3D visualization systems
Feb. 29 - Apr. 15, 1988 Implementation of a 3D visualization system with PHIGS
Sep. 8 - Oct. 16, 1987 Implementation of a 3D visualization system on a WS 30
Feb. 16 - Apr. 3, 1987 Design and implementation of a 3-D visualization
structure on a GAP 9732 under SINIX in C

Education
Jan. 1990 - Jan. 1994 Study of Electrical Engineering (Ph.D.)
University of Dortmund, 44227 Dortmund, Germany
dissertation title: Automatischer Entwurf von Fuzzy Systemen
advisor: Professor Karl Goser
Oct. 1984 - Nov. 1989 Study of Computer Science (M.Sc.)
University of Dortmund, 44227 Dortmund, Germany
thesis title: "Untersuchung der Hardware-Fehlertoleranz
ausgewählter assoziativer Speicherkonzepte basierend auf
neuronalen Netzen"
Oct. 1995 - 2001 Study of Psychology of Organizations
University of Dortmund, 44227 Dortmund, Germany

Skills
C, C++, Java, UML, XML, Java 3D, Javascript, Perl, HTML, VRML
Unix (SunOS, Solaris, LinuX), Windows XP
Apache Webserver+SSL, Samba, Word, PowerPoint, Execl, Acess, ..

Awards/Patent
June 2005 Best Paper Award for the paper Mapping of Rescue Enironments with Kurt3D at the SSRR2005
May 2005 Best Presentation for the presentation: Vollautomatische Umgebungserfassung mittels
6-D-SLAM am Beispiel von KURT3D
at the Fahrerlose Transportsysteme (FTS) und mobile Roboter,
Chancen, Technologie, Wirtschaftlichkeit

April 2005 Best Autonomy for the robot Kurt3D at the German Open 2005 with the Team Deutschland1
April 2005 Best Mobility for the robot crawler at the German Open 2005 with the Team Deutschland1
July 2004 Vize World champion with the robot Kurt3D at the RoboCup Rescue 2004 in Lisboa/Portugal (Real Robot League)
April 2003 Fastest autonomous moble robot for indoor environements with the robot Kurt3D.
May 2000 Best Presentation Award for the paper Learning a fuzzy rule based knowledge representation at the NC'2000
Mar. 1995 Intelligence Award for the robot MORIA
Sep. 1996 AKI-Dissertationspreis 1995 (Award from the German
AI institutes
for my Phd)
Jul. 25, 1995 Patent DE 44 01 896 C 2
Verfahren zum Glänzen von Cobalt-Chrom-Dentalgußlegierungen
sowie ein Glänzgerät zur Durchführung des Verfahrens

Military Service
Jul. 1983 - Sep 1984,
military service completed

Research Grants
Integrated circuits with modified fuzzy cells
4-years research project
Volkswagenstiftung, Hannover, Germany
Fast high power battery charger for industrial batteries on the base of fuzzy control
6-month industrial research project
Patenschrift DE 42 00 693 C1: Verfahren zum Laden von Akkumulatoren sowie Ladegerät zur Duchführung des Verfahrens
Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany
Parsing and measuring of topological structures
6-month industrial research project
Telefunken System Technik, German Aerospace, Germany
Intelligent robot control
3-year research project
TZN, Unterlüß, Germany
ARIADNE (service robotic teams)
2-year research project
GMD, Germany
3D laser range finder for mobile robots
3-year research project
FHG-AIS, Germany

Technical
Courses Attended
Mathematica May. 27-29, 2002, Birlinghoven, Germany
MS Access Apr. 26-27, 2001, Birlinghoven, Germany
Objectoriented analysis with UML Mar. 19-21, 2001, Birlinghoven, Germany
XML - eXtensible Markup Language Mar. 12-14, 2001, Birlinghoven, Germany
Java Workshop Sep. 04-06, 2000, Birlinghoven, Germany
CORBA Oct. 21, 1999, Birlinghoven, Germany
3D modeling with VRML Apr. 22-23, 1999, Birlinghoven, Germany
Concepts and application of JavaScript and Java Oct. 13-14, 1998, Darmstadt, Germany
Advanced java programming Jun. 22-24, 1998, Birlinghoven, Germany
Elisp programming with GNU Emacs Feb. 25-27, 1998, Birlinghoven, Germany
Audio and video applications in the Internet Feb. 10, 1998, Birlinghoven, Germany
Using groupware tools (BSCW) Jan. 13, 1998, Birlinghoven, Germany
GNU Emacs Seb. 17-18, 1997, Birlinghoven, Germany
Security in the Internet Feb. 18-20, 1997, Birlinghoven, Germany
Presenting information in the Internet Nov. 25-27, 1996, Birlinghoven, Germany
CGI programming with Perl Jun 11-13, 1996, Birlinghoven, Germany
Advanced calculation with EXCEL May 22-23, 1996, Birlinghoven, Germany
Windows 95 Apr. 16, 1996, Birlinghoven, Germany
Advanced C++ May 30-31, 1994, Birlinghoven, Germany

Management
Courses Attended
Management qualification part III Jan. 25-26, 2001, Birlinghoven, Germany
Marketing management Feb. 21-23, 2000, Birlinghoven, Germany
Mass media (tv/press) training for scientists Mar. 25-27, 1998, Birlinghoven, Germany
Conflict management (recognizing, clarifying and productive using) Nov. 1997, Birlinghoven, Germany
Effective conference and discussion management Oct. 1997, Birlinghoven, Germany
Improving concentration and brain performance Oct. 1997, Birlinghoven, Germany
Qualification of junior and management leaders at GMD
  1. Management and cooperation, 15-17 Apr. 1997, Nümbrecht, Germany
  2. Group dynamic and self experience as a basis for management and cooperation, one week self supporter training, 23-27 Jun. 1997, Porta Westfalica, Germany
  3. Handling difficult situations in management and cooperation: Final training, 2-4 Sep. 1997, Bad Neuenahr, Germany
Motivation: Theory of goal setting Winter semester 1996/1997, Dortmund, Germany
Ecological and social conditions of working environments Summer semester 1996, Dortmund, Germany
Physical, psychological and social assumptions and results of technical improvements Summer semester 1996, Dortmund, Germany
Systemic intervention in organizations Summer semester 1996, Dortmund, Germany
Groupware as an instrument for organization evaluation Summer semester 1996, Dortmund, Germany
Motivation and stress Oct. 1996, Birlinghoven, Germany
Oratory for scientists Jun. 1996, Birlinghoven, Germany
Constructive avoidance of opposition Winter semester 1995/1996, Dortmund, Germany
Guidance of social systems Winter semester 1995/1996, Dortmund, Germany
Creativity techniques and creativity improvement Winter semester 1995/1996, Dortmund, Germany
Clarification, formulation and declaration of goals in projects Nov. 1995, Birlinghoven, Germany
Project and innovation management Sep. 1995, Birlinghoven, Germany
Improvement of the brain and concentration performance Aug. 1995, Birlinghoven, Germany
Information presentation: success during lectures and working sessions Aug. 1995, Birlinghoven, Germany
Guidance through goal setting Aug. 1994, Birlinghoven, Germany