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Department of Computer Science

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Prof. Dr Nico Hochgeschwender

Forschungsprofessur für Robotik, Autonome Systeme und deren Sicherheit


Prof. Dr. Nico Hochgeschwender, Prof. Dr. Nico Hochgeschwender, Prof. Dr. Nico Hochgeschwender

Research fields

  • Software Engineering für Autonome Systeme
  • Verlässliche Autonome Systeme
  • Domänenspezifische Modellierung und Sprachen für die Robotik
  • Erklärbare KI-Systeme


Sankt Augustin


C 206


Grantham-Allee 20

53757, Sankt Augustin


+ 49 2241 865 9634

Research Projects

SESAME (Safe and Secure Multi-Robot-Systems)

The overarching goal of SESAME is to develop an open, modular, configurable, model-based approach for systematic engineering of dependable MRS. The approach is supported by a set of public meta-models, components and configuration tools produced by the project. Target MRS may employ AI, and will be capable of operating dependably in open configurations, and in conditions of uncertainty that include the acknowledged possibility of cyber-attacks. Five novel applications that add value to the European science and economy will be developed and verified for dependability using the SESAME approach.

Project management at the H-BRS

Prof. Dr Nico Hochgeschwender
Metrological Evaluation and Testing of Robots in International Competitions (METRICS)

The main objective of METRICS is to organise challenge-led robotics competitions as clear, rigorous and effective evaluation campaigns for the four priority areas, namely healthcare, agile production, inspection and maintenance and agri-food. These competitions are a cornerstone for the effective design, manufacture, deployment and modification of robotic systems. To this end, METRICS will design metrology-grade methods for robotics evaluation, maximise the take-up of the evaluation and benchmarking tools, ensure the industrial relevance of challenge-led competitions, attract industrial stakeholders, academics and the general public to competitions, maximise the compliance of robots with ethical, legal, social, economic requirements, help to fill the normative gap for intelligent robotic systems by designing evaluation plans as representative standards, and structure the European robotics community around competitions in the four PAs and ensure its sustainability.

Project management at the H-BRS

Prof. Dr Nico Hochgeschwender