Gregory Hitz
Project Leader

Hitz

Gregory Hitz joined Wyss Zurich in July 2018 as Project Leader of Sevensense. He is Co-Founder and CEO of the future startup company Sevensense Robotics AG. Gregory currently focusses on business and product development. Prior to joining Wyss Zurich, he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Autonomous Systems Lab (ASL) of ETH Zurich. During this engagement, he managed several research projects and industry collaborations in the area of controls, estimation and mapping. Gregory has received a PhD (2016) for his thesis on adaptive planning methods for autonomous robots and a Master's Degree with distinction in Mechanical Engineering (2011) from ETH Zurich.

Contact:
gregory.hitz@wysszurich.ch


Fabian Blöchliger
Robotics Engineer

Blöchliger

Fabian Blöchliger joined Wyss Zurich in July 2018 as Robotics Engineer of the Sevensense project. He ist Co-Founder of Sevensense Robotics AG, where he contributes to pushing the boundaries of high precision visual mapping. Fabian received his MSc degree in Robotics, Systems and Control from ETH Zurich in 2017. There, he focused on the application of real time computer vision systems on mobile robots. During his internship at senseFly (Lausanne), he gained experience in building robust and lightweight algorithms for embedded systems. Later, he worked at the Autonomous Systems Lab (ETH Zurich) as a research assistant.

Contact:
fabian.bloechliger@wysszurich.ch


Adrian Brandemuehl
Robotics Engineer

Brandemuehl

Adrian Brandemuehl is currently working on a Master’s degree in Robotics, Systems and Control at ETH Zurich. He started writing code in high school. He became involved in robotics while in the third year of his undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, working on autonomous submarines. With his strong experience in software engineering, acquired in the course of several internships, he is working on improving the navigation stack at Sevensense.

Contact:
adrian.brandemuehl@wysszurich.ch
+41 78 218 18 22


Gianluca Cesari
Robotics Engineer

Cesari

Gianluca Cesari joined Wyss Zurich in July 2018 as Robotics Engineer of the Sevensense project. He is Co-Founder of the Sevensense Robotics AG. Gianluca focuses on the product development of the autonomous navigation system. He earned his MSc in Robotics, Systems and Control at ETH Zurich in 2016. During his studies, Gianluca gained experience in industrial automation and specialized in control and path planning for autonomous mobile robots. Afterwards, Gianluca joined the Autonomous Systems Lab at ETH Zurich, where he contributed to the development of the obstacle detection sensors suit and navigation software for a professional service robot.

Contact:
gianluca.cesari@wysszurich.ch


Miguel de la Iglesia Valls
Robotics Engineer

de la Iglesia Valls

Miguel de la Iglesia Valls joined Wyss Zurich in September 2018 as Robotics Engineer of the Sevensense project. He focuses on the product development of the autonomous navigation system. Miguel holds his MSc in Robotics, Systems and Control at ETH Zurich, earned in 2018, there he specialized in estimation, motion planning and control of autonomous ground vehicles. He has advanced industrial control experience in both industrial and R&D projects that he gained while working at ADEX SL. Miguel and his team won Formula Student Driverless 2017 and 2018, being the technical leader in the second year. He was awarded for the Best Student Paper award at ICRA 2018 and the Extraordinary Bachelor award by his home university UC3M.

Contact:
miguel.delaiglesiavalls@wysszurich.ch


Renaud Dubé
Robotics Engineer

Dubé

Renaud Dubé joined Wyss Zurich in October 2018 as Robotics Engineer of the Sevensense project. He is Co-Founder of Sevensense Robotics AG, where he focuses on technology development for the localization and navigation systems. Renaud obtained his MSc in Electrical Engineering at the University of Sherbrooke in 2013. He is now completing his PhD at the Autonomous Systems Lab (ASL) at ETH Zurich in the field of real-time localization and mapping with 3D LiDAR sensors. Prior to joining ASL, Renaud obtained industry experience with companies such as Pratt & Whitney Canada, Bombardier Recreational Products, Robert Bosch GmbH and Daimler AG.

Contact:
renaud.dube@wysszurich.ch


Marcin Dymczyk
Robotics Engineer

Dymczyk

Marcin Dymcyk joined Wyss Zurich in February 2019 as a Robotics Engineer of the Sevensense project. He is a Co-Founder of Sevensense Robotics AG, where he is primarily involved with the mapping and localization technologies used by the mobile platforms to identify their precise location. Marcin earned a master’s degree with distinction in electrical engineering from ETH Zurich, focusing on creating large-scale maps of the environment. Subsequently, he pursued a PhD in robotics and computer vision at ETH Zurich’s Autonomous Systems Lab, where he was part of the project that brought large-scale crowd-sourced mapping to consumer devices. In addition, Marcin gained industrial experience at Google and WABCO as well as business expertise during several internships at EY and Boston Consulting Group.

Contact:
marcin.dymczyk@wysszurich.ch


Kevin Egger
Robotics Engineer

Egger

Kevin Egger joined Wyss Zurich in July 2018 as Robotics Engineer of the Sevensense project. He is Co-Founder of Sevensense Robotics AG. Kevin is focusing on software development in the area of visual-inertial mapping and localization. Kevin received his MSc in Robotics, Systems and Control at ETH Zurich in 2016. During his studies, he gained knowledge in visual SLAM and worked on collaborative localization of multiple different robotic systems. Afterwards, he joined the Autonomous Systems Lab at ETH Zurich, where he contributed a great part to the mapping and localization system Maplab.

Contact:
kevin.egger@wysszurich.ch


Thomas Eppenberger
Robotics Engineer

Eppenberger

Thomas Eppenberger joined Wyss Zurich in April 2019 as a Robotics Engineer on the Sevensense project. He develops software for robotic perception and mapping. Thomas will receive his Master of Science degree in Robotics, Systems and Control from ETH Zurich in the summer of 2019. During his studies at ETH Zurich and the University of Pennsylvania, he focused on visual perception and localization for autonomous systems. Thomas gained industrial experience while working at GE Inspection robotics, and during his undergraduate studies he acquired expertise in product development by leading a student team that developed an autonomous, omnidirectional underwater robot.


Lionel Gulich
Robotics Intern

Gulich

Lionel joined Wyss Zurich in September 2019 as a robotics engineer for the Sevensense project, where he is focused on developing new robotic platforms. In addition he is currently pursuing a degree in Robotics, Systems, and Control at ETH Zurich. Before his time at Sevensense, Lionel was employed as a researcher on the Ascento project at the Autonomous System Lab. At Ascento he researched new locomotion concepts and control for mobile robots.

Contact:
lionel.gulich@wysszurich.ch


Jiadong Guo
Robotics Engineer

Guo

Jiadong Guo joined Wyss Zurich in April 2019 as a Robotics Engineer for the Sevensense project. He is responsible for development related to robotic perception, mapping and navigation. Jiadong received his Master of Science in Robotics at ETH Zurich in 2018. During his master’s studies, Jiadong worked at Flyability SA, a Swiss drone startup, before completing his thesis in Australia at CSIRO. Jiadong gained hands-on experience working with a variety of robotic platforms, while focusing on enhancing perception using LiDAR sensors. His thesis findings are to be presented at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation in 2019. Prior to enrolling at ETH, Jiadong completed a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering at RWTH Aachen, Germany.

Contact:
jiadong.guo@wysszurich.ch


Victor Klemm
Robotics Intern

Klemm

Victor Klemm joined Wyss Zurich in September 2019 as a robotics intern for the Sevensense project. He is involved in the development of a delivery robot platform and focuses on dynamics, simulation, and control. Victor received his BSc in Mechanical Engineering in 2018, and is currently pursuing his MSc in Robotics, Systems, and Control, both at ETH Zurich. During his BSc studies, Victor was part of the Ascento project while a two-wheeled jumping robot was being developed. During this time, Victor gained expertise in modeling a complex robotic system and creating an appropriate control framework, while collaborating in a diverse and versatile team environment.

Contact:
victor.klemm@wysszurich.ch


Dominik Mannhart
Robotics Intern

Mannhart

Dominik Mannhart joined Wyss Zurich in September 2019 as a robotics intern for the Ssevensense project. He is involved in theresponsible for the co- development of a delivery robot platform and focuses on design, construction, and assembly. Dominik received his BSc in Mechanical Engineering in 2018, and is currently pursuingdoing his MSc in Robotics, Systems, and Control, both at ETH Zurich. During his BSc studies, Dominik was part of the Ascento project while, during which a two-wheeled jumping robot was being developed. During this time, Dominik gained expertise in designing a robust, compact and lightweight robotic system with CAD, topology optimization, and FEM analysis.

Contact:
dominik.mannhart@wysszurich.ch


Alessandro Morra
Robotics Intern

Morra

Alessandro Morra joined Wyss Zurich in September 2019 as a robotics intern. He is responsible for the development of a delivery robot that will be rolled out in the coming year, and focuses on software development and autonomy integrations. Alessandro received his BSc in Mechanical Engineering in 2018, and is currently pursuing his MSc in Robotics, Systems, and Control, both at ETH Zurich. During his BSc studies, Alessandro was part of the Ascento project while a two-wheeled jumping robot was being developed, which allowed him to gain experience in software development for robotics systems.

Contact:
alessandro.morra@wysszurich.ch


Andreas Pfrunder
Robotics Engineer

Pfrunder

Andreas joined Wyss Zurich in July 2018 as Robotics Engineer of the Sevensense project. He is Co-Founder of Sevensense Robotics AG, where he is currently focusing on the development of the localization and mapping system and additionally leading two industry collaborations of Sevensense. Andreas received his MSc in Robotics, Systems and Control at ETH Zurich in 2016. In his academic career, he gained knowledge in both vision and LiDAR based SLAM at the Autonomous Systems Lab (ETH Zurich) but also in Australia (CSIRO), Spain (CATEC) and Canada (ASRL). During his grad school, Andreas obtained industry experience at Trafag AG, where he worked as a part time employee in the process technology department.

Contact:
andreas.pfrunder@wysszurich.ch


Ciro Salzmann
Robotics Intern

Salzmann

Ciro Salzmann joined Wyss Zurich in September 2019 as a robotics intern for the Sevensense project. He is involved in the development of a delivery robot platform and focuses mainly on design, construction, and electronics. Ciro received his BSc in Mechanical Engineering in 2018, and is currently pursuing his MSc in Robotics, Systems, and Control, both at ETH Zurich. During his BSc studies, Ciro joined the Ascento team, which developed a balancing two-wheeled robot capable of jumping. During this time, Ciro gained expertise in electronics, CAD, and FEM analysis, as well as designing a complex robotic system.

Contact:
ciro.salzmann@wysszurich.ch


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