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Niklas Funk

Niklas Funk

PhD Student in Computer Science

TU Darmstadt

About Me

My name is Niklas and I am pursuing a PhD degree under the supervision of Jan Peters at the Intelligent Autonomous Systems Group at TU Darmstadt.

Generally speaking, I am interested in all sorts of algorithms and methods enabling and advancing Intelligent Systems. In the past years, I have especially focussed on the intersection between Machine/Reinforcement Learning and Control. Besides trying to make the ideas work in simulation, I am also particularly interested in real-world demonstrations.

  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Robotics
  • Graph-based Representations
  • Tactile Sensing
  • Dexterous Manipulation
  • Grasp & Motion Generation
  • BSc in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, 2017

    ETH Zurich

  • MSc in Robotics, Systems & Control, 2020

    ETH Zurich

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(2022). Real Robot Challenge: A Robotics Competition in the Cloud. In NeurIPS 2021 Competition and Demonstration Track.

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(2021). Reinforcement Learning for Sequential Assembly of SL-Blocks-Self-interlocking combinatorial design based on Machine Learning. In 39th eCAADe Conference.

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(2020). Learning event-triggered control from data through joint optimization. In IFAC Journal of Systems and Control.

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(2017). Autonomous Electric Race Car Design. In EVS 30.

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