Markus founded the V4R group in 1996 with the intention to make robots see and improve their perception. Markus received his diploma in mechanical engineering from Technical University Wien (TUW) in 1988 and a M.Sc. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA, 1990. He finished his PhD at TUW in 1993 with a grant from the Austrian Academy of Sciences. He has worked at HelpMate Robotics Inc. and at the Vision Laboratory of Gregory Hager at Yale University. In 2004, Presently he leads the “Vision for Robotics” laboratory at TUW with the vision to make robots see. V4R regularly coordinates EU (e.g., ActIPret, robots@home, HOBBIT, Squirrel) and national research projects (e.g, vision@home) and contributes to research (e.g., CogX, STRANDS, ALOOF) and innovation proejcts (e.g., Redux, FloBot). He is (co-)author of 42 peer reviewed journal articles and over 300 reviewed other publications. His interest areas are cognitive computer vision techniques for robotics solutions situated in real-world environments and especially homes.
ACIN, TU Wien