About Me

Martin Wojtczyk

Research Interests

  • Robotics
  • Deep Learning
  • Computer Vision
  • Software Engineering

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2015-present: Senior Robotics Software Engineer at Bay Labs, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • 2013-2015: Lead Roboticist, Co-Founder at Cubotix, Berkeley, CA, USA
  • 2012-2013: Lead Engineer, Co-Founder at Electrotag, Berkeley, CA, USA
  • 2010-2012: Research Associate, Technische Universität München
  • 2005-2012: Researcher at Bayer HealthCare, Berkeley, CA, USA
  • 2004-2010: Dr. in Informatics, Technische Universität München
  • 1998-2004: German Diplom in Informatics, Technische Universität München
  • 1999-2002: Software Engineer, Co-Founder of net-develop

Research Projects

  • LA – Lab Automation through Mobile Manipulators
  • AMIS – Microscope Smart Sensors
  • ITrackU – Image-Based Tracking and Understanding
  • OpenTL – A general-purpose tracking library

Awards

Affiliations and Memberships

Hobbies

  • New Technologies
  • Photography
  • Outdoor Activities

Personal Information

Feel free to contact me via email:
Martin Wojtczyk <wojtczyk@in.tum.de> (public key, fingerprint)

Institute’s Profile Page:
http://www6.informatik.tu-muenchen.de/Main/Wojtczyk

Publications

[1] Martin Wojtczyk. A New Model To Design Software Architectures For Mobile Service Robots. Dissertation, Technische Universität München, München, Germany, December 2010.

[2] Martin Wojtczyk, Rüdiger Heidemann, Chetan Goudar, and Alois Knoll. Parallel computing for autonomous mobile robots. In Intel Developer Forum 2010, San Francisco, USA, September 2010.

[3] Martin Wojtczyk, Rüdiger Heidemann, Chetan Goudar, and Alois Knoll. Monitoring bioreactors in a cell culture development laboratory with an autonomous mobile manipulator. In Cell Culture Engineering XII, Banff, Alberta, Canada, April 2010.

[4] Martin Wojtczyk, Rüdiger Heidemann, Chetan Goudar, and Alois Knoll. Bioreactor monitoring in a cell culture development laboratory with an autonomous mobile manipulator. In 239th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, San Francisco, USA, March 2010.

[5] Martin Wojtczyk, Mark A. Nanny, and Chetan T. Goudar. Aquatic chemistry on the iphone: Activity coefficient, ionization fraction and equilibrium constant determination. In 239th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, San Francisco, USA, March 2010.

[6] Martin Wojtczyk, Giorgio Panin, Thorsten Röder, Claus Lenz, Suraj Nair, Rüdiger Heidemann, Chetan Goudar, and Alois Knoll. Teaching and implementing autonomous robotic lab walkthroughs in a biotech laboratory through model-based visual tracking. In IS&T / SPIE Electronic Imaging, Intelligent Robots and Computer Vision XXVII: Algorithms and Techniques: Autonomous Robotic Systems and Applications, San Jose, CA, USA, January 2010.

[7] Martin Wojtczyk, Rüdiger Heidemann, Chetan Goudar, and Alois Knoll. Task and data parallelism in robotics for autonomous mobile manipulators. In Intel Developer Forum 2009, San Francisco, USA, September 2009.

[8] Michael Geisinger, Simon Barner, Martin Wojtczyk, and Alois Knoll. A software architecture for model-based programming of robot systems. In Torsten Kröger and Friedrich M. Wahl, editors, Advances in Robotics Research – Theory, Implementation, Application, pages 135-146, Braunschweig, Germany, June 2009. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

[9] Claus Lenz, Giorgio Panin, Thorsten Röder, Martin Wojtczyk, and Alois Knoll. Hardware-assisted multiple object tracking for human-robot-interaction. In François Michaud, Matthias Scheutz, Pamela Hinds, and Brian Scassellati, editors, HRI ’09: Proceedings of the 4th ACM/IEEE international conference on Human robot interaction, pages 283-284, La Jolla, CA, USA, March 2009. ACM.

[10] Martin Wojtczyk, Giorgio Panin, Claus Lenz, Thorsten Röder, Suraj Nair, Erwin Roth, Rüdiger Heidemann, Klaus Joeris, Chun Zhang, Mark Burnett, Tom Monica, and Alois Knoll. A vision based human robot interface for robotic walkthroughs in a biotech laboratory. In François Michaud, Matthias Scheutz, Pamela Hinds, and Brian Scassellati, editors, HRI ’09: Proceedings of the 4th ACM/IEEE international conference on Human Robot Interaction, pages 309-310, La Jolla, CA, USA, March 2009. ACM.

[11] Martin Wojtczyk and Alois Knoll. Utilization of a mobile manipulator for automating the complete sample management in a biotech laboratory. a real world application for service robotics. In Proceedings of The Sixth International Symposium on Mechatronics & its Applications ISMA09, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, March 2009. IEEE.

[12] Martin Wojtczyk and Alois Knoll. Real world applications of service robots and safety issues. In International Expert Days Service Robotics, Hausen, Germany, February 2009. Schunk.

[13] Martin Wojtczyk, Rüdiger Heidemann, Klaus Joeris, Chun Zhang, Mark Burnett, Tom Monica, and Alois Knoll. Automating the complete sample management in a biotech laboratory with a mobile manipulator. a real world application for service robotics. In Leon Trilling, D. Perkins, Dionysios (Dion) D. Dionysiou, Leonid Perlovsky, Kent Davey, David Landgrebe, Miguel A. Marino, D. L. Russell, Steven H. Collicott, Marco Ceccarelli, and John W. Lund, editors, Proceedings of the 8th WSEAS International Conference on SIGNAL PROCESSING, ROBOTICS and AUTOMATION, pages 347-356, Cambridge, UK, February 2009. World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society, WSEAS Press.

[14] Giorgio Panin, Erwin Roth, Thorsten Röder, Suraj Nair, Claus Lenz, Martin Wojtczyk, Thomas Friedlhuber, and Alois Knoll. ITrackU: An integrated framework for image-based tracking and understanding. In Proceedings of the International Workshop on Cognition for Technical Systems, Munich, Germany, October 2008.

[15] Martin Wojtczyk and Alois Knoll. A cross platform development workflow for C/C++ applications. In Herwig Mannaert, Tadashi Ohta, Cosmin Dini, and Robert Pellerin, editors, Software Engineering Advances, 2008. ICSEA ’08. The Third International Conference on, pages 224-229, Sliema, Malta, October 2008. IEEE Computer Society.

[16] Suraj Nair, Giorgio Panin, Martin Wojtczyk, Claus Lenz, Thomas Friedelhuber, and Alois Knoll. A multi-camera person tracking system for robotic applications in virtual reality tv studio. In Proceedings of the 17th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems 2008. IEEE, September 2008.

[17] Martin Wojtczyk, Michael Marszalek, Rüdiger Heidemann, Klaus Joeris, Chun Zhang, Mark Burnett, Tom Monica, and Alois Knoll. Automation of the complete sample management in a biotech laboratory. In Samson Abramsky, Erol Gelenbe, and Vladimiro Sassone, editors, Proceedings of Visions of Computer Science, BCS International Academic Conference, pages 87-97, Imperial College, London, UK, September 2008. The British Computer Society.

[18] Martin Wojtczyk, Simon Barner, Michael Geisinger, and Alois Knoll. Rapid Prototyping of an Adaptive Light-source for Mobile Manipulators with EasyKit and EasyLab. In SPIE Optics and Photonics 2008, Illumination Engineering, Eighth International Conference on Solid State Lighting: Applications, San Diego, CA, USA, August 2008.

[19] Martin Wojtczyk, Kushal Abhyankar, Suraj Nair, and Alois Knoll. A computer vision based approach for cell tracking to increase throughput in visual drug discovery. In Natural Product Discovery and Production II, Whistler B.C., Canada, June 2008.

[20] Giorgio Panin, Claus Lenz, Suraj Nair, Erwin Roth, Martin Wojtczyk, Thomas Friedlhuber, and Alois Knoll. A unifying software architecture for model-based visual tracking. In IS&T/SPIE 20th Annual Symposium of Electronic Imaging, San Jose, CA, January 2008.

[21] Martin Wojtczyk and Alois Knoll. Parallelisierung der automatischen Zellzählung von In-situ-Mikroskopen mittels GRID-Technologie. In 21. PARS-Workshop, Hamburg, Germany, May 2007.

[22] Martin Wojtczyk, Rüdiger Heidemann, Klaus Joeris, Chun Zhang, Mark Burnett, Alois Knoll, and Konstantin Konstantinov. The Use of a Mobile Robot for Complete Sample Management in a Cell Culture Pilot Plant. In Rodney Smith, editor, Cell Technology for Cell Products, Proceedings of the 19th ESACT Meeting, Harrogate, UK, June 5-8, 2005, pages 543-547. Springer Netherlands, 2007.

[23] Martin Wojtczyk and Rüdiger Heidemann. Status report: Installation and modification of a mobile robot platform to perform a complete automated sample management process. Bayer internal report, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, May 2006.

Copyright

All content and photographs on this website are (C)opyright by Martin Wojtczyk.