Oskar von Stryk is a well-known robotics expert, vice president of Robocup, and professor of simulation, system optimization and robotics at the Technische Universitat Darmstadt’s Department of Computer Science. He studied mathematics and computer science at the Technical University of Munich, earning a doctorate in mathematics.
He has held teaching appointments at the University of California at San Diego and the Universidade Estadual de Campinas in Brazil. von Stryk is very active in robotics, competing in the DARPA Robotics Challenge, competing with both the Hector and ViGIR teams. Hector, short for Heterogeneous Cooperating Team of Robots was a first-place winner in the Rescue Robot League of RoboCup of 2014. Hector has won numerous awards, including Best in Class Autonomy and 1st place in the World Robot Summit’s Plant Disaster Prevention Challenge.
Since 2018, von Stryk has been working to build the German Rescue Robotics Centre. He is Coordinator of the DFG Funded Research Training Group and founding member of the Graduate School of Computational Engineering at Technische Universitat Darmstadt. He has written or co-written a number of articles about computer science and robotics, including User’s guide for DIRCOL: A direct collocation method for the numerical solution of optimal control problems and Prosthesis-User-in-the-Loop: A user-specific biomechanical modeling and simulation environment.
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