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Head of Business Unit Robotic Systems / Fraunhofer IFF

Prof. Dr. techn. Norbert Elkmann

Prof. Norbert Elkmann received his diploma in Mechanical Engineering in 1993 at the University of Bochum (Germany) and his doctorate in Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Vienna (Austria) in 1999. Since 1998 he has been managing Fraunhofer IFF’s business unit “Robotic Systems” in Magdeburg, where he leads a staff of 25 researchers. His research interests include safe Human-Robot-Collaboration, novel planning tools and cognitive mobile robots. He is currently lead managing several industrial and publicly-funded applied and basic research projects. He has published more than 80 papers and is a coauthor of the Springer Handbook of Automation. In November 2015 he was awarded an honorary professorship at the Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg.