Dr. Michael Suppa

Roboception GmbH
Kaflerstr. 4
81241 Munich
Tel: –49 -89 8895079-11
Mail: suppa(at)uni-bremen[dot]de


Dr. Michael Suppa received his master’s degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hannover in Electrical Engineering with focus on Automation/Mechatronics with magna cum laude in 2000. In 2007, he received his Doctoral Degree (Dr.-Ing.) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hannover with summa cum laude. The title of his thesis is “Autonomous Robot Work Cell Exploration using Multisensory Eye-in-Hand Systems”.

From 2000 until 2003, Dr. Suppa gained experience as project manager and researcher at the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics in the research areas: robotic exploration, 3-D vision, and data fusion.

During this time he was visiting researcher at Simon Fraser University, Robotic Algorithms and Motion Planning Lab (RAMP), Burnaby, Canada.

From 2004 until 2009, he was coordinator of the 3-D modelling and vision group at the institute.

From 2009 until 2015, he was Head of Department Perception and Cognition, managing over 45 employees. The group is a recognized world leader on key robotic research topics such as complex scene analysis, perception for resource-limited systems, robotic cognition. Since 2013, he coordinates the topic group perception with SPARC and was appointed deputy institute director of the Institute of Roboctics and Mechatronics in August 2015.

Michael Suppa published over 60 papers and was nominated for and received several best paper awards.

In March 2015 he co-founded Roboception GmbH, a DLR spin-off company devoted to advance the state of the art in 3D sensors and vision. Besides being CEO of Roboception he is also responsible for business models as well as strategy and technology development.

Since 2015 he is associate member of the institute of artifical intelligence. He is teaching the lecture on “Semantic 3D Perception for Robotic Systems”.

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