Cyrill Stachniss is a full professor at the University of Bonn and heads the Photogrammetry and Robotics Lab. He is additionally a Visiting Professor in Engineering at the University of Oxford and is with the Lamarr Institute for Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Cyrill is a spokesperson of the DFG Cluster of Excellence “PhenoRob - Robotics and Phenotyping for Sustainable Crop Production” at the University of Bonn. Before his appointment in Bonn, he was with the University of Freiburg and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich. The research activities of the Photogrammetry and Robotics Lab focus on probabilistic techniques for mobile robotics, perception, and navigation. This involves developing and applying state estimation, machine learning, and AI algorithms for robots and sensor data interpretation. The team has made several contributions to SLAM, localization, place recognition, semantic scene interpretation, autonomous exploration, and navigation. The main application areas of the lab are autonomous service robots, agricultural robotics, and self-driving cars.
Besides his university involvement, he co-founded three startups: Escarda Technologies, DeepUp, and PhenoInspect.