I pursue a PhD in the field of Machine Learning and Robotics with Jan Peters at the Robot Learning lab which belongs to the depts of both Bernhard Schölkopf and Stefan Schaal jointly. Before, I received a MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering at the Imperial College London working with Aldo Faisal. My BEng degree was rewarded to me in Information and Electrical Engineering from HAW Hamburg in conjunction with Siemens Healthcare.
My big aim is to use Machine Learning methods, especially a variety of different Reinforcement Learning approaches, to reach the performance of humans at fast changing, uncertain and high-dimensional tasks. For that purpose I develop algorithms that learn to control systems like the 7 DOF Barrett Wam arm or a self-designed muscle based robot to play table tennis.
For information and detailed construction details for the 4-DoF pneumatic artificial muscle actuated robot arm please send me an email: dbuechler[at]tue[dot]mpg[dot]de.
Our goal is to understand the principles of Perception, Action and Learning in autonomous systems that successfully interact with complex environments and to use this understanding to design future systems