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Dr. Sebastian Wrede heads CoR-Lab's research group on Cognitive Systems Engineering aiming at improved engineering methods and software architectures for the modelling, integration, programming and analysis of intelligent technical systems with advanced human-robot and human-machine interaction capabilities. These topics are investigated in different CoR-Lab research projects such as the COGIMON project (H2020) foucsing on the use and development of Domain-Specific Languages (DSLs) for modeling and programming of interaction control architectures for compliant robots such as KUKA's IIWA Light-weight robot. Dr. Wrede is project coordinator of the BMBF project FlexiMon in the framework of the leading edge cluster on intelligent technical systems (it’s owl) exploring software architectures combining human-machine interaction and learning for flexible assembly systems. Within the Faculty of Technology at Bielefeld University, S. Wrede is appointed as modul designee for Software Engineering as well as Architectures for Intelligent Systems.

Keywords: Human-Robot Interaction, Robot Software Architecture, Software Engineering for Technical Systems, Domain-specific Languages, Middleware 

For an overview of recent publications, please consult the following web sites: Bibliography / Google Scholar

If you are interested in using or developing DSLs for robotics, please feel free to browse or contribute to the Robotics DSL Zoo based on our SIMPAR2014 publication.


Current PI Projects:

Furthmore, the CSE group participates in several it's OWL transfer projects on engineering human-machine interaction systems in cooperation with SMEs around Bielefeld.

Former Projects:


Extended CV (non-exhaustive):

Sebastian Wrede received the diploma in computer science from Bielefeld University, Germany, in August 2002. Subsequently, he joined the research group for Applied Computer Science at Bielefeld University, Germany. From 2002 to 2005 he worked within the European Union IST project VAMPIRE. Subsequently, he worked in the IST project COGNIRON and joined the Research Institute for Cognition and Robotics (CoR-Lab), completing his PhD thesis in July 2008. Since 2009 he is heading the research group on Cognitive Systems Engineering at the CoR-Lab. His main research interests are software architectures for the development of technical systems with advanced human-machine human-robot interaction capabilities. Further research interests are XML and database technologies as well as software and process modeling.

The book chapter "An Integration Framework for Developing Interactive Robots" published in the title "Software Engineering for Experimental Robotics" is now available online. If you have access to the Springer portal, you may view the paper at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-68951-5_17

Sebastian Wrede has been a member of the ICVS 2007 (International Conference on Computer Vision Systems) organizing committee (chaired by Prof. Gerhard Sagerer and Prof. Monique Thonnat). The conference took place in March 2007 at Bielefeld University.

He is in the editorial board of the "Journal on Software Engineering in Robotics" (JOSER), a member of the IEEE (RAS TC-SOFT), the euRobotics Topic Group on Software and System Engineering, acts as a reviewer for journals and magazines such as the IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine and major robotics conferences such as IROS, ICRA or EFTA. Furthermore, Sebastian Wrede is a member of the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) and the euCognition Network of Excellence.