Dr Tobias Fischer
Dr Tobias Fischer had been a postdoctoral researcher in the Personal Robotics Lab from October 2018 until January 2020. He conducts interdisciplinary research at the intersection of computer vision, cognitive robotics and computational cognition. His research goal is to provide robots with perceptional abilities that allow interactions with humans in a human-like manner. To develop these perceptional abilities, Tobias believes that it is useful to study the principles used by the human visual system. He uses these principles to develop new computer vision algorithms and validates their effectiveness in intelligent robotic systems.
Tobias received his Ph.D. degree from Imperial College London (also within the Personal Robotics Lab) in January 2019 with the thesis topic: "Perspective Taking in Robots: A Framework and Computational Model". The thesis has been awarded the Queen Mary UK Best Thesis in Robotics Award 2018 and the Eryl Cadwaladr Davies prize 2018. The Ph.D. was funded under the FP7 WYSIWYD project and the Samsung Global Research Outreach program. He received the M.Sc. degree in Artificial Intelligence (Intelligent Robotics specialist area) from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland, in August 2014, and a B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering (Cognitive systems specialist area) from Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany, in 2013. He wrote his Bachelor thesis in John Tsotsos’ Lab for Active and Attentive Vision, at the York University, Toronto, Canada.
From February 2012 until August 2014, he was a scholarship holder at the prestigious German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes), which covered full tuition fees plus a living allowance. From October 2011 to September 2012, he received the Germany Scholarship (Deutschlandstipendium).
More information can be found on his personal web page.
→ T. Fischer, J.-Y. Puigbo, D. Camilleri, P. Nguyen, C. Moulin-Frier, S. Lallee, G. Metta, T. J. Prescott, Y. Demiris, and P. F. M. J. Verschure (2018) Frontiers in Robotics and AI (FRAI 2018), vol. 5, no. 22, pp. 1-9
→ T. Fischer*, C. Moulin-Frier*, M. Petit, G. Pointeau, J.-Y. Puigbo, U. Pattacini, S. C. Low, D. Camilleri, P. Nguyen, M. Hoffmann, H. J. Chang, M. Zambelli, A.-L. Mealier, A. Damianou, G. Metta, T. J. Prescott, Y. Demiris, P. F. Dominey, and P. F. M. J. Verschure IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems (TCDS 2018), vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 1005-1022
*: equal contributions