Dirk Ruiken

PhD candidate
Laboratory for Perceptual Robotics
University of Massachusetts Amherst

ruiken at cs dot umass dot edu

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I'm a doctoral student in Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I'm working in the Laboratory for Perceptual Robotics with Professor Roderic Grupen. My research interest is in mobile manipulation with focus on dexterity in both mobility and manipulation.

Previously, I completed my Diploma in Computer Science at the Technische Universität Darmstadt with focus on robotics and graphics. For my thesis I designed and optimized a parallel kinematic neck mechanism for a humanoid head working with Christian Voigt, Professor Jürgen Adamy and Professor Oskar von Stryk.