Georg von Wichert

Rudolf Diesel Industry Fellow

Siemens AG

Corporate Technology

Martin Buss

Focus Group
Cognitive Technology

Short CV

Georg von Wichert received his Diploma (M.Sc.) in electrical and control engineering from Darmstadt University of Technology in 1992. From 1992 to 1998 he was a Research and Teaching Assistant at the Institute of Control Engineering at Darmstadt University of Technology. In Darmstadt he also received a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in 1998. Since 1998, he has been with Siemens Corporate Research and Technologies, where he currently holds the position of Program Manager in the Intelligent Autonomous Systems Department. He was involved in several national and European research activities in research and managing functions.

Research Interests

Georg von Wichert's research is focused on cognitive systems including computer and robot vision, pattern recognition, sensor fusion and robotics.

Selected Publications

  • Meyer-Delius, Daniel; Plagemann, Christian; von Wichert, Georg; Feiten, Wendelin; Lawitzky, Gisbert; Burgard, Wolfram: A Probabilistic Relational Model for Characterizing Situations in Dynamic Multi-Agent Systems. In: Data Analysis, Machine Learning and Applications. Springer Science + Business Media, 2008.
  • von Wichert, G.; Klimowicz, C.; Neubauer, W.; Wösch, Th.; Lawitzky, G.; Caspari, R.; Heger, H.-J.; Witschel, P.; Handmann, U.; Rinne, M.: The robotic bar - an integrated demonstration of a robotic assistan. Advances in Human-Robot Interaction, 2005.
  • von Wichert, Georg: A Probabilistic Approach to Simultaneous Segmentation, Object Recognition, 3D Localization, and Tracking Using Stereo. In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer Science + Business Media, 2001.
  • von Wichert, G.; Lawitzky, G.: Man-machine interaction for robot applications in everyday environments. 10th IEEE Intern Workshop on Robot and Human Communication (ROMAN’01), 2001.
  • Wichert, Georg von: Can robots learn to see? Control Engineering Practice 7 (6), 1999, 783-795.
  • von Wichert, G.: Mobile robot localization using a selforganized visual environment representation. Robotics and Autonomous Systems 25, 1998, 185-194.
  • von Wichert, G.; Bauer, J.; Magnussen, B.: Control of an intelligent lift system for severely disabled persons. Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON’98), 1998.
  • von Wichert, G.: Selforganizing visual perception for mobile robot navigation. 1st Euromicro Workshop on Advanced Mobile Robots (EUROBOT’96), IEEE Computer Society Press, 1996.
  • von Wichert, G.; Paetsch, W.: Solving insertion tasks with a multifingered gripper by fumbling. IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation ’93, 1993.

Publications as TUM-IAS-Fellow


  • Liu, Ziyuan; Chen, Dong; Wurm, Kai M.; von Wichert, Georg: Table-top scene analysis using knowledge-supervised MCMC. Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing 33, 2015, 110-123 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )


  • Liu, Ziyuan; Chen, Dong; Wurm, Kai M.; von Wichert, Georg: Using rule-based context knowledge to model table-top scenes. 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), IEEE, 2014 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Liu, Ziyuan; von Wichert, Georg: Extracting semantic indoor maps from occupancy grids. Robotics and Autonomous Systems 62 (5), 2014, 663-674 mehr… BibTeX Volltext ( DOI )
  • Pellkofer, M.; von Wichert, G.; Deml, U.; Köhler, T.; Zittlau, D.: Sensor data fusion for automotive applications. FISITA World Automotive Congress 2004, 2014 mehr… BibTeX


  • Grundmann, T.; Feiten, W.; von Wichert, G.: A Gaussian Measurement Model for Local Interest Point Based 6 DOF Pose Estimation. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2012 mehr… BibTeX
  • Liu, Z.; Chen, D.; von Wichert, G.: Online Semantic Exploration of Indoor Maps. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2012 mehr… BibTeX


  • Eidenberger, R., T. Grundmann, M. Schneider, W. Feiten, M. Fiegert, G. von Wichert und G.Lawitzky: Robotic Analysis of Everyday Scenes. 41st International Symposium on Robotics / 6th German Conference on Robotics, ISR/ROBOTIK 2010, 2010 mehr… BibTeX