Technische Universität München Robotics and Embedded Systems

Esra Icer M.Sc.


Research Assistant

Room MI 03.07.035
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Technische Universität München
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Esra Icer, MSc

Curriculum Vitæ

I am a PhD student since July 2014, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ing. Matthias Althoff. Currently, I am an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) involved in the EC FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network "Sustainable Manufacturing through Advanced Robotics Training in Europe (SMART-E)".

I received my B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey in 2011 and 2013, respectively. I worked as a Research Assistant from 2011-2014 at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Istanbul Technical University.

Research Interests

My research interests include design and analysis of modular robots, path planning and obstacle avoidance, and optimization.


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Open Thesis

Contact me if you are looking for a B.Sc./M.Sc. thesis (or seminars/practical courses). Also see Students Project page Bachelor/Master Theses.


[1] E. Icer, H. A. Hassan, K. El-Ayat, and M. Althoff. Evolutionary cost-optimal composition synthesis of modular robots considering a given task. In Proc. of the EEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2017. [ .bib ]
[2] E. Icer, A. Giusti, and M. Althoff. A task-driven algorithm for configuration synthesis of modular robots. In Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pages 5203-5209, 2016. [ .bib | .pdf ]
[3] E. Icer and M. Althoff. Cost-optimal composition synthesis for modular robots. In Proc. of the IEEE Multi-Conference on Control Applications (CCA), pages 1408-1413, 2016. [ .bib | .pdf ]
[4] G. Mesesan, E. Icer, and M. Althoff. Hierarchical genetic path planner for highly redundant manipulators. In Proc. of the Workshop on Task Planning for Intelligent Robots in Service and Manufacturing, 2015. [ .bib | .pdf ]