LIDS Special Seminar - Industrial Autonomous Systems: Vision and State of the Art

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 4:00pm

Speaker Name

Ulrich Münz


Siemens Corporate Technology

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This talk outlines key features of future autonomous systems in diverse fields of applications ranging from industrial manufacturing to transportation and energy systems. Moreover, several examples are presented that show the state of the art of autonomous systems at Siemens. Some of these examples are on an early research level; others are part of existing products. Based on these examples, key areas for future research are discussed.


Ulrich Münz is head of the Autonomous Systems Research Group at Siemens Corporate Technology in Princeton, NJ. Prior to this appointment, he was a senior key expert research scientist for power system stability and control at Siemens Corporate Technology in Munich, Germany. He has developed distributed, robust, and optimal automation and control technologies for autonomous systems for more than ten years.

Ulrich Münz received his Ph.D. degree in Automatic Control from the University of Stuttgart, Germany in 2010, and MSc degrees in Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications from the Universities of Stuttgart, Germany, and Madrid, Spain, both in 2005. He received the EECI European Ph.D. Award on Embedded and Networked Control in 2010. From 2010 to 2011, he was a systems engineer at Robert Bosch GmbH.

His main research interests are autonomy technologies based on model- and data-driven methods for applications like industrial manufacturing, power systems, and transportation management.