Having been interested in building technical things and curious to find new creative solutions all my life I decided to follow this path for my studies as well and did my bachelor and master degrees with focus on electrical and mechanical engineering at the University of Stuttgart and NTU in Singapore. While I was part of many larger or smaller robotic actuator projects over the years, the full dedication and excitement for this started when I decided to do a PhD in this field as part of a larger research project “soft tissue robotics” of the Universities in Stuttgart, Germany and Auckland, New Zealand.
Joining one of the cool but also technically creative and advanced humanoid startups almost felt like a logical step afterwards. Now, my work at 1X is delightfully diverse and driven by our shared mission to build amazing androids that can change how we and future generations live.
Looking at actuators from an overall system level all the way down to the smallest details together with colleagues from different fields and backgrounds is what makes this so challenging and exciting at the same time!
Moving to Oslo also allows me to follow many of my interests like trail running, winter sports, and other small or big adventures right outside the door. Also, having access to what must be one of the coolest office rooftops to see the northern lights in winter doesn’t hurt either. And if I am not in Norway you’ll find me either back home in Germany with friends and family or almost anywhere else in the world where I have or haven’t been before and I can get to know interesting people and jump into unforeseen adventures.
Electric motors, the best mountain running trails, and some unusual travel stories
A pretty fun way of getting to know neighborhoods and streets I have never been before is to go running or biking based on a picture in mind alone. So from time to time I try to create GPS art like the 1X logo over Oslo in the picture here.
A water and snack carrier for some of the long trail runs would be pretty cool!