Alexander Kleiner is university lecturer in the AIICS research division and leads the group on
He received his Ph.D. from the University of Freiburg in February 2008 and worked as an invited
guest researcher at the Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA in 2010 and at the
La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy in 2011. Since 2006, he is member of the executive committee
of RoboCup (Rescue Simulation League). His research areas are autonomous robot exploration,
simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), and mixed-initiative teams of humans and multi-robot systems.
The main concern of his work is on developing reliable multi-robot/multi-agent teams coordinating and acting in real-time,
and to contribute in the development of performance metrics for benchmarking their real-world applicability.
He successfully participated in several international robot competitions where his teams won several times the first prize.