Alexander Kleiner is docent and university lecturer at the computer science department (IDA) at the Linköping University where he leads the group on Collaborative Robotics. He obtained his docent degree (habilitation) in December 2013 from the Linköping University and his Ph.D. degree (Dr. rer. nat) from the University of Freiburg in February 2008. He 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) and since 2008 member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Safety Security and Rescue Robotics. He served as General Chair of the IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics 2013 and program chair in 2012.
His research area focuses on collaborative robotics including autonomous robot exploration, guaranteed search, simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), distributed task allocation, and multi-robot motion planning. He published more than 70 papers and received several scientific awards. He successfully participated in several international robot competitions where his teams won almost constantly the first prize. Besides his research and teaching activities at the university, he works as a consultant for the industry where he works on projects implementing fleets of autonomous mobile robots for solving transportation tasks in intra-logistics and production.