My name is Jannik Zürn. I am a Ph.D. student in robotics and AI at the Autonomous Intelligent Systems Lab under the supervision of Prof. Wolfram Burgard at the University of Freiburg, Germany.
👨🎓 Short Bio
I am passionate about all kinds of robotics and AI research, especially in the fields of perception. For my undergrad and graduate studies in Mechanical Engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, I focused in Computational Mechanics and Robotics. During my studies, I did a summer internship at ANSYS in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics for internal combustion engines and a software engineering internship at Mayfield Robotics, a former robotics start-up (now unfortunately discontinued).
🔬 Research Interests
For my PhD, I am mainly interested in autonomous urban navigation with multi-modal and self-supervised learning. In my research, I aim at bringing Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, especially Deep Learning, closer together. My goal is to enable autonomous robots to better understand their surroundings with the sensors they have and to allow them to more accurately and robustly navigate through those surroundings; especially in presence of adversarial influences such as sensor noise, uncertainties, and occlusion. Self-supervised learning with multiple sensor modalities plays a particularly important role in this endeavour as it allows us to avoid expensive and time-consuming labeling of data which is necessary for standard supervised learning.
You can find my work homepage with links to current research projects here.
You can find my CV here.
🧗🏻 Hire me!
I will graduate mid-2023. I am looking for research and engineering roles in Europe with a focus on robotics and self-driving.
|Feb 27, 2023||🎉 Our paper Learning and Aggregating Lane Graphs for Urban Automated Driving was accepted at CVPR2023 - Vancouver, Canada! 🍁|
|Dec 21, 2022||I had the pleasure to present our brand-new paper TrackletMapper: Ground Surface Segmentation and Mapping from Traffic Participant Trajectories at CoRL 2022 in Auckland, New Zealand! 🥝|
|Sep 28, 2022||I moved to Oxford 🏛️ to work with Prof. Ingmar Posner at the wonderful Oxford Robotics Institute on self-supervised learning for automated driving.|
AutoGraph: Predicting Lane Graphs from Traffic ObservationsarXiv preprint arXiv:2306.15410 2023
Learning and Aggregating Lane Graphs for Urban Automated DrivingarXiv preprint arXiv:2302.06175 2023
TrackletMapper: Ground Surface Segmentation and Mapping from Traffic Participant TrajectoriesIn 6th Annual Conference on Robot Learning 2022