About Me

Welcome, dear visitor. My name is Moritz Böker and this homepage shows a selection of do-it-yourself projects mostly made in my spare time or during studies. I have a genuine interest in mobile robots running with ROS and accomplishing specific tasks e.g. in agriculture. You may have a look at my recently finished master’s thesis in which path planning solutions for passively articulated mobile robots are investigated. Currently, I am looking for a job position in industry or research where I can apply and deepen my skills in software development for mobile robots. You may want to check out my LinkedIn profile.

University degrees

Time frameUniversity degree
Sep. 2019 – Jun. 2022Successfully completed graduate studies at Heilbronn University (M. Eng.)
Study course: Mechatronics and Robotics (overall grade 1.1)
▪ Topic of master’s thesis: Navigation Strategies for Passively Articulated Mobile
Robots Based on Path Planners Existing in ROS (grade 1.0)
▪ Topic of master’s project (project spanning two semesters): Participation in
Field Robot Event 2021 (grade 1.0)
Sep. 2014 – Feb. 2019Successfully completed undergraduate studies at Heilbronn University (B. Eng.)
Study course: Robotics and Automation (overall grade 1.2)
▪ Topic of bachelor’s thesis: Conception and implementation of a low-cost robotic manipulator (grade 1.0)
▪ Company: Innok Robotics GmbH (mobile outdoor robots)

Working Experience

Time framePosition and institutionJob activities
Jul. 2021 – Jul. 2022Student research assistant at Otto-Rettenmaier Research Laboratory, Heilbronn University▪ Writing a publication concerning previous research project and presenting it at a conference
▪ Setup of a test stand and programming of a fare demonstrator with a Panda robot of Franka Emika
▪ Programming Panda to record data for a subsequent simulation of peg-in-hole process
▪ Implementing and testing a path planning algorithm for a physical mobile robot with C++ and Python and successful participation at Field Robot Event 2022
Nov. 2019 – Apr. 2021Half-time software engineer in research project at Otto-Rettenmaier Research Laboratory, Heilbronn University▪ Developing an adaptive robot plant for assembly of lithium-ion battery packs with a UR5e robot
▪ Programming a sophisticated algorithm to insert battery cells into holes of battery packs (peg-in-hole problem)
▪ Python programming of an order management and error handling
▪ Relocating completed robot plant from laboratory to customer site and bringing it into operation
Apr. 2019 – Aug. 2019Software developer at Innok Robotics GmbH (mobile outdoor robots)Evaluation of RTK-GPS and IMU, robot navigation,
Assembly and wiring of robot prototypes,
presentation at trade fair, process control system
Sep. 2018 – Mar. 2019Student worker at Innok Robotics
GmbH (mobile outdoor robots)
BLDC motor control, gazebo simulation,
presentation at trade fair, microcontroller
programming
Mar. 2018 – Aug. 2018Intern at Innok Robotics
GmbH (mobile outdoor robots)
PLC and robot programming, evaluation radar
sensor, measurement of latency at robot
interfaces, project documentation

Qualifications

Qualifications
Languages▪ excellent German (mother tongue)
▪ advanced English (fluent in speaking, writing, listening and reading)
▪ intermediate Syrian Arabic Dialect (good speaking and listening, estimated level: B1)
Programming languages▪ Python advanced (numpy, matplotlib, pandas, rospy)
▪ C++ intermediate (roscpp)
Hardware▪ Arduino
▪ ESP2866
▪ ESP32
▪ Raspberry Pi
▪ Intel Realsense
Software▪ ROS, ROS MoveIt!
▪ OpenCV
▪ Fusion360
▪ MATLAB Simulink
Driving license category▪ B (car)
Craftsman’s skills▪ 3D-printing (FDM, SLS)
▪ Laser cutting
▪ Soldering
▪ Do-it-yourself projects
Interests▪ Running
▪ Playing the saxophone