About Me

Welcome, dear visitor. My name is Moritz Böker and this homepage shows a selection of do-it-yourself projects 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 (Link) in which path planning solutions for passively articulated mobile robots are investigated. Currently, I am looking for a job position both in industry and research in software development for mobile robots.

University degrees

Time frameUniversity degree
Sep. 2019 – Jun. 2022Successfully completed graduate studies at Heilbronn University (M. Eng.)
Study course: Mechatronics and Robotics (overall grade pending)
o Topic of master’s thesis: Navigation Strategies for Passively Articulated Mobile
Robots Based on Path Planners Existing in ROS (grade 1.0)
o 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)
o Topic of bachelor’s thesis: Conception and implementation of a low-cost robotic manipulator (grade 1.0)
o Company: Innok Robotics GmbH (mobile outdoor robots)

Working Experience

Time framePosition and institutionJob activities
Jul. 2021 – Jul. 2022Research assistant at Otto-
Rettenmaier Research
Laboratory, Heilbronn University
SLS 3D-Printing, software development for
collaborative and mobile robots, robot
competition Field Robot Event 2022
Nov. 2019 – Apr. 2021Half-time job at research project at
Otto-Rettenmaier Research
Laboratory, Heilbronn University
Development of a human-inspired compliant peg-in-
hole solution for the industrial assembly of
almost arbitrarily shaped lithium-ion battery
packs (keywords: Franka Emika Panda, ROS
MoveIt!, UR5e, URScript, smart robot plant,
force-guided assembly)
Apr. 2019 – Aug. 2019Job at Innok Robotics GmbH
(mobile outdoor robots) as
software developer
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. 2018Internship 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 Arabic (self-estimated level: B1)
Programming languages▪ Python advanced (numpy, matplotlib, pandas, rospy)
▪ C++ intermediate (roscpp)
Hardware▪ Arduino
▪ ESP2866
▪ ESP32
▪ Raspberry Pi
▪ Intel Realsense
Software▪ ROS
▪ OpenCV
▪ Fusion360
▪ MATLAB Simulink
Driving license category▪ B (car)
Craftsman’s skills▪ 3D-printing (FDM, SLS)
▪ Laser cutting
▪ Soldering
Interests▪ Do-it-yourself projects
▪ Running
▪ Playing the saxophone
▪ Learning Arabic (Syrian dialect)