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Markus Schäfer, M.Sc.

Research Associate
department: Machines, Equipment and Process Automation
office hours: to be agreed
room: 012, Geb. 50.36
phone: +49 1523 9502612
Markus SchaeferOdj1∂kit edu

76131 Karlsruhe
Kaiserstraße 12

Markus Schäfer, M. Sc.

Area of Research:

  • Robotics and gripping systems
    • human-robot collaboration
    • Real-time path planning and collision avoidance
  • Modular production systems for hybrid components
    • PLC code generation from AutomationML
    • Control systems with OPC-UA communication
    • Thermoplastic CFRP-metal hybrid components
  • Internet of Things/Sensor Networks
    • Wireless Communication, Sensor/Edge Gateway/IoT Cloud
    • Cloud Data Analytics/ Embedded Analytics
    • Cloud-based services and business models


General Tasks:

  • Lecture and examination: Automated production systems
  • WBK-Team Webadministrator/Corporate Identity/Marketing
  • Excellence cluster microTEC Südwest



  • MoPaHyb: Modular production plants for hybrid lightweight components


Dissertation: Method for collision avoidance using end effectors in human-robot collaboration


Curriculum Vitae:

since 01/2015 Research assistant at the Institute of Production Science (wbk) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
10/2010 - 12/2014 bonding studenteninitiative e.V.
e.g. Exhibition Director, Marketing Manager
04/2010 - heute studentec e.V. - The student engineering office
among others CEO 2011-2012, project manager, since 2014 alumnus and mentor of the board
10/2009 - 12/2014 Studied Mechanical Engineering at KIT (B.Sc.; M.Sc.)
Focus on automation technology/production systems/lightweight construction