Arne Nordmann
PhD / Dr.-Ing.
Robotics Software & Systems Engineering

>10 years experience in robotics software and systems engineering, including model-based engineering methods, physical simulation, motion control, and integration/composition of complex software-intensive systems.

Model-driven engineering, domain-specific languages

Model-driven software & systems engineering, domain-specific languages, JetBrains MPS

Model-based safety assessment

Model-based methods to support semi-automatic safety-assessment of complex systems, e.g., FTA, FMEA from system models. Applied to Bosch products, e.g.,

Formal methods, model-checking

Formal methods (LTL, CTL), model checking, contract-based design.

Software Engineering

10+ years experience in software engineering in automotive and robotics. Mainly C++, Java and Python, continuous integration, git, various open-source projects, e.g., ROS, ROS 2, micro-ROS, mbeddr-formal.

Presentation and scientific writing

30+ scientific publications from 2010 till today, including best paper award of SoSyM in 2018. Presentations on international conferences, invited talks, and invited participation in panel discussions.

My interest is focused on methods that help design, integrate, and analyze complex software-intensive, potentially safety-critical systems. During my PhD I explored the application of model-driven engineering for collaborative robots, industrial robots, and mobile robots at the Research Institute for Cognition and Robotics (CoR-Lab) at Bielefeld University, Germany. Since joining Bosch Corporate Research in 2015, I learned my ways around safety-critical, software-intensive systems, such as architectures for highly-automated driving and robotics. I am coordinator of the euRobotics Topic Group on Software Engineering, System Integration, System Engineering and actively contribute to ROS 2, micro-ROS through the European OFERA project as well as the ROS Safety Working Group.

Research Engineer
Robert Bosch GmbH, Corporate Research10/2015 - today

Applied research in various automotive and robotics projects. Model-based safety assessment and cloud communication in automotive, robotics systems engineering for intralogistics and household robotics (ROS, ROS 2, ROS 2 safety, micro-ROS, ...).

Research Associate
CoR-Lab, Bielefeld University03/2010 - 09/2015

Model-based software & systems engineering for robotics, domain-specific languages, motion control for humanoid robots, mobile robots, quadruped robots, and compliant industrial robots.

Siemens AG, Corporate Technology2018

Internship at Siemens Corporate Technology in the department Robotertechnologie (engl. Robot Technology) with focus on probabilistic robotics and physical simulation of robot scenarios.

Bosch Talent Pool2019 - today

Bosch Talent Pool, Bosch's trainee program for management, including seminars for self-reflection, communication skills, and conflict management.

PhD, Dr.-Ing.
Bielefeld University2010 - 2015

PhD in software engineering in robotics at Faculty of Technology of Bielefeld University. PhD Thesis "Modeling of Motion Primitive Architectures using Domain-Specific Languages" submitted in August 2015, defense in December 2015.

Technical University of Dortmund2003 - 2009

Diploma (Master Degree) in electrical engineering, specialized in control theory and robotics. Diploma thesis "Überwachtes Lernen bildbasierter Roboterverhalten" (engl.: "Supervised Learning of vision-based robot behaviors") in July 2009.

Student assistent at Institut für Roboterforschung (2006 - 2008).

Topicgroup Coordinator
euRobotics2017 - today

Coordinator of the euRobotics Topicgroup "Software Engineering, Systems Integration and Systems Engineering". Organization of community building events and workshops, curating topic group and providing input to the European Robotics&AI Strategic Research Agenda.


Panelist at various conferences and workshops, most recently Panel on "Best practices for Robotic Software Engineering" together with Robert Bocchino (NASA) and Allison Thackston (Waymo).

2014 - today

Supervision of three master thesis' in robotics and automotive as well as supervision of an industrial PhD together with Prof. Lars Grunske, Humboldt University Berlin.

Robotics Blogs2008 - today

Founder and main author of the German robotics blog Owner of the international robotics twitter account @planetrobotics (~14K followers) and the German robotics twitter account @robotik (>400 followers).