Katharina Muelling

photo: Axel Griesch/MPG, München

I am a System Scientist in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. My research revolves around creating (semi-) autonomous robot manipulation. I am particularly interested in algorithms that enable robots to perform complex motor tasks by interacting with and learning from humans. My research interests include manipulation, planning, robot learning architectures, machine learning, human-robot interaction, motor control and intelligent autonomous prosthetics. 

I joined CMU as a Project Scientist at the National Robotic Engineering Center (NREC) in 2013 after completing my Ph.D. studies at the Max-Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in the departments of Bernhard Schoelkopf and Stefan Schaal under the supervision of Jan Peters. My thesis focused on motor control and learning in complex motor tasks such as table tennis.