I am a staff robotics scientist at Realtime Robotics. Previously I was with Marc Toussaint at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (MPI-IS).

My research interest lies in optimization and planning for complex and high-dimensional robotic systems. I have a particular interest in abstract representations (multilevel motion planning), in topological robotics (multimodal optimization) and manipulation/contact planning. My work got published in venues like ICRA, IROS, WAFR, ISRR, RAL, TRO and I am a developer for the Open Motion Planning Library. I currently also organize the robotics colloquium at the TU Berlin (website).

List of Publications | Curriculum Vitae [pdf] | Research Statement


  • 15/07/2021 Joined Realtime Robotics as Staff Robotics Scientist

  • 07/07/2021 Workshop paper accepted at RSS [Link]

  • 07/06/2021 New paper submission to TRO [Link]

  • 01/06/2021 Paper accepted at CASE [Link]

  • 10/05/2021 Invited speaker at RSS workshop [Link]

  • 30/03/2021 Paper accepted at TRO [Link]

  • 28/02/2021 Paper accepted at ICRA [Link]


Andreas Orthey

Realtime Robotics

Mail: {aorthey} @ rtr.ai