Rico Möckel is Assistant Professor for Robotics and Intelligent Systems at the Department of Data Science and Knowlegde Engineering (DKE). He is co-heading the DKE SwarmLab Laboratory for Robotics and Complex Intelligent Systems at Maastricht University.
He holds a Ph.D. from the ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and a Diploma (equivalent to MSc.) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rostock, Germany. He was a postdoc and team leader at the EPFL Biorobotics Laboratory, Switzerland, as well as at the Locomotion Laboratory at the Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany.
Rico Möckel’s research interest is focused on self-coordination and learning in complex and distributed autonomous systems. His areas of expertise are in robotics and intelligent systems. Within these areas he is working in the fields of Cognitive Robotics, Neuro-Robotics, Assistive Robotics, Social Robotics for Elderly and Children, Swarm Robotics, Computational Neuroscience, Machine Learning, Human-Robot Interaction as well as Locomotion Control and Learning.