Prof. Kaspar Althoefer is an electronics engineer, leading research on Robotics and Intelligent Systems in the Centre for Robotics Research (CoRe) at King’s College London. After graduating with a degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Technology Aachen, Germany, and obtaining a PhD in Robot motion Planning from King’s College London, he joined the King’s Robotics Group in 1996 as a Lecturer. He is currently Professor of Robotics and Intelligent Systems and Head of the Centre for Robotics Research.
His research focuses on robot autonomy, modelling of tool-environment interaction dynamics, soft robotics, sensing and neuro-fuzzy-based sensor signal classification with applications in robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery, miniaturization of sensing systems for the remote examination of inaccessible spaces such as the heart, intelligent vehicles and increased autonomy through embedded intelligence.
Prof Althoefer has authored/co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed papers and is named inventor on five patent applications. The total research funding awarded to him exceeds £24 Million, including £4.5 Million as Principal Investigator.
Professor Althoefer is a Member of the IEEE.