Daniel Tanneberg

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Machine Learning, Biologically-inspired Machine Learning, Robotics, Neuroscience

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Mail. Daniel Tanneberg
TU Darmstadt, FG IAS,
Hochschulstr. 10, 64289 Darmstadt
Office. Room E327, Building S2|02

Daniel has joined the Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS) Group at the Technische Universitaet Darmstadt in October 2015 as a Ph.D. Student. His research focus lies on (biologically-inspired) machine learning for robotics and neuroscience. During his Ph.D., Daniel is working on investigating the applicability and properties of (spiking) deep neural networks for for open-ended robot learning. He is working on the GOAL-Robots project, that aims at developing goal-based open-ended autonomous learning robots; building lifelong learning robots.

Generally he is interested in the connection between machine learning, robotics and neuroscience. Daniel is also a member of the Athena-Minerva Cybathlon-Team of TU Darmstadt (IAS Group) and the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, which build a Brain-Computer-Interface system and participated in the BCI-Race at the Cybathlon 2016. The team and the related research aims to contribute to the BCI research that wants to give paralyzed people a way to communicate. Beside that, he is also involved on the TACMAN Project which uses tactile-sensing to improve the manipulation abilities and dexterity of robotic hands.

Before his Ph.D., Daniel completed both, his Bachelor Degree in Computer Science and his Master Degree in Computer Science (with honors) at the Technische Universitaet Darmstadt. During his master, he focused on machine learning and studied Biological Psychology as a minor to get into learning and information processing in humans. His master thesis entitled “Spiking Neural Networks Solve Robot Planning Problems" was written under the supervision of Elmar Rueckert and Jan Peters.

Research Interests

(Biologically-inspired) Machine Learning, Robotics, Neuroscience, Deep Learning, (Spiking) Neural Networks


  1. Tanneberg, D.; Paraschos, A.; Peters, J.; Rueckert, E. (2016). Deep Spiking Networks for Model-based Planning in Humanoids, Proceedings of the International Conference on Humanoid Robots (HUMANOIDS).   See Details [Details]   Download Article [PDF]   BibTeX Reference [BibTex]
  2. Rueckert, E.; Kappel, D.; Tanneberg, D.; Pecevski, D; Peters, J. (2016). Recurrent Spiking Networks Solve Planning Tasks, Nature PG: Scientific Reports, 6, 21142, Nature Publishing Group.   See Details [Details]   Download Article [PDF]   BibTeX Reference [BibTex]
  3. Tanneberg, D. (2015). Spiking Neural Networks Solve Robot Planning Problems, Master Thesis.   See Details [Details]   Download Article [PDF]   BibTeX Reference [BibTex]
  4. Sharma, D.; Tanneberg, D.; Grosse-Wentrup, M.; Peters, J.; Rueckert, E. (2016). Adaptive Training Strategies for BCIs, Cybathlon Symposium.   See Details [Details]   Download Article [PDF]   BibTeX Reference [BibTex]
  5. Friess, T.; Fiebig, K.H.; Sharma, D.; Faber, N.; Hesse, T.; Tanneberg, D.; Peters, J.; Grosse-Wentrup, M. (2016). Personalized Brain-Computer Interfaces for Non-Laboratory Environments, Cybathlon Symposium.   See Details [Details]   Download Article [PDF]   BibTeX Reference [BibTex]


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