Julian Eßer, M.Sc.

Professional Experience


2020- until today: Research Associate, Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics, Dortmund




2020: Mechanical engineering with a focus on robotics and intelligent systems (M.Sc.), University of Duisburg-Essen

2018: Mechanical engineering with a focus on mechatronics (B.Sc.), University of Duisburg-Essen


Research Interest


  • Simulation-based AI
  • Mobile Robotics
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Dynamic Locomotion
  • Sim2Real


Projects at Fraunhofer IML



Publications (Selection)



  • J. Eßer, N. Bach, C. Jestel, O. Urbann and S. Kerner: Guided Reinforcement Learning: A Review and Evaluation for Efficient and Effective Real-World Robotics, IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine - Link to the paper



  • J. Eβer, S. Kumar, H. Peters, V. Bargsten, J. Fernandez, C. Mastalli, O. Stasse, F. Kirchner: Design, analysis and control of the series-parallel hybrid RH5 humanoid robot, IEEE Humanoids - Link to the paper


Full list of publications


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