Tobias Luksch studied computer science at the University of Karlsruhe from 1996 to 2002. He specialized in robotics, machine learning, adaptive systems and control theory. The title of his diploma thesis is "A Behavior-based Freegait for a Four Legged Walking Machine" and was done at the Research Center for Information Technologies (FZI) in Karlsruhe. From January to June 2003 he worked as visiting researcher at Helsinki University of Technology, Finland. Since July 2003 he is employed at University of Kaiserslautern where he finished his doctoral thesis entitled "Human-like Control of Dynamically Walking Bipedal Robots" in early 2010. His research interests focus on movement generation of complex robots (especially control of dynamic bipedal locomotion and robust manipulation skills), the transfer of concepts from nature to technical systems, and behavior-based robotics. Starting February 2010, he is working as PostDoc at Honda Research Institute Europe (HRI) within a collaboration project.
Tobias Luksch is a member of the German Computer Science Society (GI), the IEEE, and the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS). Further, he is co-initiator of the robotics compendium RRLib (Robotics Research Library).