Rüdiger Dillmann received his Ph. D. from University of Karlsruhe in 1980.
Since 1987 he has been a Professor of the Department of Computer Science and was Director of the Research Lab. Humanoids and Intelligence Systems at KIT. 2002 he became director of the innovation lab. IDS (interactive director at systems) at the Research Center for Information Science (FZI), Karlsruhe. 2009 he founded the Institute of Anthropomatics and Robotics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. His research interest is in the areas of human-robot interaction, neurorobotics with special emphasis on intelligent, autonomous, and interactive robot behavior generated with the help of machine learning methods and programming by demonstration (PbD). Other research interests include machine vision for mobile systems, man-machine cooperation, computer-supported intervention in surgery, and related simulation techniques. He is the author/co-author of more than 1000 scientific publications, conference papers, several books, and book contributions. He was the Coordinator of the German Collaborative Research Center ”Humanoid Robots”, SFB 588, and several large-scale European IPs. He is Editor in Chief of the book series COSMOS, Springer. Since 2020 he is a professor emeritus at KIT. Currently, he is the research director at FZI and is consulting SMEs and start-ups of his former Ph.D. students.