Sascha Stoeter, Ph.D.
stoeter@gmail.comwww.stoeter.com+41 79 571 47 49

Professional Experience

Hitachi ABB Power Grids (formerly: ABB, Power Grids division), Switzerland2015–present
Chief Product Security Officer, 2017–present
Software Development Improvements Manager, 2015–present
ETH Zürich, Switzerland2009–present
Lecturer
ABB, Group, Switzerland2012–2015
Program Manager, Software Development Improvement Program
ABB, Corporate Research, Switzerland2008–2012
Group Leader, 2009–2012
Principal Scientist, 2008–2012
ABB, early positions, Switzerland2006–2008
Lead Development Engineer, 2008
Senior Software Engineer, 2006–2007
ETH Zürich, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Switzerland2004–2006
Postdoctoral Associate
University of Minnesota, Center for Distributed Robotics, USA1997–2003
Research Assistant
Volkshochschule Braunschweig, Germany1997–1998
Instructor
Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany1993–1996
Research and Teaching Assistant

Education and Training

Teaching Diploma for Upper Secondary EducationUniversity of Zurich, Switzerland 2019–present
PhD in Computer Science, minor in Electrical Engineering — University of Minnesota, USA 1998–2003
MS in Computer Science, minor in Electrical Engineering — University of Minnesota, USA 1996–1997
Studies in Computer ScienceTechnische Universität Braunschweig, Germany 1991–1996
Professional Training and Certifications

Awards and Recognition

Community Activities

Publications

Patents
  1. S. Obermeier, M. Wahler, T. Locher, S. Stoeter. Operating a Programmable Logic Controller, EP2898379 / US10274918, 2017
  2. S. Obermeier, Hadeli, M. Wahler, S. Stoeter, A. Hristova. Dynamic Configuration of an Industrial Control System, EP2810133 / CN104204973 / US9678492, 2017
Refereed Journal and Magazine Articles
  1. S. Stoeter, N. Papanikolopoulos. Kinematic Motion Model for Jumping Scout Robots. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 22(2), pp. 398–403, April 2006 [errata]
  2. J. Pearce, B. Powers, C. Hess, P. Rybski, S. Stoeter, N. Papanikolopoulos. Using Virtual Pheromones and Cameras for Dispersing a Team of Multiple Miniature Robots. Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems, vol. 45(4), pp. 307–321, April 2006
  3. S. Stoeter, N. Papanikolopoulos. Autonomous Stair-Climbing with Miniature Jumping Robots. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics—Part B, vol. 35(2), pp. 313–325, April 2005
  4. C. Dos Santos, S. Stoeter, P. Rybski, N. Papanikolopoulos. Mosaicking Images—Panoramic Imaging for Miniature Robots. IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine special issue on Panoramic Robotics, vol. 11(4), pp. 62–68, December 2004
  5. D. Perrin, E. Kadioglu, S. Stoeter, N. Papanikolopoulos. Grasping and Tracking Using Constant Curvature Dynamic Contours. International Journal of Robotics Research, vol. 22(10/11), pp. 855–871, October 2003
  6. C. McMillen, K. Stubbs, P. Rybski, S. Stoeter, M. Gini, N. Papanikolopoulos. Resource Scheduling and Load Balancing in Distributed Robotic Control Systems. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Elsevier, vol. 44(3–4), pp. 251–259, September 2003
  7. P. Rybski, S. Stoeter, N. Papanikolopoulos, I. Burt, T. Dahlin, M. Gini, D. Hougen, D. Krantz, F. Nageotte. Sharing Control. IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, vol. 9(4), pp. 41–48, December 2002
  8. P. Rybski, S. Stoeter, M. Gini, D. Hougen, N. Papanikolopoulos. Performance of a Distributed Robotic System Using Shared Communications Channels. IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation special issue on Advances in Multirobot Systems, vol. 18(5), pp. 713–727, October 2002
  9. S. Stoeter, P. Rybski, K. Stubbs, C. McMillen, M. Gini, D. Hougen, N. Papanikolopoulos. A Robot Team for Surveillance Tasks: Design and Architecture. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Elsevier, vol. 40/2–3, pp. 173–183, August 2002
  10. P. Rybski, N. Papanikolopoulos, S. Stoeter, D. Krantz, K. Yesin, M. Gini, R. Voyles, D. Hougen, B. Nelson, M. Erickson. Rangers and Scouts: A Team of Robots for Reconnaissance and Surveillance. IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, pp. 14–24, December 2000
Refereed Conference Proceedings
  1. S. Stoeter, J. Hudepohl, F. Ekdahl, B. Robinson. Enabling Software Excellence at a Hardware Company. SEI SATURN 2013, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, April/May 2013
  2. M. Oriol, M. Wahler, R. Steiger, S. Stoeter, E. Vardar, H. Koziolek, A. Kumar. FASA: A Scalable Software Framework for Distributed Control Systems. Proceedings of the ISARCS 2012 3rd International ACM Sigsoft Symposium on Architecting Critical Systems Federated with CompArch 2012, Bertinoro, Italy, June 2012
  3. S. Stoeter, M. Probst, B. Nelson, M. Abásolo Iranzo. Improving Tracking Precision for Microassembly (poster). Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Orlando, Florida, USA, May 2006
  4. S. Stoeter, N. Papanikolopoulos. Closed Dynamic Contour Models that Split and Merge. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, vol. 4, pp. 3883–3888, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, April/May 2004
  5. S. Stoeter, I. Burt, N. Papanikolopoulos. Scout Robot Motion Model. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Taipei, Taiwan, September 2003
  6. B. Kratochvil, I. Burt, A. Drenner, D. Goerke, B. Jackson, C. McMillen, C. Olson, N. Papanikolopoulos, A. Pfeifer, S. Stoeter, K. Stubbs, D. Waletzko. Heterogeneous Implementation of an Adaptive Robotic Sensing Team. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Taipei, Taiwan, September 2003
  7. J. Pearce, P. Rybski, S. Stoeter, N. Papanikolopoulos. Dispersion Behaviors for a Team of Multiple Miniature Robots. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Taipei, Taiwan, September 2003
  8. S. Stoeter, P. Rybski, M. Gini, N. Papanikolopoulos. Autonomous Stair-Hopping with Scout Robots. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Lausanne, Switzerland, September/October 2002
  9. P. Rößler, S. Stoeter, P. Rybski, N. Papanikolopoulos. Visual Servoing of a Miniature Robot Toward a Marked Target. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Digital Signal Processing, Santorini, Greece, July 2002
  10. P. Rybski, S. Stoeter, M. Gini, D. Hougen, N. Papanikolopoulos. A Distributed Surveillance Task using Multiple Miniature Robots. First International Conference on Autonomous and Multi-Agent Systems, pp. 1393–1394, Bologna, Italy, July 2002
  11. D. Perrin, E. Kadioglu, S. Stoeter, N. Papanikolopoulos. Localization of Miniature Mobile Robots Using Constant Curvature Dynamic Contours. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Washington, D.C., USA, May 2002
  12. C. McMillen, K. Stubbs, P. Rybski, S. Stoeter, M. Gini, N. Papanikolopoulos. Resource Scheduling and Load Balancing in Distributed Robotic Control Systems. Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems, pp. 223–230, Marina del Rey, California, USA, March 2002
  13. P. Rybski, S. Stoeter, M. Gini, D. Hougen, N. Papanikolopoulos. Effects of Limited Bandwidth Communications Channels of the Control of Multiple Robots. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp. 369–374, Maui, Hawaii, USA, October/November 2001
  14. P. Rybski, I. Burt, T. Dahlin, M. Gini, D. Hougen, D. Krantz, F. Nageotte, N. Papanikolopoulos, S. Stoeter. System Architecture for Versatile Autonomous and Teleoperated Control of Multiple Miniature Robots. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Seoul, Korea, May 2001
  15. P. Rybski, S. Stoeter, M. Gini, D. Hougen, N. Papanikolopoulos. Dynamic Scheduling of a Fixed Bandwidth Communications Channel for Controlling Multiple Robots (poster). Proceedings of the 5th Autonomous Agents 2001, pp. 153–154, Montreal, Canada, May 2001
  16. S. Stoeter, P. Rybski, M. Gini, D. Hougen, N. Papanikolopoulos. Verteilte Steuerung heterogener mobiler Roboter. Autonome Mobile Systeme, pp. 270–277, Karlsruhe, Germany, November 2000 [errata]
  17. D. Hougen, M. Erickson, P. Rybski, S. Stoeter, M. Gini, N. Papanikolopoulos. Autonomous Mobile Robots and Distributed Exploratory Missions. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, October 2000
  18. S. Stoeter, P. Rybski, M. Erickson, M. Gini, D. Krantz, D. Hougen, N. Papanikolopoulos, M. Wyman. A Robot Team for Exploration and Surveillance: Design and Architecture. Intelligent Autonomous Systems, pp. 767–774, Venice, Italy, July 2000
  19. S. Stoeter, F. Le Mauff, N. Papanikolopoulos. Real-time Door Detection in Cluttered Environments. Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control, pp. 187–192, Rio, Greece, July 2000
  20. N. Papanikolopoulos, S. Stoeter, P. Rybski, M. Gini, D. Hougen, M. Erickson. Experiments with a Team of Miniature Robots. Proceedings of the IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, Rio, Greece, July 2000
  21. P. Rybski, S. Stoeter, M. Erickson, M. Gini, D. Hougen, N. Papanikolopoulos. A Team of Robotic Agents for Surveillance. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Autonomous Agents, pp. 9–16, Barcelona, Spain, June 2000
  22. D. Hougen, S. Benjaafar, J. Bonney, J. Budenske, M. Dvorak, M. Gini, H. French, D. Krantz, P. Li, F. Malver, B. Nelson, N. Papanikolopoulos, P. Rybski, S. Stoeter, R. Voyles, K. Yesin. A Miniature Robotic System for Reconnaissance and Surveillance. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 501–507, San Francisco, California, USA, April 2000
  23. H. Mosemann, T. Bierwirth, F. Wahl, S. Stoeter. Generating Polyhedral Convex Cones from Contact Graphs for the Identification of Assembly Process States. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 744–749, San Francisco, California, USA, April 2000
  24. S. Stoeter, S. Voss, N. Papanikolopoulos, H. Mosemann. Planning of Regrasp Operations. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Detroit, Michigan, USA, May 1999
Refereed Workshop Proceedings
  1. P. Rybski, S. Stoeter, M. Gini, N. Papanikolopoulos. Programming and Controlling the Operations of a Team of Miniature Robots. Proceedings from the 2002 NRL Workshop on Multi-Robot Systems, Alan C. Schultz and Lynne E. Parker (eds.), Multi-Robot Systems: From Swarms to Intelligent Automata, pp. 65–72, Washington, D.C., USA, March 2002
  2. P. Rybski, S. Stoeter, M. Gini, D. Hougen, N. Papanikolopoulos. Performance of a Distributed Robotic System Using Shared Communications Channels. Proceedings of SPIE Photonics Boston, pp. 84–95, Newton, Massachusetts, USA, October/November 2001
  3. S. Stoeter, N. Papanikolopoulos, P. Rybski, D. Krantz, K. Yesin, M. Gini, D. Hougen, F. Nageotte, B. Nelson. User Interfaces for a Robotic Distributed System. Proceedings of the Second Biomorphic Explorers Workshop: Bio-Inspired Engineering of Exploration Systems, December 2000
  4. D. Hougen, S. Stoeter, P. Rybski, M. Erickson, M. Gini, N. Papanikolopoulos. Behavioral Decomposition of Robotic Exploratory Missions. International Conference for Smart Systems and Robotics for Medicine and Space Applications, Houston, Texas, USA, September 2000
  5. D. Hougen, J. Bonney, J. Budenske, M. Dvorak, M. Gini, D. Krantz, F. Malver, B. Nelson, N. Papanikolopoulos, P. Rybski, S. Stoeter, R. Voyles, K. Yesin. Reconfigurable Robots for Distributed Robotics. Government Microcircuit Applications conference, Anaheim, California, USA, March 2000
Refereed Videos
  1. B. Kratochvil, I. Burt, T. Dahlin, A. Drenner, M. Gini, D. Hougen, C. McMillen, B. Nelson, N. Papanikolopoulos, P. Rybski, S. Stoeter, K. Stubbs, D. Waletzko, K. Yesin. A New Generation of Scout Robots with Multiple Mobility Modes. Video proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Washington, D.C., USA, May 2002
  2. B. Kratochvil, I. Burt, T. Dahlin, A. Drenner, M. Gini, C. McMillen, B. Nelson, N. Papanikolopoulos, P. Rybski, S. Stoeter, K. Stubbs, D. Waletzko, K. Yesin. A New Generation of Scout Robots with Enhanced Sensing and Mobility. Video proceedings of the SPIE International Symposium on Aerospace/Defense Sensing, Simulation, and Controls, Orlando, Florida, USA, April 2002
  3. P. Rybski, S. Benjaafar, J. Budenske, M. Dvorak, M. Gini, D. Hougen, D. Krantz, P. Li, F. Malver, B. Nelson, N. Papanikolopoulos, S. Stoeter, R. Voyles, K. Yesin. A Robotic Reconnaissance and Surveillance Team. Video proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, San Francisco, California, USA, April 2000
Invited Book Chapters
  1. M. Bauer, S. Stoeter. Enterprise Connectivity. Collaborative Process Automation Systems, M. Hollender (ed.), ISA, September 2009
Technical Reports
  1. S. Stoeter, N. Papanikolopoulos. Closed Dynamic Contours that Split and Merge. Technical Report 03‑008, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, February 2003
  2. P. Rößler, S. Stoeter, P. Rybski, N. Papanikolopoulos. Visual Servoing of a Miniature Robot Toward a Marked Target. Technical Report 02‑005, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, January 2002
  3. P. Rybski, S. Stoeter, M. Gini, D. Hougen, N. Papanikolopoulos. Performance of a Distributed Robotic System Using Shared Communications Channels. Technical Report 01‑031, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, July 2001
Other Publications
  1. M. Wahler, S. Stoeter, M. Oriol, M. Naedele, A. Kumar. A Parallel Future for Real-time Control. ABB Review, Zurich, Switzerland, no. 3/2012, pp. 12–15, September 2012
  2. S. Obermeier, S. Stoeter, R. Schierholz, M. Braendle. Cyber Security. ABB Review, Zurich, Switzerland, no. 3/2012, pp. 64–69, September 2012
  3. S. Stoeter, D. Milenovic. Data, not Paper. ABB Review, Zurich, Switzerland, no. 1/2009, pp. 15–19, March 2009
  4. S. Stoeter. Ein unerfüllter Menschheitstraum. CHemie plus — Schweizer Fachzeitschrift der Chemieberufe, Solothurn, Switzerland, no. 3, pp. 62–65, 2005
  5. S. Stoeter. Ein unerfüllter Menschheitstraum. Bulletin — Magazin der Eidgenössischen Technischen Hochschule Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland, no. 296, pp. 28–31, January 2005
  6. S. Stoeter. Vision-based Control of Miniature Jumping Scout Robots. PhD dissertation, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, December 2003 [errata]
  7. P. Rybski, I. Burt, A. Drenner, B. Kratochvil, C. McMillen, S. Stoeter, K. Stubbs, M. Gini, N. Papanikolopoulos. Evaluation of the Scout Robot for Urban Search and Rescue. Proceedings of the AAAI 2001 Mobile Robot Competition and Exhibition Workshop, Seattle, Washington, USA, August 2001
  8. P. Rybski, D. Hougen, S. Stoeter, M. Gini, N. Papanikolopoulos. Control of Multiple Small Surveillance Robots at AAAI 2000. Proceedings of the AAAI 2000 Mobile Robot Competition and Exhibition Workshop, Austin, Texas, USA, August 2000
  9. S. Stöter. Robotlethen. c't, no. 10/97, p. 94, Hanover, Germany, September 1997
  10. P. Rybski, S. Stoeter, C. Wyman, M. Gini. A Cooperative Multi-Robot Approach to the Mapping and Exploration of Mars. Proceedings of the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pp. 798–799, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, July 1997