Mohamad Bdiwi

 Mohamad Bdiwi
  • Robotics & Automation

Areas of Expertise:
Robot vision/control; AI; Safety and ISO-standards; Human robot/(machine) interaction; Human factors & ergonomics; Industry 4.0

since 2023


Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools & Forming Technology IWU, Germany

Reichenhainer Str. 88
09126 Chemnitz

+49 371 5397-1658
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About me

I hold a PhD in Robotics from the Technical University of Chemnitz, and I have over 15 years of experience in the field, including 7 years in team leadership. Together with my interdisciplinary team, we developed innovative technologies for flexible and efficient robot applications. Furthermore, my impact on the robotics community is well recognized with four international patents and over 50 scientific papers published. I have led numerous research and industrial projects on both national and international scales and managed the CTC-Collaborative Technology Cluster with 25+ industrial partners, which focused on human-robot interaction and robotics applications, especially for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

Through AGYA, I would like to establish an interdisciplinary robotics community that creates sustainable projects between the Arab region and Germany.

Academic career
2023 - TodayTeam leader ‘Collaborative Robot System’, Fraunhofer IWU, Chemnitz, Germany.
2016 - TodayMember of Working Group DIN NA 060-38-01-01 ‘Industrial Robots - Safety’ - ISO standards committee-for collaborative robots in Germany; (DIN ISO/TS 15066)
2017 - 2022Head of the department ‘Cognitive Human-Machine-Systems’ at Fraunhofer IWU, Chemnitz, Germany.
2013 - 2017Project manager and scientific researcher at Fraunhofer IWU, Chemnitz, Germany.
2008 - 2014Ph.D. at Technical University of Chemnitz, Germany, department of robotic system. Degree ‘Magna cum laude (1.0)’. Thesis: ‘Development of Integration Algorithms for Vision/Force Robot Control with Automatic Decision System’
2008 - 2013Researcher and Lecturer at Technical University of Chemnitz, Germany, department of robotic system 
2007 - 2008Lecturer and research assistant, faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Aleppo, Syria.
2002 - 2007B.Sc (Honors degree) at University of Aleppo, Department control and automation, Syria. 1st rank among students with average 83.11%

On a personal note

Must read in my discipline:
M. Bdiwi, A. Hellmich, S. Ihlenfeldt, A. Müller, “From Batch-Size 1 to Serial Production: Adaptive Robots for Scalable and Flexible Production Systems”