My friends call me Alex and I work as a Research Scientist at Meta Reality Labs in San Francisco. I study the physical principles of human and animal movement to replicate them with robots or virtual agents. This work lies at the intersection of Reinforcement learning, Character animation, Motion Tracking and Robotics. I did my PhD at the Agile and Dexterous Robotics Lab at ETH Zurich, where I worked on robot motion-planning, trajectory optimization, and model-based control for quadruped robots. I received my Masters in Mechanical Engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
ICRA, SIGGRAPH, RA-L, RSS, ICCV, SCA, ...
All code is published on Github.
2019-3-30 · 7 min read
I am sitting on the toilet throwing my shit-stained toilet paper in the trash can under the sink whe... read more
2018-12-24 · 4 min read
It's Christmas Eve and I'm waiting for my plane at LAX scrolling through my Instagram feed. An image ... read more
2018-10-27 · 10 min read
My ass hurt, my concentration was gone and time seemed to stand still. I squinted open my eyes just e... read more
2018-10-09 · 4 min read
Nowadays, the reasons for travel are assumed to be so obvious, the benefits so universally agreed-u... read more
2018-09-12 · 3 min read
Of a 168-hour week, 56 hours are typically spent sleeping and 40 hours earning money. That leaves 72 ... read more