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Christoph Killing, M.Sc.

Technical University of Munich

Assistant Professorship of Autonomous Aerial Systems (Prof. Ryll)

Postal address

Lise-Meitner-Str. 9
85521 Ottobrunn

My main interests comprise combining navigation and planning with explainable machine learning methods for safe and high performance robotic applications in uncertain and dynamic environments.

A life goal of mine is to create machines that achieve human levels of competence in perceiving, thinking, and acting. In a more narrow technical perspective, I utilise reinforcement learning approaches to generate high-level behaviours.

If you are an enrolled TUM student and interested in working with me do not hesitate to reach out!


  • C. Killing, A. Villaflor and J. M. Dolan, ”Learning to Robustly Negotiate Bi-Directional Lane Usage in High-Conflict Driving Scenarios,” 2021 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2021, pp. 8090-8096

I received both, my Master’s and Bachelor’s degree, from the Technical University of Munich in Robotics, Cognition, Intelligence and Engineering Science, respectively. Before joining TUM, I was part of the ArgoAI Center for Autonomous Vehicle Research at Carnegie Mellon University, supervised by Prof. John M. Dolan.