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Andreas Folkers

Research Assistant WG Optimization and Optimal Control

Room: NEOS 3110
Email: afolkers@uni-bremen.de
Phone: (0421) 218-63867
ORCID iD:  0000-0002-1071-9145

Leader of the Domain Autonomous Systems und Robotics
Leading member of the Team Opticar at the Audi Autonomous Driving Cup 2016 AADC

Research Areas


  1. OPA³L - Optimally Assisted, Highly Automated, Autonomous and Cooperative Vehicle Navigation and Localization (01.03.2019 - 14.02.2023)
  2. AO-Car – Autonome, optimale Fahrzeugnavigation und -steuerung im Fahrzeug-Fahrgast-Nahbereich für den städtischen Bereich (since 01.09.2016)
  3. KaNaRiA - Kognitionsbasierte, autonome Navigation am Beispiel des Ressourcenabbaus im All (01.10.2013 - 31.03.2018)

Leader of Projects

  1. MUTIG-VORAN - Multiple transport processes in Galileo-based traffic scenarios using optimisation methods for real applications (01.01.2022 - 31.12.2024)
  2. NeXaTauto - Holistic conception, field-based practical testing and validation of autonomous work processes in crop production (01.09.2020 - 31.08.2023)
  3. OPA³L - Optimally Assisted, Highly Automated, Autonomous and Cooperative Vehicle Navigation and Localization (01.03.2019 - 14.02.2023)

Theses (Selection)complete list

  1. Verwendung des Voronoi-Diagramms zur Trajektorienplanung mit TransWORHP (Jule Pätzold)

Publications (Selection)complete list

  1. A. Folkers, C. Wellhausen, M. Rick, X. Li, L. Evers, V. Schwarting, J. Clemens, P. Dittmann, M. Shubbak, T. Bustert, G. Zachmann, K. Schill, C. Büskens.
    The OPA3L System and Testconcept for Urban Autonomous Driving.
    25th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 08.10.-12.10.2022.

    DOI: 10.1109/ITSC55140.2022.9922416
    online at: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9922416

  2. A. Folkers, M. Rick, C. Büskens.
    Time-Dependent Hybrid-State A⁎ and Optimal Control for Autonomous Vehicles in Arbitrary and Dynamic Environments.
    21th IFAC World Congress, 11.07.-17.07.2020, Berlin, Germany.
    Proceedings of the 21th IFAC World Congress, 53(2):15077-15083, 2021.

    DOI: 10.1016/j.ifacol.2020.12.2029
    online at: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2405896320326653

  3. A. Folkers, M. Rick, C. Büskens.
    Controlling an Autonomous Vehicle with Deep Reinforcement Learning.
    Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, 09.06.-12.06.2019, Paris, France.
    Proceedings of the 30th IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, pp. 2025-2031, 2019.

    Best Student Paper

    DOI: 10.1109/ivs.2019.8814124

  4. M. Rick, J. Clemens, L. Sommer, A. Folkers, K. Schill, C. Büskens.
    Autonomous Driving Based on Nonlinear Model Predictive Control and Multi-Sensor Fusion.
    10th IFAC Symposium on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles (IAV 2019), 03.07.-05.07.2019.

    DOI: 10.1016/j.ifacol.2019.08.068

  5. A. Folkers.
    Steuerung eines autonomen Fahrzeugs durch Deep Reinforcement Learning.
    BestMasters, 75 pages, Springer Verlag, 2019.

    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-28886-0