Dr. Michael Suppa received his master's degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in Electrical Engineering with focus on Automation/Mechatronics with magna cum laude in 2000 and his Doctoral Degree (Dr.-Ing.) in Mechanical Engineering with summa cum laude both from the University of Hannover. From 2000 until 2009, Dr. Suppa gained experience as project manager and researcher at the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics within the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in the research areas: robotic exploration, 3-D vision, and data fusion. From 2009 until 2015, he was Head of Department Perception and Cognition. He was appointed deputy institute director of the Institute of Roboctics and Mechatronics in August 2014. In March 2015 he co-founded Roboception, a DLR spin-off company devoted to advance the state of the art in 3D sensors and vision. Besides being CEO of Roboception he is also responsible for business models as well as strategy and technology development.