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Introducing Karoline Heiwolt

Karoline is from Mönchengladbach in Germany. She studied a BSc in Psychology with a minor in Occupational Medicine at Heinrich-Heine-Universität in Düsseldorf, Germany. Karoline moved to the UK in 2017 where she continued her studies and was awarded an MSc in Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics from the University of Birmingham with her dissertation ‘Automatic Failure Detection for Myoelectric Prostheses’.

During her MSc she closely studied intelligent behaviour for autonomous mobile robots and robot learning in a grasping context. Karoline wants to build on this experience to develop autonomous systems with real-world applications using machine learning approaches.

Karoline joined the CDT in September 2019 because she found the development of robots for agricultural applications an interesting challenge which could have a positive impact on the global food chain. She has now begun her MSc research project titled ‘Semantic Segmentation of Plant Leaves from 3D Point Clouds using Deep Learning’. Within her project proposal Karoline stated;

In this project we aim to address the problem of semantically segmenting plant leaves from the background and other plant organs in three-dimensional point clouds of individual plants captured by RGBD sensors.

In her spare time Karoline enjoys cooking, sewing, playing music and video games. Some of her favourite places in Lincoln include the little book shops and cafes in the historic quarter.

Karoline  is enjoying the CDT experience and says;

So far I have especially enjoyed the many associated training opportunities and to study alongside a brilliant cohort of fellow PhD students with different backgrounds.

She is also looking forward to getting her hands dirty with some hands-on work at the University of Lincoln Riseholme Campus.


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