Prof. Dr. Gordon Cheng



Neu­ro­ro­bot­ics and cog­ni­tive sys­tems researcher and innovator 


Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­si­ty of Munich
(Munich, Ger­many)
Am Lehrstuhl für Kognitive Systeme entwickelt Gordon Cheng mit seinem Team künstliche Haut für humanoide Roboter und menschenähnliche Maschinen, die taktile Rückmeldung bei Annäherung und Berührung gibt. 
ENGLISH VERSION: Gordon Cheng and his team doing research and developping artificial skin in order to provide robots with tactile feedback 
Foto: Astrid Eckert /TUM; Verwendung frei für die Berichterstattung über die TUM bei Nennung des Copyrights /Free for use in reporting on TUM, with the copyright noted
© Pho­to: A. Eck­ert / TUM 

Notable Achievement

Recip­i­ent of the 2017 Insti­tute of Elec­tri­cal and Elec­tron­ics Engi­neers (IEEE) Fel­low for Con­tri­bu­tions in Humanoid Robot­ic Sys­tems and Neurorobotics 

Words of Support

“It is a tremen­dous­ly impor­tant invest­ment for the future of our soci­ety to men­tor young minds in the areas of STEMM.” 


Prof. Dr. Gor­don Cheng is chair, founder, and direc­tor of the Insti­tute for Cog­ni­tive Sys­tems at the Depart­ment of Elec­tri­cal and Com­put­er Engi­neer­ing at the Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­si­ty of Munich (TUM) locat­ed in Munich, Ger­many. Born in Macau and raised in Aus­tralia, the full pro­fes­sor has made pio­neer­ing con­tri­bu­tions in the areas of humanoid robot­ics, neu­ro­engi­neer­ing, and arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence for more than twen­ty years. Prof. Dr. Cheng holds numer­ous patents and has made sig­nif­i­cant devel­op­ments in the areas of humanoid robot­ics, arti­fi­cial robot­ic skin, and neu­ro­engi­neer­ing and neu­ro­ro­bot­ics. His tech­nol­o­gy was fea­tured in the open­ing cer­e­mo­ny of the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Prof. Dr. Cheng’s research areas also include imi­ta­tion learn­ing, arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence, and cog­ni­tive systems.