Thomas Gulde

PhD Student

I’m a PhD student in the cognitive systems research group of the department of computer-science at Reutlingen-University. After my studies of electrical engineering and automation technologies (B.Eng.) at the Baden-W√ľrttemberg Cooperative State University Stuttgart - Horb I joined the masters program Human-Centered Computing at Reutlingen-University.
My work mainly focuses on robotics, computer-vision and -perception, as well as human-centered, collaborative systems. We combine technologies and methods from these fields to create autonomous robotic systems, collaborative environments and assistive technologies.

I am currently involved in the research projects Kollaborativer Routenzug 4.0 (KollRo4.0) and KONSENS.



Gulde T., Ludl D., Andrejtschik J., Thalji S., Curio C. (2019): RoPose-Real: Real World Dataset Acquisition for Data-Driven Industrial Robot Arm Pose Estimation, 2019 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).


Essich M., Ludl D., Gulde T., Curio C. (2019) Learning to Translate Between Real World and Simulated 3D Sensors While Transferring Task Models, In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on 3D Vision (3DV), accepted.


Baulig G., Gulde T., Curio C. (2018) Adapting Egocentric Visual Hand Pose Estimation Towards a Robot-Controlled Exoskeleton, 4th Workshop on Observing and Understanding Hands in Action (HANDS2018)


Ludl D., Gulde T., Thalji S., Curio C. (2018): Using simulation to improve human pose estimation for corner cases, 21st IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC)

ūü•ą Runner-up Best Paper Award

PDF DOI Source - Pose Estimation (

Gulde T., Ludl D., Curio C. (2018): RoPose: CNN-Based 2D Pose Estimation of Industrial Robots, 14th IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE)



Gulde T., K√§rcher S.*, Curio C. (2016): Vision-based SLAM navigation for vibro-tactile human-centered indoor guidance, (* University of Osnabr√ľck, feelspace GmbH), Fourth International Workshop on Assistive Computer Vision and Robotics (ACVR)



since 2016Researcher & PhD Student, Reutlingen University / Reutlingen Research Institute (RRI)Robotics, Autonomous Navigation, Computer Vision, Motion Planning, Industry 4.0
2014-2016Human Centered Computing (M.Sc.), Reutlingen UniversityPart Time Software Developer, iT Engineering GmbH - 72124 Pliezhausen
Machine Simulation, PLC and High Level Programming
2011-2013Electrical Engineering - Automation Technologies (B.Eng.)
University of Cooperative Education Stuttgart - Campus Horb
Cooperative Education, bs ­Au­to­ma­ti­sie­rung GmbH - 72348 Rosenfeld
Robotics, PLC and High Level Programming, Computer Vision
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Thomas Gulde

Alteburgstraße 150
72762 Reutlingen
Tel: +49 7121 271 - 4093