Karan Sharma

Karan Sharma

Mr. Karan Sharma enrolled as an external PhD candidate at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität in 2023 and currently holds the position of Team Lead for AI Services at Agile Robots AG in Munich. His primary focus at Agile has been on Deep Learning-based Computer Vision (DLCV) solutions for Robotics, which has recently shifted towards the application of Large Models in Robotics.

Before joining Agile Robots, he was a researcher at the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, German Aerospace Center (DLR) for close to a decade, where he started his research career with a focus on trajectory planning and human safety analysis of Robotic Motion Simulators. His research domain then shifted from human safety to human experience, guiding him from “classical” robotics to Machine Learning and its applications in Emotion AI.

Below, you’ll find some selected contributions/publications in DLCV, Robotics, and Emotion AI.


    1. Patent (pending): Animal Physical Parameter Estimation by Image Processing
    2. Karan Sharma, Claudio Castellini, Egon L. van den Broek, et al. A Dataset of Continuous Affect Annotations and Physiological Signals for Emotion Analysis. Scientific Data, vol. 6, no. 1, Nature Publishing Group UK London, 2019, p. 196.
    3. Karan Sharma, Claudio Castellini, Freek Stulp, et al. Continuous, Real-Time Emotion Annotation: A Novel Joystick-Based Analysis Framework. IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, vol. 11, no. 1, IEEE, 2017, pp. 78–84.
    4. Karan Sharma, Sami Haddadin, et al. Evaluation of Human Safety in the DLR Robotic Motion Simulator Using a Crash Test Dummy. 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, IEEE, 2013, pp. 205–212.
    5. Tobias Bellmann, Karan Sharma et al. The DLR Robot Motion Simulator Part I: Design and Setup. Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2011 IEEE International Conference On, IEEE, 2011, pp. 4694–4701.