Marc Hanheide is a Reader in the School of Computer Science at the University of Lincoln, UK. He received the Diploma in computer science from Bielefeld University, Germany, in 2001 and the Ph.D. degree (Dr.-Ing.) also in computer science also from Bielefeld University in 2006. In 2001, he joined the Applied Informatics Group at the Technical Faculty of Bielefeld University where he worked in the European Union IST project VAMPIRE. From 2006 to 2009 he held a position as a senior researcher in the Applied Computer Science Group as a PI in the EU cognitive robotics project COGNIRON. From 2009 until 2011 he was a research fellow at the School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham, UK, working in the EU cognitive robotics project CogX. Since 2013, Marc Hanheide is PI in the EU FP7 STRANDS project, investigating aspects long-term robotic behaviour in general and human-robot spatial interaction in particular, and in a number of smaller grants at the University of Lincoln.
Marc Hanheide also was a PI in a number of projects funded by the CoR-Lab and the Cluster of Excellence CITEC, Bielefeld. In all his work he researches on autonomous robots, human-robot interaction, interaction-enabling technologies, and architectures for cognitive systems.