Torsten is a Professor of Computer Science, Director of Intelligent Process Control and Robotics Laboratory (IPR) and Co-Chair of the Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics (IAR) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

He is the CEO of Tirac Engineering, a Visiting Scientist at Stanford University, and the founder of Reflexxes.

From 2014 to 2017, he was a Staff Roboticist and the Head of the Robotics Software Division at Google.

His research interests are real-time motion planning, transfer learning and deterministic distributed real-time systems.

He received the Early Career Award of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.