Stuttgart during Informatik, KI and MATES 2014

January 12, 2015

In the end of September 2014 I participated at the MATES conference that was co-located with the Informatik and KI conference in Stuttgart. I was presenting my Ph.D. idea and concept at the conference in the doctoral consortium. Besides the conference work, we had a nice conference dinner in the Mercedes-Benz Museum. The museum is very impressive and worth a visit for everyone passing by Stuttgart. May you will get an impression from the pictures I shot there. read more

Nightly Berlin after first snow

January 5, 2015

I would like to show some long-exposure pictures I did the last week from my office after it snowed the first time this winter in Berlin.

The pictures are done with my small Olympus camera (E-PL3 ) with kit lens. For some of the pictures I have used the additional wide-angle converter WCON-P01. read more

Debugging ROS nodes started from launch file with Eclipse

December 14, 2014


  • Imported ROS project into Eclipse workspace (see for details)
  • Installed gdbserver (apt-get install gdbserver)

Follow the steps below.

1) Adjust the launch file:

Add this to the node tag if you want a new terminal window for the process


or add the following if you want to stay in the current started terminal.


2) Eclipse Debug Configuration

Add a new Eclipse debug run configuration for C/C++ Remote Application. Adjust the path to your C/C++ application binary, leave everything else default read more

Pictures from my business trip to Florence in October

November 22, 2014

In the beginning of October I have participated the ICT-Proposers’ Day in Florence, a H2020 networking event of the European commission.

Even though I spend only one night in Florence, I was able to get around the old town in the center of the city and made some valuable shots. read more

Comments blocked for unregistred users because of SPAM

September 29, 2014

I am having a huge problem with SPAM comments in the last weeks. Because of that my site was already disabled by my hoster because my database and traffic exceeded the limits. For this reason I have disabled commenting without user account. If you would like to get in contact with me, please use the contact form. Will see how I can solve the problem… read more

Enable full (Internet) VPN tunneling in Linux Network-Manager

September 12, 2014

I have successfully configured a VPN connection to my home router, thus, I was able to access machines in my private LAN. Moreover, I wanted to tunnel my whole Internet traffic over this connection. Even a google search could not answer, how to solve this with the network-manager which is used in most Linux desktops. read more

Building ROS hydro from source on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander

February 25, 2014

This post will cover the steps I made to build ROS hydro successfully from source on my Ubuntu 13.10 amd64 with German localization settings.

1. Add repositories


2. The basic building procedure is covered in the article below, but I will list all commands/steps I have used from this tutorial as well, together with links to resources which helped me solving problems and how I solved them. If you want to have an explanation of the steps, please refer to the provided links. read more

Truecrypt performance test on Netgear ReadyNAS 102

January 1, 2014

Happy New Year everybody!

This follow up post to my last article about using Truecrypt on my ReadyNAS 102 (with  two Seagate Pipeline HD ST2000VM003 – 2 TB – 5900 rpm RAID 1) ( ) will examine the transfer performance while using Truecrypt. read more