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About Me

My mindset is R&D through a mixed background of arts, biology and engineering where I often reach beyond my curriculum for solving interdisciplinary challenges. Through 8+ years of professional experience my broad know-how has repeatedly been a valuable asset, both as a specialist and for communicating between departments, sparring with experts and developing holistic solutions across many fields.

I have successfully applied my proficiencies for: designing motion and gestures for creating empathetic and appealing robots, developing and building interactive robot prototypes, developing behaviour for hero characters on Hollywood movies at Oscar-winning animation companies, software R&D and implementation of streamlined digital workflow at various production companies, understanding and translating customer needs into concrete products and consulting for product development of an inertia-based motion capture suit.
I have participated in several award winning projects including a novel soft-robotic exoskeleton based on my own idea, a Carlsberg commercial winning Commercial of the Year in Denmark, as well as being featured both as a software developer of an Open Source toolbox that I created for Autodesk Maya and as artist on a high-ranking website for animation artist portfolios.

I am passionate about robotic behaviour, interaction and appeal, a sustainable future and healthcare systems through the lens of behavioural sciences, arts and engineering.

My skills further extend to a deep specialization in 2 key areas:
- Bio-Inspired robotics (6 yrs): Combining biomechanics and neuroscience with mechanics, electronics an control engineering
- Character animation (8 yrs): Leading an audience through a story, understanding human empathy and attention and creating appealing behaviour

Jakob Welner

  • R&D
  • Bio-Inspired Control
  • Character Animation

Skills

  • Curious & Interested
  • Resourceful
  • Independent
  • Multidisciplinary
  • R&D and Prototyping
  • Control Engineering
  • Python, C, C++, Matlab
  • CAD Design
  • Manufacturing / Assembly
  • Physiological Motor Control
  • Life Science
  • Dynamical Systems
  • Embedded Systems
  • Living Systems / Biology
  • Biomedical Product Development
  • CE and FDA processes
  • Character Animation
  • Classical Drawing
  • Sculpting / Modeling
  • Music (Percussion)