Thomas Bräunl is a Professor in the Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences of The University of Western Australia, Perth, where he directs the Robotics & Automation Lab as well as the Renewable Energy Vehicle Project (REV). He has developed numerous robotics systems, including the EyeBot robot family and the EyeSim simulation system. On the automotive side, he has done research on electric drive and charging systems, and is developing AI solutions for autonomous driving. Professor Bräunl worked on Driver-Assistance Systems with Mercedes-Benz Stuttgart and on Electric Vehicle Charging Systems with BMW Munich and BMW Mountain View. He holds a Diploma from the University of Kaiserslautern, an M.S. degree from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and a Ph.D. and Habilitation from the University of Stuttgart.