A warm welcome to Peter Wittlinger, who will join our team as an PhD student to work on the HeiAge project. After receiving his engineering diploma from RWTH Aachen in 2007, Peter worked as a research engineer at “Forschungsgemeinschaft für Elektrische Anlagen und Stromwirtschaft”, before shifting his focus on science education as head of the children’s engineering lab of the Science Center „ExploHeidelberg“. At ORB, Peter will design and build a new intelligent walking assistant for elderly people in the context of the HeiAge project.