Michael Mattmann was born in St. Moritz, Switzerland in November 1993. He completed his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering with focus on biomedical engineering at ETH Zürich. He continued with a M.Sc. in mechanical engineering with a focus on biomedical engineering and robotics. During his master program he worked for an ETH spinoff company where he helped developing a sensor for performance monitoring. His interest in biomedical applications and robotics led to a semester and master thesis on the development and control of a variable stiffness catheter. After obtaining his master’s degree, he joined the MSRL as PhD student in September 2018.