Surmann received his diploma in Computer Science and his Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical Engineering from the University of Dortmund, Germany, in 1989 and 1995, respectively.
His primary research interests are autonomous mobile robotics and computational intelligence. He leads the international rescue robotic team during collapse of the historical archive of the city of cologne in March 2009. Education.
Member Association German Electrical Engineers.
Married, February 19, 1999. 1 child, Hendrik Leonard.