Petter Ögren was born in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1974. He received the M.S. degree in engineering physics and the Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden, in 1998 and 2003, respectively.
In the fall of 2001, he visited the Mechanical Engineering Department, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.
From 2003 to 2012 he worked as a senior scientist and deputy research director in Autonomous Systems at the Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI).
He is currently an Associate Professor at the Computer Vision and Active Perception lab (CVAP) at KTH.
His current research is focused on modular and flexible control systems inspired by computer games, with the goal of realizing robots that are robust, safe and easy to use. Application domains include search and rescue robotics, and robotic manipulation. He has also done contributions in the areas of multi agent robotics, teleoperation, navigation and obstacle avoidance.