Conventional robotic applications typically require high forces and high accuracy, while for new robotic applications flexibility and minimization of risk potential are more important. This can be achieved with soft robots. At the Institute of Mechanics and Ocean Engineering we are developing sensorized soft grippers and control methods for soft robots. more
On January 10th, 2023 Merlin Morlock defended successfully his thesis entitled "Control Strategies for Flexible Link Parallel Robots". Congratulation!
Svenja Drücker recived an honorable mention in context of the ISMD Lagrange Award 2021 for her PhD thesis "Servo-Constraonts for Inversion of Underactuated Multibody Systems". Congratulations!
Daniel Dücker was honored by the German Maritime Center for outstanding academic maritime teaching. We congratulate!
On July, 11th, 2022 Daniel Dücker defended successfully his thesis entitled"Learning, Localization, and Control of Hydrobatic Micro Underwater Robots for Autonomous Field Exploration in Confined Environments". Congratulation!
Our project idea „Roboquarium – A free student research space“ was sucessfull. It will be funded for 12 months by the Stiftung Innovation in der Hochschullehre.
On December 3rd, 2021 Svenja defended successfully her thesis entitled "Servo-constraints for Inversion of Underactuated Multibody Systems". Congratulation!
Update: Keynote Talks sind jetzt auf Youtube verfügbar!
Unter dem Motto "Experiences and Challenges of Undertaking Field Robotics" fand der virtuelle Field-Robotics-Workshop "Releasing Robots into the Wild!" am 15.10.2021 per Zoom statt. Der Workshop entstand in gemeinsamer Organisation von Simon Watson (U Manchester, UK), Navinda Kottage (CSIRO-Data 61, Australien) und unserem Kollegen Daniel Dücker. Wir wünschen viel Spaß und Interesse!
On January 24th Stephan Tschigg defended successfully his PhD thesis. The title of her thesis is "Efficient contact computation in flexible multibody systems". Congratulations!
On October 25th Alexander Schmitt defended successfully his PhD thesis. The title of her thesis is "Real-Time Simulation of Flexible Multibody Systems in Vehicle Dynamics". Congratulations!
On April 5th Hong Truc Pham defended successfully her PhD thesis. The title of her thesis is "Control methods of powertrains with backlash and time delay". Congratulations!
Nathalie Bauschmann received the SICK 2018 for her Bachelor thesis "Visual On-Board-localization using particle filters as basis for feedback control of underwater robots ".
On Januaray 10th Ali Moghasasi defended successfully his PhD thesis. The title of her thesis is "Contributions to topology optimization in flexible multibody dynamics". Congratulations!
This winter term starts the new project-based course "Formulas and Vehicles". This is a joint course offered by Prof. Timo Reis (UHH - Mathematics) and Prof. Seifried. This course is supported by a grant of Claussen-Simon-Stiftung.
Prof. Oliver O'Reilly fron UC Berkeley visits our group May 21.-24, 2018. On May 22nd he will give a talk about „The Shoelace Catastrophe (or a Knotty Problem on a Shoestring)“ an on May 23rd. a talk about „A New Geometric Explanation for Gimbal Lock in the Apollo Moon Landing Program and Related Problems“. Everybody is invited to attend his talks!