Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Optimization in Robotics and Biomechanics

Members of the ORB Group

Head of Research Group

Prof. Dr. Katja Mombaur

kmombaur (at) uni-hd.de
katja.mombaur (at) iwr.uni-heidelberg.de

ph.: +49-6221-54-14870
IWR, Berliner Str. 45, room L 100

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Assistant

 

Sarah Englert geb. Otto
currently on maternity leave

 

Pamela Schmidts
orbsec (at) iwr.uni-heidelberg.de

ph.: +49-6221-54-14872
IWR, Berliner Str. 45, room L 107

Postdocs

 

Dr. Manish Sreenivasa

manish.sreenivasa (at) iwr.uni-heidelberg.de

ph.: +49-6221-54-14874
IWR, Berliner Str. 45, room L 110

SPEXOR project 
Research topics: Neuro-musculoskeletal modeling,
development of spinal exoskeleton

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Dr. Debora Clever

debora.clever (at) iwr.uni-heidelberg.de

ph.: +49-6221-54-14869
IWR, Berliner Str. 45, room A 100

KoroiBot project
Inverse optimal control of human motion, Optimal control of humanoid motion

 

Dr. Matt Millard

matthew.millard (at) iwr.uni-heidelberg.de

ph.: +49-6221-54-14874
IWR, Berliner Str. 45, room L 110

SPEXOR project: 
Musculoskeletal modeling, foot contact modeling, balance modeling,
development of spinal exoskeleton

PhD Students

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Alexander Schubert

a.schubert (at) uni-hd.de

ph.: +49-6221-54-14875
IWR, Berliner Str. 45, room L 111

Research topic: Modeling perception and generation of art works by dynamic motions & robotic implementation
Co-supervisor: Prof. Dr. Joachim Funke, Psychology, Heidelberg

 

Khai-Long Ho Hoang

khailong.hohoang (at) iwr.uni-heidelberg.de

ph.: +49-6221-54-14875
IWR, Berliner Str. 45, room L 111

MOBOT Project

Research topics:
Stability analysis of walking, Capturability
Modeling and optimization of walking and sit to stand motions of elderly
Co-supervisor: Dr. Sebastian I. Wolf, Heidelberg University Hospital, Department of Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery

 

Marina Horn

marina.horn (at) iwr.uni-heidelberg.de

ph.: +49-6221-54-14876
IWR, Berliner Str. 45, room L 113

Joint PhD thesis with the Fraunhofer project group PAMB (Automation in Medicine and Biotechnology) in Mannheim,
Co-supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jan Stallkamp

 

Benjamin Reh

benjamin.reh (at) iwr.uni-heidelberg.de

ph.: +49-6221-54-14889
IWR, Berliner Str. 45, room A 114

Frontier project
Research topic: Understanding the traffic flow of Hanoi motorbikes - Modeling and validation on swarm robots

 

Davide Corradi

davide.corradi (at) iwr.uni-heidelberg.de

ph.: +49-6221-54-14876
IWR, Berliner Str. 45, room L 113

MOBOT project
Model predictive control of physical assistive devices
for walking and sit to stand motions
Co-supervisor: Prof. Dr. Klaus Hauer, Bethanien hospital

 

 

Yue Hu

yue.hu (at) iwr.uni-heidelberg.de

ph.: +49-6221-54-14868
IWR, Berliner Str. 45, room A 102

KoroiBot project

Modeling and optimal control of compliant robots
Co-supervisor: Dr. Francesco Nori, IIT, Genova

 

Christian Seitz

christian.seitz (at) iwr.uni-heidelberg.de

ph.: +49-6221-54-14889
IWR, Berliner Str. 45, room A 114

Twinning project Scientific Computing 

ArchEyeAutomatic - Model-based optimization of trajectories of an octocopter for an automatic full documentation of monuments in art history and archaeology
Co-supervisor: Prof. Dr. Matthias Untermann, Mediaval Art History, Heidelberg

 

 

Malin Schemschat

malin.schemschat (at) iwr.uni-heidelberg.de

ph.: +49-6221-54-14869
IWR, Berliner Str. 45, room A 100

Analysis of human push recovery using inverse optimal control
Co-supervisor: Prof. Dr. Martin Giese, University of Tübingen

 

Paul Manns 

paul.manns (at) iwr.uni-heidelberg.de

ph.: +49-6221-54-14875
IWR, Berliner Str. 45, room L 111

SPEXOR project
Research topic: optimization of motion of persons with lower back pain, development of spinal exoskeleton

 

Monika Harant

harant.monika (at) gmx.net

ph.: +49-6221-54-14889
IWR, Berliner Str. 45, room A 114

HEIKA project

Research topic: Optimal control, motor control and learning of goal directed arm motions in force fields 

 

Silvan Lindner

silvan.lindner (at) iwr.uni-heidelberg.de

ph.: +49-6221-54-14889
IWR, Berliner Str. 45, room A 114

Research topic: Optimal mapping by vision based autonomous robotic trajectories

 

Associated PhD Students

Manuel Kudruss
JRG Uncertainties / RG Simulation and Optimization, IWR (Dr. Christian Kirches / Prof. Dr. H. G. Bock)

manuel.kudruss (at) iwr.uni-heidelberg.de

ph.: +49-6221-54-14868
IWR, Berliner Str. 45, room A 102

KoroiBot Project
Research: Nonlinear model predictive control for humanoid robot walking

Marcel Gutsche
JRG Image Processing and Modeling

HCI / IWR (PD Dr. Christoph Garbe)

marcel.gutsche (at) iwr.uni-heidelberg.de

ph.: +49-6221-54-14887
IWR, Berliner Str. 43, room A 117

Image processing in robotics

Students

Robert Küchler

Kuechler (at) stud.uni-heidelberg.de

ph.: +49-6221-54-14871
IWR, Berliner Str. 45, room L 102

Master student in Computer Science
Research topics:VR simulation of motorbike traffic

Sascha Tebben

sascha.tebben (at) iwr.uni-heidelberg.de

ph.: +49-6221-54-14889
IWR, Berliner Str. 45, room A 114

Research assistant MOBOT project & Bachelor thesis
Computer Science

Eike Fokken

eike.fokken (at) iwr.uni-heidelberg.de

ph.: +49-6221-54-14873
IWR, Berliner Str. 45, room L 108

Fast Track Master Student HGS;
Lyapunov stability of hybrid dynamical systems

Daniel González Alvarado

d.gonzalez (at) stud.uni-heidelberg.de

ph.: +49-6221-54-14871
IWR, Berliner Str. 45, room L 102

Research assistant Frontier-Orthoses project
Research topic: Automatic reconstruction of subject-specific human rigid-body models from MRI scans

Carlos Javier González Chamorro

Carlos.Gonzalez (at) stud.uni-heidelberg.de

ph.: +49-6221-54-14871
IWR, Berliner Str. 45, room L 102

Research assistant Frontier-Orthoses project
Research topic: Simulation of pathological gait dynamics

Gero Plettenberg

gero.plettenberg (at) iwr.uni-heidelberg.de

ph.: +49-6221-54-14871
IWR, Berliner Str. 45, room L 102

Bachelor student in Computer Science
Research topics: Swarm robotics

David Sprengel

ph.: +49-6221-54-14871
IWR, Berliner Str. 45, room L 102

Bachelor student in Computer Science
Research topic: Teaching the humanoid robot Nao to swing

Jakob Schnell

jakob.schnell (at) iwr.uni-heidelberg.de

ph.: +49-6221-54-14871
IWR, Berliner Str. 45, room L 102

Student Assistant KoroiBot project, topic: Intersegmental coordination in walking motions
Bachelor thesis in Physics, topic: Modeling and control of a painting robot

 

Anna Lena Kleesattel

ph.: +49-6221-54-14869
IWR, Berliner Str. 45, room A 100

Master student in Physics
Modeling and optimal control of amputee sprinters

Kevin Stein

ph.: +49-6221-54-14868
IWR, Berliner Str. 45, room A 102

Master student in Physics
Controlling the humanoid robot HeiCub

Alexander König

ph.: +49-6221-54-14871
IWR, Berliner Str. 45, room L 102

Bachelor student in Computer Science
Research topic: Human-robot imitation and interaction with the humanoid robot Nao to swing

Vera Thiel

ph.: +49-6221-54-14871
IWR, Berliner Str. 45, room L 102

Student Assistant KoroiBot project
Analysis of walking data from the KoroiBot data base

Former Members

Dr. Martin Felis, PhD student and PostDoc (now at Guerilla Games, Amsterdam)

Felix Aller, Master and bachelor thesis in Computer Science

Dr. Kai Henning Koch, PhD student (now at Robert Bosch GmbH)

Maedeh Aram, PhD student

Dr. Kathrin Hatz (Associated PostDoc; now at Bayer AG, Leverkusen)

Fabian Finkeldey, Bachelor thesis in Computer Science

Fatma Kurt, Bachelor thesis in Mathematics

Dr. Mourad Benoussaad, PostDoc (now in Montpellier)

Justin Carpentier, Visiting Master Student, ENS Cachan (now at LAAS-CNRS)

Dominik Ducati, State examination in Computer Science

Julia Feuerer, Assistant (now at University Hospital Heidelberg)

Marcel Gutsche, Bachelor thesis in Physics

Esar van Hal, Associated PhD student (now in Groningen)

Andreas Reischmann, Diploma student Mathematics

Dominik Riedinger, Bachelor thesis in Computer Science

Ina Scheid, Assistant (now at URZ Uni Heidelberg)

Joachim Schleicher, Bachelor thesis in Computer Science

Dr. Wael Suleiman, PostDoc (now Assistant Professor at Sherbrooke University, Quebec, Canada)

 

Visitors

Colombe Bélaise, Université de Montreal, Canada, Oct  Dec 2015

Prof. Dr. Mickael Begon and Benjamin Michaud, Université de Montreal, Canada, Oct 2015

Dr. Matt Millard, University of Duisburg, Germany, Feb - April 2015

Dr. Giovanni de Magistris, JRL AIST-CNRS, Tsukuba, Japan, February 2015

Roberto Lampariello and Alexander Werner, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, December 2013

Prof. Dr. Abderrahmane Kheddar, CNRS-LIRMM / JRL, Montpellier / Tsukuba, November 2013

Prof. Dr. Richard Longman, Columbia University, New York, USA, May - August 2013 (Romberg Professor of HGS)

Prof. Dr. Mickael Begon and Ariane C. Rousseau, Université de Montreal, Canada, April 2013

Prof. Dr. Michael Coleman, University of Vermont, March - April 2012

Antonio El Khoury, LAAS-CNRS, France, Jan. - Feb. 2012

Dr. Christian David Remy, ETH Zürich, Switzerland, Oct. - Nov. 2011

Prof. Dr. Richard Longman, Columbia University, New York, USA, July 2011

Dr. Manish Sreenivasa, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France (now at the University of Tokyo, Japan), Nov - Dec 2010

Dr. Hideki Kadone, College de France, Paris, France (now at the University of Tsukuba, Japan), May 2010

K. Mombaur, orb@uni-hd.de
Last Update: 12.06.2016 - 14:58

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