Research Area C

Modelling and Developing New Simulation Technologies

This research area focuses on investigating new biological and technical concepts for robot kinematics and design. Novel sensor techniques are hereby of special interest as they provide the interface between the soft tissue and robotic devices.

The main aim of this focus area is the scientific evaluation and design of new algorithms to generate motions of robot kinematics, which interact with soft tissues. To do so, new concepts and algorithms need to be developed to measure and analyse sensor data of the robot or data originating from the (biological) tissue to generate new set points for the actuators. In close collaboration with Reseach Area A, biological principles of motion generation are analysed to develop algorithms for online-parameterisation during operation of the robot. These designed algorithms have to be implementable in existing control architectures or in the new control architecture developed in Research Area B. The integration in technical environments needs these algorithms to feature real-time behaviour. Here, real-time means a deterministic behaviour with calculation times in the order of milliseconds.

Principal Investigators:

  • JP Dr. Andreas Pott
  • Prof. Dr. Oliver Röhrle
  • JP. Dr. Syn Schmitt
  • Prof. Dr., Alexander Verl
  • Prof. Dr. Jörg Wrachtrup
  • A/Prof. Iain Anderson
  • A/Prof. Thor Besier
  • Prof. Dr. Leo Cheng
  • Prof. Peter Hunter
  • Prof. Peter Xu
  • Dr. Mike Arnold

This project is funded through the


This picture showsJoanna Grabowski

Joanna Grabowski

Coordinator GRK 2198

This picture showsOliver Röhrle

Oliver Röhrle

PI and Spokesperson GRK 2198

[Photo: Universität Stuttgart]

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