At the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2023 an “honorable mention” was received for the publication
Marie Harder, Manuel Keppler, Xuming Meng, Christian Ott, Hannes Höppner and Alexander Dietrich, “Simultaneous Motion Tracking and Joint Stiffness Control of Bidirectional Antagonistic Variable-Stiffness Actuators,” in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 6614-6621, July 2022.
This publication resulted from an international collaboration between the German Aerospace Center (DLR), TU Wien, and BHT Berlin. The paper was selected by the RA-L Editorial Board as one of 5 Honorable Mentions among more than 1100 papers published in the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L) in 2022.
Univ.-Prof. Christian Ott was awarded the IEEE Fellow Award for contributions to torque-control theory using passive joint elasticity and the whole-body control of humanoids. The IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership in IEEE. Less than 0.1% of voting members are selected annually for this member grade elevation. It is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.
Press release from TU Wien, 16.01.2023
Announcement from IEEE-RAS
We are proud to announce that a conference paper from the NatDyReL project was awarded the Best Interactive Paper Award at Humanoids 2022 in Okinawa, Japan! The paper titled „A Guideline for Humanoid Leg Design with Oblique Axes for Bipedal Locomotion” authored by Konrad Fründ, Anton Shu, Florian Loeffl, and Christian Ott evaluates the benefits of biologically inspired leg kinematics for humanoid robots.
Congratulations to our colleague Nikolas Thelenberg, who received the Bachelor prize from the „Berliner Mathematische Gesellschaft (BMG e.V.)“ for his Bachelor thesis on “Trajectory tracking by model predictive control with applications to robot manipulators” at TU Berlin!
Prof. Andreas Kugi has received the Mechatronic Systems Outstanding Investigator Award “for outstanding contributions to model-based design and nonlinear control of mechatronic systems and their applications in industry” at the 9th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems (Los Angeles, USA, September 6-9, 2022).
This award is presented triennially by IFAC TC4.2 „Mechatronic Systems” to a researcher who has demonstrated sustained outstanding research contributions in mechatronic systems, either of a fundamental or applied nature, and who has a significant history of participation in and contributions to IFAC mechatronic systems activities.
The paper „Flexible Robotic Drawing on 3D Objects with an Industrial Robot“ (T. Weingartshofer, A. Haddadi, C. Hartl-Nesic, A. Kugi) presents an automatic workflow to execute a drawing process on a 3D object from a user-provided 2D input pattern. This work thus supports the trend in industry to develop flexible automation solutions for high-mix, low-volume production. At the IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications (CCTA 2022, August 22-25, 2022 in Trieste, Italy), the paper received the Best Student Paper Award. Congratulations!