Head of Research Group
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Katja Mombaur
Prof. Dr. Katja Mombaur

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

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

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Staff
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Sarah Englert
Sarah Englert geb. Otto

orbsec (at) ziti.uni-heidelberg.de

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

Assistant
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Wolfgang Stumpfs
Wolfgang Stumpfs

wolfgang.stumpfs (at) ziti.uni-heidelberg.de

ph.: +49-6221-54-1487?,
ZITI, Berliner Str. 45, room L 10?

Technician
Postdocs
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Matthew Millard
Dr. Matthew Millard

matthew.millard (at) ziti.uni-heidelberg.de
ph.: +49-6221-54-14874
ZITI, Berliner Str. 45, room L 110

DFG project FABO, prev. SPEXOR project:

Research interests: Motion prediction, Musculoskeletal modeling, foot contact modeling, balance modeling, development of spinal exoskeleton
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Alexander Schubert
Dr. Alexander Schubert

alexander.schubert (at) ziti.uni-heidelberg.de
ph.: +49-6221-54-14875
ZITI, Berliner Str. 45, room L 111

Scientific Manager, Heidelberg Center for Motion Research

Research interests: Biomechanics, Inverse Optimal Control of human motion in sports and arts
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Amartya Ganguly
Dr. Amartya Ganguly

amartya.ganguly (at) ziti.uni-heidelberg.de
ph.: +49-6221-54-14874
ZITI, Berliner Str. 45, room L 110

EIT Health Project AGILIS

Research interests: Restoration of Hand Functions in Tetraplegia through Selective Neural Electrical Stimulation
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Lizeth Sloot
Dr. Lizeth Sloot

lizeth.sloot (at) ziti.uni-heidelberg.de
ph.: +49-6221-54-14889
ZITI, Berliner Str. 45, room A 114

Research topic: biomechanical evaluation and optimization of assistive devices for the elderly
PhD Students
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Marina Horn
Marina Horn

marina.horn (at) ziti.uni-heidelberg.de
ph.: +49-6221-54-14867
ZITI, Berliner Str. 45, room A 104

Research topics:
Brachytrainer - Patient specific computer and phantom based training environment for prostate brachytherapy. In collaboration with Fraunhofer project group PAMB (Automation in Medicine and Biotechnology) in Mannheim,
Co-supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jan Stallkamp
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Christian Seitz
Christian Seitz

christian.seitz (at) iwr.uni-heidelberg.de
ph.: +49-6221-54-14867
ZITI, Berliner Str. 45, room A 104

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
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Malin Kopitzsch
Malin Kopitzsch geb. Schemschat

malin.kopitzsch (at) iwr.uni-heidelberg.de
ph.: +49-6221-54-14869
ZITI, Berliner Str. 45, room A 100

HGS Scholarship

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

harant.monika (at) gmx.net
ph.: +49-6221-54-14867
ZITI, Berliner Str. 45, room A 104

SPEXOR project / prev. HEIKA project

Research topics: Optimal control for spinal exoskeletons; Optimal control, motor control and learning of goal directed arm motions in force fields
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Silvan Lindner
Silvan Lindner

silvan.lindner (at) iwr.uni-heidelberg.de
ph.: +49-6221-54-14867
ZITI, Berliner Str. 45, room A 104

HGS Scholarship

Research topic: Optimal mapping by vision based autonomous robotic trajectories
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Anna Lena Emonds
Anna Lena Emonds geb. Kleesattel

annalena.emonds (at) ziti.uni-heidelberg.de
ph.: +49-6221-54-14869
ZITI, Berliner Str. 45, room A 100

Research topic: Modeling and optimal control of amputee sprinters and long jumpers
Co-supervision: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Potthast, Sporthochschule Köln
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Kevin Stein
Kevin Stein

kevin.stein (at) ziti.uni-heidelberg.de
ph.: +49-6221-54-14869
ZITI, Berliner Str. 45, room A 100

Lab Manager Heidelberg Center for Motion Research

Research topic: Motion learning and motion stability in sports
Co-supervisor: Prof. Dr. Klaus Roth, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften, Universität Heidelberg
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Jonas Große Sundrup
Jonas Große Sundrup

jonas.grosse-sundrup (at) ziti.uni-heidelberg.de
ph.: +49-6221-54-14869
ZITI, Berliner Str. 45, room A 100

BMBF Project MITASSIST

Research topic: Motion identification and classification of patients with mental disorders
Co-supervisor: PD Dr. Knut Schnell, Asklepios Klinik, Göttingen / Universtät Göttingen
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Manuel Kudruss
Manuel Kudruss

manuel.kudruss (at) iwr.uni-heidelberg.de
ph.: +49-6221-54-14868
ZITI, Berliner Str. 45, room A 102

KoroiBot Project

Research: Nonlinear model predictive control for humanoid robot walking
First supervisor: Prof. Dr. Christian Kirches, Braunschweig
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Felix Aller
Felix Aller

felix.aller (at) ziti.uni-heidelberg.de
ph.: +49-6221-54-14867
ZITI, Berliner Str. 45, room A 104

eurobench project

Research topics: benchmarking scheme for bipedal robotic systems, motion analysis of humans and humanoid robots to identify methodological key performance indicators
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Giorgos Marinou
Giorgos Marinou

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

Research topics: applicability of soft robotics within optimization based design and control of exoskeletons in clinical and industrial applications
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Peter Wittlinger
Peter Wittlinger

peter.wittlinger (at) ziti.uni-heidelberg.de
ph.: +49-6221-54-14889
ZITI, Berliner Str. 45, room A 114

Research topic: Optimization based design of assistive systems for the elderly
Students
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Alexander Stepanov
Alexander Stepanov

ph.: +49-6221-54-14871
ZITI, Berliner Str. 45, room A 104

Master student Computer Science

Research topic: Development of a deployment device for UAVs; RTK-GPS path-planning
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Valentin Chelaru
Valentin Chelaru

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

Master student in Physics

Research topic: UAV mounted laserscanning for automated navigation and 3D documentation
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Istvan Dalicsek
Istvan Dalicsek

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

Bachelor Student Computer Science

Anbindung der Elisa-3-Schwarm an die Kreuzungssimulation
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Johannes Daub
Johannes Daub

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

Bachelor Student Computer Science

ArchDoc
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Martin Huber
Martin Huber

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

Master Student Computer Science

Walking on soft soles
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Daniela Kilian
Daniela Kilian

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

Bachelor Student Computer Science

Implementation of modular joint control and sensors reading on the HeiCub humanoid robot using YARP interfaces
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Robert Küchler
Robert Küchler

kuechler (at) stud.uni-heidelberg.de
ph.: +49-6221-54-14871
ZITI, Berliner Str. 45, room L 102

Master student in Computer Science

Research topic: VR simulation of motorbikes
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Julian Martus
Julian Martus

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

Master Student Computer Engineering

Design and control of spinal exoskeletons
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Letitia Pacalabescu
Letitia Pacalabescu

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

Master student in Physics

Segmentation of archeological building elements in drone images
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Gero Plettenberg
Gero Plettenberg

gero.plettenberg (at) iwr.uni-heidelberg.de
ph.: +49-6221-54-14871
ZITI, Berliner Str. 45, room L 102

Bachelor student in Computer Science

Research topic: Swarm robotics
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Alexander König
Alexander König

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

Master student in Computer Science

Research topic: Standing during pushes benchmarking on humanoid robot Poppy
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Berinike Tech
Berinike Tech

ph.: +49-6221-54-14867
ZITI, Berliner Str. 45, room A 104

Bachelor student in Computer Science

Research topic: Implementation of a stair walking controller on humanoid robot NAO
 
Former Members
Dr. Manish Sreenivasa, PostDoc, now in Australia
Dr. Khai-Long Ho Hoang, PhD student
Dr. Yue Hu, PhD student, now at IIT
Benjamin Reh, Researcher, now at Discovergy
Gaurav Gupta, India, Visiting Grad Student
Pamela Schmidts, Assistant, HCI / IWR
Paul Manns, PhD student (now at Universität Braunschweig)
Dr. Debora Clever, PostDoc (now at ABB. Ladenburg)
Davide Corradi, PhD student (now at SAP AG, Walldorf)
Dr. Martin Felis, PhD student and PostDoc (now at Guerilla Games, Amsterdam)
Dr. Kai Henning Koch, PhD student and PostDoc (now at Robert Bosch GmbH)
Maedeh Aram, PhD student
Dr. Kathrin Hatz (Associated PostDoc; now at Bayer AG, Leverkusen)
Dr. Mourad Benoussaad, PostDoc (now in Montpellier)
Justin Carpentier, Visiting Master Student, ENS Cachan (now at LAAS-CNRS)
Julia Feuerer, Assistant (now at University Hospital Heidelberg)
Esar van Hal, Associated PhD student (now in Groningen)
Andreas Reischmann, Diploma student Mathematics
Ina Scheid, Assistant (now at URZ Uni Heidelberg)
Dr. Wael Suleiman, PostDoc (now Assistant Professor at Sherbrooke University, Quebec, Canada)
 
Visitors
Ayaka Yamada, University of Tokyo (Prof. Y. Namamura), Oct 2017 - Mar 2018
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, Nov - Dec 2010
Dr. Hideki Kadone, College de France, Paris, France (now at the University of Tsukuba, Japan), May 2010