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Current Positions

  • Appointed Full Professor (W3), Director of the Institute of Automatic Control, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Hannover, German
  • Hannover Center of Mechatronics (MZH), Hannover, Germany, PI
  • Center for Systems Neuroscience (ZSN), Hannover, Germany, Member of the Board

Previous Positions

  • 05/2013 - 12/2013 Vorhabensleiter Terrestrische Assistenzrobotik
  • 02/2012 - 12/2013 Scientific Coordinator Human-Centered Robotics
  • 02/2012 - 02/2013 Research consultant
  • 07/2011 - 12/2013 Group Leader Human-Robot Interaction
  • 07/2010 - 12/2013 Coordinator Human-Robot Interaction
  • 01/2006 - 06/2010 Junior Scientist, Robotics and Mechatronics Center, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
  • 02/2011 - 06/2011 Visiting Scholar, Willow Garage, Menlo Park, USA
  • 02/2011 - 06/2011 Visiting Scholar, Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA

Education

  • 03/2006 - 10/2011 Dissertation, Title: Towards Safe Robots: Approaching Asimovs 1st Law, summa cum laude, RWTH Aachen, Germany
  • 10/2006 - 05/2009 Master program Informatics, Degree: M.Sc. Informatics - honours with distinction, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • 10/2005 - 11/2007 Elite Graduate Program Technology Management, Degree: Honours Degree Technology Management, Center for Digital Technology and Management, Technical University of Munich, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich & Elitenetwork Bavaria, Germany
  • 10/2002 - 12/2005 Diplom program Electrical Engineering, Degree: Dipl.-Ing. (German M.Sc.) Electrical Engineering with honours, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • 10/2001 - 06/2002 Erasmus scholar in Electrical Engineering, University of Oulu, Finland
  • 04/2001 - 04/2006 Diplom program Computer Science with minor Medical Computer Science, Distance University of Hagen, Germany
  • 10/1999 - 10/2001 Diplom program Electrical Engineering, University of Hanover, Germany

Awards & Honours

  • Handelsblatt: „The 100 Innovators in Germany”
  • Nominee 2017 German Future Prize (Deutscher Zukunftspreis)
  • Capital „Junge Elite” 2016 Outstanding Talents under 40
  • 3rd place: euRobotics Technology Transfer Award 2016 (Kastanienbaum & DLR-Team)
  • Capital „Junge Elite” 2015 Outstanding Talents under 40, category Society and Science
  • 2015 Alfried Krupp Prize for Young Professors
  • 2015 Landmarks in “Germany - Land of Ideas” initiative
  • Invitee 2015 German American Frontiers of Engineering, GAFOE 2015 of National Academy of
    Engineering of the National Academies & Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • Early-Career Spotlight at RSS 2015
  • 2015 IEEE/RAS Early Career Award
  • Nominee 2014 AAAI Best Robot Video Award
  • Nominee 2013 Falling Walls Science Startup of the Year
  • Winner 2013 King-Sun Fu Best Transactions on Robotics Paper Award
  • Borchers Plaque 2013 of RWTH Aachen
  • Martin Research Prize 2013 in Basic Research (awarded by Boston General Hospital & Harvard Medical School)
  • Finalist SfN BCI Award 2012
  • Winner 2012 IROS Best Video Award
  • Winner 2012 IROS Best Jubilee Video Award
  • Winner 2011 King-Sun Fu Best Transactions on Robotics Paper Award
  • Winner 2012 George Giralt PhD Award (best European thesis in robotics)
  • PhD. (Dr.-Ing.) with "summa cum laude" from RWTH Aachen
  • Winner: euRobotics Technology Transfer Award 2011 (DLR LWR team together with KUKA LWR team)
  • IROS 2010: Finalist Best Application Paper Award
  • 3rd place Walter Reis Innovation Award 2010
  • Finalist: Robotdalen Scientific Award 2009, "Honorable Mention"
  • ICRA 2009: Best Service Robotics Paper Award
  • IROS 2008: Best Application Paper Award
  • 2008 Literati Best Paper Award
  • 2008 Honours of the Elitenetwork Bavaria in Techology Management
  • ICRA 2007: Best Video Award
  • Invited Paper SAFECOMP 2013
  • Invited Paper NEUROTECHNIX 2013
  • 2 Invited Papers IROS2012
  • Invited Paper ICRA2012
  • Invited Paper ARSO2011
  • Invited Paper IFAC2011
  • Invited Paper Automatisierungstechnik at 2010
  • Invited Paper IROS 2010
  • Invited Paper IJRR2009

Professional Service

Project activities

  • Management board in FP7 IP SAPHARI (finished)
  • Management board in H2020 Softpro
  • Management board in H2020 ILIAD

Standardization activities

  • Since 2008 DIN representative and committee member of the ISO Working Group (WG) 7, Personal care robot

Committees & Editorials

  • Organizer & Chair: 2015: Das Jahr der MRK, Hannover, Germany
  • Co-Organizer & Co-Chair: Human-Friendly Robotics: HFR2015, Munich, Germany
  • Organizer & Chair: 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation: Tutorial
    Planning, Control, and Sensing for Safe Human-Robot Seattle, USA
  • Associate Editor IEEE Transactions on Robotics, since January 2015
  • Local Arrangement Chair IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems 2015, Hamburg, Germany
  • Associate Editor IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2015, Seattle, USA
  • Program Committee Robio 2014, Sao Paolo, Brazil
  • Coordinator euRobotics aisbl Topic Group Human-Robot Interaction
  • Associate Editor IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2014, Hong-Kong, China
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chair:  DGR-Tage 2013, Munich, Germany
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chair: Human-Friendly Robotics: HFR2013, Rome, Italy
  • Member Video Awards Committee: IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems 2013, Tokyo, Japan, declined
  • Co-Organizer of the Workshop  Robotics: Science and Systems 2013 -  Programming with Constraints: Combining High-Level Action Specification and Low-Level Motion Execution , Berlin, Germany
  • Organizer & Chair:  ERF2013: Safety in Physical Human-Robot-Cooperation - euRobotics Topic Group, Paris, France
  • Program committee  Robotics: Science and Systems 2013, Berlin, Germany
  • Associate Editor  IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2013, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Organizer and Chair:  IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation: Workshop  Human Robot Interaction (HRI) for Assistance and Industrial Robots. Scientific Knowledge, Standards and Regulatory Framework. How do I design for the real world? Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chair:  Human-Friendly Robotics: HFR2012, Brussels, Belgium
  • Organizer and Chair:  IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems: Workshop  Safety in Human-Robot Coexistence & Interaction: How can
  • Standardization and Research benefit from each other?, Vilamoura, Portugal
  • Program committee  Robotics: Science and Systems 2012, Sydney, Australia
  • Guest editor:  International Journal of Robotics Research: Special Issue Autonomous Physical Human-Robot Interaction
  • Co-Organizer:  Challenges in Robotics: Down to Earth, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
  • Co-Organizator und Co-Chair:  Human-Friendly Robotics: HFR2011, Twente, Niederlande
  • Organizator und Chair:  IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation: Workshop Towards Autonomous Physical Human-Robot Interaction, Shanghai, China
  • Co-Organizer and Co-Chair:  Human-Friendly Robotics: HFR2010, Tuebingen, Germany
  • Program Committee of the Workshop  Robotics: Science and Systems 2009 -  Strategies and Evaluation for Mobile Manipulation in Household Environments, Zaragoza, Spain
  • Program Committee of the Workshop  Robotics: Science and Systems 2009 - Robot Manipulation: Intelligence in Human Environments, Seattle, USA
  • Organizer and Co-Chair of the Workshops  Robotics: Science and Systems 2008 - Robot Manipulation: Intelligence in Human Environments, Zurich, Switzerland

Reviewing

Projects

  • European Research Council (2016/17)
  • Volkswagen Foundation (2015)
  • Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (2014)
  • Luxembourg National Research Fund (2014)
  • Schweitzer Nationalfonds (2014)
  • National Science Foudnation (2013)
  • Agence Nationale de la Recherche (2011)

Books

Journals

Conferences

  • International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
  • International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
  • International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR)
  • IFAC World Congress (IFAC WC)
  • IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (HUMANOIDS)
  • IEEE Human-Robot Interaction (HRI)
  • Robotics: Science & Systems (RSS)


PhD Committees

  •  Nour Shaballout: Learning Pain Maps for Assistive Diagnosis, Hannover Center for Systems Neuro-
    science, Hannover, Germany
  • Aljaž Kramberger: Autonomous Learning of Robotic Actions in Contact with the Environment, Uni-
    versity of Lublijana, Slovenia
  • Dr.-Ing. Eric Guiffo-Kaigom, RWTH Aachen, Germany (completed)
  • Dr. Robert Krug: Optimization based Robot Grasp Synthesis and Motion Control, Oerebro University, Sweden (Opponent, completed)
  • Dr. Manolo Garabini: Soft Robotics: From Optimiality Principles to Technology Readiness, University of Pisa, Italy (completed)

Academic Teaching

Lectures at LUH

Previous lectures

  • Robotics at TUM (WS 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2012/2013)
  • Human-Friendly Robotics: Human factors in control and planning strategies at TUM (SS2010, SS2011, SS2012, SS2013)
  • Dynamic Human-Robot Interaction at TUM (WS 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013)

Invited lectures

  • Robot Interaction Control SPP 2017 Summer School on Foundations of Robotics and Autonomous Learning, Berlin
  • Physical Safety in Robotics at SyDe Summer School on Modeling and Verification of Cyber-Physical Systems, University of Bremen, Germany, 2015.
  • Human-Robot Interaction: An Overview & Physical Human-Robot Interaction at Interna-
    tional Autumn School 2013 on “Human-Robot-Interaction”, TU Dresden, Germany, 2013.
  • Safety in Robotics, Lecture Series at Korean Robotics Association, Korea, 2013.
  • Intrinsically Elastic Robots: Safety, Optimal Control, & Cyclic Motion: Stiff/ Viactors Summer-
    School 2011, Frauenchiemsee, Germany, 2011.
  • Overview of man-made actuators: Neurobotics Summer-School 2006, Umea, Sweden, 2006.

Research Projects

International projects

  • ILIAD: European Horizon 2020 (PI & Member Management Board)
  • SoftPro: European Horizon 2020 (PI & Member Management Board)
  • EUROC: European Integrated Project (FP7) (Work Package Coordinator & Member Management Board): European Robotics Challenge
  • Helmholtz Enterprise Fonds: Roboter fuer KMUs: Safety und Programmierung (Coordinator)
  • SAPHARI: European Integrated Project (FP7) (Work Package Coordinator & Member Management Board): Safe and Autonomous Physical Human-Aware Robot Interaction
  • VIACTORS: European STREP Project (FP7): Variable Impedance Actuation Systems Embodying Advanced Interaction Behaviours (finished)
  • Lynkeus: BMBF project: PMD Cameras for Human-Robot Interaction and Bin Picking (finished)
  • SMERobot: European Integrated Project  (FP6): The European Robot Initiative for Strengthening the Competitiveness of SMEs in Manufacturing (finished)
  • PHRIENDS: European STREP Project (FP6): Physical Human Robot Interaction: Dependability and Safety (finished)
  • Neurobotics: (FP6 IST) The Fusion of Neuroscience and Robotics (finished)

National projects

  •  MobIPaR (PI)
  • Roboterfabrik (PI)
  • Atomic Force Microscopy Lab (PI)
  • Human Motor Control Lab (PI)
  • Co-Working Lab (PI)
  • Helmholz Enterprise Fonds (PI)
  • RACE-LAB (PI)
  • 3rd Hand: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) project: Assistance System for
    Crafts Men (PI)
  • Lynkeus: BMBF project: PMD Cameras for Human-Robot Interaction and Bin Picking (abgeschlossen)

DLR projects

  • Terrestrial assistance systems and robotics (Program Lead, PI)

    • Human-Robot Interaction
    • Robot programming
    • Real-time motion planning
    • Task planning
    • Brain controlled robots       

  • DLR Lightweight robots, Control & interaction design
  • DLR Hand-arm system, Optimal Control
  •  Brain-controlled assistive robotics, Control & planning

Industry projects

  • KUKA Roboter GmbH: technology transfer lightweight robot, safety in human-robot interaction, Project Lead: Safety and Human-Robot Interaction
  • Daimler AG: Interactive production assistant, Project Lead
  • KBee AG: Nonlinear Robot Control, PI

Invited Talks

  • On the Relation between Robotics and Biomechanics, 10. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Biomechanik (DGfB), Hanover, Germany, keynote speaker
  • Human-Centered Robotics, Tagung Software Engineering der Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI), Hanover, Germany, keynote speaker
  • FRANKA EMIKA: Der professionelle Roboter für Jedermann, 1. Stuttgarter MRK-Anwender-Tag: Praxis der Mensch-Roboter-Kooperation für den Mittelstand, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Roboter und Menschen in der digitalisierten Welt, Mittelstand 4.0-Regionalkonferenz Digitalisierung hautnah - Ideen, Lösungen, Praxisbeispiele, Hannover, Germany, keynote speaker
  • FRANKA EMIKA, United Nations Development Organization, Vienna, Austria, invited talk
  • Mensch-Roboter-Kollaboration und Online-Programmierung in der Cloud, VDI Fachkonferenz, invited talkAssistenzroboter in der Produktion 2016, Aschheim, Germany, invited talk
  • FRANKA EMIKA: Robotics has Arrived, Bitkom Hub, Berlin, Germany, invited talk
  • Online-Roboterprogrammierung in der Cloud für Jedermann, Fachkonferenz: Roboter in der Automobilindustrie, Ingolstadt, Germany, invited talk
  • FRANKA EMIKA: Towards the Professional Robot for Everyone, Singapore International RoboExpo (SIRE), Singapore, keynote talk
  • Robots of the Digital Era, Japanese-German Symposium Industry 4.0, DWIH Tokyo & TU9, Tokyo, Japan, keynote
  • From Soft Robotics to Soft Prosthetics, Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg, Greifswald, Germany, keynote speaker
  • Mensch und Maschine: In bester Gesellschaft?, Acatech Festveranstaltung 2016, penalist
  • Technikforum „MRK: soziale und menschliche Aspekte”, Technikforum Roboterinnovation, Augsburg, Germany
  • Human-Centered Robotics, 2016 Brazilian-German Frontiers of Science and Technology Symposia, BRAGFOST 2016 of Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES) & Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil, keynote speaker
  • Die nächste Robotergeneration mehr als Automatisierung und Industrie 4.0, IHK-Tagung: Ausschuss für Innovation und Forschung, invited talk, Hanover, Germany
  • Human-Centered Robotics, MIT Seminar, MIT, Boston USA, Invited Talk
  • FRANKA EMIKA, STARTUP WORLD Stage, Automatica 2016, Munich, Germany
  • Human-Centered Robotics: Die Revolution der Industrierobotik als Enabler der Smart Factory, Mensch Roboter Kooperation plus Branchenfokus Electronics, Automatica Forum 2016, Munich, Germany, keynote
  • Startups: Technologiebeschleuniger Risikokapital - Ist Silicon Valley entscheidend schneller?, Automatica Forum 2016, Munich, Germany, penalist
  • A Human-Robot Interaction-Planning Framework for Task Allocation in Collaborative Industrial Assembly Processes, Planning Safe Interactions, Workshop on Planning, Scheduling and Dependability in Safe Human-Robot Interactions, ICAPS 2016, London, UK, Invited Talk
  • Human-Centered Robotics: Toward the professional robot for everyone, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2016), Stockholm, Sweden, 2016, Keynote Talk
  • Roboter für den Menschen: Von Asimov hin zur Realität, Workshop Team-Mental-Models in Mensch-Roboter-Teams: Einsatzszenarien und Stand der Technik, 2016, Germany, Keynote Speaker
  • Von Robotern und Menschen, HERRENHAUSEN LATE, Science, Music, Friends, Hannover, Germany, Plenary Speaker
  • Roboter für den Menschen: Von Asimov hin zur Realität, VDI/VDE Jahrestagung, Hannover, Germany Keynote Speaker
    25. Science Movie Night, Hanover, penalist 26. Human-Centered Robotics: Die Revolution der Industrierobotik als Enabler der Smart Factory, Hannover Industrial Fair, Hannover, 2016, Germany Forum Speaker
  • Towards Unified Force/Impedance Control, European Robotics Forum 2016, Lublijana, Slovenia
  • Human-Centered Robotics, Max Planck Institute of Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany
  • Modellgestützte Simulationstechnik im Entwurfsprozess kollaborierender Roboter, Workshop "Simulierte oder gelebte Kollaboration: Bewegung und Entgrenzung in der Industrie 4.0”, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, 2016, Germany, Keynote Speaker
  • Human-Centered Robotics: Die Revolution der Industrierobotik als Enabler der Smart Factory, Texas Instruments InnoPosium 2016, Munich, Germany Keynote Speaker
  • Intelligent Robotic Systems Forming the Basis for Tomorrow’s Neuroprosthetic Devices, Neurobionics Foundation, 2016, Germany, Invited Talk
  • Soft-Robotics, Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany, Invited Talk
  • Robots for Humans: From Asimov to Reality, Robotics Seminar, Stanford University, USA, Invited Talk
  • Robots for Humans, Robotics Seminar, MIT, USA, Invited Talk
  • Mensch-Roboter-Kollaboration: Konzepte, Technologien und Potentiale, 2015: Das Jahr der MRK, LUH, Hannover, ermany
  • Robots for Humans, CS Colloquium, Yale University, USA, Invited Talk
  • Mensch-Roboter-Kollaboration: Konzepte, Technologien und Potentiale, 2015: Das Jahr der MRK, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany, Invited Talk
  • Roboter als Helfer im Alltag des Menschen, Citizen Forum at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2015, Hamburg, Germany, Plenary Speaker
  • Interaction as the Key to Next Generation Robotics: Methods, Challenges and Industrial Test Cases workshop in conjunction with IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2015, Hamburg, Germany, Invited Speaker
  • Safety in Robotics: Safety for Human-Robot Interaction in Industrial Settings workshop in conjunction with IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2015, Hamburg, Germany, Invited Speaker
  • Robot Reflexes and Soft-Skills for Interaction: Physical Human-Robot Collaboration: Safety, Control, Learning and Applications workshop in conjunction with IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2015, Hamburg, Germany, Invited Speaker
  • Physical Safety in Robotics: SyDe Summer School on Modeling and Verification of Cyber-Physical Systems, Bremen, Germany Invited Lecture
  • Robots and Humans ..., Finally!, Robotics: Science and Systems 2015, Rome, Italy, 2015, RSS Early Career Spotlight Talk
  • Neural Learning and Control, International Conference on System Level Approaches to Neural Engineering 2015, Barcelona, Spain, 2015, Invited Talk
  • Robot Reflexes and Soft-Skills for Interaction, Workshop on Human-oriented Approaches for Assistive and Rehabilitation Robotics, IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics 2015, Singapore Universita di Roma, Italy, Invited Talk
  • Joint Talk with Ganesh Gowrishinkar in Sensorimotor exchanges between humans: Workshop on Human Movement Understanding and Neuromechanics, ICRA 2015, Seattle, USA, 2015, Invited Talk
  • Safety in motion in Sensorimotor exchanges between humans: Tutorial on Planning, Control, and Sensing for Safe Human-Robot Interaction, ICRA 2015, Seattle, USA, 2015, Invited Tutorial Speaker
  • Robots for Humans, Flash Talk, 2015 German American Frontiers of Engineering, GAFOE 2015 of National Academy of Engineering of the National Academies & Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Invitee
  • Vereinheitlichte passivitätsbasierte Kraft-/Impedanzregelung mittels Energietanks für Roboter mit starren oder flexiblen Gelenken, 49 Regelungstechnisches Kolloquium, Boppard, Germany
  • Robot Reflexes and Soft-Skills for Interaction, NMMI Winter School Closing Workshop, DIAG, Sapienza Universita di Roma, Italy, Keynote Speaker
  • Robots for Humans: A Perspective from Safe and Intuitively Programmable Assistance Robots, Imperial College Robotics Seminar, London, 2014, Invited Talk
  • Collision Detection and Reflex Reaction in Robots, Workshop on Pain at Imperial College, London, 2014, Invited Talk
  • Robots for Humans: A Perspective from Safe and Intuitively Programmable Assistance Robots, Human-Centered Assistive Robotics Joint Academies’ Symposium of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST), Munich, 2014, Invited Talk
  • Robots for Humans: Assistance and Service Robotics in a Human Environment Workshop in conjunction with IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2014, keynote speaker
  • Human Injury in Robotics: Workshop on Human-robot Collaboration in Standardization and R&D Activities, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, invited talk
  • Humans for Robots: 2014 Robocup Symposium, Plenary Talk
  • Humans for Robots: 2014 Robotics Research Jam Session, Pisa, Italy, invited talk
  • Human-Friendly Robotics: First International Symposium on Soft Robotics in Germany, IPA Stuttgart, invited talk
  • Sichere und direkte Interaktion von Mensch und Roboter: Konzepte, Erfahrungen und offene Fragen:  Stuttgarter Produktionsakademie, Fraunhofer IPA & Universitaet Stuttgart, Mensch-Roboter Interaktion: Sicherer Umgang mit Industrierobotern , November 2013, Stuttgart, Germany Invited Talk
  • physical Human-Robot Interaction: International Autumn School 2013 on ìHuman-Robot-Interactionî, TU Dresden, Invited lecture
  • Robotics Research at German Aerospace Centre (DLR): From Space Robots to Human-Centered Robotics, Electrical and Computer Engineering Distinguished Speaker,Western University, Canada, Invited lecture
  • Human Injury Analysis in Robobtics: An Overview, Workshop RAS-IARP Joint Workshop on Technical Challenges for Dependable Robots in Human Environment at International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS2013), Tokyo, Japan, Keynote lecture
  • Safety in Robotics, Korea, Invited lecture series
  • Intrinsically Elastic Actuation: A Novel Paradigm for High-Performance Torque Controlled Robots: Workshop Torque-Controlled Humanoids at Humanoids 2013, Atlanta, USA, Invited Talk
  • It is (almost) all about human safety: a novel paradigm for robot design, control, and planning: Workshop From Safety to Comfort in the Humanoid Coworker and Assistant at Humanoids 2013, Atlanta, USA, Invited Talk
  • It is (almost) all about human safety: a novel paradigm for robot design, control, and planning: Wearable Robotics for Motion Assistance and Rehabilitation - RoboAssist2013 at Neurotechnix 2013, Vilamoura, Portugal, Invited Talk
  • It is (almost) all about human safety: a novel paradigm for robot design, control, and planning: SafeComp 2013, Tolouse, France, Plenary Talk
  • Designing and evaluating comparable human injury analysis experiments: towards an international effort for robot safety standardization: Workshop Robotics: Science and Systems 2013 - Proposals for experimental protocols for Robotics Research, Berlin, Germany, Invited Talk
  • Bridging the gap between interaction control and programming models: Workshop Robotics: Science and Systems 2013 - Programming with Constraints: Combining High-Level Action Specification and Low-Level Motion Execution, Berlin, Germany, Invited Talk
  • Human injury issues in robotics Normative limits in robotics to prevent human harm: ISO TC184/SC2/WG7 Workshop on Personal Care Robots, Bristol, UK
  • Human Injury Biomechanics: ERF 2013, Workshop on Safety in Human-Robot Collaboration, Lyon, France, Invited Talk
  • Human Injury Biomechanics: Workshop on Human Robot Interaction (HRI) for Assistance and Industrial Robots. Scientific Knowledge, Standards and Regulatory Framework. How do I design for the real world?, ICRA 2013, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2013, Invited Talk
  • BEASTY - A Control Framework for Human-Robot Interaction, Invited Talk at RoboHow Kickoff Meeting, TUM, 2012
  • Towards Safe Robots: Approaching Asimov's 1st Law, Finalists Euron George Giralt PhD Award, Invited Talk at EuRobotics Forum 2012
  • Understanding soft-tissue injury in robotics, Invited Talk at Workshop Safe Human-Robot Interaction with Industrial and Service Robots, EuRobotics Forum 2012
  • Dynamische und sichere Roboter in der Interaktion mit dem Menschen: Analyse, Regelung & Planung, LSR, TUM
  • On the role of real-time in control and motion planning, and why it is essential for bringing robots to humans' home, Invited Talk, Willow Garage
  • Project Overview SAPHARI, Invited Talk at ISO SC2 Plenary, Orlando, USA.
  • Embedding Injury Knowledge into Real-time Robot Control, Invited Talk at ISO SC2 Meeting WG3, Orlando, USA.
  • Embedding Injury Knowledge into Real-time Robot Control, Invited Talk at ISO SC2 Meeting WG7, Orlando, USA.
  • Safe Human-Robot Interaction, Invited Talk at IROS 2011 Workshop on Methods for Safer Medical Procedures, San Francisco, USA.
  • Next Generation Robots: From Robotic Co-Workers and Service Assistants to Human-Inspired Robot Design, Invited Talk at Hopkins Seminar, Johns Hopkins University
  • Sami Haddadin: Intrinsically Elastic Robots: Safety, Optimal Control, & Cyclic Motion. Stiff/Viactors Summer-School 2011, Frauenchiemsee, Germany, 2011.
  • Next Generation Robots: From Robotic Co-Workers and Service Assistants to Human-Inspired Robot Design, Invited Talk at Bristol Robotics Lab
  • Sami Haddadin, Paolo Robuffo Giordano, Angelika Peer: Physical Human-Robot Interaction: An Overview, ICRA 2011, Workshop ``Towards Autonomous Physical-Human Robot Interaction''
  • Next Generation Robots: From Robotic Co-Workers and Service Assistants to Human-Inspired Robot Design, Invited Talk, Willow Garage
  • Next Generation Robots: From Robotic Co-Workers and Service Assistants to Human-Inspired Robot Design, Invited Talk, Stanford AI Lab Kolloquium, Stanford, Stanford University
  • Sami Haddadin, Alin Albu-Schaeffer: Towards Safe Robots: Approaching Asimov's 1st law, Invited Talk, 45. Sitzung des FA 4.13 Steuerung und Regelung von Robotern, Augsburg, Germany, 2010.
  • Next Generation Robots: From Robotic Co-Workers and Service Assistants to Human-Inspired Robot Design, Invited Talk, TUM Informatik Kolloquium, Garching, TUM
  • Next Generation Robots: From Robotic Co-Workers to Intrinsic Compliance, Invited Talk, International Schunk Expert Days, Lauffen/Neckar, Germany
  • Next Generation Robots: From Robotic Co-Workers to Intrinsic Compliance, Invited Talk, URAI International Workshop on Robot Integration, Gwangju, Korea
  • Next Generation Robots: From Robotic Co-Workers to Intrinsic Compliance, Invited Talk, Intelligent Robotics Lab. Korea University, Seminar, Seoul, Korea
  • Safety in physical Human-Robot Interaction, Invited Talk, DIN Normungssitzung, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Towards Safe Robots: Approaching Asimov's 1st law, Invited Talk: Robotdalen Day , Vaestaras, Sweden
  • Towards Safe Robots: Approaching Asimov's 1st law, Invited Talk: Swedish Workshop on Autonomous Robots, Vaestaras, Sweden
  • Sichere Mensch-Roboter Interaktion: Kollisionsuntersuchungen und regelungstechnische Methoden, Invited Talk: Fraunhofer IFF-Science Days.
  • The DLR Robots: An Overview, Invited Talk: KIMM Robotics Seminar, Taejeon, Korea.
  • Approaching Asimov's 1st Law: Safety in Physical Human-Robot Interaction, Invited Talk: KIMM Robotics Seminar, Taejeon, Korea.
  • Approaching Asimov's 1st Law: Safety in Physical Human-Robot Interaction, Invited Talk: International Workshop for Robot Technology, Gwangju, Korea.
  • Approaching Asimov's 1st Law: Safety in Physical Human-Robot Interaction, Invited Talk: KITECH Robotics Seminar, Gwangju, Korea.
  • Sami Haddadin, Alin Albu-Schaeffer, Alessandro De Luca, and Gerd Hirzinger: Evaluation of Collision Detection and Reaction for a Human-Friendly Robot on Biological Tissues, PRE-ICRA 2008 Mini-Symposium on Robot Technologies and Humanoids, Stanford University, AI/Robotics Lab, Stanford, USA, 2008.
  • Sami Haddadin, Alin Albu-Schaeffer, and Gerd Hirzinger: Safe Physical Human-Robot Interaction: Measurements, Analysis & New Insights. Colloquium: Joint Japanese-French Robotics Laboratory (JRL),  Intelligent Systems Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan, 2007.
  • Sami Haddadin, Alin Albu-Schaeffer, and Gerd Hirzinger: Safe Physical Human-Robot Interaction: Measurements, Analysis \& New Insights. Colloquium: Nakamura \& Yamane Laboratory, Department of Mechano-Informatics, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, 2007.
  • Sami Haddadin, Alin Albu-Schaeffer, and Gerd Hirzinger: Sichere Physikalische Mensch-Roboter Interaktion: Messungen, Analyse \& Neue Einblicke. Colloquium: University of Bremen \& DFKI, Bremen, Germany, 2007.
  • Sami Haddadin, Alin Albu-Schaeffer, and Gerd Hirzinger: Sichere Mensch-Roboter Interaktion: Eine Evaluierung anhand von Crashtests. 40. Sitzung des FA 4.13 Steuerung und Regelung von Robotern, Frankfurt, Germany, 2007.
  • Sami Haddadin, Patrick van der Smagt: Overview of man-made actuators. Neurobotics Summer-School 2006, Umea, Sweden, 2006.
  • Impedance Control: Appllications at DLR. Impedance: from control to practice, Pontedera, Italy, 2006.