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Robotics and Human Machine Interaction

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrike Thomas

Our mission is to bring robots into many applications so that people will receive useful support from robots. The applications range from automatic assembly to service robotics and medical robotics. It is important that technical systems are handled intuitively and efficiently by humans. Therefore, we deal with human-technology interaction, among other things. This poses a great challenge, in particular with complex technical systems such as a robot. You can find further information under the headline Research.


Chaitanya Bandi gave a contribution on VisApp 2024 and was selected for the final round for Best Paper Award. Congratulation for this great achievement to become a finalist!

We will have a talk on ICRA 2024 in Yokohama, Japan congratulations to Hongxi Zhu!

Two German Patents and one Patent is granted by the European Patent Office. The owners are Hongxi Zhu and Ulrike Thomas.

Stephan Schwarz presented a paper on "Virtually Guided Telemanipulation using Neural RRT-Based Planning in Insbruck.

The first lecture will be given by Bruno Siciliano on the 11th of January 2021 at 10 am.

Wenn Sie motiviert sind in einem unserer Projekte mitzuarbeiten oder haben Ideen für eigene Arbeiten, sprechen Sie uns an. Wir suchen ständig motivierte Studierende.

Recent Publications

6D Variable Virtual Fixtures for Telemanipulated Insertion Tasks
Accepted at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2024
S. Schwarz, U. Thomas
Refining Weights for Enhanced Object Similarity in Multi-Perspective 6Dof Pose Estimation and 3D Object Detection
Accepted at 5th International Conference on Deep Learning Theory and Applications, DeLTA, Dijon, France, 2024
B. Suryo Kusumo, U. Thomas
Action Conditioned Attention Encoder-Decoder and Discriminator for Human Motion Generation
Accepted at 5th International Conference on Deep Learning Theory and Applications, DeLTA, Dijon, France, 2024
C. Bandi, U. Thomas
A Novel Compact Design of a Lever-Cam based Variable Stiffness Actuator: LC-VSA joint
Accepted at IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2024
H. Zhu, U. Thomas
Virtually Guided Telemanipulation using Neural RRT-Based Planning
In Proceedings of 4th IFSA Winter Conference on Automation, Robotics & Communications for Industry 4.0 / 5.0 (ARCI’ 2024), Innsbruck, Austria, 7-9 February 2024
S. Schwarz, C. Gäbert, B. Nieberle, U. Thomas
Hand Mesh and Object Pose Reconstruction using Cross Model Autoencoder
In Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computer Vision, Theory and Applications (VISAPP), Rome, Italy, 2024
C. Bandi, U. Thomas
An Enhanced Walking Pattern Generator with Variable Height for Robot Locomotion
International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, Auckland, New Zealand, 2023
H. Zhu, U. Thomas