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Dr. Alin Olimpiu ALBU-SCHÄFFER Professor and Chair, Sensor Based Robotic Systems and Intelligent Assistance Systems, Department of Informatics, Technical University of Munich; Director, Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, DLR - German Aerospace Center, Wessling

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1993 Diploma Degree, Electronics and Telecommunications, Technical University Timisoara
1995 Ph.D. admission, Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Munich
1995-2009 Ph.D. student, research engineer, Coordinator Intelligent Manipulation Group, DLR - German Aerospace Center, Wessling
2002 Ph.D. Degree, Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Technical University of Munich
2007-2012 Lecturer, Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Munich
2009-2012 Head of Department, Mechatronic Components and Systems, DLR Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics
since 2012 Director, Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, DLR - German Aerospace Center, Wessling
since 2013 Full professor, Chair, Sensor Based Robotic Systems and Intelligent Assistance Systems, Department of Computer Science, Technical University of Munich

Publications

Ph. Stratmann, D. Lakatos, A. Albu-Schäffer: Neuromodulation and Synaptic Plasticity for the Control of Fast Periodic Movement: Energy Efficiency in Coupled Compliant Joints via PCA, Frontiers on Neurorobotics, 2016
D. Lakatos, A. Albu-Schäffer: Modal Matching: An Approach to Natural Compliant Jumping Control, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 2016
D. Lakatos, F. Petit, Florian, A. Albu-Schäffer: Nonlinear Oscillations for Cyclic Movements in Human and Robotic Arms. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 2014
A. Dietrich, T. Wimboeck, A. Albu-Schäffer, G. Hirzinger, Integration of Reactive, Torque-Based Self-Collision Avoidance into a Task Hierarchy, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 2012
S. Haddadin, S. Haddadin, A. Khoury, T. Rokahr, S. Parusel, R. Burgkart, A. Bicchi, and A. Albu-Schäffer: On Making Robots Understand Safety: Embedding Injury Knowledge into Control, International Journal of Robotics Research, 2012
T. Wimböck, Ch. Ott, A. Albu-Schäffer, and G. Hirzinger, Comparison of object-level grasp controllers for dynamic dexterous manipulation, The International Journal of Robotics Research, 2011
A. Albu-Schäffer, O. Eiberger, M. Grebenstein, S. Haddadin; Ch. Ott, T. Wimbock, S. Wolf, G. Hirzinger: Soft robotics: From Torque Feedback Controlled Lightweight Robots to Intrinsically Compliant Systems, IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, 2008
A. Albu-Schäffer, Ch. Ott and G. Hirzinger: A Unified Passivity Based Control Framework for Position, Torque and Impedance Control of Flexible Joint Robots, 2007

Awards

DLR Innovation Award, 2007
DLR Science Award, 2007
ICRA Best Video Award, 2007
Outstanding Paper Award Industrial Robot Journal, 2007 and 2008
IROS Best Application Paper Award, 2008
ICRA Best Video Award Finalist, 2009
ICRA Best Service Robotics Paper Award, 2009
IROS Best Video Award, 2012
euRobotics Technology Transfer Award, 2011
King-Sun Fu Best Paper Award of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 2011 and 2013
IEEE Fellow Grade "for contributions to compliant and lightweight robots", 2016