Summer Term 2018

Please note that only 'active' doctoral students of the GTC can participate in the courses listed.  Doctoral students who have not yet passed their admission interviews ('applicants') and guest students from other faculties can participate only in case of vacancies.

Courses indicated as 'Elective' will run throughout the semester and take place once a week. They are specialist courses offered to masters students, however, they might also be of interest to doctoral students working or planning to work in that particular field.

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Course title

Motion in Man and Machine

Asfour (KIT Karlsruhe), Häufle (Univ Tübingen), Schmitt (Univ Stuttgart)
Course content / topics

This seminar takes place in 3 different locations: Karlsruhe, Stuttgart and Tübingen

This seminar offers a unique possibility to glance at research questions, methods, and results in three research labs in Baden-Württemberg. The guiding question for the seminar is: How are biological and technical movements generated and controlled? In the seminar, you will get insights into this interdisciplinary field. We will give an overview including aspects like recording and analysis of human movement, reduced biomechanical models, neuro-musculo-skeletal models, humanoid robotics, control of complex human-like movements, and machine learning.

The interaction of these approaches offers new possibilities and new research focus areas. We will discuss examples in industry (Passenger safety in cars, tool design, ergonomics), in medical engineering (prosthetics, orthotics, rehabilitation robotics), Human-Robot interaction and imitation.

Participating in the seminar will allow you to visit the labs, listen to presentations of researchers at each institution, take part in a small research project in a field of your choice, and to get in contact with students and researchers in this interdisciplinary field. You are more than welcome to join us.

Day, time & location

May 8 (Karlsruhe), May 9 (Stuttgart) and May 11 (Tübingen)