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We are proud to announce that Sebastian Sterr's master's thesis supervised by Tomas Slimak at our Chair of Applied Mechanics has won the prestigious RENK Prize! The thesis, titled "Design and Construction of a Direct-Drive Axial-Flux Permanent Magnet Actuator for Humanoid Robot Locomotion" marks a…

Oliver Hausdoerfer won the competition for young researchers

Since the end of April, a new resident has moved into the Chair of Applied Mechanics at the Technical University of Munich (TUM): the two-legged robot EcoWalker. The Stuttgarter Zeitung recently reported on this fascinating newcomer, developed in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute (MPI) in…

We're pleased to announce the continuation of the EcoWalk project with EcoWalk II, supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) - German Research Foundation. Led by Dr. Daniel Renjewski and in collaboration with MPI-IS led by Dr. Alexander Badri-Spröwitz, Alexandra Buchmann and Bernadett…

The program for this year's lecture series “Applied Mechanics Seminar” has been fixed. We will have 7 lectures by representatives from research and industry on current topics in applied mechanics. The seminar will be held in room MW3102 on selected Thursdays, 17:00 – 18:30. Schedule: 25.04.2024:…

Advances in prosthetic evaluation have been achieved through a joint project with the IPD CAD Lab at the University of Maribor and the Chair of Applied Mechanics at the Technical University of Munich. Exciting possibilities in prosthetics are emerging through additive manufacturing, especially with…

The Chair of Applied Mechanics is doing very well in teaching mechanical engineering: Two second places in the department's teaching award! Moritz Sattler won second place in the category “exercise in the early Bachelor” for the exercise Engineering Mechanics 3. Robot Dynamics was awarded second…

MPI seeks an intern with a passion for bipedal robots and a desire to gain hands-on experience working with robot hardware, electronics, and software. You will assist the MPI team in constructing a replica of our EcoWalker small biped robot and documenting the procedure. Further information and…

Last week, we gave a demonstration of the mobile dual-arm system we have developed. The two robot arms perform manipulation tasks during transport, making intralogistics more efficient. We worked on the synchronization of the two robot arms and investigated the impact of the platform dynamics on the…

Our former PhD student Dr. Christina Insam received the Rudolf Schmidt-Burkhardt Award for her outstanding PhD thesis. Her dissertation is titled "Fundamental Methods for Real-Time Hybrid Substructuring with Contact: Enabling Testing of Prosthetic Feet" and was defended on September 20, 2022. A…