November 2020

M. Sc. Michael Olbrich was awarded the second prize of this year's MINT-Award IT in cooperation with ZF on the topic "Next Generation Mobility" for his Master thesis "Development of a Framework to Combine Stochastic Model Predictive Control with Failsafe Trajectory Planning".

October 2020

We are happy to announce that this year's Dimitris N. Chorafas-Preis goes to Dr.-Ing. Fangzhou Liu for his PhD thesis on the topic "Dynamical Processes on Social Networks: Modeling, Analysis, and Control".

October 2020

Mr. B. Sc. Johannes Teutsch was awarded the VDE Bayern Award 2020 for his excellent Bachelor thesis on the topic "Robust and Stochastic Model Predictive Control Using Models of Different Precision", supervised by Mr. M. Sc. Tim Brüdigam.

October 2019

Dr.-Ing. Fangzhou Liu was honored with the Dissertation Award 2019 of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for his outstanding dissertation on the topic "Dynamical Processes on Social Networks: Modeling, Analysis, and Control".

October 2019

This year's VDE Award for best masters's thesis goes to M. Sc. Michael Olbrich for his thesis, which he finished at our chair. The topic of his thesis is "Development of a Framework to Combine Stochastic Model Predictive Control with Failsafe Trajectory Planning" and was supervised by M. Sc. Tim Brüdigam.

February 2018

The SEW-EURODRIVE Foundation Study Award is awarded to Wolfgang Rampeltshammer for his Master thesis “An Ontology for Human-Human Interactions”.

October 2016

The 2016 VDI Awards in the categories Master thesis and PhD Thesis go to Tim Stahl for his Master thesis "Development of a Human-Robot Collaboration Algorithm for Industrial Assembly Based on Game Theory" and to Georg Tanzmeister for his PhD thesis "Grid-based Environment Estimation for Local Autonomous Vehicle Navigation". Futhermore, Georg Tanzmeister's PhD Thesis was awarded the 2016 VDE Award.

January 2014

Due to his academic excellency, Prof. Dr.-Ing./Univ. Tokio Martin Buss is appointed Carl von Linde Senior Fellow.

December 2013

Prof. Dr.-Ing./Univ. Tokio Martin Buss is appointed Fellow of the IEEE.

August 2013

At the RO-MAN 2013 (IEEE International Symposium on Robots and Human Interactive Communications), M. Sc. Mehmet Alper Ergin is awarded the "Best Poster-Presentation Award".

March 2013

In recognition of their outstanding research, Carl von Linde Junior Fellowships are assigned to Dr.-Ing Angelika Peer and Jun.-Prof. Dongheui Lee.

January 2011

Prof. Martin Buss, head of LSR, is honored with the "Verdienstkreuz am Bande", i.e. the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

January 2011

The European Research Council awarded Prof. Martin Buss, head of LSR, with the highly prestigious ERC Advanced Grant Award for internationally renowned Scientists. The grant funds 5 years of research for the project SHRINE (Seamless Human-Robot-Interaction in Dynamically Changing Environments) in the field of advanced Human-Robot-Interaction..

March 2010

Dr.-Ing. Angelika Peer's PhD thesis "Design and Control of Admittance-Type Telemanipulation Systems" is one of the finalists of the "Georges Giralt PhD Award 2010" at the EURON/EUROP Annual Meeting in San Sebastián, Spain.

March 2010

Michael Strolz, Claudia Ehinger and Alexander Mörtl are among the finalists of the 2010 EUROP/EURON Robotics Technology Transfer Award with their contribution "Simulation and Control of Actuated Car Doors (MechaTUM-Control)".

November 2009

Dr.-Ing. Angelika Peer is honored with the PhD award of the Bund der Freunde der Technischen Universität München for her thesis "Design and Control of Admittance-Type Telemanipulation Systems".

October 2009

The "Best Live Demonstration Award" at the Bernstein Conference on Computational Neuroscience ( goes to the LSR and INI (of ETH-Zurich) for the demonstration "Balancing Pencils using Spike-Based Vision Sensors" by Jorg Conradt (LSR), Raphael Berner, Patrick Lichtsteiner, Rodney Douglas, Tobi Delbruck, Matthew Cook. Check out this web page:

September 2009

The "Best Student Paper Award" of the 8th IFAC international Conference on Manoeuvring and Control of Marine Craft, 16.-18. September 2009 in Guaruja, Brazil, goes to the LSR for the paper "Design of a Lateral-Line Sensor for an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle". The authors are Nora Martiny, Stefan Sosnowski, Kolja Kühnlenz, Sandra Hirche, Yimin Nie, Jan-Moritz P. Franosch, J. Leo van Hemmen.

August 2009

At the "IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation 2009" (ICMA 2009) Markus Achtelik, Tianguang Zhang, Dr.-Ing. Kolja Kühnlenz and Prof. Martin Buss receive the "Toshio Fukuda Best Paper Award" in Mechatronics for their paper "Visual Tracking and Control of a Quadcopter Using a Stereo Camera System and Inertial Sensors".

July 2009

The "Best Poster Award" at the "6th International Conference on Machine Learning and Data Mining MLDM 2009" goes to Michelle Karg, Robert Jenke, Dr.-Ing. Kolja Kühnlenz and Prof. Martin Buss for their paper "A Two-fold PCA-Approach for the Inter-Individual Recognition of Emotions in Natural Walking".

June 2009

The authors Sven Kraus, Matthias Althoff, Bernd Heißing and Martin Buss win the "Best Poster Award" at the "IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium 2009" for their paper "Cognition and Emotion in Autonomous Cars", a collaboration with the Institute of Automotive Technology (Lehrstuhl für Fahrzeugtechnik, FTM).

May 2009

Michael Strolz, Claudia Ehinger and Prof. Martin Buss receive the "HSI 2009 Best Paper Award" for their paper "Design of a Device for the High-Fidelity Haptic Rendering of Rotatory Car Doors".

April 2009

Due to his outstanding research achievements, Dr Kolja Kühnlenz is appointed Carl von Linde Junior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study (TUM-IAS).

April 2009

Andrea Bauer is awarded the "Best Student Poster Prize" at the "AISB '09 Convention Adaptive and Emergent Behaviour and Complex Systems", taking place in Edinburgh.

March 2009

Iason Vittorias, Julius Kammerl, Prof. Sandra Hirche, and Prof. Eckehard Steinbach receive the "Best Haptic Technology Paper Award" for their paper "Perceptual Coding of Haptic Data in Time-delayed Teleoperation" at the Worldhaptics 2009 Conference.

March 2009

For the paper "Produktionssteuerung auf der Grundlage von Echtzeitautomaten", Prof. Stursberg receives the best paper award 2008 of the journal "at-Automatisierungstechnik" (in the category 'Methods'). The paper, which is joint work with Dr. Sebastian Panek and Prof. Sebastian Engell, reports on an approach to optimally compute control schedules for production processes.

November 2008

For her Master thesis entitled "Entwicklung eines VR-Versuchsstands zur Simulation von Fahrzeugtüren", Claudia Ehinger is honored by the Volkswagen AG. She receives the "Woman Driving Award 2008", associated with 5.000 Euros. The research work, which was carried out in cooperation with BMW AG (Dipl.-Ing. F. Soldner) and supervised by Michael Strolz and Prof. Martin Buss, resulted in a novel VR test bed for the simulation of both conventional and actuated car doors.

November 2008

For the diploma thesis on the topic "Multi-Criteria Optimization of Driving Strategies for Motor Vehicles based on Hybrid Models", Benjamin Passenberg is honored twice: He receives an "E.ON Future Award 2008" and the "VDE Diploma Prize".

June 2008

In recognition of his outstanding diploma thesis "Regelkonzepte zur kraftabhängigen Bewegung einer aktuierten Fahrzeugtür", Alexander Mörtl receives the study award of the SEW-EURODRIVE-Stiftung.

June 2008

Chih-Chung Chen receives the Best Session Presentation Award at the American Control Conference (ACC).

October 2007

The VDE (Bezirksverband Südbayern e.V.) honors Michael Scheint with a prize for his exceptional diploma thesis "Multi-Input Multi-Output Invariance Control".

October 2007

Best Paper Award "HAVE 2007- IEEE International Workshop on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and their Applications" for Franziska Freyberger, Martin Kuschel, Berthold Färber, Martin Buss and Roberta Klatzky for their paper "Visual-Haptic Perception of Compliance: Direct Matching of Visual and Haptic Information".

August 2007

Moritz Große Wentrup is honored with the Chorafas Prize.

July 2007

Hao Ding and Olaf Stursberg receive the "HYCON WP2 Solar Benchmark Exercise Award" in cooperation with Christian Sonntag and Sebastian Engell associated with the University of Dortmund.

July 2007

EIKON graduate prize for Michael Scheint in recognition of his outstanding studies in electrical engineering.

March 2007

Michael Bernhardt receives the "Best Poster Award" of the annual conference of the German Society for Clinical Neurophysiology: "Wiederherstellung von Präzisionsgreifen und Zielbewegungen durch Aktivierung propriozeptiver Afferenzen - klinischexperimentelle Untersuchungen und Entwicklungen regelungstechnischer Methoden"

January 2007

The EIKON graduate prize goes to Michelle Karg in recognition of her exceptional studies in electrical engineering.


Postdoctoral Fellowship Award for Sandra Hirche from the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).

March 2006

Heike Vallery receives the award for "Best Presentation of a Young Scientist" at the "Automed 2006", Rostock.


Sandra Hirche receives the "Best Journal Paper of the Year 2006 Award" of the German magazine "at - Automatisierungstechnik" for her paper "Transparency of Haptic Telepresence Systems with Constant Time Delay", Co-Autor: M. Buss. 


Sandra Hirche receives the renowned Rohde & Schwarz Award for her PhD thesis "Haptic Telepresence in Packet Switched Communication Networks".

September 2005

Moritz Große Wentrup comes first in the "Data Analysis Competition Single-Trial MEG Denoising" at the "IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing".

July 2005

Michael Strolz is awarded the Baumüller Gruppe "Studienpreis Mechatronik" for his project thesis "Entwurf und Realisierung der Steuerung für einen autonomen Roboter".

April 2005

Michael Bernhardt receives the Siemens Excellence Award 04/2005 for his outstanding diploma thesis "Development and Implementation of a Force Supporting Control Strategy for an Actuated Gait Orthosis".

June 2005

Heike Vallery receives the Springorum-Münze (Award for outstanding academic results), RWTH Aachen.


Sandra Hirche receives the Best Poster Award of the 16. IFAC World Congress, 2005 for "Towards Deadband Control in Networked Teleoperation Systems", co-authors: P. Hinterseer, E. Steinbach and M. Buss.

September 2004

Heike Vallery receives the Scholarship of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes.

June 2004

Moritz Große Wentrup receives the General Electric Edison Award - Silver Prize.


The "Technical Chamber of Greece" honors Tilemachos Matiakis for his performance in studies during the academic year 2000-2001.