Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alin Albu-Schäffer

Phone: +49 8153 28 3689

Fax: +49 8153 28 1134

Room: 03.09.035

E-Mail: alin.albu-schaeffer(at)

Website at DLR


A list of publications of Prof. Alin Albu-Schäffer can be found under Google Scholar.

Fields of interest

His personal research interests include robot design, modeling and control, nonlinear control, flexible joint and variable compliance robots for manipulation and locomotion, bio-inspired robot design, physical human-robot interaction and intuitive robot programming, humanoid robots, legged and wheeled locomotion, force-feedback systems, telepresence and haptics, robotic on orbit servicing, robotic planetary exploration, medical robotics, industrial robotics, force and image based automatic assembly.


Short Bio

Alin Albu-Schäffer graduated in electrical engineering at the Technical University of Timisoara, in 1993 and received the PhD in automatic control from the Technical University of Munich in 2002. Since 2012 he is the head of the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics at the German Aerospace Center, which he joint in 1995 as a PhD candidate. Since 2013 he is a professor at the Technical University of Munich, holding the Chair for “Sensorbased Robotic Systems and Intelligent Assistance Systems” at the Computer Science Department. He received several awards, including the IEEE King-Sun Fu Best Paper Award of the Transactions on Robotics in 2012 and 2014, several ICRA and IROS Best Paper Awards, the Eurobotics TechTransfer Award 2011 (first prize) and 2016 (third prize) as well as the DLR Science Award. He is an IEEE Fellow since 2016.


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