Alexander Spröwitz, Dr. Sc.

Dynamic Locomotion Group

Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems

Heisenbergstr. 3, 3N22
70569 Stuttgart, Germany

Phone: +49 (0)711 689 3499



Please refer to the research page for selected publications per project. Only peer-reviewed publications from international conferences and journals are listed. Conference abstracts can be found via the google scholar link below.

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Journal Article (10)

  1. 1.
    Hubicki, C.; Grimes, J.; Jones, M.; Renjewski, D.; Spröwitz, A.; Abate, A.; Hurst, J.: ATRIAS: Design and validation of a tether-free 3D-capable spring-mass bipedal robot. The International Journal of Robotics Research 35 (12), pp. 1497 - 1521 (2016)
  2. 2.
    Pouya, S.; Khodabakhsh, M.; Spröwitz, A.; Ijspeert, A.: Spinal joint compliance and actuation in a simulated bounding quadruped robot. Autonomous Robots (2016)
  3. 3.
    Renjewski, D.; Spröwitz, A.; Peekema, A.; Jones, M.; Hurst, J.: Exciting Engineered Passive Dynamics in a Bipedal Robot. IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation 31 (5), pp. 1244 - 1251 (2015)
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    Spröwitz, A.; Moeckel, R.; Vespignani, M.; Bonardi, S.; Ijspeert, A. J.: Roombots: A hardware perspective on 3D self-reconfiguration and locomotion with a homogeneous modular robot. Robotics and Autonomous Systems 62 (7), pp. 1016 - 1033 (2014)
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    Spröwitz, A.; Ajallooeian, M.; Tuleu, A.; Ijspeert, A. J.: Kinematic primitives for walking and trotting gaits of a quadruped robot with compliant legs. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience 8 (2014)
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    Moro, F. L.; Spröwitz, A.; Tuleu, A.; Vespignani, M.; Tsagarakis, N. G.; Ijspeert, A. J.; Caldwell, D. G.: Horse-like walking, trotting, and galloping derived from kinematic Motion Primitives (kMPs) and their application to walk/trot transitions in a compliant quadruped robot. Biological Cybernetics 107 (3), pp. 309 - 320 (2013)
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    Spröwitz, A.; Tuleu, A.; Vespignani, M.; Ajallooeian, M.; Badri, E.; Ijspeert, A. J.: Towards Dynamic Trot Gait Locomotion: Design, Control, and Experiments with Cheetah-cub, a Compliant Quadruped Robot. The International Journal of Robotics Research 32 (8), pp. 932 - 950 (2013)
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    Spröwitz, A.; Pouya, S.; Bonardi, S.; Van Den Kieboom, J.; Mockel, R.; Billard, A.; Dillenbourg, P.; Ijspeert, A. J.: Roombots: reconfigurable robots for adaptive furniture. IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine 5 (3), pp. 20 - 32 (2010)
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