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


Interships and projects

We are always looking for highly motivated, skilled undergrad and internship students. If you are interested in conducting resesarch, i.e. for a summer, semester or master project, please contact us by email (sprowitz@is...).

Please include a short CV, a motivation letter, availability and starting date. Also include information on your prior hands-on experience in engineering (robotics, mechanics, electronics, programming, modeling, prototyping) or in biomechanics related projects. If you have a preferred project, also let us know.

Open Position

Position A [pdf-file]: Electrical development for bioinspired legged robots (PhD candidate position).

To apply, please carefully follow the instructions in the PDF files of the job descriptions. Concise and short cover letters are preferred. Proof of hands-on experience is a must. Inquiries can be send to Dr. Alexander Spröwitz:

What we offer

The Max Planck Reseach Group Dynamic Locomotion is small and highly motivated. We are placed in a stimulating international environment, with many collaboration opportunities within the institute, and with top researchers in robotics and machine learning. We have close collaboration opportunities with national and international laboratories, and with strong interdisciplinary research opportunities, i.e. animal biomechanics, learning and locomotion controllers.

Excellent research infrastructure and environment.

Attractive salary and social benefits.

The Max-Planck-Society is one of the world's premier places to conduct visionary, high-risk, long term, and fundamental research. The Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems has a strong interdisciplinary approach to understanding the principles of perception, action and learning in autonomous systems that successfully interact with complex environments.

Stuttgart is the capital of Baden-Württemberg, and a center of technology. MPI Stuttgart has its sister institute located nearby (MPI for Intelligent Systems Tuebingen, 30km south), with many collaboration options. A nearby airport, frequent public transport, railway, and multiple highways allow for easy access.

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