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



June 2017: Alborz Sarvestani joins DLG as PhD candidate, and Farimah Fazlollahi is joining us for a research internship.

May 2017: DLG contribution to the MPS yearbook: Biomechanics and Locomotion Control in Legged Animals and Legged Robots (in German).

May 2017:  We present our paper Scalable Pneumatic and Tendon Driven Robotic Joint Inspired by Jumping Spiders at ICRA2017 in Singapore.

March 2017: One funded PhD position for legged robot locomotion.

March 2017: Özge Drama joins DLG as PhD candidate. 

Dezember 2016: Benedikt Györfi joins DLG working on his Master thesis.

Dezember 2016: Steve Heim joins DLG as its first PhD candidate researcher. 

July 2016: Uğur Öztekin joins DLG for a student summer project.

July 2016: We have multiple Open Positions.

July 2016: Dynamic Locomotion Group webpage goes online. 

June 2016Alexander co-organizes the MPI ETH Center for Learning Systems workshop on Design and Coordination of Swarms Across the Scales.

Dynamic Locomotion Group
Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart

The scientific goal of the Dynamic Locomotion Group (DLG) is to understand dynamic and legged locomotion in Biology, by using computational and physical models such as legged robots.
We implement, design, and test blueprints from functional morphology, neurocontrol, and biomechanics in simulation and robots. Robotic systems are then applied as testing platforms that produce rich, high-dimensional research data under realistic conditions.
We focus on bioinspired and biomimicking robot locomotion, bioinspired approaches to sensor design, locomotion learning, and locomotion biomechanics in animals and robotic machines.

Please find details on our research pages, our movie page, and our youtube channel.
For publications, please see the DLG publication list or Google scholar.

Our team is growing, and we currently have several open positions for excellent and ambitious researchers. Please have a look or let people know.

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