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



July 2017: One funded PhD candidate researcher position open. Topic: electrical engineering for legged bio-inspired robots.

July 19th: Benedikt Gyoerfi presents his Master thesis work on one-legged hopping.

June 30th: Steve wins "Outstanding Poster Award" at AMAM2017 on "Towards understanding how changing morphology influences learning". Congratulations!

AMAM2017 conference: Steve is presenting his poster, and Alex is giving a talk on robotic leg design and CPG control.

June 2017: Felix Ruppert is joining DLG as PhD candidate.

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 (now closed).

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July 2016: We have multiple Open Positions (now outdated).

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

Our scientific goal at the Dynamic Locomotion Group is to understand dynamic and legged locomotion in Biology, by using computational and physical models, i.e. 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 experimental data under realistic conditions.

We work on bioinspired and biomimicking robot locomotion, bioinspired approaches to sensor design, locomotion learning, and locomotion biomechanics in animals and robotic machines.

You can find details on our research pagesmovie page, and youtube channelFor publications, please see the DLG publication list or Google scholar.

Our team is growing, and we have funded open positions for excellent and ambitious researchers. Please have a look and let potential candidates know.

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