Prof Kaspar Althoefer


Research Overview

Robotics, Soft Robotics, Tactile Perception, Sensors, Healthcare Robotics, Nuclear Engineering, Machine Learning


My research focusses on  

  • Force and Tactile Sensing for Robotics
  • Soft and Stiffness-controllable Robot Structures
  • Neuro-Fuzzy Techniques for the Classification of Sensor Signals
  • Intelligent Techniques for the Interpretation of Quadrupole Resonance Signals
  • Manipulation and Grasping
  • Haptics

I am particularly interested in applying the outcomes of my research to:

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Human-Robot Interaction in the Manufacturing Sector
  • Landmine Detection
  • Medicine Authentication