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Prof Kaspar Althoefer
PhD

 

Research Overview

Soft robotics, Force and tactile sensors, Sensor signal classification, Neuro-fuzzy methods, Human robot interaction, Robot solutions for minimally invasive surgery, Robotics for manufacturing.

Interests

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