Early Career meets Visiting Professor Hannah Stuart

March 27, 2024, 10:00 a.m. (CET)


Time: March 27, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
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We are pleased to offer all early career researchers the opportunity to engage in an open experience exchange with our visiting Professor Hannah Stuart, who is visiting us from University of California, Berkley, where she is Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and holds the Don M. Cunningham Endowed Professorship in Mechanical Engineering.

Professor Stuart’s research interests include: Dexterous manipulation; Bioinspired design; Soft and multi-material mechanisms; Skin contact conditions; Tactile sensing and haptics.

Her research group is interested in improving robot dexterity with embodied intelligence through studying and designing for the nonidealities of real contact, especially for unstructured environments. This includes the design of (1) novel grippers and hands, (2) touch perception for autonomous interventions and (3) bioinspired manipulation strategies. This vision includes the advancement of relevant design analysis tools and the validation of concepts by applying technologies in the field.

In this interdisciplinary seminar, Prof. Stuart will briefly present aspects of her work, but the focus will be on the questions and issues raised by you, the EC participants of this seminar. Each of you will give a 5-minute presentation of your work (at the level you are at). You will have the opportunity to discuss topics related to your own doctoral or postdoctoral research with Prof. Stuart in an informal setting.

You can also discuss career issues, such as better understanding opportunities in the United States, and benefit from Professor Stuart's experience. This can also be a starting point for bilateral discussions at a later date.

Please think about questions in advance that you would like to discuss with Prof. Stuart.


Early Career Meets Visiting Professor Hannah Stuart


March 27, 2024  |  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Target Group:

Early career researchers interested in improving robot dexterity with embodied intelligence Bioinspired design; soft and multi-material mechanisms; skin contact conditions; tactile sensing and haptics, and who want to learn about career paths and options in the United States.


Campus Vaihingen, room tbd


Via email to Karolin Tampe-Mai

Further information on confluence.

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