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Dr.-Ing. Philipp Mittendorfer

Technical University of Munich

Chair of Cognitive Systems (Prof. Cheng)

Postal address

Postal:
Karlstraße 45/II
80333 München

Research Interests

During my ongoing work towards the PhD degree, I am creating hardware and algorithms to enhance humanoid robots with a whole body sense of touch. Unlike most of the related work, I am mainly focusing on the systematic and technology independent aspects of the creation of a whole-body, multi-modal artificial skin. My work can such be easily integrated into upcoming technologies - like printed organic semiconductors or traditional system-on-chips.

In order to verify my ideas I created Cellul.A.R.Skin, a multi-modal cellular artificial skin. With Cellul.A.R.Skin I can realize self- and enriching robot interactions through the sense of touch and other inputs. My final goal is to make robots more sensitive and human-like – preparing them for future tasks in a shared environment with us.

Teaching in SS 2015

Courses

Publications

2017

  • Emmanuel Dean-Leon, Brennand Pierce, Florian Bergner, Philipp Mittendorfer, Karinne Ramirez-Amaro, Wolfgang Burger and Gordon Cheng: TOMM: Tactile Omnidirectional Mobile Manipulator. 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2017Singapore, May 29 - June 3, 2017, 2441-2447 more… BibTeX

2016

  • M. Vilgelm, G. Neamtu, P. Mittendorfer, G. Cheng, W. Kellerer: Partitioning Algorithm for a Resource-Constrained Robotic Skin Sensor Network. IEEE International Black Sea Conference on Communications and Networking (BlackSeaCom), Varna, Bulgaria, June 2016, 2016 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
  • Sara El-Molla, Andreas Albrecht, Engin Cagatay, Philipp Mittendorfer, Gordon Cheng, Paolo Lugli, José F. Salmerón and Almudena Rivadeneyra: Integration of a Thin Film PDMS-Based Capacitive Sensor for Tactile Sensing in an Electronic Skin. Journal of Sensors Vol 16, 2016 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI ) Full text (mediaTUM)

2015

  • Florian Bergner, Philipp Mittendorfer, Emmanuel Dean-Leon and Gordon Cheng: Event-based signaling for reducing required data rates and processing power in a large-scale artificial robotic skin. 015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2015, 2124 - 2129 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
  • Mittendorfer, Philipp and Yoshida, Eiichi and Cheng, Gordon: Realizing whole-body tactile interactions with a self-organizing, multi-modal artificial skin on a humanoid robot. Advanced Robotics 1 (29), 2015, 51--67 more… BibTeX

2014

  • A. Lin, D. Schwarz, R. Sellaouti, S. Shokur, R. C. Moioli, F. L. Brasil, K. R. Fast, N. A. Peretti, A. Takigami, S. Gallo, K. Lyons, P. Mittendorfer, M. Lebedev, S. Joshi, G. Cheng, E. Morya, A. Rudolph, M. Nicolelis: The walk again project: Brain-controlled exoskeleton locomotion. Neuroscience Meeting 2014, 2014 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
  • Mohsen Kaboli, Philipp Mittendorfer, Vincent Hugel and Gordon Cheng: Humanoids Learn Object Properties From Robust Tactile Feature Descriptors vai Multi-Modal Artificial Skin. IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, 2014 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)

2013

  • Philipp Mittendorfer, Eiichi Yoshida, Thomas Moulard and Gordon Cheng: A General Tactile Approach for Grasping Unknown Objects with a Humanoid Robot. 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2013 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
  • Philipp Mittendorfer, Gordon Cheng: From a multi-modal intelligent cell to a self-organising robotic skin. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2013Workshop on Electronic Skin more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
  • Ravinder S. Dahiya, Philipp Mittendorfer, Maurizio Valle, Gordon Cheng and Vladimir Lumelsky: Directions Towards Effective Utilization of Tactile Skin - A Review. IEEE SENSORS JOURNAL, 2013, 2013 more… BibTeX

2012

  • P. Mittendorfer and G. Cheng: Integrating Discrete Normal Force Cells into Multi-modal Artificial Skin. 12th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots , 2012 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
  • P. Mittendorfer and G. Cheng: Open-loop Self-calibration of Articulated Robots with Artificial Skins. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2012, 4539-4545P. Mittendorfer and G. Cheng, pp.145-149, May 2012 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation P. Mittendorfer and G. Cheng, pp.145-149, May 2012 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
  • P. Mittendorfer and G. Cheng: Uniform Cellular Design of Artificial Robotic Skin. 7th German Conference on Robotics, 2012, 145-149 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
  • P. Mittendorfer and G. Cheng: IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems3D Surface Reconstruction for Robotic Body Parts with Artificial Skins. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems , 2012 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)

2011

  • Erhard Wieser, Philipp Mittendorfer, Gordon Cheng: Accelerometer based robotic Joint Orientation Estimation. 11th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, 2011, 67-74 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
  • P. Mittendorfer and G. Cheng: Self-Organizing Sensory-Motor Map for Low-Level Touch Reactions. 11th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, 2011, 59-66 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
  • P. Mittendorfer and G. Cheng: Humanoid Multi-Modal Tactile Sensing Modules. IEEE TRO - Special Issue on Robotic Sense of Touch , 2011, 401-410 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)
  • Philipp Mittendorfer and Gordon Cheng: Humanoid Multi-Modal Tactile Sensing Modules. IEEE Transactions on Robotics (T-RO), Volume: 27, Issue:3, 401 - 410, 2011 more… BibTeX Full text (mediaTUM)