Berlin, Germany

Humanoid Robots

when 9 July 2018 - 20 July 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 500

The first section is a general overview of all shared information needed for all engineering students about humanoid robots, their possible applications and a tour of the lab and existing progress there. The second part of the workshop will be given for each major separately with different focus points:
Electrical engineering and Mechatronics students will be given sessions to equip them with an integrated understanding of modeling, equation derivation and numerical solution of multi-body systems with applications towards development and control of humanoid robots. By the end of the workshop, each of these students should be able to do the following: Identify relevant points, bodies, and frames; choose generalized coordinates to represent a multi-body system or a humanoid robot / Form the position vectors and obtain required velocities and accelerations / Formulate constraint equations and equation of motion / Numerically solve for the Differential Algebraic Equations (DAE) to simulate the dynamics of the humanoid robot.
Computer Science students will be given sessions that give them a deeper understanding of affect-aware robots, their applications and how to deal with them. By the end of the workshop they should be able to do the following:
Understand how to program and customize the humanoid robot / Identify the possible means for affect recognition in humanoid robots / Give the robot basic affect-recognition capabilities using one of the existing tools or a newly developed one / Program the humanoid robot to perform a minor change of behavior according to the effect of users during an interaction
The mentioned theoretical course of the workshop will be complemented by experimental work on a humanoid robot provided by Neurorobotics Research Laboratory. Please refer also to

Course leader

Prof. Manfred Hild, Prof. Georg Duschl-Graw, Prof. Slim Abdennadher, Dr. Islam S. M. Khalil

Target group

Students of Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, Computer Science (any semester)

Course aim

The aim of this workshop is to provide students from different engineering majors with basic understanding of humanoid robots with applications in their respective fields.

Credits info


Fee info

EUR 500: Course fees, certificate of attendance