supported by
EC project
STIFF/VIACTORS Summer School on Impedance supported by
EC project

This is a Summer School on Impedance devoted to human and robotic impedance. It has been jointly organised by the EU FP7 research projects STIFF and VIACTORS. Also check out the related EC project The Hand Embodied.

Dates: July 25-29, 2011

Venue: Frauenchiemsee, Bavaria, Germany

Keynote speakers:
Alin Albu-Schäffer, DLR
Antonio Bicchi, U. Pisa
Etienne Burdet, Imperial
Neville Hogan, MIT
Oussama Khatib, Stanford
Gerald Loeb, USC
Joseph McIntyre, UPD-CNRS
Patrick van der Smagt, DLR
Sethu Vijayakumar, Edinburgh

Audience: Ph.D. students, postdocs, and senior researchers working on robot control, neuroscience, and biophysics.


...Fraueninsel has the reputation of being one of the prettiest locations in Germany...



The STIFF/VIACTORS 2011 Summer School on Impedance took place from July 25-29 in Bavaria (Germany), in a Benedictine convent on the very scenic island "Frauenchiemsee". The convent was founded around 772 by the Duke of Bavaria, Tassilo III.

It can only be reached by boat, and thus offers a secluded setting in a highly picturesque environment.

Ah yes...the Abbey is well-known for its home-brewn liqueur. So... enjoy it while you're there.

artificial DLR arm and hand; artificial hand squeezes STIFF


Frauenw├Ârth convent (homepage)
Frauenchiemsee (wikipedia)
Frauenchiemsee (Bavarian Gvt)
Munich Archbishopric (German)

artificial DLR hand holding a wine bottle