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.

impedance measurement


We have recorded all Summer School talks for you to enjoy. Rules: the rights of these videos are with the speakers, and perhaps some of it (due to editing, recording, etc.) at DLR. You are not allowed to redistribute these videos. But you can link to them. Each video is about 350MB of data.

keynotes, alphabetically:

afternoon talks, alphabetically:

  • Alistair Vardy: talk
  • Ashish Deshpande: talk
  • Bram Vanderborght: talk
  • David Franklin: talk
  • Madhusudhan Venkadesan: talk
  • Markus Grebenstein: talk
  • Sami Haddadin: talk

artificial DLR arm and hand; artificial hand squeezes STIFF

recording and video editing done by Hannes Höppner

please do not redistribute the videos.  material rights are by the respective speakers or their institutions. other rights at DLR.

artificial DLR hand holding a wine bottle