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Dipl.-Inform. Michael Mende

group: Intelligent Industrial Robotics (IIROB)
phone: +49 721 608-47123
fax: +49 721 608-47141
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Personal Information

Place of Birth: Heidelberg

Nationality: German

Research Assistant

Since 06/2007: Institute for process control, automation and robotics (IPR) at the University Karlsruhe (TH)


10/2001 - 01/2007: Informatics at the University Karlsruhe (TH), Focus: robotics, embedded systems, micro and nano electronics.

Diploma thesis

01/2007: Conception and design of a FPGA-based sensor node-development platform (Konzeption und Entwurf einer FPGA-basierten Sensorknoten-Entwicklungsplattform)

Short term thesis

03/2006: Design of an haptic interface: a distributed control for a big haptic interface ("Design einer haptischen Schnittstelle: Eine verteilte Steuerungselektronik für eine große haptische Schnittstelle")


Languages English, French

Research areas

  • Robotics

  • Hardware

title funding startdate enddate contact

Horizon 2020 - ICT-24-2015 Robotics 










September 2011

August 2014

Landesstiftung Baden-Württemberg

Juli 2011

Juni 2012

Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie (BMWi)

Januar 2007

Juli 2010


Robot-Based Machining of Unmodeled Objects via Feature Detection in Dense Point Clouds.
Hartmann, D.; Mende, M.; Stogl, D.; Hein, B.; Kroger, T.
2019. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, November 4 - 8, 2019, The Venetian Macao, Macau, China, 7777–7783, IEEE, Piscataway, NJ. doi:10.1109/IROS40897.2019.8968060
Overview of a robot for a neuromuscular training - Robotrainer.
Stogl, D.; Hein, B.; Mende, M.
2019. Proceedings of the European Conference on Mobile Robots (ECMR 2019), Praha, CZ, September 4-6, 2019. Ed.: L. Preucil, Article No.8870955, IEEE, Piscataway (NJ). doi:10.1109/ECMR.2019.8870955
Robot-Based Training for People With Mild Cognitive Impairment [in press].
Stogl, D.; Armbruster, O.; Mende, M.; Hein, B.; Wang, X.; Meyer, P.
2019. IEEE Robotics and automation letters, 4 (2), 1916–1923. doi:10.1109/LRA.2019.2898470
Model-Free Grasp Planning for Configurable Vacuum Grippers.
You, F.; Mende, M.; Stogl, D.; Hein, B.; Kroger, T.
2018. 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2018), Madrid, E, October 1-5, 2018, 4554–4561, IEEE, Piscataway, NJ. doi:10.1109/IROS.2018.8594227
Flexible Spatial Resolution for Preshaping with a Modular Capacitive Tactile Proximity Sensor.
Escaida Navarro, S.; Alagi, H.; Heilig, A.; Mende, M.; Hein, B.
2016. IROS 2016 : 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems : October 9-14, 2016, Daejeon Convention Center, Daejeon, Korea, 3–5, IEEE, Danvers
A versatile and modular capacitive tactile proximity sensor.
Alagi, H.; Navarro, S. E.; Mende, M.; Hein, B.
2016. 24th IEEE Haptics Symposium 2016, HAPTICS 2016; Philadelphia; United States; 8 April 2016 through 11 April 2016. Ed.: S. Choi, 290–296, IEEE Computer Society, Los Almitos (CA). doi:10.1109/HAPTICS.2016.7463192
MAFRO: Ein semi-autonomes Manipulatorsystem für die Dekontamination und das Freimessen von Oberflächen.
Kern, P.; Gentes, S.; Notheis, S.; Mende, M.; Hein, B.; Wörn, H.
2015. Tagungsband, Proceedings KONTEC 2015 : 12th International Symposium "Conditioning of Radioactive Operational & Decommissioning Wastes" = 12. Internationales Symposium "Konditionierung Radioaktiver Betriebs- und Stilllegungsabfälle", Dresden, Germany, 25 - 27 März 2015 ; einschließlich 12. Statusbericht des BMBF "Stilllegung und Rückbau kerntechnischer Anlagen" 25.-27.03.2015, Dresden, CD-ROM
Forschungsprojekt - Manipulatorgesteuertes Freimessen von Oberflächen (MAFRO).
Kern, P.; Gentes, S.; Notheis, S.; Mende, M.; Hein, B.; Wörn, H.
2015. KONTEC 2015 : 12.Internationales Symposium ’Konditionierung radioaktiver Betriebs- und Stilllegungsabfälle’, Dresden, 25.-27.März 2015
A semi-autonomous manipulator system for decontamination and release measurement.
Mende, M.; Notheis, S.; Stogl, D.; Hein, B.; Wörn, H.; Kern, P.; Gentes, S.
2014. 17th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, CLAWAR 2014, Poznan, Poland; 21 - 23 July, 2014, 125–132, World Scientific, Singapore. doi:10.1142/9789814623353_0015
Environment modeling and path planning for a semi-autonomous manipulator system for decontamination and release measurement.
Mende, M.; Notheis, S.; Stogl, D.; Hein, B.; Worn, H.; Kern, P.; Gentes, S.
2014. World Automation Congress (WAC’14), Waikoloa, Hawaii/USA, August 3-7, 2014, 54–59, IEEE, Piscataway (NJ). doi:10.1109/WAC.2014.6935654
Tactile sensor on a magnetic basis using novel 3D Hall sensor - First prototypes and results.
Ledermann, C.; Wirges, S.; Oertel, D.; Mende, M.; Woern, H.
2013. IEEE 17th International Conference on Intelligent Engineering Systems (INES’13), San Jose, California/USA, June 19-21, 2013, 55–60, IEEE, Piscataway (NJ). doi:10.1109/INES.2013.6632782
Towards an Autonomous Manipulator System for Decontamination and Release Measurement.
Notheis, S.; Kern, P.; Mende, M.; Hein, B.; Wörn, H.; Gentes, S.
2012. 2012 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronics and Embedded Systems and Applications (MESA), 8-10 July 2012, 263–268, IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos
Efficient Monitoring of Process Plants by Telepresence and Attention Guidance.
Connette, C.; Arbeiter, G.; Meßmer, F.; Hägele, M.; Verl, A.; Notheis, S.; Mende, M.; Hein, B.; Wörn, H.
2012. Proceedings for the conference of ROBOTIK 2012, 7th German Conference on Robotics, 21 - 22 May 2012, International Congress Center Munich (ICM) in conjunction with AUTOMATICA, 1–4, VDE Verlag, Berlin