Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics - Intelligent Process Automation and Robotics Lab

M. Sc. Hosam Alagi



11/2008 – 04/2015 “Electrical and Computer Engineering“ at KIT; B.Sc and M.Sc.


Job und internship:

2009 – 2015 Undergraduate Student Research Assistant at KIT in the subject areas:

  • Development of tactile and proximity Sensors
  • Development of form sensors using Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) Sensors
  • Investigating the thermodynamic behavior of Li-Ion batteries

11/2012 – 04/2013 Internship at Bosch Automotive Electronic, Reutlingen, Characterization of inertial sensors


Professional experience:

Since 05/2015 research assistance at IAR-IPR laboratory, KIT


Fields of research:

Sensor system for Human-Robot-Interaction:

  • Capacitive proximity sensors with special resolution as interaction interface
  • Large-area capacitive sensors for safe Human-Robot-Interaction
  • Multi-modal capacitive sensors for grasping scenarios



  • 1st Workshop on Proximity Perception in Robotics at IROS 2018 (Proceedings)
  • 2nd Workshop on Proximity Perception in Robotics at IROS 2019 (Proceedings)
  • 3rd Workshop on Proximity Perception in Robotics at IROS 2020: Towards Multi-Modal Cognition






Teleoperation with Tactile Feedback based on a Capacitive Proximity Sensor Array.
Alagi, H.; Navarro, S. E.; Hergenhan, J.; Music, S.; Hein, B.
2020. 2020 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC), 1–6, IEEE, Piscataway, NJ. doi:10.1109/I2MTC43012.2020.9128701
A Model-Based Sensor Fusion Approach for Force and Shape Estimation in Soft Robotics.
Navarro, S. E.; Nagels, S.; Alagi, H.; Faller, L.-M.; Goury, O.; Morales-Bieze, T.; Zangl, H.; Hein, B.; Ramakers, R.; Deferme, W.; Zheng, G.; Duriez, C.
2020. IEEE Robotics and automation letters, 5 (4), 5621–5628. doi:10.1109/LRA.2020.3008120
Material Recognition Using a Capacitive Proximity Sensor with Flexible Spatial Resolution.
Alagi, H.; Heiligl, A.; Navarro, S. E.; Kroegerl, T.; Hein, B.
2018. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Madrid, Spain, 1-5 Oct. 2018, 6284–6290, IEEE, Piscataway (NJ). doi:10.1109/IROS.2018.8593789
Machine Learning for Capacitive Proximity Sensor Data.
Madani, B.; Alagi, H.; Hein, B.; Arntzen, A. A.
2017. Proceedings of the Society for Design and Process Science Transformative Research and Education through Transdisciplinary MeansTM. Ed.: L. Jololian, 214–219, Society for Design and Process Science
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
Prototype of a Haptic Display for the Evaluation of Sensible Haptic Feedback in Remote Palpation.
Hergenhan, J.; Uhl, M.; Alagi, H.; Schirren, R.; Reiser, R.; Wörn, H.
2014. IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA), Article no 68600135, IEEE, Piscataway, NJ. doi:10.1109/MeMeA.2014.6860135
Biomimetic tactile sensor based on Fiber Bragg Gratings for tumor detection - Prototype and results.
Ledermann, C.; Alagi, H.; Woern, H.; Schirren, R.; Reiser, S.
2014. IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications (MeMeA’14), Lisbon, Portugal, June 11-12, 2014, 1–6, IEEE, Piscataway (NJ). doi:10.1109/MeMeA.2014.6860086
Vermessung eines haptischen Phantoms als Basis für die Entwicklung eines taktilen Sensors = Measurement of a haptic phantom as basis for the development of a tactile sensor.
Hergenhan, J.; Schirren, R.; Alagi, H.; Feussner, H.; Reiser, S.; Wörn, H.
2013. Tagungsband der 12. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Computer- und Roboterassistierte Chirurgie - CURAC 2013; Innsbruck; Austria; 28 - 30 November 2013. Ed.: B. Preim, 17–20, RWTH, Aachen
Tactile proximity sensors for robotic applications.
Geoger, D.; Alagi, H.; Wörn, H.
2013. IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT), Cape Town, South Africa, 25-28 Feb. 2013, 978–983, IEEE, Piscataway (NJ). doi:10.1109/ICIT.2013.6505804