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Institut für Robotik und Mechatronik: Thomas Hulin


Thomas Hulin

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)
Institut für Robotik und Mechatronik
Analyse und Regelung komplexer Robotersysteme
Münchener Str. 20
82234 Weßling

Telefon: +49 8153 28-1306
E-Mail: Thomas Hulin

Member of the Telepresence Research Group.


Date Event Location Additional Material
October 29th, 2015 STAMAS Workshop -
Smart technologies for artificial muscle applications in space
Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain

Call for Papers



  • STAMAS: Smart technology for artificial muscle applications in space (European Project FP7)
  • VR-OOS: Virtual Reality for On-Orbit Servicing
  • VibroTac: A Versatile Vibrotactile Feedback Device for the Wrist
  • Haptic rendering for virtual assembly verification
    Partners: VR-Lab of the Volkswagen AG, Fraunhofer IGD
  • EU Network of Excellence: Enactive Interfaces (IST-2004-002114)
  • Skills: Multimodal Interfaces for Capturing and Transfer of Skill (European Project FP6-IST-035005)


Fields of Interest

Control theory for haptic rendering Human machine interfaces (video) Virtual product development (video) Robot simulation and visualization Skill transfer Haptic rendering algorithms



  • Best Paper Award in the category Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality, HCI International 2013, for the paper B. Weber, M. Sagardia, T. Hulin, C. Preusche: Visual, Vibrotactile, and Force Feedback of Collisions in Virtual Environments: Effects on Performance, Mental Workload and Spatial Orientation
  • M2M Challenge 2012/2013 - VibroTac is the winner in the category healthcare
  • VibroTac is WT Innovation Cup finalist
  • DLR Innovation Award 2012 for the VibroTac Technology, S. Schätzle, T. Hulin, T. Ende, T. Wüsthoff, B. Weber, C. Preusche: VibroTac - A Versatile Vibrotactile Feedback Device for the Wrist awarded by the "Gesellschaft von Freunden des Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V."
  • Short Paper Honorable Mention, IEEE VR 2012, for the paper M. Sagardia, B. Weber, T. Hulin, C. Preusche, G. Hirzinger: Evaluation of Visual and Force Feedback in Virtual Assembly Verifications




  • M. Sagardia, T. Hulin, K. Hertkorn, P. Kremer, S. Schätzle: A Platform for Bimanual Virtual Assembly Training with Haptic Feedback in Large Multi-Object Environments, ACM VRST 2016, Nov. 2016, Munich, Germany
  • M. Sagardia, T. Hulin: A Fast and Robust Six-DoF God Object Heuristic for Haptic Rendering of Complex Models with Friction, ACM VRST 2016, Nov. 2016, Munich, Germany
  • M. Panzirsch, T. Hulin, J. Artigas, C. Ott, M. Ferre: Solving Measured Force Feedback in Passive Teleoperation, EuroHaptics, July 2016, London, UK




























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Patents and Patent Applications

  • T. Ende, T. Hulin, C. Preusche, S. Schätzle, T. Wüsthoff: "Orientierungshilfe für Personen mit eingeschränktem Sehvermögen" (Orientation aid for persons having limited visual faculty), DE102011076891, EP000002713983
  • T. Hulin, S. Jörg, J. Klodmann, R. Konietschke: "Verfahren zum Steuern eines Telemanipulations-Roboters" (Method for telemanipulating a robot), EP000002602681
  • K. Hertkorn, T. Hulin, C. Preusche: "Verfahren zum Steuern eines Roboters" (Method for controlling robot), DE102012205279

The first two in the list got already successfully licensed by industry in the scope of two technology transfers.


Supervised Theses

If you also would like to work for your thesis at DLR under my supervision, please feel free to send me your application letter.



Invited Peer-Reviewer for

  • IEEE Transactions on Robotics
  • IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology
  • IEEE Transactions on Haptics
  • IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
  • International Journal of Robotics Research
  • Advances in Engineering Software
  • numerous international conferences and symposia in the fields of robotics, control, haptics, virtual reality, mechatronics, and mathematical modelling.


  • Member of the Programme Committee of the GI VR/AR 2015
  • Member of the Programme Committee of the VRAR Workshop 2016
  • Member of the Editorial board for the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics web site


Useful Stuff

Here is a short list of useful stuff that I implemented during my research activities.




Zuletzt aktualisiert: Mittwoch, 28. September 2016 von Thomas Hulin