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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




  • Mikel Sagardia, Katharina Hertkorn, Thomas Hulin, Simon Schätzle, Robin Wolff, Johannes Hummel, Janki Dodiya, Andreas Gerndt: VR-OOS: The DLR's Virtual Reality Simulator for Telerobotic On-Orbit Servicing With Haptic Feedback, IEEE Aerospace Conference, March 2015, Big Sky, Montana, USA (accepted for publication) [ PDF ]


























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Supervised Theses


Useful Stuff

Finally, a short list of useful stuff that I implemented during my research activities.



Zuletzt aktualisiert: Freitag, 17. Juli 2015 von Thomas Hulin