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Dr. Michael Panzirsch

DLR German Aerospace Center
Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics
Analysis and Control of Advanced Robotic Systems
Muenchener Str. 20
82234 Wessling

telephone: +49 8153 28-3126
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Short CV:

Michael Panzirsch received his Diploma in mechanical engineering from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in 2010. Since then he is with the Department for Analysis and Control of Advanced Robotic Systems of the german aerospace center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen as a research associate. He finished his Ph.D. thesis on passivity-based multilateral control for delayed teleoperation at the Polytechnical University of Madrid (UPM) in October 2018. His main areas of research interests are teleoperation of stationary and mobile robots, haptics and medical robotics. Currently, he is working on topicsas Haptic Augmentation, Model-Mediated Teleoperation and Shared Control.

Research Topics:

  • Multilateral Teleoperation
  • Teleoperation of mobile robots
  • X-by-wire systems (ROboMObil)


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Awards and Honors:


  • Finalist of the Best Paper Award on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (in memory of Motohiro Kisoi) at IROS 2018




  • Xu, Xiao and Panzirsch, Michael and Liu, Quang and Steinbach, Eckehard, Integrating Haptic Data Reduction with Energy Reflection Based Passivity Control for Time-delayed Teleoperation, IEEE Haptics Symposium,  28.-31. March, Washington DC, USA
  • Panzirsch, Michael and Singh, Harsimran and Krüger, Thomas and Ott, Christian and Albu-Schäffer, Alin, Safe Interactions and Kinesthetic Feedback in High Performance Earth-To-Moon Teleoperation, IEEE Aerospace Conference,  7.-14. March, Big Sky, USA


  • Panzirsch, Michael and Balachandran, Ribin, Time Domain Control for Passive Variable Motion and Force Scaling in Delayed Teleoperation, IFAC Workshop on Time Delay Systems,  9.-11. September, Sinaia
  • Singh, Harsimran and Panzirsch, Michael and Ryu, Jee-Hwan, Preserving the Physical Coupling in Teleoperation Despite Time Delay through Observer-Based Gradient Control, IFAC Workshop on Time Delay Systems,  9.-11. September, Sinaia
  • Panzirsch, Michael and Ryu, Jee-Hwan and Ferre, Manuel, Reducing the Conservatism of the Time Domain Passivity Approach through Consideration of Energy Reflection in Delayed Coupled Network Systems Reference, in Elsevier Mechatronics, accepted for publication.


  • Dietrich, Alexander and Vogel, Jörn and Hagengruber, Annette and Leidner, Daniel and Schmaus, Peter and Mansfeld, Nico and Klodmann, Julian and Bahls, Thomas and Panzirsch, Michael and Suchenwirth, Lioba and Albu-Schäffer, Alin, “Feinfühlige, interaktive Roboter in Krankenhaus und Pflege: Wo stehen wir und wohin geht die Reise?”, in Zeitschrift für medizinische Ethik, vol. 64, no. 4, pp. 307-325, November 2018.
  • Abi-Farraj, Firas and Henze, Bernd and Werner, Alexander and Panzirsch, Michael and Ott, Christian and Roa Garzon, Maximo Alejandro, Humanoid Teleoperation using Task-Relevant Haptic Feedback, IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 1.-5. Oktober 2018, Madrid
  • Vogel, Jörn and Leidner, Daniel and Hagengruber, Annette and Panzirsch, Michael and Dietrich, Alexander, Das Projekt SMiLE, Clusterkonferenz „Zukunft der Pflege 2018“, 4.-6. June 2018, Oldenburg
  • Panzirsch, Michael and Singh, Harsimran and Stelzer, Martin and Schuster, Martin J. and Ott, Christian and Ferre, Manuel, Extended Predictive Model-Mediated Teleoperation of Mobile Robots through Multilateral Control, IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, 26.-30. Juni 2018, Changshu, Suzhou, China
  • Panzirsch, Michael and Balachandran, Ribin and Weber, Bernhard and Ferre, Manuel and Artigas, Jordi, Haptic Augmentation for Teleoperation through Virtual Grasping Points, IEEE Transactions on Haptics, Accepted


  • Panzirsch, Michael and Balachandran, Ribin and Artigas, Jordi and Riecke, Cornelia and Ferre, Manuel and Albu-Schäffer, Alin, Haptic Intention Augmentation for Cooperative Teleoperation, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 29.May-3.June 2017, Singapore, Singapore
  • Panzirsch, Michael and Weber, Bernhard and Rubio, Luis and Coloma, Sofia and Ferre,Manuel and Artigas, Jordi, Tele-Healthcare with Humanoid Robots: A User Study on the Evaluation of Force Feedback Effects, IEEE World Haptics Conference, 6.-9. June 2017, Munich, Germany


  • Panzirsch, Michael and Hulin, Thomas and Artigas,Jordi and Ott, Christian and Ferre, Manuel, Integrating Measured Force Feedback in Passive Teleoperation, EuroHaptics, 4.-7. July 2016, London, UK
  • Panzirsch, Michael and Artigas,Jordi and Ferre, Manuel, A modular passivity framework for multilateral teleoperation applications, RoboCity16, 26.-27. May 2016, Madrid, Spanien
  • Ritzer, Peter and Panzirsch, Michael and Brembeck Jonathan, Robotic Motion - Interactive motion simulation of vehicle dynamics, dSpace Magazin, 1, 2016, (https://www.dspace.com/shared/data/pdf/2016/dSPACE-Magazin-2016-01_Gesamt-pdf_160427_E.pdf)
  • Artigas, Jordi and Balachandran, Ribin and deStefano, Marco and Panzirsch, Michael and Lampariello, Roberto and Harder, Jan and Letschnik, Juergen, Teleoperation for On-Orbit Servicing Missions through the ASTRA Geostationary Satellite, IEEE Aerospace Conference 2016, 5.-12. March 2016, Big Sky, USA.


  • Panzirsch, Michael and Balachandran, Ribin and Artigas, Jordi, Cartesian Task Allocation for Cooperative, Multilateral Teleoperation under Time Delay, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 26.-30. May 2015, Seattle, USA.
  • Panzirsch, Michael, Asymmetric Properties of Multilateral Teleoperation Systems, Workshop on 'Taxonomies of Interconnected Systems: Asymmetric Interactions in Distributed Robotics'. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 26. May 2015, Seattle, USA.
  • Panzirsch, Michael and Weber, Bernhard, A 3DoF-Sidestick User Interface for Four Wheel Independent Steering Vehicles, IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium. IV 2015, 28. June - 1. July 2015, Seoul, Korea







Last updated on Wednesday, 05 February 2020 by Dr. Michael Panzirsch