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Dr. Zhaopeng Chen

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

telephone: +49 8153 28-1397
email: Dr. Zhaopeng Chen

 Research Interests:

  • Multi-fingered dexterous robotic hands
  • Adaptive grasping and dexterous manipulation
  • Impedance control towards collabrative tasks
  • Sensor fusion with vision, tactile and force/torque feedback
  • Hand haptic device
  • Human-robot interaction

In case you are interested in an internship, diploma or master thesis in one of these topics, please feel free to contact me.



  1. , , , , , Experimental Analysis on Spatial and Cartesian impedance Control for the dexterous DLR/Hit II Hand. International Journal of Robotics and Automation, Vol. 29, Issue 1,  pp. 1-13,
  2. Z. Chen, N.Y. Lii, T. Wimböck, S. Fan, H. Liu, Experimental Evaluation of Cartesian and Joint Impedance Control with Adaptive Friction Compensation for the Dexterous Robot Hand DLR-HIT II, International Journal of Humanoid Robotics (IJHR), Vol. 8, Issue 4, pp. 649-671, 2011.
  3. T. Lan, Y. Liu, M. Jin, S. Fan, Z. Chen, H. Liu, Study of ultra-miniature giant magneto resistance sensor system based on 3D static magnetic analysis technique, Measurement , Vol. 42, Issue 7, 2009


  1. Z. Chen, C. Ott, N.Y. Lii, A Compliant Multi-finger Grasp Approach Control Strategy Based on The Virtual Spring Framework, 8th International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications, ICIRA 2015. Best Paper Award Finalist.
  2. Z. Chen, T. Wimboeck, M.A. Roa, B. Pleintinger, M. Neves, C. Ott, C. Borst, N.Y. Lii, An Adaptive Compliant Multi-Finger Approach-To-Grasp Strategy for Objects with Position Uncertainties, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2015.
  3. M.A. Roa, Z. Chen, I. Staal, J. Muirhead, A. Maier, B. Pleintinger, N. Lii, C. Borst, Towards a Functional Evaluation of Manipulation Performance in Dexterous Robotic Hand Design, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation,  ICRA 2014.
  4. , , , , Analysis of the multi-finger dynamics for robot hand system based on EtherCAT. International Conference on Computing, Networking, and Communications, ICNC

  • EuRoC: European Robotics Challenges (FP7, 2015-2017)
  • GeRT: Generalizing Robot Manipulation Tasks (FP7, 2010-2013)
  • DEXMART: DEXterous and autonomous dual-arm/hand robotic manipulation with sMART sensory-motor skills: A bridge from natural to artificial cognition (FP7, 2010-2012) 

Wessling Robotics GmbH: Wessling Robotics GmbH was founded in 2013 as a spin off robotics technology firm based on DLR. Located in Wessling, Germany, in close proximity to the DLR Robotics and Mechatronics Center, its product focus is on cutting edge technology in advanced dexterous robotic hands.


Last updated on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 by Dr. Zhaopeng Chen