Selected News

Received the Control Engineering Practice Paper Prize Award 2020

Jun 29, 2020

The journals of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) announce best paper prizes for one to three outstanding contributions which were published in the three years preceding the IFAC World Congress.

In 2020 the Control Engineering Practice Paper Prize Award was awarded to 

Böhm, T.; Meurer, T.: Trajectory Planning and Tracking Control for the Temperature Distribution in a Deep Drawing Tool, Control Engineering Practice, 64, 127-139, 2017. Access resource at ResearchGate.


The Control Engineering Practice Paper Prize is awarded for outstanding contributions to the practical application of control techniques and advanced control theory, documented in a paper published in Control Engineering Practice. At each IFAC World Congress the prize is awarded to the authors of three selected papers published in the journal in the three years preceding the Congress. The prize funds are provided by the publisher of Control Engineering Practice, Elsevier Ltd. 

Best paper award for Dirk Wolfram

Jun 29, 2020

Dirk Wolfram (née Siebelts) jointly with Jens Saak and Steffen W.R. Werner from MPI Magdeburg was awarded the Best Paper Award 2019 in the category "Applications" of the jourrnal at-Automatisierungstechnik for their paper  "A comparison of second-order model order reduction methods for an artificial fishtail". Congratulations!

The award was handed over at the "Regelungstechnisches Kolloquium 2020" in Boppard. The article can be accessed here

Publication on robotic manipulation in manufacturing

Mar 25, 2020

We are happy to announce our publication 

Amersdorfer, M.; Kappey, J.; Meurer, T.: Real-Time Freeform Surface and Path Tracking for Force Controlled Robotic Tooling Applications. Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 65, October 2020, 101955. Follow this link to dowload the paper for free until June 18th, 2020.  

The following video gives an impresion about the application and the developments running in our lab: 

Real-Time Freeform Surface and Path Tracking

KOMPASS 2019 awarded to Simon Helling

Sep 06, 2019

Simon Helling made the first place in the KOMPASS-Award 2019 dedicated to innovative scientific work from Schleswig-Holstein in the maritime sector. Simon received the award for his master thesis addressing optimal path planning for autonomous ships using a flatness-based approach. The thesis was advised by Max Lutz and Prof. Thomas Meurer. Congratulations to Simon! 

Further information is available here:

Research presented in the WT.SH brochure "Wirtschaftsland 2019"

Jan 25, 2019

The new brochure "Wirtschaftsland 2019" of the WT.SH includes a feature presentation of some of our activities in automated and autonomous shipping. Enjoy reading here (in German). 

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