Selected News

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! 

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Five papers accepted for the conferences IEEE IROS, IEEE CDC and CCE

Jul 21, 2019

Lately five papers have been accepted for major control conferences. These are

  • Reinhold, J.; Amersdorfer, M.; Meurer, T.: A Dynamic Optimization Approach for Sloshing Free Transport of Liquid Filled Containers Using an Industrial Robot, 2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
  • de los Reyes, H.F.; Schaum, A.; Meurer, T.; Alvarez, J.: Passivity-based output-feedback control for a class of 1-D semilinear PDE models, 2019 16th International Conference on Electrical Engineering, Computing Science and Automatic Control (CCE)
  • Lutz, M.; Freudenthaler, G.; Roduner, C.; Meurer, T.: UKF-based Constrained Extremum-Seeking Control with Application to a Large-Bore Gas Engine, 2019 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)
  • Feketa, P.; Schaum, A.; Jerono, P.; Meurer, T.: Impulsive observer design for a class of continuous biological reactors, 2019 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)
  • de los Reyes, H.F.; Schaum, A.; Meurer, T.; Alvarez, J.: Nonlinear output-feedback control of a class of semilinear parabolic PDEs, 2019 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)

Professor-Werner-Petersen-Award for Jan Reinhold (updated)

Jan 25, 2019

Congratulations to Jan Reinhold for receiving the 2018 Professor-Werner-Petersen-Award for the best Master Thesis. We are pround that members of our group have received this award twice in a row with Manuel Amersdorfer being the 2017 recipient. Jan's master thesis "Trajektorienplanung für den Transport von schwappenden Flüssigkeiten mittels eines 7-DOF Industrieroboters" was supervised by Manuel Amersdorfer  and Prof. Thomas Meurer.

Award ceremony.









Photo: Axel Schön


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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).