Responsibilities & Contacts

This post provides information on whom to contact depending on your purpose.

Note that this post is continuously updated to keep the contact persons up-to-date. 

If you discover out-dated information, please contact our secretary


Sabine Fluch

  • CISCO telephone stations for new employees. 

Helga Winklmayr

Julia Schmidbauer

  • Knowledge- and Technology Transfer & Business Partnerships

Moodle Courses


Adding a New Thesis

As Ph.D. student and as senior research you will supervise undergraduate and graduate students. 

Often students contact the chair and ask for thesis topics or even approach us with their own ideas. That’s great and the chair usually forwards these requests to Ph.Ds. and senior research to do research in that domain. 

Once you agreed on a topic with a student, you will need to define a roadmap or thesis concept with the student. 

The thesis topic will be published on our web page. Below are the instructions on how to do that. 

Clone an Existing Thesis Post

The best strategy is to clone an existing post. Is this is new to you, follow our instructions in the linked post. 

Select the Correct Category

Three categories are used for student theses:

  1. teaching_currentthesestopics
  2. teaching_openthesestopics
  3. teaching_pastthesestopics

For current ongoing theses use the first category, for open topics use the second, and for completed theses use the last category. 

Mandatory Information of your Thesis Post

  • The supervisors. Usually that are the chair and you. 
  • The start date. 
  • The end date for completed theses. 
  • An abstract.
  • A Roadmap with mandatory and optional tasks.
  • A list of related work. 

Add the Student's Contact Details

Add the name and email of the student to our CPS list for informing the student about upcoming talks and important internal issues. 


Adding a New Publication

File Naming Conventions

First you need to give your pdf file a proper name, e.g., IROS2021Rueckert.pdf. Use the following naming convention

  • ConferenceAcronymYYYYFirstAuthorLastName

The ConferenceAcronym is for example ICRA, Humanoids, NeurIPS or for journals JMLR, RAL, etc.

YYYY denotes the year like 2021.

The FirstAuthorLastName might be followed by a keyword, if you have multiple papers at the same conference or journal. 

Featured Image

Create also a Featured Image from taking a screenshot of your paper. Use the same filename as above with the image file type, e.g. IROS2021Rueckert.png.



Upload your files to the

Upload both files to the media library.


Add a new publication

  • use the “Publications/Add new” plugin

  • enter the title, Author, Date of publishing

  • for type=Journal Article, enter volumne, number, doi

  • for type=Inproceedings, enter the booktitle, address of the conference

  • create the bibkey using the button

  • URL/File=
    AR2018Paraschos.pdf, Article File (replace the author name in the url)

Edit the Post in Elementor

  • bookmarks: select add to your own list

  • select at least one tag

  • image URL=
    .png (replace the author name in the url)
  • press the create button and you are DONE!

How to use our FRANKA EMIKA Panda

Franka World Account


Franka Emika Webinterface

To connect to the web interface, use the robot PC. Open the browser and visit the website: or via IP . The access data for the web interface are as follows:

Account name: CPSFranka
PW: bs6m6BYftuQjd8p

Getting started with the Guiding Mode

Before you start with the guiding mode you should get to know the status colors of the Franka Panda. You can find them in the picture below. In case of difficulties, the user manual on page 137 provides you with initial assistance.

In guiding mode, motion of the arm follows the corresponding guiding configuartion, which is displayed in the sidebar. The guiding configuration can be changed by pressing the guiding mode button on top of the grip. You can also select the guiding mode in the web interface.

Teaching the Robot to Pass Through a Sequence of States

You can register a sequence of robot configurations as target states. These points can be autonomously approached, one after another. 

Activating the Mode 'Guide Task'

To set up a guide task, press the “+” button next to the tasks in the lower left part of the web interface. Next, you can add either a Cart Motion App or a Joint Motion App. After you have set up the task, you can begin the guidance process.

To start the guidance program, unlock the robot’s joints in the web interface and check that the two switches are off (on the right of the window). Next, open the first app of your task. Now you need to go to the robot and press the two buttons at the end of the end effector. Then move the robot arm to the first control point and press the “o” button on the control panel, repeat this process until you have completed your guidance program. Finally, press the green check button. Now you only have to enter the maximum speed and acceleration for your task and you are done with the first app. Use the same procedure for all apps. You can then return to the computer and start your program after unlocking the safety switch.

ATTENTION: Do not be in the robot’s danger zone at any time while your guidance program is running!

Adding a New Post Guidelines

Clone an Existing Post

The best strategy is to clone an existing post. Filter all post by your target category. Select a post and clone it. 

Avoid Editing Simultaneously with Others a Post

Whenever you see the lock symbol, be careful. Contact the user first before you start editing the post. 

Click on Edit and Select the Categories & Featured Image

In the right panel, you see the categories list (left image below) and the featured image tab. 

Click on the publish button once you are done. 

User Proper Filenames for Images

Please always give your images a proper filename. That will make it easier for all to reuse images. 


Publish Your Post

Press the Publish button on the top right to save your post. Afterwards edit the content by pressing on the Elementor button in the center. 

Edit the Post in Elementor

We use the Elementor plugin to format our content. 

Use TitlesInner SectionsText FieldsImages, Videos and Shortcodes to present your content.

Adding Selected Publications to the Post

You can add publications to your post by pasting the following code into a shortcode element, enclosed by the parentheses [your code]

tplist include=”2,55,86″ entries_per_page=”5000″ image=”right” image_size=”150″ image_link=”self” template=”tp_template_2016″ link_style=”direct” as_filter=”true”

Make sure that you add the enclosing parentheses []!

The publication ids can be found in the publication list.