Peer Reviewed Journal Papers



F. Szufnarowski, A. Schneider (2011), "Force control of a piezoelectric actuator based on a statistical system model and dynamic compensation",
Mechanism and Machine Theory (vol. 46, pp. 1507-1521)

J. Schmitz, A. Schneider, M. Schilling and H. Cruse (2008), "No need for a body model: Positive velocity feedback for the control of an 18-DOF robot walker",
Applied Bionics and Biomechanics, Special Issue on Biologically Inspired Robots (vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 135-147)
Electronic version

A. Schneider, H. Cruse, J. Schmitz (2008), "Winching up Heavy Loads with a Compliant Arm: A New Local Joint Controller",
Biological Cybernetics (vol. 98, no. 5, pp. 413-426)

A. Schneider, H. Cruse, J. Schmitz (2006), "Decentralized Control of Elastic Limbs in Closed Kinematic Chains",
The International Journal of Robotics Research (vol. 25, no. 9, pp. 913-930)

A. Schneider, H. Cruse, J. Schmitz (2005), "A Biologically Inspired Active Compliant Joint Using Local Positive Velocity Feedback (LPVF)",
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Part B: Cybernetics (vol. 35, no. 6, pp. 1120-1130)

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Forthcoming Journal Papers



S. Annunziata, J. Paskarbeit, A. Schneider (2011), "Novel bioinspired control approaches to increase the stiffness variability in multi-muscle driven joints",
Bioinspiration and Biomimetics (submitted)

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Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings



A. Schneider, J. Paskarbeit, M. Schaeffersmann, J. Schmitz (2011), "Biomechatronics for Embodied Intelligence of an Insectoid Robot",
Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications (ICIRA 2011, accepted), Dec. 06th - 09th, 2011, Aachen, Germany.

S. Annunziata, J. Paskarbeit, A. Schneider (2011), "A novel stiffness node controller which enables simultaneous regulation of torque and stiffness in multi-muscle driven joints",
Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2011, accepted), Sept. 25th - 30th, 2011, San Francisco, CA, USA.

A. Schneider, J. Paskarbeit, M. Schaeffersmann, J. Schmitz (2011), "HECTOR, a new hexapod robot platform with increased mobility - control approach, design and communication",
Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Autonomous Minirobots for Research and Edutainment (AMIRE 2011, in press), May 23rd - 25th, 2011, Bielefeld, Germany.

S. Annunziata, J. Paskarbeit, A. Schneider (2010), "Concurrent torque and stiffness control in an antagonistically actuated hinge joint is impaired by stiffness nodes",
Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Applied Bionics and Biomechanics (ICABB 2010), Oct. 14th - 16th, 2010, Venice, Italy.

F. Szufnarowski, A. Schneider (2010), "Muscle-like force generation with piezoelectric actuators in an antagonistic robot joint",
Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Applied Bionics and Biomechanics (ICABB 2010), Oct. 14th - 16th, 2010, Venice, Italy.

J. Paskarbeit, J. Schmitz, M. Schilling, A. Schneider (2010), "Layout and Construction of a Hexapod Robot with Increased Mobility",
Proceedings of the IEEE RAS/EMB International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob 2010, pp. 621-625), Sept. 26th - 29th, 2010, Tokyo, Japan.

F. Szufnarowski, A. Schneider (2010), "Compliant Piezo-FlexDrives for muscle-like, antagonistic actuation of robot joints",
Proceedings of the IEEE RAS/EMB International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob 2010, pp. 381-388), Sept. 26th - 29th, 2010, Tokyo, Japan.

J. Paskarbeit, J. Schmitz, M. Schilling, A. Schneider (2010), "Design of an insectoid robot as a versatile carrier for bioinspired sensors",
Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots (CLAWAR 2010, pp. 173-180), Aug. 31st - Sept. 03rd, 2010, Nagoya, Japan.

A. Schneider, M. Schilling, H. Cruse, J. Schmitz (2009), "Positive Velocity Feedback on a Six-legged Walking Robot",
Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots (CLAWAR 2009, pp. 623-630), Sept. 9th - 11th, 2009, Istanbul, Turkey.

M. Schilling, A. Schneider, H. Cruse and J. Schmitz (2008), "Local Control mechanisms in six-legged walking",
IROS 2008, Nice, France, pp. 2655-2660.

A. Schneider, H. Cruse and J. Schmitz (2008), "An auto-adaptive joint controller for standing and walking on compliant substrates",
Proc. 4th Int. Symp. Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines (AMAM 2008), June 1st-6th, 2008, Cleveland, OH, USA.

A. Schneider, B. Fischer, H. Cruse, J. Schmitz (2007), "A Self-adjusting Universal Joint Controller for Standing and Walking Legs",
Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots (CLAWAR 2007, pp. 289-298), July 16th - 18th, 2007, Singapore.

A. Schneider, H. Cruse, J. Schmitz (2007), "Self-adjusting negativ feedback joint controller for legs standing on moving substrates of unknown compliance",
Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 6592, Bioengineered and Bioinspired Systems, May 2nd - 4th, 2007, Gran Canaria, Spain.

M. Schilling, L. Patanè, P. Arena, J. Schmitz, A. Schneider (2006), "Different, biomimetic inspired walking machines controlled by a decentralised control approach relying on artificial neural networks",
Proceedings of SAB 2006 Workshop on Bio-inspired cooperative and adaptive behaviours in robots, Rome, Italy.

A. Schneider, J. Schmitz, H. Cruse (2005), "A Bio-Inspired Joint Controller for the Decentral Control of a Closed Kinematic Chain Consisting of Elastic Joints",
Proceedings of the 44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference (CDC-ECC 2005, pp. 233-238), Seville, Spain.

A. Schneider, H. Cruse, J. Schmitz (2005), "Switched Local Positive Velocity Feedback Controllers: Local Generation of Retraction Forces and inter-joint Coordination during Walking",
Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Adaptive Motion in Animals and Machines (AMAM 2005, on CD), Ilmenau, Germany.

A. Schneider, H. Cruse, J. Schmitz (2004), "Local Positive Velocity Feedback (LPVF): Generating Compliant Motions in a Multi-Joint Limb",
Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots (CLAWAR 2004, pp. 143-151), Sept. 22th - 24th, 2004, Madrid, Spain.

A. Schneider, H. Cruse, J. Schmitz (2003), "Using Local Positive Feedback for Compliant Motion in a Multi-Joint Limb",
Proceedings of the 29th Göttingen Neurobiology Conference and the 5th Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society (New York, Thieme, 2003, p. 388), Göttingen, Germany.

Cruse H, Dürr V, Schmitz J, Schneider A (2003), "Control of hexapod walking in biological systems",
Proc. 2nd Int. Symp. Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines (AMAM 2003, March 4th - 8th, 2003, Kyoto, Japan), H. Kimura, K. Tsuchiya, A. Ishiguro, H. Witte (eds.), pp. 17-29, Springer, Tokio.

T. Scherer, A. Schneider, D. Westhoff et al. (2003), "A Service Robot for Automating the Sample Management in Biotechnological Cell Cultivations",
Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA 2003, Vol. 2, p. 383-390), Lisbon, Portugal. IEEE Catalog Number 03TH8696, ISBN 0-7803-7937-3.

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Posters and Invited Talks



A. Schneider (2011, invited talk), "To Boldly Go.. Legged Robots as Remote Handling Devices in Disaster Scnearios? - Challenges and Chances",
11th Bieleschweig Workshop, The Fukushima Accident and Systems Prone to EUE, Aug. 03rd - 04th, 2011, University of Bielefeld, Germany.

A. Schneider (2011, invited special course, 3 units, each 2 hours), "Biomechatronics and Biorobotics",
Interdisciplinary College, Focus Theme: Autonomy, Decisions and Free Will (IK 2011), March 25th - April 01st, 2011, Lake Moehne, Germany.

A. Schneider (2010, invited talk), "Self-Contained Drive Technology for Robotics and Prosthetics",
Neurorobotics Research Laboratory, Dec. 02nd, 2010, Humboldt-Universitaet Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

A. Schneider (2010, invited talk), "Entwicklung biomimetischer, elastischer Gelenkantriebe fuer die Robotik",
BIONA-Seminar, March 10th - 11th, 2010, Urania Loft, Berlin, Germany.

A. Schneider (2010, invited talk), "Einfuehrung in Sensordatenverarbeitung mit harten Echtzeitbedingungen",
Sonderkolloquium: Embedded Systems, February 12th, 2010, Universitaet Kassel, Kassel, Germany.

A. Schneider (2009, invited talk), "Bioinspirierte mechatronische Systeme als Grundlage fuer intelligente Maschinen",
CITEC Minisymposium: Mechatronics and Intelligent Sensing, January 22nd - 23rd, 2009, Universitaet Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany.

A. Schneider (2009, invited talk), "Bioinspired Robotics - From Animals to Machines",
44th Winter Seminar Biophysical Chemistry, Molecular Biology and Cybernetics of Cell Functions, January 17th - 31st, 2009, Klosters, Switzerland.

A. Schneider (2008, invited talk), "Biologisch inspirierte Steuerung von Gliedmaßen und das BIONA-Projekt ELAN",
Stiftung Brandenburger Tor: Symposium Bionische Robotik, June 13th, 2008, Max-Liebermann Haus, Berlin, Germany.

A. Schneider (2008, invited talk), "Biologically Inspired Compliant Joint Control",
in Workshop: "Load and force control in walking pattern generation of animals and robots: From sensors to local and global control function",
February 21st-23rd, 2008, Cologne, Germany

A. Schneider (2007, invited talk), "More Body, Less Brain! How the Smart Use of Body Features Decreases the Controller Complexity in Limb Movements",
German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (GAFOE), April 26th - 28th, 2007, Hamburg, Germany.

A. Schneider, H. Cruse, J. Schmitz (2005, invited talk), "The generation of compliant motions in closed kinematic chains with a decentral control approach",
40th Winter Seminar Biophysical Chemistry, Molecular Biology and Cybernetics of Cell Functions, January 15th - 29th, 2005, Klosters, Switzerland.

A. Schneider, H. Cruse, J. Schmitz (2004, invited talk), "Discrete Local Positive Velocity Feedback (dLPVF): Generating compliant motions in a multi-joint limb",
Locomotion Laboratory Jena, November 17th, 2004, Jena, Germany.

A. Schneider, H. Cruse, J. Schmitz (2004), "Tarry II - A Six-Legged Walking Machine",
39th Winter Seminar Biophysical Chemistry, Molecular Biology and Cybernetics of Cell Functions, January 10th - 24th, 2004, Klosters, Switzerland.

A. Schneider, H. Cruse, J. Schmitz (2003), "Tarry II - A Six-Legged Robot with Elastic Joints",
ZIF conference on Walking Machines, July 3rd - 5th, 2003, Bielefeld, Germany.

A. Schneider, J. Schmitz (2002, invited talk), "Positive Feedback in Legged Locomotion",
BioFuture group of Roland Strauss, Biozentrum Würzburg I, Bayerische Julius-Maximilians Universität Würzburg, November 10th, 2002, Würzburg, Germany.

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Workshop Organisation and Involvement



A. Schneider (2011), "ICIRA 2011, 4th International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications",
Function: Organizer of Special Session VIII: A Body for the Brain: Embodied Intelligence in Bio-inspired Robotics, Dec. 06th - 09th, 2011, Aachen, Germany.

A. Schneider (2010), "7th VDI-Conference on Innovative Vehicle Drive Systems (Innovative Fahrzeugantriebe)",
Function: Co-organisation of the VDI-Biomimetics Stand and presentation of Biomimetic Drive Technology, Nov. 10th - 11th, 2010, International Congress Centre, Dresden, Germany.

A. Schneider (2010), "Workshop on Mechatronics and Control of Compliant Drives and Mechanisms",
Function: Organiser, Feb. 25th - 26th, 2010, CITEC, Bielefeld, Germany.

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Theses



Diploma Thesis in Applied Computer Science (2008), University of Bielefeld
F. Szufnarowski (2008) "Development of a force feedback and measurement system for the analysis of the biomechanics of insect attachment organs".

Ph.D. Thesis (2006), University of Bielefeld
A. Schneider "Local Positive Velocity Feedback for the Movement Control of Elastic Joints in Closed Kinematic Chains: A modelling and simulation study of a 2DoF arm and a 3DoF insect leg".

Diploma Thesis in Computer Science (2002), University of Bielefeld
A. Schneider, D. Westhoff (2002) "Autonomous Navigation and Control of a Mobile Robot in a Cell Culture Laboratory".

Diploma Thesis in Electrical Engineering (1999), University of Applied Sciences, Bielefeld
A. Schneider, J. Hörentrup (1999) "A Multi EMG Sensor System for Measurements on Different Human Muscle Tissue".

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