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Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Alexander Verl

Head of Institute
Institute for Control Engineering of Machine Tools and Manufacturing Units


+49 711 685-82422

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Seidenstr. 36
70174 Stuttgart

Date of last update: May 1, 2016

Personal Information

Alexander Wilhelm Verl
Date of birth
July 13, 1966
married, three children

Academic Qualification

Electrical Engineering, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg, 1991
Control Engineering, Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, 1997
Full Professor (W3), University of Stuttgart, 2005

Professional Employment

Full Professor and Head of the Institute for Control Engineering of Machine Tools and Manufacturing Units (ISW), University of Stuttgart;
Research Topics
manufacturing automation, robotics, machine tools, control engineering, simulation technology for production units, drive technology
Member of the Board, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, München;
Head of Institute, Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA, Stuttgart; (secondary employment)
Founder and Managing Director of AMATEC Robotics GmbH (part of KUKA Roboter GmbH since 2005); Business areas: high precision robots, temperature compensation for robots, machine vision, palletizing with robots.
Research Assistant at the Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen;
Thesis title
Nonlinear joint control of the DLR lightweight robot
Dr.-Ing. (magna cum laude)
Development engineer at Siemens AG, Research Center Erlangen AUT 941; Research topic: Control Engineering/dd>

Honors & Awards

Diesel Gold Medal from the German Institute of Inventions (D.I.E)
Julius von Haast Fellowship Award by the Royal Society of New Zealand
Honorary doctoral degree (Dr. h.c.) of the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Honorary Professor (Prof. h.c.) of the University of Auckland, Department of Mechanical Engineering, New Zealand
Invention & Entrepreneurship Award 2010 (IERA Award) of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (IEEE RAS), and the International Federation of Robotics (IFR).
Honorary doctoral degree (Dr. h.c.) of the “ Politehnica” University of Timisoara, Romania

Activities in Scientific Institutions and Committees

Head of WGP Special Interest Group for Robotics and Assembly
Committee Chairman SPS/IPC/DRIVES-Conference
Conference Chairman International Symposium on Robotics (ISR)
President of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Robotik (DGR)
Member of the DFG Committee on Scientific Instrumentation
Member of der DFG Review Board on ProductionTechnology
Member of the Board of the Industrial Consortium of the Stuttgart Research Centre for Simulation Technology
Member of the Board in SERCOS International
Associate Member of CIRP (The International Academy for Production Engineering)
Member of the WGP (The German Academic Society for Production Engineering)
Chairman of GSaME: Graduate School of Excellence in advanced Manufacturing Engineering in Stuttgart
Principal Investigator Stuttgart Research Centre for Simulation Technology (SimTech Cluster of Excellence)
Member of the Board of the German Academic Society for Assembly and Industrial Robots (MHI)
Chairman of the Research Committee of the International Federation of Robotics (IFR)
Chairman of the Board of the Fraunhofer Foundation (Fraunhofer Zukunftsstiftung)


The following patent numbers can be found under my name according to (in the field of Control, Robotics, Amusement Rides and Manufacturing Automation) DE000019547010A1, EP000000963816A2, DE000019833953A1, DE000019833953C2, DE000019547010C2, EP000000963816A3, WO002005115700A1, DE102004024378A1, WO002005115700A4, EP000000963816B1, AT000000319538E, EP000001750909A1, CN000001953848A, DE102006010110A1, US020070227274A1, DE102007048012A1, US020090084285A1, US020090099690A1, JP002009082709A, CN000100484725C, DE102004024378B4, US020090181781A1, EP000001750909B1, DE102008005859A1, US000007681468B2, US000007922594B2, US000007971537B2, DE102010021001A1, DE102011105345A1, EP000002572766A1, DE102011114371A1, US020130079169A1, KR102013032849A, JP002013066722A, CN000103071291A, US000008920251B2, DE102013017045A1, US020160075029A1, EP000002572766B1


As of Mai 2016 my Score on ResearchGate was 28.85, my h-index was 16.

Representative Publications

Verl, A.; Boye, T.; Pott, A.:
Measurement pose selection and calibration forecast for manipulators with complex kinematic structures, CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 57/1 (2008), pp. 425-428

Verl, A.; Heisel, U.; Walther, M., Maier, D.:
Sensorless Automated Condition Monitoring for the Control of the Predictive Maintenance of Machine Tools, CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 58/1 (2009), pp. 375-378

Krüger, J.; Lien, T.K.; Verl, A.:
Cooperation of Human and Machines in Assembly Lines, Keynote paper, CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 58/2 (2009), pp. 1-24

Verl, A.; Frey, S.:
Correlation between feed velocity and preloading in ball screw drives. In: CIRP Annals Manufacturing Technology 59/1 (2010), pp. 429-432

Altintas, Y.; Verl A.; Brecher, C.; Uriarte, L.; Pritschow, G.:
Machine Tool Feed Drives, Keynote paper, CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 60/2 (2011)

Groh, Friedemann; Groh, Konrad; Verl, Alexander:
On the inverse kinematics of an a priori unknown general 6R-Robot. Robotica 31 (2013), Nr. 3, S. 455-463

Fantoni, G, Santochi, M, Dini, G, Tracht, K, Scholz-Reiter, B, Fleischer, J, Lien, TK, Seliger, G, Reinhart, G, Franke, J, Hansen, HN & Verl, A:
Grasping devices and methods in automated production processes, Keynote paper, CIRP Annals Manufacturing Technology 63/2 (2014), pp. 679-701

Verl, A.; Frey, S.; Heinze, T.:
Double nut ball screw with improved operating characteristics. CIRP Annals Manufacturing Technology 63/1 (2014)

Verl, Alexander (Hrsg.); Albu-Schäfer Alin (Hrsg.); Brock Oliver (Hrsg.); Raatz Annika (Hrsg.):
Soft Robotics - Transferring Theory to Application; Springer Verlag, 2015, 291 Pages.

Verl, A.; Engel, T.; Lechler, A.:
Sliding Bearing with adjustable Friction Properties, CIRP Annals Manufacturing Technology 65/1 (2016)

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