Janis Wojtusch

Research Engineer

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Research engineer with a focus on robotics and mechatronics as well as profound knowledge of control engineering, simulation and optimization

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Languages

German
English
French
Japanese

Interests

Making things
Electronics tinkering
Active traveling
Social cooking
Experience
Research Engineer European Space Operations Centre, Darmstadt, DE Project management of an application-oriented research project regarding human-robot interaction in delayed telemanipulation tasks within the postdoctoral research fellowship program of the European Space Agency; participation in analogue campaigns and preparatory experiments as rover operator in the surface operations team
Research Associate Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, DE Project responsibility in multiple interdisciplinary research projects regarding modeling and simulation of robotic and prosthetic systems; supervision of student projects and final theses
Education
Engineering Doctorate (Dr.-Ing.) Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, DE Doctoral studies in the Simulation, System Optimization and Robotics Group at the Department of Computer Science with a focus on robotics, modeling, simulation, optimization and biomechanics
Foreign Exchange Scholarship Nihon University, Tokyo, JP
Graduate Engineer (Dipl.-Ing.) Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, DE Engineering studies at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology with a focus on mechatronics, control engineering and robotics
Civillian Service Buschschule Namibia, Windhoek, NA
General Qualification for University Entrance Friedrich-List-Schule, Wiesbaden, DE
Publications

Wojtusch, J, D Taubert, T Graber and K Nergaard. “Evaluation of Human Factors for Assessing Human-Robot Interaction in Delayed Teleoperation”. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, pp. 3787-3792, Miyazaki, 2018.

Dumas, R and J Wojtusch. “Estimation of the Body Segment Inertial Parameters for the Rigid Body Biomechanical Models used in Motion Analysis”. Handbook of Human Motion, Springer, pp. 47-77, 2017.

Wojtusch, J. “Uncertainty and Sensitivity in Human Motion Dynamics Simulations”. Doctoral Thesis, Technische Universität Darmstadt, 2017.

Caserman, P, P Krabbe, J Wojtusch and O von Stryk. “Real-Time Step Detection Using the Integrated Sensors of a Head-Mounted Display”. Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, pp. 3510-3515, Budapest, 2016.

Kern, A C, W Ellermeier and J Wojtusch. “Noise-Cancelling, Steps and Soundscapes — The Effect of Auditory Stimulation on Presence in Virtual Realities while Walking”. Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, pp. 87-90, Munich, 2016.

Wojtusch, J, P Beckerle, T Schürmann, M Schumacher, O Christ, A Seyfarth, S Rinderknecht, J Vogt and O von Stryk. “Towards Seamless Integration of Active Assistive Devices into the User's Body Schema”. Proceedings of the Cybathlon Symposium, p. 32, Zurich, 2016.

Wojtusch, J, J Kunz and O von Stryk. “MBSlib - An Efficient Multibody Systems Library for Kinematics and Dynamics Simulation, Optimization and Sensitivity Analysis”. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 1 (2), pp. 954-960, 2016.

Beckerle, P, J Wojtusch, A Seyfarth, O von Stryk and S Rinderknecht. “Analyzing and Considering Inertial Effects in Powered Lower Limb Prosthetic Design”. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, pp. 325-330, Singapore, 2015.

Noll, V, J Wojtusch, J Schuy, M Grimmer, P Beckerle and S Rinderknecht. “Measurement of Biomechanical Interactions at the Stump-Socket Interface in Lower Limb Prostheses”. Proceedings of the International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, pp. 5517-5520, Milan, 2015.

Wojtusch, J and O von Stryk. “HuMoD - A Versatile and Open Database for the Investigation, Modeling and Simulation of Human Motion Dynamics on Actuation Level”. Proceedings of the IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, pp. 74-79, Seoul, 2015.

Beckerle, P, F Schültje, J Wojtusch and O Christ. “Implementation, Control and User-Feedback of the Int2Bot for the Investigation of Lower Limb Body Schema Integration”. Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, pp. 704-709, Edinburgh, 2014.

Beckerle, P, J Wojtusch, S Rinderknecht and O von Stryk. “Analysis of System Dynamic Influences in Robotic Actuators with Variable Stiffness”. Smart Structures and Systems, 13 (4), pp. 711-730, 2014.

Christ, O, J Wojtusch and P Beckerle. “Robotic mirroring of movements in the lower limbs: signal delay of a consumer device sensor”. Proceedings of the Meeting of the Society of Applied Neurosciences, p. 96, Utrecht, 2014.

Schültje, F, P Beckerle, M Grimmer, J Wojtusch and S Rinderknecht. “Comparison of Trajectory Generation Methods for a Human-Robot Interface based on Motion Tracking in the Int2Bot”. Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, pp. 710-715, Edinburgh, 2014.

Beckerle, P, O Christ, M Windrich, S Rinderknecht, J Vogt and J Wojtusch. “A Methodological Approach to Integrate Psychological Factors to Lower Limb Prosthetic Functional Design”. Proceedings of the ISPO 2013 World Congress, p. 185, Hyderabad, 2013.

Beckerle, P, L Lahnstein, J Wojtusch, S Rinderknecht and O von Stryk. “Conception and Design of a Hardware Simulator for Restoring Lost Biomechanical Function”. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, pp. 1906-1911, Manchester, 2013.

Beckerle, P, F Stuhlenmiller, J Schuy, J Wojtusch, S Rinderknecht and O von Stryk. “Friction Compensation and Stiffness Evaluation on a Variable Torsion Stiffness”. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines, pp. 64-65, Darmstadt, 2013.

Beckerle, P, J Wojtusch, S Rinderknecht and O von Stryk. “Mechanical Influences on the Design of Actuators with Variable Stiffness”. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines, pp. 66-67, Darmstadt, 2013.

Beckerle, P, J Wojtusch, J Schuy, B Strah, S Rinderknecht and O von Stryk. “Power-optimized Stiffness and Nonlinear Position Control of an Actuator with Variable Torsion Stiffness”. Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, pp. 387-392, Wollongong, 2013.

Böker, S, P Beckerle, J Wojtusch and S Rinderknecht. “A Novel Design Approach and Operational Strategy for an Active Ankle-Foot Prosthesis”. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines, pp. 26-28, Darmstadt, 2013.

Schuy, J, P Beckerle, J Faber, J Wojtusch, S Rinderknecht and O von Stryk. “Dimensioning and evaluation of the elastic element in a Variable Torsion Stiffness actuator”. Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, pp. 1786-1791, Wellbeing, 2013.

Wojtusch, J, P Beckerle and O von Stryk. “A Biomechanicial Model for the Estimation of Dynamic Interactions at the Transfemoral Socket Interface”. Proceedings of the ISPO 2013 World Congress, p. 228, Hyderabad, 2013.

Beckerle, P, O Christ, J Wojtusch, J Schuy, K Wolff, S Rinderknecht, J Vogt and O von Stryk. “Design and control of a robot for the assessment of psychological factors in prosthetic development”. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, pp. 1485-1490, Seoul, 2012.

Christ, O, P Beckerle, J Preller, M Jokisch, S Rinderknecht, J Wojtusch, O von Stryk and J Vogt. “The rubber hand illusion: Maintaining factors and a new perspective in rehabilitation and biomedical engineering?”. Biomedical Engineering, 57 (S1), pp. 846-849, 2012.

Christ, O, M Jokisch, J Preller, P Beckerle, J Wojtusch, S Rinderknecht, O von Stryk and J Vogt. “User-Centered Prosthetic Development: Comprehension of Amputees' Needs.”. Biomedical Engineering, 57 (S1), pp. 1098-1101, 2012.

Christ, O, J Wojtusch, P Beckerle, K Wolff, J Vogt, O von Stryk and S Rinderknecht. “Prosthesis-User-in-the-Loop: User-centered design parameters and visual simulation”. Proceedings of the International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, pp. 1929-1932, San Diego, 2012.

Friedmann, M, J Wojtusch and O von Stryk. “A modular and efficient approach to computational modeling and sensitivity analysis of robot and human motion dynamics”. Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, 12 (1), pp. 85-86, 2012.

Schuy, J, P Beckerle, J Wojtusch, S Rinderknecht and O von Stryk. “Conception and evaluation of a novel variable torsion stiffness for biomechanical applications”. Proceedings of the IEEE-RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, pp. 713-718, Rome, 2012.

Wojtusch, J, P Beckerle, O Christ, K Wolff, O von Stryk, S Rinderknecht and J Vogt. “Prosthesis-User-in-the-Loop: A user-specific biomechanical modeling and simulation environment”. Proceedings of the International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, pp. 4181-4184, San Diego, 2012.

Wolff, K, P Beckerle, J Wojtusch and O Christ. “Nutzerfreundliche, energieeffiziente, aktive Beinprothesen: Eine neue Entwicklungsmethodik bindet Prothesennutzer ganzheitlich ein”. Orthopädie Technik, 12 (5), pp. 76-79, 2012.

Wojtusch, J. “Development of Electronics and Control for Servo Actuators in Robotic Applications”. Diploma Thesis, Technische Universität Darmstadt, 2011.

Mochizuki, H, J Wojtusch, S Takahashi and H Nakamura. “Design of Distributed Control System Using Reconfiguration Method”. IEICE Technical Report on Reliability, 108 (125), pp. 25-28, 2008.

Wojtusch, J, H Mochizuki, S Takahashi, H Nakamura and R Nordmann. “The Concept and Implementation of the PROTEUS System”. Electronics, Information and Systems Conference Papers, pp. 717-721, Hakodate, 2008.