IGMR - Institute of Mechanism Theory, Machine Dynamics and Robotics


Head of the Institute

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h. c. (UPT) Burkhard Corves
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mathias Hüsing (Stellv.)

Fields of Study

Engineering Design, Automotive Systems, Engineering

Main Focus

Synthesis and analysis of systems for handling and manipulating (mechanisms) as well as automotive engineering in consideration of kinematics, dynamics and mechatronics aspects

Research Focus


  • Mechanisms in packaging technology, automotive engineering, agricultural machines technology and construction machines technology
  • Planar, spherical and spatial cam mechanisms
  • Mechatronics
  • Windscreen wiper mechanisms
  • Convertible roof mechanisms
  • Wheel suspensions / Driving dynamics
  • Parallel and serial Manipulators, Systems for Handling
  • Robots
  • Gripper for handling systems


  • Choice of mechanism-structure (structure synthesis)
  • Specification of dimension (dimensional synthesis)
  • Specification of motion behaviour (path planning/motion design)
  • 3D-Simulation of the kinematics and dynamics of mechanisms (analysis and optimisation)
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Tolerance analysis and tolerance synthesis
  • Vibration analysis and optimisation

Lectures (in German):
Electromechanical Motion Technology; Dynamics of Machines Part II; Dynamics of Rigid Body Systems; Dynamic of Multi Body Systems; Fundamentals of Dynamics of Machines and Structure Dynamics; Vibration and Motion Measurement Technology; Motion technology; Kinematic, dynamic and applications in robotic; Machine design 3; Geometry and Kinematics; Practical Course on Kinematics; Dynamics and Mechatronics

Lectures (in English):
Multi Body Dynamics; Dynamics of machines part II
Student co-operation
Student thesis, project reports, employment as student assistant


IGMR - Institute of Mechanism Theory, Machine Dynamics and Robotics
Eilfschornsteinstraße 18
​52062 Aachen

Phone: +49 241 80-955 46
Fax: +49 241 80-922 63

Homepage IGMR