Research Associate

Phone: +49 89 289 29457
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Diego Hidalgo Carvajal

Diego is a Mechatronics Engineer, who was awarded the best graduate certificate after concluding his Bachelor’s degree. After a year of experience in industry, he started his Master’s degree in Mechanical and Automation Engineering at the National Taipei University of Technology from Taiwan where he was awarded the Excellence Recognition for the First Place on the Academic Honor Roll. During his Master’s he worked at the Industrial Technology Research Institute, where he developed novel algorithms to improve the accuracy of 5-axis CNCs on a micrometre scale. Subsequently, he worked as a research associate at the National Chung Hsing University, developing tools to simulate and enhance the performance of 5-axis CNCs. He started his Ph.D. in robotics at the Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence at TUM in 2019. Ever since, he has been a part of CeTI, working on the development of robotic hands, which embed knowledge of how humans interact with the world.

Projects/Cooperation within CeTI you are involved in:

Development of a human-manipulation-based robotic hand-arm system for telepresence (with Lingyun Chen and Sonja Groß)
Development of a framework to analyze human-object interactions to define requirements for robotic hands

CeTI rooms within CeTI you are involved in:

– Use case room U2
– Talent Pool room TP2
– Key concept room K1

Further Questions:

What do you value most about your work at CeTI?

Working with such bright minds, and benefiting from a rich interdisciplinary collaboration.

What was your best moment at CeTI so far?

When some of our colleagues from Dresden visited our institute in Munich. It was great to be able to connect with them and exchange research ideas and perspectives.

What else would you like to research?

I would love to do research on how the presence of robots influence people’s behaviour. Additionally, I would love to do research on how augmented tactile sensing could help musicians learn an instrument faster.

How do you spend your spare time?

Composing music, dancing salsa, hiking, traveling and practicing my German.


Uwe Aßmann; Lingyun Chen; Sebastian Ebert; Diana Göhringer; Dominik Grzelak; Diego Hidalgo; Lars Johannsmeier; Sami Haddadin; Johannes Mey; Ariel Podlubne

Human-robot co-habitation in industry (Book Chapter)

In: Fitzek, Frank H P; Li, Shu-Chen; Speidel, Stefanie; Strufe, Thorsten; Simsek, Meryem; Reisslein, Martin (Ed.): Tactile Internet with Human-in-the-Loop, Chapter 3, pp. 41-75, Academic Press, 2021.