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Sonja Groß

Since 2020 I am a Research Assistant/PhD student at the Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence supervised by Sami Haddadin. My focus lies on robotic hands, prosthetics, tactile Sensing, 3D printing and development engineering.

I finished my Bachelor in Dual Studies Mechatronics in 2014 at the University of Applied Sciences Bremen in cooperation with the Daimler AG and IHK Bremen. It included the training as a skilled worker in mechatronics and I was granted the team award of the vocational training.
Until 2017 I did my master of Biomedical Engineering at the Leibniz Universität Hannover and concluded with a thesis on non-invasive feedback methods in upper limb prosthetics at the Institute of Automatic Control. Meanwhile, I was working at the Robotics Innovation Center Bremen as a scientific assistant on an active exoskeleton for rehabilitation.
From 2017 to 2018 I was part of the Daimler Young Professionals trainee program which included Project management, MPS, DeltaLyze, GreenBelt, Systematic error
correction, analysis techniques and a project assignment as process engineer in launch management at Beijing Benz Automotive.

Until 2019, I worked as an operations engineer in maintenance with focus on robotics, measuring technology, innovation management and the supervision of students at the Daimler AG Bremen.

Since 2018 I am voluntarily working for the Naya Qadam Trust which is based in Pakistan and aims to offer free prosthetics to the developing world. My focus lies on technical advice, 3D printing and 3D modelling of upper-limb prostheses, and on-site instructions.

Projects/Cooperation within CeTI you are involved in:

Tactile Sensing, Robotic Hand, Telepresence platform

CeTI rooms within CeTI you are involved in:

U2, TP2

Further Questions:

What do you value most about your work at CeTI?

The interdisciplinary work environment

What was your best moment at CeTI so far?

CETI Summer School 2020

What else would you like to research?

Prosthetic hands for the developing world

How do you spend your spare time?

Beachvolleyball, singing, guitar, rock climbing


Sonja Groß; Luca Obwegs; Junnan Li; Theophil Spiegeler Castañeda; Amartya Ganguly; Cristina Piazza; Sami Haddadin

Transforming tactile interfaces: Tri-axis force sensor for sensory signal processing (Proceedings Article)

In: Proceedings of the IEEE World Haptics Conference (WHC), 2023.



Sonja Groß; Diego X. Hidalgo Carvajal; Silija Breimann; Nicolai Stein; Amartya Ganguly; Abdeldjallil Naceri; Sami Haddadin

Soft sensing skins for arbitrary objects: An automatic framework (Proceedings Article)

In: Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2023.

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Sonja Groß; Silija Breimann; Amartya Ganguly; Sami Haddadin

A practical guide to embedded 3D printing for soft skin-like sensors (Proceedings Article)

In: Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Workshop on Proximity Perception in Robotics, 2022.

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Sonja Groß; Silija Breimann; Sascha Schwarz; Amartya Ganguly; Sami Haddadin

Embedded 3D printing: A cost-effective development platform for tactile sensors (Book Section)

In: Seifi, Hasti; Kappers, Astrid M. L.; Schneider, Oliver; Drewing, Knut; Pacchierotti, Claudio; Abbasimoshaei, Alireza; Huisman, Gijs; Kern, Thorsten A. (Ed.): Proceedings of the Eurohaptics Conference (EuroHaptics), vol. 13235, pp. 401–403, Springer, 2022, (Industrial Award, 3rd place).

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