Johannes Lachner

Johannes is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Newman Laboratory, MIT (PI:  Prof. Neville Hogan). His research interests include motor neuroscience and robot control to help people with neurological and physical disorders. From 2014 to 2022, Johannes was an employee of KUKA. During his first years at KUKA, he became an expert in the planning and implementation of robot applications with focus on physical Human-Robot Interaction. Afterwards, he worked as a Senior Research Engineer at KUKA‘s Corporate Research department where he fostered research and technology development for future robotics products. He has published dozens of patents, some of which have been transferred to products. Johannes received the PhD degree (highest distinction) from the University of Twente, supervised by Prof. Stefano Stramigioli and Prof. Neville Hogan (MIT). During his PhD, he applied Differential Geometric methods to enable stable, safe, and efficient control of robots that physically interact with the environment.