M.Sc. Youssef Michel

Technische Universität München
Human-Centered Assistive Robotics (HCR) (Prof. Dongheui Lee)
Karlstraße 45, 80333 München

Room: CCRL-II, 5008
Phone: +49 89 289 26884
Office hours: Please send e-mail in advance.

E-mail: youssef.abdelwadoud@tum.de

Short Biography

Since 2019 PhD student in the Human-centered Assistive Robotics lab, Technical University of Munich
2015-2018 Masters of Science in Automation and Robotics, TU Dortmund, Germany. 
2010-2015 Bachelor of Science degree in Mechatronics engineering, German University in Cairo, Egypt. 

Research Interests

  • Variable Impedance control and learning 
  • Bilateral Teleoperation 
  • Redundant manipulators 
  • Passivity and Safety aware robotics 
  • Physical Human-Robot interaction 
  • Postural Control and Balance


Journal Papers

  1. Y. Michel, R. Rahal, C. Pacchierotti, P. R. Giordano and D. Lee, "Bilateral Teleoperation With Adaptive Impedance Control for Contact Tasks," in IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 5429-5436, 2021.


  1. Xiao Chen*, Youssef Michel* and Dongheui Lee, (*equal contribution) , “Closed-Loop Variable Stiffness Control of Dynamical Systems”, in Humanoids, 2021.
  2. Youssef Michel, Christian Ott and Dongheui Lee “Passivity-based variable impedance control for redundant manipulators”, International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), Volume 53, Issue 2, pp 9865-9872, 2020
  3. N. Mansfeld*, Y. Michel*, T. Bruckmann and S. Haddadin, (*equal contribution) ,"Improving the Performance of Auxiliary Null Space Tasks via Time Scaling-Based Relaxation of the Primary Task," International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2019, pp. 9342-9348.
  4. I. S. M. Khalil, Y. Michel, B. Su and S. Misra, "Feeling paramagnetic micro-particles trapped inside gas bubbles: A tele-manipulation study," 2016 IEEE International Conference on Manipulation, Manufacturing and Measurement on the Nanoscale (3M-NANO), 2016, pp. 225-230 (Best Application paper award)
  5. Alonso Sánchez, Youssef M Sadek, Islam SM Khalil, Sarthak Misra “Mobi-mag: A compact device for medical research using wireless control of magnetic microrobots”, in Proceedings of the Design of Medical Devices Conference-Europe , 2014


  1. Schulleri K.H., Michel Y., Lee D., Johannsen L. (2021). High-order body representations affect human body sway. DGKN 2021 - 65. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Klinische Neurophysiologie und Funktionelle Bildgebung.

Master Thesis

Timely synchronization of main and auxiliary tasks in redundant manipulators