Peter Kappel

Peter Kappel

Doctoral Researcher


Cluster of Excellence livMatS @ FIT – Freiburg Center for Interactive Materials and Bioinspired Technologies
Plant Biomechanics Group Freiburg (PBMG), Botanic Garden
University of Freiburg

Phone: +49 761 203 95110 (livMatS) | +49 761 203 2664 (PBMG)


Demonstrator for soft autonomous machines ‐ soft robotic low energy gripper systems based on livMatS Materials with sensing capabilities
In this project, I am developing a bio-inspired macroscopic soft robotic gripper that will recognize the properties of an object, such as shape, size, weight, and fragility, and adapt its grasping adequately and with appropriate force. This adaptation is to be achieved through decentralized material-immanent processing and material-based embodied intelligence, respectively. By developing and building a modular gripper platform, it will be possible to integrate multi-material systems and sensors developed in livMatS in the future.

First supervisor

Prof. Dr. Thomas Speck