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André Seyfarth

André Seyfarth

Prof. Dr. André Seyfarth
Locomotion Laboratory
Institute of Sport Science
Technical University of Darmstadt
Magdalenenstr. 27
D-64289 Darmstadt (Germany)

Office: S1|17, Room 111
Phone: +49 (0)6151 - 1624 118
Fax: +49 (0)6151 - 1624 129


  • Biomechanics of Long Jump (Diploma thesis)
  • Leg Design and Control
  • Control of Human Locomotion (Running and Walking)
  • Bionics: Application of biologically motivated design and control principles to technical or medical devices

Authorities, roles in academic societies


Bio inspired legged locomotion

  • Sharbafi M. A. and Seyfarth A., Bioinspired Legged Locomotion: Models, Concepts, Control and Applications. Butterworth-Heinemann, 2017. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-803766-9.00001-4 Elsevier

Conference Contributions, Keynotes

Selected publications (1999-2006)

Other peer-reviewed publications

  • Seyfarth, A., Friedrichs, A., Blickhan, R. (1998) Evaluation of jumping techniques using mechanical models. In: Reinhard Blickhan, Alfred Wisser, Werner Nachtigall (eds.) Motion Systems. Biona Report 13, Gustav Fischer: 100-101.
  • Karner, M., Wagner, H., Seyfarth, A., Full, R.J., Blickhan, R. (1999) Perturbing single legs of running cockroaches (Blaberus discoidalis (Serville)). Zoology, 102 Suppl. II:42.
  • Blickhan, R., Seyfarth, A., Wagner, H., Friedrichs, A., Günther, M., Maier, K. (2000) Robust behaviour of the human leg. In: International Symposium Adaptive Motion of Animals and Machines (AMAM). Springer.