Julian Kunze

Student Assistant

Address:
c/o ZeMA - Zentrum für Mechatronik und Automatisierungstechnik gGmbH
Eschberger Weg 46, Gewerbepark Gebäude 9
66121 Saarbrücken
Germany

Mail: julian.kunze(at)imsl.uni-saarland.de

Telephone: +49 (0)681-302-71359

 

Education

  • 2015 - Bachelor's Degree in Mechatronics, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany

Research

Research Project

  • Dielectric Elastomers – Soft Material Actuator/Sensor Concepts for Soft Robotic Systems (DFG SPP 2100 SMRS),
    subproject Design, Fabrication, and Testing

Research Interests

  • Actuator Conceptualization and Development
  • Rolled Dielectric Elastomer Actuators
  • Soft Robotics

Scientific Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers

  1. J. Prechtl, J. Kunze, G. Moretti, D. Bruch, S. Seelecke, and G. Rizzello, “Modeling and experimental validation of thin, tightly rolled dielectric elastomer actuators,” Smart Materials and Structures, vol. 31, no. 1, p. 015008, Nov. 2021 (DOI: 10.1088/1361-665X/ac34be).
  2. J. Kunze, J. Prechtl, D. Bruch, B. Fasolt, S. Nalbach, P. Motzki, S. Seelecke, and G. Rizzello, “Design, Manufacturing, and Characterization of Thin, Core-Free, Rolled Dielectric Elastomer Actuators,” Actuators, vol. 10, no. 4, p. 69, Mar. 2021 (DOI: 10.3390/act10040069).

International Conference Proceedings

  1. J. Prechtl, M. Baltes, J. Kunze, S. Seelecke, and G. Rizzello, “Towards Sensorless Configuration Estimation in Multi-DoF Soft Robotic Structures Driven by Rolled Dielectric Elastomer Actuators," in 2022 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, 2022, pp. 1-7.
  2. M. Baltes, J. Prechtl, J. Kunze, and G. Rizzello, “Design and Parameter Identification of a Soft Robotic bendable module with Artificial Muscle Fibers," in International Conference and Exhibition on New Actuator Systems and Applications ACTUATOR 22, 2022, pp. 1-4.
  3. M. Baltes, J. Kunze, J. Prechtl, P. Motzki, S. Seelecke, and G. Rizzello, “Soft Robotic Tentacle Arm Element Actuated by Rolled Dielctric Elastomer Artificial Muscles," in Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XXIV, 2022, p. 1204207 (DOI: 10.1117/12.2612516).
  4. J. Prechtl, J. Kunze, D. Bruch, S. Seelecke, and G. Rizzello, “Modeling and Parameter Identification of Rolled Dielectric Elastomer Actuators for Soft Robots," in Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XXIII, 2021, p. 115871H (DOI: 10.1117/12.2581019).
  5. J. Prechtl, J. Kunze, D. Bruch, S. Seelecke, and G. Rizzello, “Bistable Actuation in Multi-DoF Soft Robotic Modules Driven by Rolled Dielectric Elastomer Actuators," in 4th IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics, 2021, pp. 82-89 (DOI: 10.1109/RoboSoft51838.2021.9479246).
  6. J. Prechtl, J. Kunze, S. Seelecke, and G. Rizzello, “Soft Robotic Module Actuated by Silicone-Based Rolled Dielectric Elastomer Actuators - Modeling and Simulation," in 17th International Conference on New Actuators, 2021, pp. 1-4.
  7. J. Kunze, J. Prechtl, D. Bruch, S. Nalbach, P. Motzki, S. Seelecke, and G. Rizzello, “Concept and Fabrication of Silicone-based Rolled Dielectric Elastomer Actuators (RDEAs) for Soft Robots," in 17th International Conference on New Actuators, 2021, pp. 1-4.
  8. J. Kunze, J. Prechtl, G. Rizzello, and S. Seelecke, “Design and Fabrication of Silicone-based Dielectric Elastomer Rolled Actuators for Soft Robotic Applications," in Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XXII, 2020, p. 113752D (DOI: 10.1117/12.2558444).
  9. J. Prechtl, J. Kunze, S. Nalbach, S. Seelecke, and G. Rizzello, “Soft Robotic Module Actuated by Silicone-Based Rolled Dielectric Elastomer Actuators - Modeling and Simulation," in Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XXII, 2020, p. 113752C (DOI: 10.1117/12.2557736).
  10. P. Motzki, J. Kunze, B. Holz, A. York, and S. Seelecke, “Adaptive and energy efficient SMA-based handling systems,” in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 2015, p. 943116 (DOI: 10.1117/12.2083580).
  11. J. Kunze, P. Motzki, B. Holz, A. York, and S. Seelecke, “Realization of a Vacuum Gripper System Using Shape Memory Alloy Wires,” in 14th International Conference on New Actuators, 2014, pp. 210–213, (DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.10387.48168).