Research Staff: Roland Boumann, M.Sc.

Research Profile

  • Kinematics, simulation and control of cable-driven Stewart-Gough platforms (cable robots)
  • Workspace analysis of cable robots
  • Real-time systems and automation
  • Data analysis and numerical optimization

Working title of the Dissertation

Working area: Safeguarding the function and operational safety of cable robots by utilising the inherent redundancy of the system


  • First prize for outstanding master thesis 2018, Alumni Chair for Mechatronics e.V. of the University of Duisburg-Essen
  • "Award for particularly outstanding degrees", Department of Engineering at the University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Award for outstanding degree in mechanical engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Best Research Paper Award - The International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science at the 6th IFToMM international Symposium on Robotics and Mechatronics (ISRM 2019), Taiwan, Taipei

Final Thesis work

  • Bachelor thesis: New design and modernization of a model-based control system for a NIR radiation furnace
  • Master thesis: Simulation of cable breaks and implementation of automated recovery procedures for a cable robot

Reviewer Activities

  • Reviewer for „Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics (JMR)“ (ASME)

Current research Projects

Development of lightweight storage and retrieval machines based on cable robot technology from NRW (LEAN)

Automated bricklaying of building walls

Development of cable robots for the construction of sand-lime brickwork at the building site

Current lectures

Past lectures (max. 10)



  • Boumann, Roland; Bruckmann, Tobias
    Computationally Efficient Cable Force Calculation Outside the Wrench-Feasible Workspace
    In: Robotics and Mechatronics: Proceedings of the 6th IFToMM International Symposium on Robotics and Mechatronics (ISRM 2019) / IFToMM International Symposium on Robotics and Mechatronics ; ISRM 2019 ; Taipei, Taiwan, October 28–30, 2019; / Kuo, Chin-HsingLin, Pei-ChunEssomba, TerenceChen, Guan-Chen (Eds.) Vol. 78 2020, pp. 177 - 188
    ISBN: 978-3-030-30035-7; 978-3-030-30036-4
  • Boumann, Roland; Bruckmann, Tobias
    Real-time cable force calculation beyond the wrench-feasible workspace
    In: Robotics Vol. 9 (2020) Nr. 2, pp. 41
    ISSN: 2218-6581
  • Boumann, Roland; Lemmen, Patrik; Heidel, Robin; Lehmann, Mario; Born, Oliver; Gosedopp, Jan; Bruckmann, Tobias
    Berechnung von Trajektorien für Seilroboter auf automatisierten Baustellen
    In: Sechste IFToMM D-A-CH Konferenz 2020 / 6. IFToMM D-A-CH Konferenz 2020 : 27./28. Februar 2020, Campus Technik Lienz; 2020, pp. 111 - 112
    ISBN: 978-3-940402-28-8
  • 2019

  • Boumann, Roland; Bruckmann, Tobias
    Development of emergency strategies for cable-driven parallel robots after a cable break
    In: Cable-Driven Parallel Robots: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Cable-Driven Parallel Robots / 4th International Conference on Cable-Driven Parallel Robots, 30.06.- 04.07.2019, Krakow, Poland / Pott, Andreas; Bruckmann, Tobias (Eds.) 2019, pp. 269 - 280
    ISBN: 978-3-030-20750-2; 978-3-030-20751-9
  • Boumann, Roland; Bruckmann, Tobias
    Simulation von Seilrissen und Erweiterung von Abfangstrategien für Seilroboter
    In: Fachtagung Mechatronik 2019 / Fachtagung Mechatronik ; Paderborn, 27.-28.03.2019; / Bertram, TorstenCorves, BurkhardGräßler, IrisJanschek, Klaus (Eds.) 2019
    ISBN: 978-3-945437-05-6

Roland Boumann


Roland Boumann, M. Sc.

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