Hartmut Geyer-Mechanical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

Hartmut Geyer

Assistant Professor, Robotics Institute

Courtesy Appointment, Mechanical Engineering

Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
NSH 4521
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412) 268-1724


Dr. Geyer is an Asisstant Professor at the Robotics Institute.  His research focuses on principles of legged dynamics and control, their relation to human motor control, and resulting applications in rehabilitation technology.  For details please visit http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~hgeyer.


Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena, Germany
Dipl. Phys. 2001, Ph.D. 2005

Selected Publications

  • H Geyer, HM Herr. A muscle-reflex model that encodes principles of legged mechanics produces human walking dynamics and muscle activities. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 18(3): 263-273, 2010.
  • MF Eilenberg, H Geyer, HM Herr. Control of a powered ankle-foot prosthesis based on a neuromuscular model. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 18(2): 164-173, 2010.
  • H Geyer, A Seyfarth, R Blickhan. Compliant leg behaviour explains basic dynamics of walking and running. Proc R Soc B 273: 2861–2867, 2006.
  • H Geyer, A Seyfarth, R Blickhan. Spring-mass running: simple approximate solution and application to gait stability. J Theor Biol 232: 315–328, 2005.
  • H Geyer, A Seyfarth, R Blickhan. Positive force feedback in bouncing gaits? Proc R Soc B 270: 2173–2183, 2003.
  • A Seyfarth, H Geyer, HM Herr. Swing-leg retraction: a simple control model for stable running. J Exp Biol 205: 2547–2555, 2003.
  • A Seyfarth, H Geyer, M Guenther, R Blickhan. A movement criterion for running. J of Biomech 35: 649–655, 2002.