Philipp Tempel

Philipp Tempel

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Delft University of Technology


Philipp Tempel is a postdoctoral research associate in cable-driven parallel robots at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). His research interests include flexible robots, multibody simulation, and mechanical integrators. He leads the cable robot group developing robots for the conservation and reconstruction of arts.


  • Flexible, parallel robots
  • Multibody simulation
  • Mechanical integrators


  • Doctor of Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) Parallel Robotics, 2019

    University of Stuttgart

  • Graduate Engineer (Dipl.-Ing.) Engineering Cybernetics, 2012

    University of Stuttgart



Postdoctoral Research Associate

Precision and Microsystems Engineering, Faculty 3mE, TU Delft

Oct 2019 – Present Delft, The Netherlands
My research project addresses the design and control of a cable-driven parallel robot for inspection and scanning of art objects. I am also supervising bachelor’s and master’s students on their graduation projects.

Recent Publications

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(2020). Dynamics of Cable-Driven Parallel Robots with Elastic and Flexible, Time-Varying Length Cables. Institute for Control Engineering of Machine Tools and Manufacturing Units (ISW).

(2020). On Kinetostatics and Workspace Analysis of Multi-Platform Cable-Driven Parallel Robots with Unlimited Rotation. Robotics and Mechatronics: Proceedings of the 6th IFToMM International Symposium on.


(2020). COPacabana: A Modular Cable-Driven Parallel Robot. Sechste IFToMM D-A-CH Konferenz 2020.