• Robotics Laboratory

    Design, simulation and optimization of complex robotic systems

  • High-Accuracy Head Tracking

    Development of a non-invasive, high-accuracy head tracking system using optical features

  • Ultrasound based Radiotherapy

    High precision ultrasound navigation for radiotherapy treatments

  • Transcranial Electrical and Magnetical Stimulation

    Development and simulation of transcranial electric and magnetic treatment systems to treat neurological disorders

  • Teaching

    Interested in learning how to control a robot ..? Visit our lectures or apply for an internship!

Study Program "Robotics und Autonomous Systems"

The University of Lübeck has been offering the Bachelor's programme "Robotics and Autonomous Systems" since the winter semester 2016/2017. The English-language Master's programme followed in the 2019/2020 winter semester. Our institute is involved in these courses with numerous lectures, exercises and practical courses. Further information is available at www.ras.uni-luebeck.de and from the institute's staff.

Institute for Robotics and Cognitive Systems

The Institute for Robotics and Cognitive Systems at the University of Lübeck focuses on medical robotics. This field of research is interdisciplinary between medicine, computer science, physics, mathematics and engineering. Likewise, the work group is interdisciplinary with scientists from these disciplines. Scientists from our group have designed the first medical robotic systems worldwide. Specifically, methods for robotic radiosurgery developed by our group have started to replace conventional radiosurgery, and by now over 130000 cancer patients worldwide have been treated with our methods. Beyond radiosurgery, applications of the methods developed arise in orthopedic surgery, cardiology and neurology. The main topics of current research are mathematical methods for motion correlation and prediction, as well as methods for image-guided navigation and inverse planning. Members of the institute have initiated large-scale and nationwide research efforts, such as the national research program ‘Medical Navigation and Robotics’, funded by the  German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), and the Graduate School for Computing in Medicine and Life Science within the framework of the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments.
Today’s most advanced methods for navigation in radiosurgery have originated in methods developed by our group. For other medical applications, like functional interventions in the brain, the requirements are even higher. In addition, the interpretation of the data acquired during functional procedures is a major challenge. Major goals of research are the minimally-invasive and non-invasive acquisition of electro-physiological data from the brain in vivo, the interpretation of the data, and their correlation to external motion. This gives rise to very basic research questions, and also a large potential for novel clinical procedures.

Interesting Topics for Master and Bachelor Theses

Current Open Projects

07.07.2021
MIDL Conference 2021 in Lübeck

We will be hosting MIDL 2021 in Lübeck



12.03.2021
Frank J. Veith award for RogusPAD project

On March 12, the Frank J. Annual Award for Innovation in Vascular Surgery and Endovascular...



12.02.2021
Extended Abstract accepted for CARS 2021

ROB researcher Niclas Bockelmann's abstract was accepted at the CARS 2021 conference to be held...



27.10.2020
Journal Paper Accepted at IEEE Sensors Journal

The paper by Nils Rottmann, Ralf Burder, Achim Schweikard und Elmar Rueckert on 'A novel...



26.10.2020
Accepted paper at IEEE BIBE 2020

ROB researcher Daniel Wulffs paper was accepted



12.10.2020
Double award for Dr. Svenja Ipsen!

Her outstanding dissertation was awarded the renowned Behnken-Berger Prize and the Fokusfinder...



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