• 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!

Neuer Studiengang "Robotik und Autonome Systeme"

Die Universität zu Lübeck bietet ab dem WS 2016/2017 den neuen Bachelor-Studiengang "Robotik und Autonome Systeme" an. Unser Institut ist an diesem Studiengang mit zahlreichen Vorlesungen, Übungen und Praktika beteiligt. Weiterführende Informationen gibt es unter http://www.ras.uni-luebeck.de und bei den Mitarbeitern des Instituts.

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.

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Current Open Projects

25.09.2019
Five abstracts accepted at BMT 2019

Congrats to the ROB researchers whose abstracts got accepted for presentation at The 53rd Annual...



14.07.2019
Abstracts accepted at AAPM 2019

ROB researcher Svenja Ipsen will give two presentations at the AAPM 2019 (61st Annual Meeting and...



08.07.2019
Paper accepted at MIDL 2019 in London

ROB researcher Janis Hagenah's paper got accpted for poster presentation at the International...



23.06.2019
Invited poster at Hamlyn Symposium Workshop on Endovascular Intervention

ROB researcher Felix von Haxthausen was invited to present a poster at the Hamlyn Symposium...



17.06.2019
Abstract accepted at CARS Conference 2019

ROB researchers Felix von Haxthausen and Veronica Garcia Vazquez's abstract was accepted for...



11.05.2019
Paper accepted at ISMRM 2019

In collaboration with IMT colleagues, ROB researcher Janis Hagenah's paper was accepted...



09.05.2019
Invited talk at Santiago Aortic Meeting 2019

ROB researcher Veronica Garcia Vazquez was invited to give a talk about the NavEVAR project at the...



02.05.2019
Minister of Economy and Technology Handed Over Grant Letter for OLRIM

An Open Lab for Robotics and Imaging in Industry and Medicine (OLRIM) has been established at the...



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