• 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!

New Study Program "Robotics und Autonomous Systems"

From winter semester 2016/2017, the University of Lübeck offers the new bachelor study program "Robotics and Autonomous Systems". Our institute is involved in this program with numerous lectures, exercises and internships. 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

Five abstracts accepted at BMT 2019

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

Scholarship Granted for Conference Visit

ROB researcher Jannis Hagenah was granted a travel scholarship from the German Academic Exchange...

Talk by Jannis at CinC 2019

ROB researcher Jannis Hagenah's paper was accepted for oral presentation at the International...

Paper accepted for ECMR 2019

ROB researcher Nils Rottmann's paper was accepted for presentation at the European Conference on...

Abstracts accepted at AAPM 2019

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

Paper accepted at MIDL 2019 in London

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

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