• 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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11.03.2019
Invited talk by Elmar Rückert at Naturwissenschaftlicher Verein zu Lübeck

Event: Lecture Series at Naturwissenschaftlicher Verein zu LübeckSpeaker: Elmar RückertTitle:...



22.02.2019
Conference paper accepted at BIOSIGNALS 2019

Rottmann, N; Bruder, R; Schweikard, A; Rueckert, E. (2019). Cataglyphis ant navigation strategies...



15.01.2019
Invited talk by Elmar Rückert at the International Workshop on Intelligence Augmentation and Amplification

Event: International Workshop on Intelligence Augmentation and AmplificationSpeaker: Elmar...



11.01.2019
Invited talk by Elmar Rückert at kickoff meeting for VDI-Thesen und Handlungsfelder Automation 2030

Event: Kickoff Meeting for VDI-Thesen and Handlungsfelder Automation 2030Speaker: Elmar...



08.12.2018
Editor's choice article from NavEVAR project

The article by ROB researchers Verónica García-Vázquez and Felix von Haxthausen the...



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