Working group 3 - Medical Robotics

Chaired by:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Schlaefer

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Schlaefer

Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH)


E-Mail: Alexander Schlaefer

Medical robotics is a core topic of CURAC and is addressed in the working group on medical robotics.

The main objective is to promote the exchange of experience and ideas between national research groups, clinicians and industry, as well as to contribute to better networking. In addition, the group is working on the emerging standardization of the medical robotic systems safety and is appointing members for both the national and international panels.

The thematic focus covers all aspects relevant to the development and use of medical robotic systems. Among others, the following topics are addressed in the working group:

  • Development of clinical robotic and telemanipulation systems
  • Mechatronic system components for clinical application
  • Integration of control, regulation and sensor systems
  • System components for registration and navigation
  • System components for planning and simulation of surgical treatments
  • Safety and standardization of medical robot systems

The working group organizes workshops and tutorials at the CURAC Annual Meeting as well as at international conferences. The aim is also to initiate the exchange of working groups at the level of doctoral students and to promote the education of students on the topics of medical robot systems.

If you are interested in further information about the working group or would like to participate in our activities, you are welcome to contact Alexander Schlaefer directly.


Working group members

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tobias Ortmaier, Leibniz-Universität Hannover, Institut für Mechatronische Systeme
  • Dr.-Ing. Lüder Alexander Kahrs, Leibniz-Universität Hannover, Institut für Mechatronische Systeme
  • Dr. rer. nat. Jörg Raczkowsky, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Institut für Prozessrechentechnik, Automation und Robotik
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alexander Schlaefer, Technische Universität Hamburg, Institut für Medizintechnische Systeme
  • Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Wahrburg, Universität Siegen, Zentrum für Sensorsysteme

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