Robots enable the execution of surgical plans with accuracies beyond human ability, however safe operation in highly unstructured environments like the operating room is difficult. Due to limited perception and cognition capabilities robots cannot react appropriately to unforeseen obstacles and handle unplanned situations. In order to combine the surgeon’s cognitive abilities with the robots manipulation accuracy cooperative strategies have to be developed for human-robot teams.
- Process modelling and requirement analysis for robotic-assisted surgery with a focus on high-precision neuro-/ and orthopaedic surgery
- Development and implementation of assistance systems for lightweight cooperative robots
- Evaluation in user studies
- Programming skills are favourable