Mechatronics and Robotics


Focus areas are the development of mechatronic devices and robotics for medical applications. This includes synergistic devices such as mechatronic transport aids and “smart instruments”. These are intelligent mechatronic instruments to assist the surgeon. Integrated miniaturized sensors and actuators help to intraoperatively identify important parameters and to optimize the therapeutic process. Robotics enhance surgeons abilities for an optimized surgical process control and telemanipulation tasks.

Former Projects

Equipment

  • Software development (MATLAB, Simulink, C, C++, etc.)
  • Diverse software-libraries for the integration of different hardware (e.g. optical tracking, robotics, etc.)
  • PCB Design (Altium Software)
  • Several stationary and mobile Real-Time-Control Systems (e.g. dSPACE, QUARC, RTLinux)
  • Optical tracking devices (NDI, Atracsys)
  • Manifold force measurement systems (1D, 3D, 6D)
  • Haptic input and feedback devices (e.g. Force Dimension Omega 6, Phantom 6D highforce, Phantom Omni)
  • Collaborative Robotics (e.g. Franka Emika Panda)
  • Laboratory as a development and test environment for mechatronic systems
  • Several Rapid Prototyping Platforms (FDM, PolyJet Modelling, SLM)
  • Central Workshop for mechanical manufacturing