Robotik & autonome Systeme

  • "3rd Arm" - Craftsmen-Force-Assistence with adaptive Human-Machine Interaction
    Regarding an aging work force with higher requirements for work efficiency, a force assistence system is developed. The system is based on a mechatronic structure ("3rd arm"), which is fixed to the body of the user via a supporting construction. Apart from the physical support the system meets cognitive assistance functions. Thus, it provides force support on the one hand and on the other hand the increase in work efficiency and quality of work.
    Team: Dipl.-Ing. Kathrin Nülle
    Year: 2014
    Sponsors: German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
    Lifespan: 3 years
  • Parallel-continuous manipulators - equalization of structure-specific disadvantages by combining parallel and continuum robots
    The project investigates the kinematical structure of parallel continuous robots that are parallel robots with continuous kinematic chains. The goal is to combine the high accuracy and stiffness of parallel robots with the high dexterity and manipulability of continuous robots.
    Team: Dipl.-Ing. Kathrin Nülle
    Year: 2018
    Sponsors: German Research Foundation (DFG)
    Lifespan: 1.1.2018-31.12.2019

Medizintechnik & Bildverarbeitung

  • Development of a head-mounted surgical robot for skull surgery
    Precision skull surgery requires specialized instrumentation to satisfy demanding requirements in cochlear array implantation, deep brain stimulation electrode placement and related applications. A miniaturized reconfigurable parallel kinematic mechanism which can be directly mounted on a patient’s skull is being designed, built and tested in collaboration with the department of otolaryngology of the Medical School Hannover (MHH)
    Team: M.Sc. Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Jan-Philipp Kobler
    Year: 2011
    Sponsors: German Research Foundation (DFG)