The Institute of Medical Technology forms one of the five final teams worldwide for the Opens external link in new windowKUKA Innovation Award 2020. We will recieve the KUKA LBR Med lightweight robot and create a versatile solution for robotic needle insertion.


We will develop a system where

  • Smart needles are used to image the tissue and sense forces
    at the needle tip
  • Physician performs insertion in collaboration with the robot
  • The robot performs force-feedback of information at the
    needle tip making them sensible and palpable

"We put the physician's finger at the needle tip"

You are a highly motivated and excellent student and we will give you the possibility to gather unique experiences during the development of an innovative medical system. Apply for a student job, thesis or participate in our courses:

  • Lecture "Robotic and Navigation in Medicine"
  • Projektseminar "Medizintechnik Projekt"

Become an expert related to

  • Robotics
  • Mechatronics
  • Haptic Feedback
  • Smart Needles
  • Image Processing
  • Machine Learning

Send us your application until 27 March 2020