LKR research also focusses on investigating the feasibility and potential of applications. Potential application areas also provide important requirements and directions for fundamental research.
Primary application focus is medicine. In particular minimally invasive surgery and therapy can greatly benefit from continuum robotics. Our main collaborators are the Medical School Hanover and the International Neuroscience Institute in Hanover.
J. Granna, Y. Guo, K.D. Weaver, J. Burgner-Kahrs
Comparison of Optimization Algorithms for a Tubular Aspiration Robot for Maximum Coverage in Intracerebral Hemorrhage Evacuation
Journal of Medical Robotics Research, 2(1):1750004 (9 pages), 2017
M. Bormann, J. Granna, F. Imkamp, J. Burgner-Kahrs:
Initial Feasibility Study for Transurethral Kidney Surgery using a Tubular Continuum Manipulator
Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für computer- und roboterassistierte Chirurgie e.V., pp. 81-86, 2016
J. Granna, T.S. Rau, T.-D. Nguyen, T. Lenarz, O. Majdani, J. Burgner-Kahrs:
Toward automated cochlear implant insertion using tubular manipulators
Proc. SPIE 9786, Medical Imaging, pp. 97861F (8 pages) 2016, DOI: 10.1117/12.2216854