Robotics in Medical Technology

Applications in Therapy, Rehabilitation, Prosthetics and Diagnostics                                                      

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
 08:30 - 17:45
German Aerospace Center (DLR), Robotics and Mechatronics Center, Münchener Str. 20, D-82234 Wessling

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Participation Fee: 290 €, members of the Forum MedTech Pharma: 160 €, Non-members University or Clinic: 230 €, Students: 60 €
All prices are exclusive of 7 % VAT.

Concept and Organisation: Forum MedTech Pharma e.V. together with DLR

Contact Person: Katharina Ott (

Cancellations received before March 6, 2019 are exempt from charges. For later cancellations and for not-attendance, the full amount will be incurred.


The range of applications for Robotics in Medical Technology is very broad and includes surgery (in general), diagnostics, orthopaedics, devices for therapy, devices for rehabilitation, patient care and computer assisted surgery (CAS). The level of innovations is very high for almost all indications, triggered e. g. by digitalisation and the development of the so called Cobots (collaborative robots), which means humans can directly interact with the robots.

This symposium will present several examples for applications in the above-mentioned fields. In the morning session the speakers give an overview of the current status in research, clinic and industry. During the 2-hour lunch break the participants have the opportunity to take part in a guided tour at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics. Highlights include Robotics in surgery/ diagnostics, Prosthetics/ rehabilitation simulation systems and Care robotics. In the early afternoon session, the European project ECHORD++, the European Coordination Hub for Open Robotics Development, will be presented by several project partners. Finally, in the last session, further applications and case examples in robotics in medical technology are on the agenda.

The participants will have a lot of opportunities for discussions and networking. Therefore, this event is a great chance for obtaining latest information and news as well as interacting with speakers and other participants. We would be happy to welcome you and looking forward to seeing you at the DLR in Oberpfaffenhofen, which is close to Munich.

Time Speaker Title
from 08:30    Check-In 
09:30 Prof. Dr. Alin Albu-Schäffer
German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen

Katharina Ott
Forum MedTech Pharma e.V., Nürnberg


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09:45 - 12:00 Current Status in Research, Clinic and Industry

09:45 Julian Klodmann
German Aerospace Center (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen
Robotic assistance systems in interventional and diagnostic medicine

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10:15 Dr. Dennis Grasmücke, Abteilung für Rückenmarkverletzte
Chirurgische Klinik und Poliklinik Bergmannsheil Bochum, Universitätsklinik

Neurologic-Controlled Exoskeletal Neuro-Rehabilitation in Acute and Chronic Spinal Cord Injury

10:45 Dr. Andreas Keibel, Business Development Manager Healthcare
KUKA Deutschland GmbH, Augsburg
Medical Robotics in Healthcare: Applications today and in the future

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Questions and discussion

12:00 – 14:00 Lunch break & Exhibition

DLR guided tours 
  • Robotics in surgery/ diagnostics
  • Prosthetics/ rehabilitation simulation systems
  • Care robotics

14:00 European Projects

Marie-Luise Neitz
TU München, Department of Informatics VI, Robotics and Embedded Systems, Garching

Dr. Iñakir Diaz
Ceit, San Senastian, Spain

Andrea Schwier 
German Aerospace Center, Oberpfaffenhofen

ECHORD++: The European Coordination Hub for Open Robotics Development CLARC/ LINARM++/ MOTORE / ExoTrainer

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DIH-HERO: Digital Innovation Hub – Healtcare in Robotics

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15:15 to 15:45 Coffee break

15:45 Dr. Stefan Schulz
VINCENT Systems GmbH, Karlsruhe
The challenge of a multi-articulating hand prosthesis for everyone

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16:15 Dr. Maximilian Krinninger
Medineering GmbH, München

Surgical robotics in ENT surgery - Medineering’s approach and experience from one year in clinical application

16:45 Pieter Wiskerke
DEMCON, Delft (NL)
Application of a needle positioning robot under CT guidance

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Questions and discussion

from 17:30 Summary and conclusion