Theme 2020: Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare and Robotics

The university management boards of ICL and TUM have jointly selected the field of Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare and Robotics as the topic for the first cohort in 2020. Prof. Nassir Navab  of TUM and Dr. Aldo Faisal of ICL, respectively, have been named as the two academic leads for this field. Six projects have been selected that are each led by a Principal Investigator (PI) from TUM and ICL. The research teams, consisting of two doctoral candidates, one of each institutions and their PIs, have started their projects in October 2020. Over a period of three to four years, they conduct cross-disciplinary research in these selected projects:


Project: Human not monkey robotics: Neuro-inspired object manipulation with dextrous hands

Principal Investigators: Dr. Aldo Faisal of ICL , Reader in Neurotechnology; Prof. David Franklin of TUM, Associate Professor

Doctoral Candidates: William Dudley (ICL); Yiming Liu (TUM)

Collaborating Departments: Bioengineering and Computing (ICL); Sport and Health Science (TUM)


Project: Non-fluoroscopy-based robotic catheter manipulation and tracking based on machine learning, bioelectrical localization and robotics

Principal Investigators: Professor Nassir Navab, Head of Department; Professor Rodriguez y Baena, Professor of Medical Robotics

Doctoral Candidate: Heiko Maier (TUM)

Collaborating Departments: Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures & Augmented Reality (TUM); Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering (ICL)


Project: Confidence-driven Robotic Ultrasound Tissue Scanning for Surgical Resection Guidance

Principal Investigators: Dr. Giannarou, Lecturer in Surgical Cancer Technology and Imaging (ICL) ; Professor Albu-Schaeffer, Chair of Sensor Based Robotic Systems and Intelligent Assistance Systems (TUM)

Doctoral Candidates: Alistair Weld (ICL); Michael Dyck (TUM)

Collaborating Departments: Department of Surgery and Cancer (ICL); Faculty of Informatics (TUM)


Project: Motion-Corrected Quantitative Body MRI

Principal Investigators: Professor Karampinos, Assistant Professor of Experimental Magnetic Resonance Imaging (TUM); Dr. Kainz, Senior Lecturer (ICL)

Doctoral Candidate: Mark Zamskiy (TUM)

Collaborating Departments: Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology (TUM); Department of Computing (ICL)


Project: Sensory Motor Interface for Lower extremity Exoskeletons

Principal Investigators: Dr. Vaidyanathan, Reader in Biomechatronics (ICL) ; Professor Drechsler, Professor and Owner of the Chair (TUM)

Doctoral Candidates: Annika Guez (ICL); Chih-Yu Chen (TUM)

Collaborating Departments: Department of Mechanical Engineering (ICL); Department of Aerospace and Geodesy, Chair of Carbon Composites (LCC) (TUM)


Project: Representation learning in oncologic imaging

Principal Investigators: Professor Makowski, Director of Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology (TUM) ; Dr. Glocker, Reader in Machine Learning for Imaging (ICL)

Doctoral Candidate: Dmitrii Usynin (TUM)

Collaborating Departments: Klinikum rechts der Isar (TUM); Department of Computing (ICL)