Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures & Augmented Reality
Lehrstuhl für Informatikanwendungen in der Medizin & Augmented Reality

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Hauptseminar/Master Seminar:
Innovations in Medical Robotics

Prof. Nassir Navab, Dr. Benjamin Frisch, Oliver Zettinig, Christoph Hennersperger

Type: Master Seminar Module IN2107
SWS: 2+0
ECTS: 4 Credits
Course Language: English


In traditional surgery, the outcome of the procedure depends entirely on the skills of the physicians and nurses. Today, interventional imaging and surgical robots support them, with the main goal of improving patient safety. We need to overcome many challenges, including spatial constraints in the OR as well as the desire for minimally invasive procedures. The daVinci(R) robot, in use for many years to support laparoscopic surgery and the Siemens zeego(R), that provides interventional CT, are only two examples of many technologies already deployed or under current research. This seminar course focuses on current research topics in the field of medical robotics, both for surgery and interventional imaging.

The seminar will cover:

  • Robotic imaging (ultrasound, cone-beam CT etc.)
  • Lightweight surgical robotic systems
  • Automatic organ and tool tracking
  • Motion compensation
  • Visual servoing
  • Etc.


  • [28.05.2014] CAMP Seminar Latex template provided for written report.
  • [06.05.2014] Tutors and presentation dates assigned.
  • [29.04.2014] Tutors will be assigned by May 6th, we will inform you by email.
  • [17.04.2014] After the first round of e-mails, 11 papers have been assigned.
  • [15.04.2014] Paper list and slides updated. Please send first, second and third wish between Apr 16th 8 pm and Apr 22nd 5 pm.
  • [10.03.2014] Lecture dates updated. Please consider that these dates are still subject to change!
  • [13.02.2014] All 15 places are already taken, but there is a waiting list. Please come to the introductory meeting in April - there is a chance that you can participate. (without guarantee!)
  • [16.01.2014] There will be a short preliminary meeting on Friday January 24th, 2014 at 14h in 03.13.010. The list of papers will be made available after the introduction meeting in April.


  • Registration (update: to waiting list!) directly in TUMOnline is not possible, please send a nice mail to Oliver Zettinig () including your name, your birthday, program of study and Matrikelnummer. We will then enroll you in the course, given you match the requirements (Master's student).
  • Maximum number of participants: 15


In this Master Seminar (formerly Hauptseminar), each student is asked to select one paper from a list. In order to successfully complete the seminar, participants have to fulfill these requirements - all three will influence the final grade:

  • Presentation: The selected paper is presented to the other participants (20 minutes presentation, 10 minutes questions). Use the CAMP templates for PowerPoint  CAMPmaster.pot, or Latex:  CAMP-latex-template.zip.
  • Written Report: A document of maximum 8 pages is written and submitted one week after the presentation. Please download and use the  CAMP Seminar Latex template. Alternatively, you can also use the LNCS Latex template llncs2e.zip directly from the Springer website.
  • Attendance: Participants have to participate actively in all seminar sessions.

Each presentation is followed by a discussion and everyone is encouraged to actively participate. The report must include all references used and must be written completely in your own words. Copy and paste will not be tolerated. Both report and presentation have to be done in English.


The seminar consists of a preliminary meeting, an introductory meeting and seminar sessions. Each of the sessions will consist of several student presentations. All seminar participants are expected to be present at every session and to actively participate in the discussion.

Date Time Room Topic By Material
24.01.2014 14:00-15:00 03.13.010 Preliminary Meeting Tutors  
15.04.2014 10:00-12:00 03.13.010 Introductory Meeting Tutors  
29.04.2014 08:30-12:30 01.10.011 Presentation Training Tutors  
in May   Tutor offices you may consult your tutor with outline of your presentation and targeted questions    
18.06.2014 09:00-13:00 01.10.011 Presentations I Students  
24.06.2014 09:00-13:00 01.10.011 Presentations II Students  
25.06.2014 09:00-13:00 01.10.011 Presentations III Students  

List of Papers, Presentation Schedule

Papers are assigned in a first-come, first-serve manner. Please send a list of three paper titles between Apr 16th 8 pm and Apr 22nd 5 pm, we will try to satisfy everyone's preferences. After Apr 22nd, or if all your choices are already taken, random paper attribution will take place.

Literature and Helpful Links

A lot of scientific publications can be found online.

The following list may help you to find some further information on your particular topic:

Some publishers:

Libraries (online and offline):

Some further hints for working with references:

  • JabRef is a Java program for comfortable working with Bibtex literature databases. Handy feature: if you know the PubMed ID for an article, JabRef can import data from there (via "Web Search/Medline").
  • Mendeley is a cross-platform program for organising your references.

If you find useful resources that are not already listed here, please tell us, so we can add them for others. Thanks.

Title: Innovations in Medical Robotics
Professor: Prof. Nassir Navab
Tutors: Dr. Benjamin Frisch, Oliver Zettinig, Christoph Hennersperger
Type: Hauptseminar
Information: Hauptseminar, SWS: 2, ECTS: 4
Term: 2014SoSe

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