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

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Hauptseminar/Master Seminar:
Non-engineering aspects of medical robotics

Prof. Nassir Navab, Marco Esposito, Dr. Benjamin Frisch, Salvatore Virga

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


This seminar aims at discussing aspects of medical robotics that engineers traditionally tend to oversee:

  • the legal aspects,
  • the ethical aspects,
  • the societal implications,
  • human-robot interaction from a sociological/anthropological point of view,
  • and ergonomics.
Students will work in small teams over the semester to discover one of these topics by reading material provided their tutors, performing their own literature research, and discussing the topics during regular meetings with all seminar participants (and the course organizers, obviously).


  • The date of the preliminary meeting changed: it is now THURSDAY, 30th of June at 9AM, instead of Wednesday as initially announced.


  • TUM students: Register in the matching system for the course registration between 01.07.2016 and 06.07.2016 (link). Keep in mind that your chances to be assigned to the course increase if you give it a higher rank in your choices.
  • Exchange students without TUMonline account: Please send a nice mail to Marco Esposito () to indicate that you want to participate, including your name, your birthday, program of study and Matrikelnummer (if you already have one). We will then enroll you in the course, given you match the requirements (Master's student).
  • Maximum number of participants: 12


Students will be assessed over the course of the semester on the quality of their presentations and contributions to the common discussions. Each team is expected to write an 8-page summary paper at the end of the semester.

  • Presentations: Each team will be asked to summarize their findings in short presentations during the regular meetings and in a longer, 15-minute final presentation. Use the CAMP templates for PowerPoint  camp-tum-jhu-slides.potx, or Latex:  CAMP-latex-template.zip.
  • Written Report: A document of maximum 8 pages is written and submitted one week after the final 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.

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. All seminar participants are expected to be present at every session and to actively participate in the discussions.

Date Time Room Topic By Material
30.06.2016 09:00-10:00 03.13.010 Preliminary Meeting Tutors  
18.10.2016 16:00-17:30 03.13.010 Introductory Meeting Tutors Slides Literature
10.11.2016 16:00-18:00 03.13.010 Discussion Course Participants  
12.12.2016 13:00-15:00 IFL, Klinikum Rechts der Isar Discussion, IFL Lab Visit Course Participants  
18.01.2017 16:30-18:00 03.13.010 Discussion Course Participants  
07.02.2017 16:30-18:00 03.13.010 Final Presentation Course Participants  

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: Non-engineering aspects of medical robotics
Professor: Prof. Nassir Navab and Dr. Benjamin Frisch
Tutors: Marco Esposito, Salvatore Virga
Type: Hauptseminar
Information: Hauptseminar, SWS: 2, ECTS: 4
Term: 2016WiSe

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