At this year’s IEEE/ASME internal conference on mechatronic and embedded systems and applications (MESA12, 8-10 July, China), our research associate Christoph Ledermann received the “Best Student Paper Award”. In his concept paper “Combining shape sensor and haptic sensors for highly flexible single port system using Fiber Bragg technology” he described how haptic sensors and a shape sensor can be realized based on fiber bragg gratings. He also developed a concept on how these different sensor types can be combined in a sensor system.
Furthermore, Prof. Heinz Wörn presented the paper “Towards an Autonomous Manipulator System for Decontamination and Release Measurement”, where a research project for decommission of nuclear power plants is described (MAFRO).
Christoph Ledermann at his oral presentation about sensor concepts for a robot-assisted single-port-system in surgery
Prof. Heinz Wörn talks about the MAFRO project in the usual committed and enthusiastic way
Questions from the audience were answered in detail