Control Applications

Control Applications

The main focus of our application-oriented research is on the use of methods from system and control theory in the context of biomedical engineering and systems medicine, but we also work in different areas such as robotics and power systems.

Biomedical Engineering

Current research activities in the field of biomedical engineering cover the following topics:

  • Modeling, analysis, and control of the human hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis
  • Temperature control for retinal laser therapy
  • Human motor control and rehabilitation engineering
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Control theory is one of the central methods required for modern robotics, which therefore represents one of the main control applications at our institute. Current research topics are

  • Teleoperation of collaborative robots
  • Realtime path planning with guaranteed collision avoidance
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Selected Publications

Selected Projects

  • Temperature controlled retinal laser treatment
    Led by: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Müller
    Team: Viktoria Kleyman
    Year: 2020
    Funding: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) - 430154635
    Duration: 2020 - 2021
  • roboterfabrik
    Led by: Matthias Müller, Mark Wielitzka, Torsten Lilge
    Team: Marvin Becker, Vincent Modes
    Year: 2021
    Funding: Region Hannover
    Duration: 2021-2022
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  • Cont4Med - Estimation and control under limited information with application to biomedical systems
    Led by: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Müller
    Team: Mohammad Alsalti, Isabelle Krauss, Dr. Victor G. Lopez Mejida, Dr.-Ing. Torsten Lilge
    Year: 2021
    Funding: This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 948679).
    Duration: 2021 - 2025