Health Robotics and Automation (HERA)

Welcome to HERA

The Health Robotics and Automation (HERA) Laboratory at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) was founded in 2019. We are a research laboratory committed to expanding the scope of cutting-edge medical robotics to enable safe and effective diagnosis and treatment of patients in a human-centered approach. In close collaboration with medical experts, we aim to build the bridge between scientific research and its translation towards clinical practice.


We congratulate Ramy Zeineldin and Lennart Karstensen for the 1st and 2nd Best Poster Award at the Annual Meeting of the German Society for Computer and Robot Assisted Surgery (CURAC).

In addition, we congratulate Franziska Mathis-Ullrich, who has been elected by the board of directors as vice president of the society.

HERA on air at 3Sat

The HERA team presents some selected work in 3Sat "nano" of 03.09.20 (from Min 19:55) and shows what the intelligent medical robotics of tomorrow can achieve.
An interesting contribution that sheds light on both the technical side of artificial intelligence in medicine and the associated medical-ethical challenges.

SWR visits the HERA Lab

On February 25, 2020, the SWR was a guest at the HERA Lab. For their science program "Odysso", interviews with Jun. Prof. Dr. Franziska Mathis-Ullrich and recordings of the experimental setups in the HERA laboratory were filmed.

HERA Website

In the context of the website relaunch of the KIT, an Internet presence of the Health Robotics and Automation Lab has now been created. In future, you will find information on research and education as well as news on the lab here.