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Axel Krieger

  • Assistant professor of mechanical engineering


  • Whiting School of Engineering

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German

Axel Krieger focuses on both the development of novel tools, imaging, and robot control techniques for medical robotics. He works to increase smartness and autonomy of medical robots and figures out how they can perform previously impossible tasks that enhance patient outcomes.

As director of the Intelligent Medical Robotic Systems and Equipment Lab, Krieger leads a team of students, scientists, and engineers in the research and development of robotic tools and laparoscopic devices. The team made international news in early 2022 when its Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot (STAR) surgical robot performed laparoscopic surgery on the soft tissue of a pig without the guiding hand of a human.

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