Jessica Burgner-Kahrs

Jessica Burgner-Kahrs

Member since 2016
born 1981
subject: Engineering, Informatic, Continuum Robotics

University of Toronto
Laboratory for Continuum Robotics
3359 Mississauga Road
ON L5L 1C6 Mississauga - Kanada

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Research Areas

  • Continuum robots

  • Robot design

  • Algorithms

  • Human machine interaction

  • Computer and robot assisted surgery


Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2019

    Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Kanada Department of Mathematical & Computational Sciences Department of Computer Science Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Director Continuum Robotics Laboratory

  • 2019

    Young Global Leader, Class of 2019, World Economic Forum

  • 2015-2019

    Associate Professor (W2) for Continuum Robotics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

  • 2015, 2016, 2017

    Young Elite Top 40 under 40 Category Science and Society

  • 2016

    Engineering Science Prize by the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

  • 2015

    Young Researcher of the Year

  • 2015

    Lower Saxony Science Award, Categorie II: Young Researchers

  • 2015

    Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize

  • Since October 2013

    Head of Emmy Noether Research Group, Hanover Center of Mechatronics, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

  • 2013

    Executive Director, Hannover Center of Mechatronics, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

  • 2012-2013

    DAAD Research Fellow (Returning German Scientists from Abroad), Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany

  • 2010-2012

    Research Associate, Medical and Electromechanical Design Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA

  • 2010

    Dr.-Ing. (Ph.D.), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

  • 2006-2010

    Research Assistant, Institute for Process Control and Robotics (IPR), Department of Informatics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

  • 2002-2006

    Student Research Assistant Collaborative Research Centre 414, Medical Robotics Group (MeGI), Institute for Process Control and Robotics (IPR), Department of Informatics, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Germany

  • 2000-2006

    Computer Science, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Germany


  • Continuum Robots for Medical Applications: A Survey

    Burgner-Kahrs J, Rucker DC, Choset H (2015). IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 31(6):1261-1280

  • A 3D Volume Coverage Path Planning Algorithm with Application to Intracerebral Hemorrhage Evacuation

    Granna J, Godage IS, Wirz R, Weaver RJ, Webster III RJ, Burgner-Kahrs J (2016). IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 1(2):876-883

  • A Telerobotic System for Transnasal Surgery

    Burgner J, Rucker DC, Gilbert HB, Swaney PJ, Russell PT, Weaver KD, Webster III RJ (2014). IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics, 19(3):996-1006

  • Robot Assisted Laser Osteotomy

    Burgner J (2010), KIT Scientific Publishing, ISBN: 3866444974

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