Who we are

We are a student initiative at the Technical University of Munich working in the fields of neuroengineering and assistive robotics. Currently, we are working on two projects to participate in the 2020 CYBATHLON competition.

What is Cybathlon?

"The CYBATHLON is a unique championship in which people with physical disabilities compete against each other to complete everyday tasks using state-of-the-art technical assistance systems. " (CYBATHLON, ETH Zürich)

Our mission

  • scientific progress in the field of assistive technologies

  • usefulness (in activities of daily living) for people with disabilities

  • developing and testing of new forms of human-centered engineering education

The CereBro team is working on a brain computer interface that uses the pilot's brain signals to control an avatar in a racing game to participate in future Cybathlon competitions.

Prof. Dr. Gordon Cheng
Institute for Cognitive Systems
Technical University of Munich

The CyberLimb team is currently developing a powered arm prosthesis that our pilot Simona will wear in the 2020 CYBATHLON ARM race.

Prof. Dr. Sami Haddadin
Chair for Robotics Science and Systems Intelligence
Munich School for Robotics and Machine Intelligence
Technical University of Munich

How to join our team as a student

We are always looking for motivated students from all disciplines. While the project was kickstarted by students from the neuroengineering master program, it is now open to students from all disciplines at TUM such as electrical and mechanical engineering, computer science and science and technology studies. For each project, the best students will be invited to join the core teams which will be present at the challenge.

The easiest way to join the CereBro team is by participating in the offered course.

For more information, visit our website or contact:
Nicolas Berberich

If you are a student at TUM and are interested in the CyberLimb project, join one of our lab courses that are offered each semester.

For more information, visit our website or contact:
Diego Hidalgo Carvajal

How to contribute as a sponsor

We look forward to an active exchange of ideas and are open to new cooperations. For general inquiries, please contact:

For more information, please contact:
Nicolas Berberich

For more information, please contact:
Diego Hidalgo Carvajal

Special Acknowledgments

We would like to thank the Elite Network of Bavaria, the Neuroengineering master program and the Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence for their financial support.

We'd also like to say a big "Thank you!" to Florian Rattei, the program manager of the Neuroengineering master program at TUM, for his immense support.

We are furthermore very thankful to Prof. Dr. med. Rainer Hanns Hermann Burgkart for his great help with finding a pilot for the CyberLimb team.

Photos: Fabian Vogl / TUM (header photo)