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Our students from CyberTum compete in the Cybathlon 2020 Global Edition

One of our CyberTum teams will compete in the Powered Arm Prosthesis Race at the CYBATHLON championship pioneered by ETH Zürich. Simona, the pilot of Cybaria one, will use this prosthesis in six tasks at the Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence’s facility.

The CyberTum is a student initiative at the Technical University of Munich working in the fields of neuro-engineering and assistive robotics. One of its teams, Cyberlimb, developed Cybaria one, a powered arm prosthesis. The Cybaria one prosthesis is easily controllable, completely mobile. It has object recognition capabilities, a light gripper, and a compact design. Ms. Simona Klima will pilot the prosthesis at the Cybathlon 2020 Global Edition championship, a global event pioneered by ETH Zurich, where people with physical disabilities compete using state-of-the-art assistance systems to complete different tasks.

This year the challenge is twofold. Our students not only had work on the prosthesis to allow the pilot perform six different daily–life tasks, they also had to build the competition circuit at the MSRM’s facility in Heßstraße Munich and implement a strict hygiene concept to reduce the risks associated with Covid-19 among those attending the event.

Watch the live broadcast of the Cybathlon competition here!