CYBATHLON Lecture Series 2023

The lecture series offers a platform for the CYBATHLON teams to explore specific topics related to the CYBATHLON disciplines, competitions and assistive technology research and development. The series aims to cover a wide range of topics from lectures on motors, robotics, prosthetics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning to user-centered design workshops.


Please find the detailed information here:


Register yourselves free of charge for individual lectures here:


Please find a quick overview of the Lectures 2023 Program:


  1. Thursday, September 21, 2023: How and Why to Succeed at CYBATHLON

Prof. Dr. Christian Bermes, Director of Studies Institute for Photonics and Robotics (IPR)

Venue: Online

Time: 12:30 – 13:45 CET


  1. Friday, September 29: Motors and Energy Supply - Selecting the Optimal Drive for Controllability and Efficiency

Max Erick Busse-Grawitz, Head of Technology Transfer at Maxon Group and Tobias Wellerdieck, Head of Robotic Drive Systems at maxon motor

Venue: ETH Audimax (HG F30) / Online

Time: 12:30 - 13:45 CET


  1. Thursday, October 5: Bridging the Gap Between Human-Centered Design and Technological Implementation

Dr. Jan Thomas Meyer, Head of CX Research & UX Lab at Credit Suisse SUB and Max Erick Busse-Grawitz / Tobias Wellerdieck

Venue: ETH Audimax (HG F 30) / Online

Time: 12:00 - 13:15 CET


  1. Friday, October 13: Overengineering in Human-Machine Interaction

Heike Vallery Prof. Dr. Ing. H. at RWTH Aachen, TU Delft & Erasmus MC

Venue: ETH LEE E 101 / Online

Time: 12:30 - 13:45 CET


  1. Thursday, October 26: Machine Scene Understanding - Limitations and Opportunities

Cesar Dario Cadena Lerma, Prof. Dr. Ing. Senior Scientist, Robotics Systems Lab at ETH Zurich

Venue: ETH Audimax (HG F30) / Online

Time: 12:00 - 13:15 CET