Nikola Fischer

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Campus Süd
Institute of Telematics
Chair for Pervasive Computing Systems / TECO

Vincenz-Prießnitz-Straße 1
76131 Karlsruhe

Building 07.07, Room 210

E-mail: nikola.fischer@kit.edut


  • 06.2020 – Today: Scientific Staff Member – Doctoral Candidate (PhD) @ Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 09.2018 – 08.2020: Diplôme de Master @ École Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et des Microtechniques (ENSMM), Besançon, France
  • 02.2019 – 08.2019: Research Assistant @ Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  • 09.2017 – 09.2018: Master of Science (M.Sc.) – Mechatronic & Micro-Mechatronic Systems @ University of Applied Sciences, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 03.2013 – 03.2017: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Sc.) – Mechanical Engineering @ University of Applied Sciences, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 09.2012 – 03.2017: Industrial Mechanic Training & Student Assistant  @ SEW-EURODRIVE GmbH & Co KG, Germany


  • JubotJung bleiben mit Robotern


  • Smart Materials for Medical Applications
  • Continuum Robotics & Flexible Instruments
  • Smart Physical Exoskeleton Interfaces with Actuation and Sensing


A Compliant Actuator-Sensor Unit using a Shape Memory Alloy and Capacitive Force Sensing for Active Exoskeleton Interfaces
Fischer, N.; Alagi, H.; Beigl, M.; Hein, B.; Mathis-Ullrich, F.
2023. 2023 IEEE-RAS 22nd International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids), 1–7, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.1109/Humanoids57100.2023.10375226
A Self-Assembling Extendable Tendon-Driven Continuum Robot with Variable Length
Fischer, N.; Becher, M.; Höltge, L.; Mathis-Ullrich, F.
2023. IEEE Robotics and automation letters. doi:10.1109/LRA.2023.3325781
Investigating Passive Haptic Learning of Piano Songs Using Three Tactile Sensations of Vibration, Stroking and Tapping
Fang, L.; Müller, T.; Pescara, E.; Fischer, N.; Huang, Y.; Beigl, M.
2023. Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies, 7 (3), 1–19. doi:10.1145/3610899
Shape-sensing by self-sensing of shape memory alloy instruments for minimal invasive surgery
Fischer, N.; Knapp, J.; Mathis-Ullrich, F.
2023. at - Automatisierungstechnik, 71 (7), 554–561. doi:10.1515/auto-2023-0058
A sensorized modular training platform to reduce vascular damage in endovascular surgery
Fischer, N.; Marzi, C.; Meisenbacher, K.; Kisilenko, A.; Davitashvili, T.; Wagner, M.; Mathis-Ullrich, F.
2023. International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery. doi:10.1007/s11548-023-02935-w
Compliant Hall-Effect Sensor Array for Passive Magnetic Instrument Tracking
Fischer, N.; Kriechbaum, J.; Berwanger, D.; Mathis-Ullrich, F.
2023. IEEE Sensors Letters, 7 (3), 1–4. doi:10.1109/LSENS.2023.3250971
Robotic Sensorized Gastroendoscopy with Wireless Single-Hand Control
García, G.; Fischer, N.; Marzi, C.; Mathis-Ullrich, F.
2022. Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering, 8 (1), 66–69. doi:10.1515/cdbme-2022-0017
Automated Linear and Non-Linear Path Planning for Neurosurgical Interventions
Peikert, S.; Kunz, C.; Fischer, N.; Hlavac, M.; Pala, A.; Schneider, M.; Mathis-Ullrich, F.
2022. 2022 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 7731–7737, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.1109/ICRA46639.2022.9811679
Flexible Facile Tactile Sensor for Smart Vessel Phantoms
Fischer, N.; Scheikl, P.; Marzi, C.; Galindo-Blanco, B.; Kisilenko, A.; Müller-Stich, B. P.; Wagner, M.; Mathis-Ullrich, F.
2021. Current directions in biomedical engineering, 7 (1), 87–91. doi:10.1515/cdbme-2021-1019
Biocompatible Soft Material Actuator for Compliant Medical Robots
Marzi, C.; Fischer, N.; Mathis-Ullrich, F.
2021. Current directions in biomedical engineering, 7 (1), 58–62. doi:10.1515/cdbme-2021-1013