Maximilian Hachen is an International Visiting Graduate Student from the Leibniz University Hanover(LUH) Germany and a member of the Continuum Robotics Laboratory(CRL). At the LUH, he is a M.Sc. student in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology and has specialized in Control and Path-Planning for robotics.

Before the start of his time abroad at the University of Toronto in September 2022, Maximilian was working in his Bachelor Thesis 2020 and as a working student on path-planning algorithms for Human-Robot Collaboration at the Institute for Automatic Control at the LUH. For his Bachelor Thesis he received the Robotics Talent Award of the Lower Saxony Ministry of Economics and Digitalization. Besides his studies he had a leading role in the student robotics team luhbots at the LUH for 3 years. In these years, the team competed worldwide in the RoboCup @work league in which industrial logistic tasks must be solved with mobile robots which are equipped with a robotic arm.

An internship at avateramedical GmbH in the field of surgery robotics motivated Maximilian to pursue in this field, which brought him to the CRL. In his master thesis he is working on a novel control technique to achieve steering of a Tendon Driven Continuum Robot with safety guarantees for medical purposes.

Maximilian will finish his M.Sc. studies in May 2023.