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Mechanical Engineering Seminar April 25th, 4-5 PM

Department / Organization: ME

Dr. Blake Hannaford, Prof. of Electrical Engineering and Biorobotics Lab Director, University of Washington

Surgery is a demanding, unstructured, physical manipulation task involving highly trained humans, advanced tools, networked information systems and uncertainty. This talk will review engineering and scientific research at the University of Washington Biorobotics Lab, aimed at better care of patients, including remote patients in extreme environments. The Raven interoperable robot surgery research system is a telemanipulation system for exploration and training in surgical robotics.

As the field matures, commercial systems have created human-driven teleoperated surgical systems that are widely adopted. Research is therefore focusing on introducing automation into surgical robotics as an aid to the surgeon. This talk will describe some system aspects, challenges, and opportunities we face when adding automation which shares or trades-off control with the surgeon.

Where:Brown W250
Start:Tuesday, April 25, 2017 4:00 PM
End:Tuesday, April 25, 2017 5:00 PM
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For more information, send email to: jjuenke@mines.edu

Published in Digest Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2017