From WPI Automation and Interventional Medicine (AIM) Robotics Laboratory
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See their video here: Youtube video of co-op
Design World featured the article "Plastic Bearings and Linear Guides Put the Moves on MRI-guided Robot" about the MRI prostate robot designed by Prof. Gregory Fischer and Hao Su in their medical e-newsletter.
Major Qualifying Project (MQP) Presentations
Dan Jones and Andy Lewis presented their project on: StandAlone Surgical Haptic Arm (SASHA) for Telesurgery
Elizabeth Alexander presented her project on: Affordable Compact Humanoid Robot for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Children
Nick Alunni, Eric Jones, Ricky Goloski and Andrew Haggerty presented their project on: Hierarchical Swarm Robots
Hamresh Lutchmun presented his project on: Stent Design for Percutaneous Valve
Hao Su recieves International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) NSF Travel Fellowships award. Congratulations Hao!
Prof. Gregory Fischer and Hao Su attended the 18th Medicine Meets Virtual Reality (MMVR 2011) in Newport beach, California. They presented High-Field MRI-Compatible Needle Placement Robot for Prostate Intervention.
The AIM Lab's research and Prof. Fischer are featured on the cover of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) Program Booklet. The feature highlights the work performed under the CDMRP New Investigator Award (p.19). Program Booklet PDF
Video also available here: http://www.youtube.com/user/WPI#p/c/E597F22DB929D8FD
Greg Cole and Kevin Harrington attended the 12th International Symposium on Experimental Robotics (ISER 2010) in Delhi, India. They presented Closed-Loop Actuated Surgical System Utilizing Real-Time In-Situ MRI Guidance.
Prof. Fischer and colleague Robert Webster (Vanderbilt) organized a workshop on Enabling Technologies for Image-Guided Robotic Interventional Procedures at 2010 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference VI RSS 2010 in Zaragoza, Spain.
Andrew Marchese and Hubbard Hoyt presented their project on Force Sensing and Haptic Feedback for Robotic Telesurgery
The project was a finalist in the Mechanical Engineering Project Presentation Day.
Michael DiBlasi, Andrew Nehring, Andrew Smith presented their project on Pneumatic Actuator Development for MRI Robots
Prof. Fischer, Yi Wang, Hao Su, and Greg Cole represented the AIM Lab and WPI at the 2009 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (EMBC 2009) in Minniapolis, Minnesota. Yi Wang presented the paper titled "MRI Compatibility Evaluation of a Piezoelectric Actuator System for a Neural Interventional Robot" by Yi Wang, Greg Cole, Hao Su, Dr. Gregory Fischer, and Dr. Julie Pilitsis
The lab welcomes Master's student Kevin Harrington.
Prof. Fischer and Greg Cole represented the AIM Lab and WPI at the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2009) in Kobe, Japan. Greg Cole presented the paper titled "Design of a Robotic System for MRI-Guided Deep Brain Stimulation Electrode Placement" This presentation was also given at Tokyo University on May 12, and AIST on May 22.
Greg Cole has been awarded the 2nd place award in Engineering at the Annual WPI GRAD Research Day for his poster titled "Design of a Robotic System for MRI-Guided Deep Brain Stimulation Electrode Placement." Read more about the MRI Neurosurgery Robot for DBS.
The MRI-Compatible prostate robot is featured in Medical Design Magazine
WPI is hosting the first annual Robotics Innovation Competition and Conference (RICC) on Nov. 7-8, 2009.
Register at: http://ricc.wpi.edu/
The lab welcomes Doctoral student Hao Su.
Wang Yi attends the Medical Robotics and Computer-Integrated Interventional Systems (MRCIIS) winter school at Johns Hopkins.
Successful joint experiment at Brigham and Women's Hospital with our MRI Robot.
The lab welcomes Master's student Greg Cole.
The lab welcomes Doctoral student Wang Yi.