JHU Robotics Industry Day 2014

February 16, 2015

Robotics Industry Day 2014The Johns Hopkins Robotics Industry Day was hosted by the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics (LCSR) on the Homewood Campus in the fall of 2014. The event was attended by representatives from industry and other research labs from around the country. During this annual event, LCSR faculty shared the latest developments in the field of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, Human Machine Collaborative Systems, Robots for Extreme Environments and Robotics and Biological Systems. Over the years, LCSR faculty have developed extensive collaborations with industry and with the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (JHMI), and to illustrate these partnerships, Xstrahl Life Sciences’ Adrian Treverton, Clear Guide Medical’s Dorothee Heisenberg and JHMI faculty member John Wong—who is working on commercialization of a technology related to Quality Assurance in Radiation Oncology—also made presentations. Attendees also had an opportunity to hear about the LCSR Partnerships Program, which forges long-term, strategic relationships with partners.

The highlight of the day was an extensive poster and demonstration session by researchers and graduate students in the Hackerman Hall Robotorium. Project demonstrations included a wide range of projects such as the Surgical Assistant Workstation for Eye Surgery, Collaborative Industrial Robots, Language of Surgery, Cooperatively Controlled Robot for Ultrasound Monitoring of Radiation Therapy, Robotic System for Head and Neck Surgery, Small Satellite Obstacle Navigation and more. Industry members engaged in in-depth conversations with researchers about the various projects. LCSR’s Strategic Advisory Board also met on the same day to learn about the recent developments in the lab and discuss long-term strategic plans.