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A new way to create ‘soft robots’

October 23, 2017

Biochemical engineers at Johns Hopkins University used sequences of DNA molecules to cause water-based gels to change shape, demonstrating a new tactic to produce soft robots and “smart” medical devices that don’t rely on cumbersome wires, batteries, or tethers. The research, supervised by three faculty members in the university’s Whiting School of Engineering, is detailed online today […]

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LCSR Grad’s Company Has Created the Swiss Army Knife of Robots

May 4, 2017

“Robots allow manufacturers to operate more cheaply. But robots themselves aren’t cheap, limiting the ability of small manufacturers to compete with larger companies or win back business from overseas. A Baltimore startup thinks it has a solution: robots as a service. “Industrial robots typically sell for $75,000 or more, a significant capital outlay. And that […]

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Best Paper Award at IRC 2017

April 13, 2017

The paper “Software Architecture of the da Vinci Research Kit,” authored by LCSR members Zihan Chen, Anton Deguet, Russell H. Taylor, and Peter Kazanzides, won the Best Paper Award from the IEEE International Conference on Robotics Computing, in Taichung, Taiwan. More information about the da Vinci Research Kit can be found here.

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Dennice Gayme to receive NSF CAREER Award

March 20, 2017

Dennice Gayme, Carol Croft Linde Faculty Scholar, and assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been chosen by the National Science Foundation for its prestigious CAREER Award, which recognizes early stage scholars with high levels of promise and excellence. Read More.

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Gayme receives ONR’s Young Investigator Program award

March 20, 2017

Dennice Gayme, Carol Croft Linde Faculty Scholar, and assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been selected to win the Office of Naval Research’s prestigious 2017 Young Investigator Program award. This award supports early-career academic researchers whose scientific pursuits show exceptional promise for supporting the Navy and Marine Corps while also promoting professional […]

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ROBODOC Hip/Knee Replacement Surgical Robot prototype donated

November 21, 2016

A 1989 prototype of ROBODOC, to which Russell Taylor and Peter Kazanzides developed at IBM Research with UC Davis prior to joining LCSR at Johns Hopkins University, has been donated to the Smithsonian: “The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History today acquired a 1989 prototype of ROBODOC, a groundbreaking orthopedic surgical device created for hip and […]

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Under the Depths: Dynamical Systems and Control Laboratory

November 18, 2016

By Rachel Hegeman   Hidden in the depths of the basement of Krieger hall on Homewood campus, there is a large room containing a 50,000 gallon tank of water. You may ask, what lurks there in the deep? Could it be sharks? The kraken? You would be wrong on both accounts. It is a machine […]

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CAMP’s article featured by IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging

December 21, 2015

CAMP’s joint effort on the first SPECT imaging using a miniaturized drop-in gamma detector and the da Vinci surgical system has not just been accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, but is one of the currently featured articles. Find the announcement and access to the paper here. Special thanks to the authors Bernhard […]

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LCSR Director Russell H. Taylor awarded the 2015 Honda Prize

November 23, 2015

Russell H. Taylor, a Johns Hopkins professor who is widely hailed as the father of medical robotics, has been selected to receive the 2015 Honda Prize. The selection was announced Sept. 28 and awarded on Nov. 17  by the Honda Foundation, which initiated this honor in 1980 as Japan’s first international science and technology award. […]

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Nassir Navab of CS wins “10-Year Lasting Impact Award” at ISMAR

October 8, 2015

Nassir Navab, a professor in the Department of Computer Science, has won the “10 Years Lasting Impact Award” at the International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality. He was honored for overall contributions to augmented reality, with a particular focus on medical augmented reality.   Get the story.

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