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Brown Brings New Haptics Approaches to Robotics at Hopkins

September 5, 2017

LCSR’s newest faculty member Jeremy D. Brown, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, came to Johns Hopkins in January from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a postdoctoral research fellow. Brown investigates novel methods of haptic feedback for devices such as upper-limb prosthetics and surgical robots. Haptic interfaces like those Brown develops seek to endow amputees […]

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Gayme Wins ONR Award for Work on Wall-Bounded Turbulent Flows

September 5, 2017

LCSR’s Dennice Gayme, Carol Croft Linde Faculty Scholar and assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has won the Office of Naval Research’s 2017 Young Investigator Program award for her work in the hydrodynamics of naval applications. This prestigious award supports researchers whose scientific pursuits show promise for supporting the Navy and Marine Corps and […]

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Bell Studies Robot-Assisted Imaging to Improve Patient Care

September 5, 2017

LCSR’s Muyinatu A. Lediju Bell, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering with a joint appointment in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, develops theories, models, and simulations and performs experiments, all with the unified goal of improving ultrasonic and photoacoustic image quality so that patients receive better quality care. Bell is the […]

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LIMBS Lab Researchers Study Humans’ Rhythmic Control Through Haptics

September 5, 2017

Researchers in the Locomotion in Mechanical and Biological Systems (LIMBS) lab at Hopkins are working to understand how humans coordinate rhythmic physical behaviors, such as juggling and tapping out beats with their fingertips. The results of these studies could lead to more agile robots and improved prosthetics. Leading this effort is Noah Cowan, professor of […]

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Li Presents Highlight Paper at IROS 2016

February 8, 2017

Chen Li, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and principal investigator of the Terradynamics Lab, presented recent work at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) in Daejeon, Korea, from October 9 to 14, 2016. The paper, entitled “Cockroach-inspired winged robot reveals principles of ground-based dynamic self-righting,” was selected as one […]

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The dVRK Allows Worldwide Research in Robotic Surgery

February 8, 2017

Peter Kazanzides, a computer science research professor, and Russell Taylor, John C. Malone Professor in computer science and director of the LCSR, have created an open-source software and electronics kit called the da Vinci Research Kit (dVRK) that is making minimally-invasive robotic surgery more accessible – and affordable – to research universities and institutions worldwide. […]

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Jack Zhang Defends His PhD

February 8, 2017

Hopkins alumnus Jie (Jack) Zhang successfully defended his PhD thesis in Electrical Engineering in July. Zhang, who earned his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at Hopkins in 2010, is now at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) pursuing postdoctoral studies in neuroscience and electrical engineering. Zhang cites his flexible and creative undergraduate experience as a compelling […]

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CAMP Receives Funding from JHU-Coulter

February 8, 2017

The Johns Hopkins-Coulter Translational Partnership Oversight Committee has selected the Johns Hopkins laboratory for Computer Aided Medical Procedures (CAMP), led by Nassir Navab, for the full funding requested for their system. The system, entitled “Augmented Reality for Orthopedic and Trauma Surgeries,” comprises a 3D camera mounted on a traditional X-ray machine and 3D Computed Tomography […]

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Toward Corrective Methods for Sustainable Power Grid Control

February 8, 2017

Enrique Mallada, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, designs new methods to coordinate network-wide control that allow a more efficient integration of renewable wind and solar energy into power grids. Mallada is currently working on a project funded by a seed grant from the Environment, Energy, Sustainability and Health (E2SHI) to equip power […]

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Taylor Team Develops Galen Surgical Robot for Research and Clinical Use

February 8, 2017

Russell Taylor, the John C. Malone Professor of Computer Science and director of the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics, is working to refine research and surgical applications of the Galen Surgical System, a robot used to reduce surgeon hand tremors and increase precision during head and neck microsurgery. Taylor also recently received a TEDCO […]

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