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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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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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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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