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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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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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