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Galen Robotics wins BioHealth Capital Region’s 3rd Annual Crab Trap Competition

July 12, 2018

Johns Hopkins University spinout Galen Robotics won the BioHealth Capital Region’s 3rd Annual Crab Trap Competition, held in late April at the MedImmune campus in Gaithersburg. Founded in 2016 by BioHealth Innovation, Inc. and MedImmune, the competition spotlights early stage biotechnology companies with commercial potential. Galen develops cooperatively controlled surgical platforms designed to increase surgeons’ […]

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LCSR Students participate in Robomaster AI Challenge at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation

July 12, 2018

Yuxiang Gao’s favorite aspect of the Robomaster AI Challenge at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) wasn’t the actual competition. It was the late-night coding sessions, last-minute bug fixing, and sense of teamwork and camaraderie that he experienced. “Overall, this experience is worth cherishing,” said the robotics MSE student from Wuhan, China. Gao, […]

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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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