BRL attends the 4th Biennial North American Summer School on Surgical Robotics

Professor Blake Hannaford and two of BRL Students, Nava Aghdasi and Mohammad Haghighipanah, attended the 4th Biennial North American Summer School on Surgical Robotics. The Summer school was at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh for a week. Click here for more info about the program

Participants, PhD students, MD students and postdocs, had a chance to attend several lectures which gave them an in-depth coverage of topics such as surgical robotics, haptics, medical imaging, computer- assisted surgical planning, surgical simulation, training, and performance assessment. Attendees had the opportunity to view live cardiac robotic surgery and ask questions from surgeon during the surgery. On the fourth day, they went to Allegheny General Hospital to gain hands-on labs experience with laparoscopic tools and the Da Vinci surgical robot.

On the third day of the summer school Professor Blake Hannaford gave a lecture on “Analysis and Control Architecture for Semiautonomous Robotic Surgery.”
On the third day of the summer school Professor Blake Hannaford gave a lecture on “Analysis and Control Architecture for Semiautonomous Robotic Surgery.”

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Smart Emergency Response System featured in Huffington Post

A Huffington Post article published today overviews the recent Smart America Challenge that the BRL participated in. The UW BioRobotics lab worked with a team of researchers and engineers from multiple institutions to demonstrate a new approach to disaster response. Check out the full article here

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