- Benjamin Chasnov was appointed to the Computational Neuroscience Training Program in Sep. 2018
- Liam Han defended his Masters thesis in Mechanical Engineering in June 2018. Liam’s dissertation was titled “Automating perturbation experiments for a hopping robot using a cable-driven impedance haptic system“. He is now working at Amyris as an automation engineer in Emeryville, CA.
- Tianqi Li defended his Masters thesis in Mechanical Engineering in June 2018. Tianqi’s dissertation was titled “Experimental realization of deadbeat control on a hybrid model of legged locomotion“. He has started his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M in Fall 2018.
- Alyssa Giedd and Clara Orndorff received the UWIN undergraduate fellowship in May 2018
- Alyssa Giedd also received a CSNE UW Undergraduate Fellowship in May 2018
- Momona Yamagami will be publishing a conference paper in Cyber-physical-human systems in Dec 2018 (Please click link for the abstract)
- Momona Yamagami received a WRF Innovation Graduate Fellowship in Neuroengineering in Aug 2017
2017 Rudolph Kalman Best Paper Award – We are proud to announce that a paper co-authored by Prof. Howard Chizeck received the 2017 Rudolph Kalman Best Paper Award presented by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers this year. The paper titled “Electromechanical Modeling and Adaptive Feedforward Control of a Self-Sensing Scanning Fiber Endoscope” can be publicly accessed here. You can also find a news article about the award on the EE website.
EE Research Day Poster (1st Prize) – Andrew Haddock won a $5000 prize during the Electrical Engineering Research Day Poster session.
CSNE just published an article about work in Neural Engineering done at the BioRobotics Lab. It introduces the importance of having conversations about Neuroethics and the role of our Philosophy Ph.D. student and CSNE member Tim Brown at the lab. Check out the article here.
An article co-authored by Ph.D. student Katherine Pratt on work done in neuroethics and neural security was published on The Conversation. You can read the article at this link.
BRL graduate students Tim Brown and Maggie Thompson are featured in a new article on the Neuroethics Blog, about collaboration and the role of ethics in engineering. Learn more here about their research and how they create a synergistic work and research environment.
We would like to provide some helpful information for prospective students interested in research at the BioRobotics Lab. Due to a high volume of interest in our lab, it may not be possible to get an individual response from one of our principal investigators or current graduate students. Please read the appropriate page below FIRST, before sending an e-mail, and try to be as specific as possible with the name of the project you’re interested in working on. Thanks!
Medtronic has released a video featuring the work of Jeffrey Herron, Dr Howard Chizeck, and neurosurgeon collaborator Dr Andrew Ko. Their new deep brain stimulation hardware can sense neural signals as well as stimulate. Jeffrey has used their system to modulate stimulation and lay the groundwork for further volitional control. Read the article here and watch the video below.
The Surgeon Will See You Now is one of the latest articles from Popular Mechanics, and it features researchers and work from the BioRobotics Lab. Blake Hannaford discusses the digital infrastructure needed for telerobotic surgery. Howard Chizeck is also interviewed about his student’s research last year involving teleoperation security (available from arXiv: To Make a Robot Secure).