Robohub.org
 

Webinar with Dr. Pierre Dupont: Creating robotic technology for ultra-minimally invasive surgery

by
06 May 2013



share this:

Many surgeries today are performed as open, invasive procedures because surgeons lack the right tools. Our goal is to create the technology that will enable converting these open procedures to minimally invasive ones.

– Dr. Pierre Dupont, Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Bioengineering at Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School.

In 2010, with the goal of facilitating technological solutions to healthcare problems, Dr. Pierre Dupont made the bold move of embedding an engineering laboratory inside the Boston Children’s Hospital – a leading teaching hospital in the area of Cardiac Surgery. Dr. Dupont’s laboratory is “a mixing pot” of researchers from engineering and the medical sciences who teach and learn from each other.

In this webinar, Dr. Pierre Dupont talks about the challenges and opportunities of developing image-guided robotic medical devices in an academic research environment. His talk covers his recent work on concentric tube robots, which are designed to balance the objectives of force application and steerability, and can navigate through the body along complex 3D curves and manipulate tools at their tips, such as grippers, staplers, cutting tools and lasers. He also discusses robotic application to beating-heart intracardiac surgery and describes his current research in small tetherless robots that are powered, imaged and controlled by an MRI scanner.



tags: , , , , , , ,


Robohub Editors





Related posts :



ep.

340

podcast

NVIDIA and ROS Teaming Up To Accelerate Robotics Development, with Amit Goel

Amit Goel, Director of Product Management for Autonomous Machines at NVIDIA, discusses the new collaboration between Open Robotics and NVIDIA. The collaboration will dramatically improve the way ROS and NVIDIA's line of products such as Isaac SIM and the Jetson line of embedded boards operate together.
23 October 2021, by

One giant leap for the mini cheetah

A new control system, demonstrated using MIT’s robotic mini cheetah, enables four-legged robots to jump across uneven terrain in real-time.
23 October 2021, by

Robotics Today latest talks – Raia Hadsell (DeepMind), Koushil Sreenath (UC Berkeley) and Antonio Bicchi (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia)

Robotics Today held three more online talks since we published the one from Amanda Prorok (Learning to Communicate in Multi-Agent Systems). In this post we bring you the last talks that Robotics Today...
21 October 2021, by and

Sense Think Act Pocast: Erik Schluntz

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Erik Schluntz, co-founder and CTO of Cobalt Robotics, which makes a security guard robot. Erik speaks about how their robot handles elevators, how they have hum...
19 October 2021, by and

A robot that finds lost items

Researchers at MIT have created RFusion, a robotic arm with a camera and radio frequency (RF) antenna attached to its gripper, that fuses signals from the antenna with visual input from the camera to locate and retrieve an item, even if the item is buried under a pile and completely out of view.
18 October 2021, by

Robohub gets a fresh look

If you visited Robohub this week, you may have spotted a big change: how this blog looks now! On Tuesday (coinciding with Ada Lovelace Day and our ‘50 women in robotics that you need to know about‘ by chance), Robohub got a massive modernisation on its look by our technical director Ioannis K. Erripis and his team.
17 October 2021, by





©2021 - ROBOTS Association


 












©2021 - ROBOTS Association