Argentine consul general visits ISAT lab
Dr. Juan Pablo Wachs and the ISAT Lab welcomed Mr. Atilio Berardi, Consul General of Argentina, and his team last week during a visit to Purdue University.
ISAT students impressively presented their robots and research to the visitors:
- Natalia Sanchez Tamayo, visiting scholar, showed a virtual reality interface to control the YuMi robot using a depth camera and VIVE controllers, and showed a 3D-printed surgical gripper for the industrial collaborative robot YuMI.
- Glebys Gonzalez, third-year PhD student, showed the robot Taurus as a platform for robotic teleoperation in laparoscopic training tasks.
- Maru Cabrera, PhD Candidate, demonstrated some of the capabilities of the Baxter robot to collaborate safely with and around humans.
- Edgar Rojas Muñoz, PhD Student, showcased a system which would allow medics located in remote environments (e.g., rural areas and battlefields) to receive guidance from expert surgeons by presenting surgical annotations directly into their field of view.
- Juan Andres Carvajal, first-year PhD student, showed the initial steps of a project using an autonomous drone to acquire images in austere environments by hovering over patients.
- Taa Soratana, second-year Master's student, demonstrated the Marni robotic platform for social robotics and human interaction through facial expressions and neck gestures; and also demonstrated the "Super Baxter" bimanual collaborative robot, which locates and manipulates objects in real time.