Telerobotic Surgery with Free Hand Gestures

Description:  Current teleoperated robot-assisted surgery requires surgeons to manipulate joystick-like controllers in a master console, and robotic arms will mimic those motions on the patient’s side. It is becoming more popular compared to traditional minimally invasive surgery due to its dexterity, precision and accurate motion planning capabilities. However, one major …

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Dr. Gregory Hager, JHU, visits ISAT

Dr. Juan P. Wachs and members of ISAT laboratory welcomed Dr. Gregory Hager, from John Hopkins University, during his visit to Purdue University on April 4th, 2018. Glebys Gonzales and Natalia Sanchez Tamayo demonstrated ABB YUMI, with 3D-printed surgical gripper, performed suture needle manipulation. Maria Cabrera demonstrated the telementoring system through Augmented Reality on the …

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ISAT Lab @ IEEE VR’18

ISAT member Edgar Rojas co-presented an oral presentation on March 18, 2018 at the VAR4Good workshop at IEEE VR 2018 conference, held in Reutlingen, Germany. Rojas gave a talk regarding the current state of the System for Telementoring with Augmented Reality (STAR). The talk included a comparison between two different …

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Prof. Allison Okamura, Stanford, visits Purdue

Dr. Allison Okamura visited Purdue University as a guest presenter for the Purdue Robotics Accelerator initiative. Her seminar was on March 23rd, 2018. Prof. Okamura’s research focuses on developing the principles and tools needed to realize advanced robotic and human-machine systems capable of haptic (touch) interaction, particularly for biomedical applications. …

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Zhang team wins two student entrepreneur competitions

In February, Ting Zhang, with Shruthi Suresh (Co-advised by Dr. Duerstock), won second place in the social track of the Burton D. Morgan Business Model Competition (BMC). Then on March 6, they won first place in the WomenIN Tech Pitch Competition, a Purdue Foundry initiative which showcases and helps fund early-stage, women-led technology startups in Indiana. A …

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