Lab News

Self-Assembling Robotic Gun Will Shoot Through Tissue Inside Your Body (June 2015)
Our research on MRI-powered Gauss guns is featured in IEEE Spectrum.
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21st-century medicine: Gauss guns, magic bullets, and magnetic millibot surgeons (June 2015)
Our research on MRI-powered Gauss guns is featured in ExtremeTech.
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ICRA Best Medical Robotics Paper / Best Conference Paper Finalist (April 2015)
Our paper, Toward Tissue Penetration by MRI-powered Millirobots Using a Self-Assembled Gauss Gun, by A. Becker, O. Felfoul and P. Dupont, was named a finalist for the Best Medical Robotics Paper and Best Conference Paper Awards at IEEE ICRA 2015.

CyborgRx: How Smart Implants Could Change Medicine (February 2015)
Our research on robotic implants is cited on NBC News.
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Heart ops shrink thanks to surgeon in your vein (October 2014)
Our research on beating heart intracardiac surgery is featured in New Scientist.
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Lab Member Ali Ataollahi is Co-Winner of Boston Children’s Hospital Shark Tank Competition (October 2014)
Ali and cardiology fellow, Sarah Goldberg, were first place co-winners for their device to automate disinfection of central line catheter hubs.
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IROS Best Paper Award (September 2014)
Our paper, Simultaneously Powering and Controlling Many Actuators With a Clinical MRI Scanner, by A. Becker, O. Felfoul and P. Dupont received the Best Paper Award at IEEE/RSJ IROS 2014.

The 7th NCIGT and NIH Image Guided Therapy Workshop (September 2014)
Our abstract, MRI-Powered, imaged and controlled actuators for interventional robots, by O. Felfoul et al. has been accepted for oral presentation at the 7th Annual Image-Guided Therapy workshop sponsored by the National Center for Image Guided Therapy (NCIGT) and the NIH that will be held on September 18, 2014.
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IDEA Users Group Meeting (July 2014)
Our work on Closed-Loop Real-Time Commutation Control of an MRI-Powered Robot Actuator was presented July 20, 2014 at the North American IDEA Users Group Meeting hosted by the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging.
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ICRA Best Medical Robotics Paper Finalist (June 2014)
Our paper, FBG-based Shape Sensing Tubes for Continuum Robots, by S. Ryu and P. Dupont was named a finalist for the Best Medical Robotics Paper Award at IEEE ICRA 2014.

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Press Coverage

Self-Assembling Robotic Gun Will Shoot Through Tissue Inside Your Body. IEEE Spectrum, June 2015.  [more info]

21st-century medicine: Gauss guns, magic bullets, and magnetic millibot surgeons. ExtremeTech, June 2015.  [more info]

CyborgRx: How Smart Implants Could Change Medicine. NBC News, February 2015.  [more info]

Heart ops shrink thanks to surgeon in your vein. New Scientist, October 2014.  [more info]

Lab Member Ali Ataollahi is Co-Winner of Boston Children’s Hospital Shark Tank Competition. Boston Business Journal, October 2014.  [more info]

At Children’s Hospital, Engineer is a Key Post. The Boston Globe, October 2013.  [more info]

Creating Robotic Technology for Ultra-minimally Invasive Surgery. IET.tv Webinar, April 2013.  [more info]

Tiny Robots Mend Broken Hearts. Technology Review, June 2012.  [more info]

Shoes, Robots and Science Fairs. Wall Street Journal, April 2012.  [more info]

Science Lab at Stuart Weitzman Showroom. Footwear News, April 2012.  [more info]

Concentric Tube Robots—a new robot technology that promises to revolutionize minimally invasive surgery. IEEE Life Sciences, August 2011.  [more info]

Catheter-Based Microrobotic Vascular Surgery System from Boston Children’s. Medgadget.com, October 2010.  [more info]

Shape-shifting 'tube robot' could aid heart surgery. Newscientist.com, May 2010.  [more info]


Videos

Webinar from Institute of Engineering and Technology 

Concentric Tube Robots and Metal MEMS Tools
 

Bimanual Dissection Using Two Concentric Tube Robots
 

MRI-powered Needle Driving Robot