Lab News

Lab Alum Wins NSF Career Award (January 2016)
Aaron Becker, now an Assistant Professor at U. Houston received an NSF Career Award for his proposal entitled Massive Uniform Manipulation: Algorithmic and Control Theoretic Foundations for Large Populations of Simple Robots Controlled by Uniform Inputs

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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Press Coverage

Harnessing MRI to steer drugs to hard-to-reach targets. Vector, September 2016.  [more info]

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

Simultaneous steering and imaging of magnetic particles using MRI 

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