Lab News

IROS Best Paper Award Finalist (September 2014)
Our paper, Simultaneously Powering and Controlling Many Actuators With a Clinical MRI Scanner, by A. Becker, O. Felfoul and P. Dupont was named a finalist for 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.

ICRA 2014 Workshop (June 2014)
We co-organized a workshop at ICRA 2014 entitled Advances in Flexible Robots for Surgical Interventions.
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At Children’s Hospital, engineer is a key post (October 2013)
Our work on esophageal atresia is featured in the Boston Globe.
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IET Webinar on Robotics for Ultra-minimally Invasive Surgery(April 2013)
Dr. Dupont was featured in a recent webinar by the Institute of Engineering and Technology.
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ICRA Best Medical Robotics Paper Finalist (April 2013)
Our paper, Closed-Loop Commutation Control of an MRI-Powered Robot Actuator by C. Bergeles et al., was nominated a finalist for the Best Medical Robotics Paper Award at IEEE ICRA 2013.

Technology Review (June 2012)
Our research on robotic beating-heart surgery is featured on the Technology Review website.
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ICRA Best Medical Robotics Paper Award (May 2012)
Our paper entitled Metal MEMS Tools for Beating-heart Tissue Removal by A. Gosline et al. received the Best Medical Robotics Paper Award at IEEE ICRA 2012.

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Press Coverage

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