Hamlyn Symposium Workshop (June 2017)
We are organizing a workshop at the 2017 Hamlyn Symposium for Medical Robotics entitled First in Human consisting of a series of personal narratives by researchers who have taken their work from the lab bench to human trials.
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.
21st-century medicine: Gauss guns, magic bullets, and magnetic millibot surgeons (June 2015)
Our research on MRI-powered Gauss guns is featured in ExtremeTech.
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.
Heart ops shrink thanks to surgeon in your vein (October 2014)
Our research on beating heart intracardiac surgery is featured in New Scientist.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At Children’s Hospital, engineer is a key post (October 2013)
Our work on esophageal atresia is featured in the Boston Globe.
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.
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.
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.
IROS 2012 Workshop (May 2012)
Our group is organizing a workshop at IEEE/RSJ IROS 2012 entitled Magnetically Actuated Multiscale Medical Robots.
Our Robots Make the Fashion Scene in NYC (April 2012)
Our robots were invited to show off their moves in the Big Apple at Shoe & Tell.
ISMRM Summa Cum Laude Merit Award (April 2012)
Our abstract, A Closed-Loop MRI-Power actuator for Robotic Interventions by L. Qin et al., received a Summa Cum Laude Merit Award for being a student authored abstract scoring in the top 3% of all submitted abstracts at ISMRM 2012.
IROS Best Conference Paper Finalist (September 2011)
Our paper, MRI-Powered Actuators for Robotic Interventions by P. Vartholomeos et al., was a finalist for the Best Conference Paper Award at IEEE.RSJ IROS 2011.
Two ICRA Best Medical Robotics Paper Finalists (May 2011)
Two of our papers, Metal MEMS Tools for Beating-heart Tissue Approximation by E. Butler et al. and Design Optimization of Concentric Tube Robots Based on Task and Anatomical Constraints by C. Bedell et al., were named finalists for the Best Medical Robotics Paper Award at IEEE ICRA 2011.
King-Sun Fu TRO Best Paper Award (May 2011)
Our paper, Design and Control of Concentric Tube Robots by P. E. Dupont et al., was selected as the best paper of the IEEE Transactions on Robotics for 2010.
Director Named IEEE Fellow (November 2010)
Pierre E. Dupont was named a 2011 IEEE Fellow for his contributions to modeling and control of frictional contact in robotics.
TEDMED 2010 (October 2010)
Our concentric tube robots traveled to San Diego for TEDMED 2010.
ICRA 2010 Workshop (May 2010)
Our group organized a workshop at ICRA 2010 entitled Snakes, Worms, and Catheters: Continuum and Serpentine Robots for Minimally Invasive Surgery.