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.
Postdoctoral Fellow Opening
Three highly qualified postdoctoral fellows are sought for the following projects: (#1) Robot Mechanics & Control, (#2) Robot Sensing & Control, (#3) MRI-powered Millirobots.
Postdoctoral Fellow Opening (September 2012)
A highly qualified postdoctoral fellow is sought for a US National Robotics Initiative sponsored project to develop a tetherless robot technology for use inside the human body. The goal of the project is to create robots that are powered, controlled and imaged with an MRI scanner.
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.