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Minimally Invasive Autonomous Robot Surgery

Professor Michael Yip

Flexible robotics offer the ability to place small-diameter dexterous instruments, immersive stereo imaging, and other sensing modalities deep within constrained environments. This presents major opportunities to treat diseases such as cardiac arrhythmia, lung cancer, and colon cancer in a minimally invasive fashion. This lecture will show that, as the devices get smaller, more flexible, and more mechanically complex, we need to off-load the low-level control of these systems from humans to semi-autonomous or fully-autonomous frameworks.

Instructor: Michael Yip is Assistant Professor and Director of the Advanced Robotics and Controls Lab at UC San Diego. His research focuses on flexible robots for surgery, visual computation for image-guided robots, and robotic actuators for bionic devices. He previously was an Imagineer with Walt Disney Research, designing next-generation animatronics. He holds a Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering from the University of Waterloo, a Master of Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia, and a PhD from Stanford.

Coordinator: John Kroon

Course Number: OSHR-70077   Credit: 0 units


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Dates Class Type Section ID Fee
11/21/2017 In-class 127460 $0.00  

Day and Time: Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Room 129, UCSD Extension Complex, 9600 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla