In: Robotics, Augmented Reality, and Devices

Russell Taylor

Russell Taylor elected to National Academy of Engineering

Russ was recognized for his contributions to the development of medical robotics and computer integrated systems.

Illustrated drawing of companion robots

Canine Comfort

A hospital stay can be a confusing and scary experience for many children. Chien-Ming Huang and team are designing robotic companions, modeled after service animals, for pediatric patients.

Surgineering illustration

Enter the Surgineer

Jeff Siewerdsen’s full-year course series, called Surgineering, aims to prepare graduate students to bring new engineering perspectives to the operating room.

Robot companions

Plays well with humans

In the not-too-distant future, robots might assist us at home, school, hospitals, and workplaces. Roboticists and ethicists want to ensure they do so effectively, and help rather than hurt—even if it's just our feelings.

Mosquito closeup

How to best behead a mosquito

Russell Taylor and students design a device to make it easier for biotech company Sanaria to develop a malaria vaccine.

Sergio Machaca

PhD student Sergio Machaca awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

In the Haptics and Medical Robotics (HAMR) Laboratory led by Jeremy Brown, Machaca is investigating how haptic feedback can improve robotic surgery training.