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VerroTouch: Tactile augmentation for robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery
Brief Description: Providing tactile and audio feedback during robotic surgery produces an immersive experience for surgeons that can lead to safer and more efficient procedures.Technology:Robotic systems allow surgeons to carry out minimally invasive procedures using remote hand controls to guide surgical instruments. While video feeds provide visual...
Published: 11/14/2019   |   Inventor(s): Katherine Kuchenbecker
Keywords(s): Robotics, Surgical Instruments
Category(s): Robotics, Hardware & Circuits & Sensors
Algorithm for Semantic Labeling of Objects during Localization and Mapping in Robotic Vision
Brief Description: Probabilistic data association technique for labeling, mapping, and sensing objects during robotic traversal. Technology:Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) is a well-studied problem in robotics wherein a robot or autonomous vehicle uses its sensors to localize itself in relation to the environment, then updates a map of...
Published: 3/1/2019   |   Inventor(s): Konstantinos Daniilidis, George Pappas
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Category(s): Robotics, Software & Data & Algorithms & Apps
Reactive and continuous space-time control of multi-drone-fleets
Brief Description: System for continuously controlling quadrotor drone behavior using Signal Temporal Logic (STL) as the mission specification languageInventors: Rahul Mangharam, Yash Vardhan Pant, Houssam Y Abbas, Rhudii A. QuayeFigure 1: Multiple autonomous drone missions in an urban environment.(Figure adapted from https://phys.org/news/2016-12-trafficsolutions-drones-singapore-airspace.html)Problem:Autonomous...
Published: 10/22/2018   |   Inventor(s): Rahul Mangharam, Yash-Vardhan Pant, Houssam Abbas, Rhudii Quaye
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Category(s): Robotics, Software & Data & Algorithms & Apps
Robotics and Sensing for Precision Agriculture
Problem:Farmers face a number of challenges that reduce their yields. Plant diseases, water stress, and other conditions result in fewer crops brought to market, ultimately leading to economic losses. Many of these conditions are detected today with the human eye, but regularly surveying thousands of acres with human scouts is impractical and uneconomical....
Published: 5/19/2017   |   Inventor(s): Vijay Kumar
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Category(s): Imaging, Robotics, Software & Data & Algorithms & Apps, Hardware & Circuits & Sensors, Agriculture & Food Science & Nutrition
Flying Smartphones
Brief DescriptionThe onboard sensing and computing power of a smartphone can be used to control autonomous aerial vehiclesInventorVijay Kumar, Giuseppe Loianno, Yash Mulgaonkar (http://www.kumarrobotics.org/)ProblemMicro aerial vehicles capable of autonomous navigation are often expensive and intimidating for the inexperienced user. Much of the cost...
Published: 6/2/2016   |   Inventor(s): Giuseppe Loianno, Vijay Kumar, Yash Mulgaonkar
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Category(s): Robotics, IT & Communication & Networking