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VerroTouch: Tactile augmentation for robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery
Providing tactile and audio feedback during robotic surgery produces an immersive experience for surgeons that can lead to safer and more efficient procedures. Technology Overview: Robotic systems allow surgeons to carry out minimally invasive procedures using remote hand controls to guide surgical instruments. While video feeds provide visual...
Published: 3/17/2020   |   Inventor(s): Katherine Kuchenbecker
Category(s): Robotics, Hardware & Circuits & Sensors
Flying Smartphones
The onboard sensing and computing power of a smartphone can be used to control autonomous aerial vehicles Problem: Micro aerial vehicles capable of autonomous navigation are often expensive and intimidating for the inexperienced user. Much of the cost associated with these vehicles is due to the dedicated sensing and control systems that are required...
Published: 1/31/2020   |   Inventor(s): Vijay Kumar, Giuseppe Loianno, Yash Mulgaonkar
Category(s): IT & Communication & Networking, Robotics
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. Solution:...
Published: 1/28/2020   |   Inventor(s): Vijay Kumar
Category(s): Agriculture & Food Science & Nutrition, Hardware & Circuits & Sensors, Imaging, Robotics, Software & Data & Algorithms & Apps
Novel, customizable pessary for pelvic organ prolapse treatment
Kirigami-lantern inspired pessary designed for increased comfort, easy insertion and removal, and customization to individual anatomy and pathophysiology. Technology Overview: Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a common medical condition among women defined as displacement of one or more pelvic organs into the vaginal space. The most effective vaginal...
Published: 1/7/2020   |   Inventor(s): Jordan Raney, Christopher Hong, Max Cioban, Hiromi Yasuda, Chengyang Mo
Category(s): Robotics, Medical Devices
Algorithm for Semantic Labeling of Objects during Localization and Mapping in Robotic Vision
Probabilistic data association technique for labeling, mapping, and sensing objects during robotic traversal. Technology Overview: 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 what...
Published: 3/1/2019   |   Inventor(s): Konstantinos Daniilidis, George Pappas
Category(s): Robotics, Software & Data & Algorithms & Apps
Reactive and continuous space-time control of multi-drone-fleets
System for continuously controlling quadrotor drone behavior using Signal Temporal Logic (STL) as the mission specification language Problem: Autonomous drones are increasingly being used for advanced applications such as package delivery, surveillance, and infrastructure monitoring. However, the requirement of complex instructions for spatial,...
Published: 10/22/2018   |   Inventor(s): Rahul Mangharam, Yash-Vardhan Pant, Houssam Abbas, Rhudii Quaye
Category(s): Robotics, Software & Data & Algorithms & Apps