Computer Integrated Interventional Systems Laboratory

[Typical day in the robotorium] The Computer Integrated Interventional Systems (CIIS) laboratory exists to develop surgical systems that integrate novel computer and human/machine interface technologies that will revolutionize surgical procedures, extending the surgeon's abilities to achieve better outcomes at lower costs.

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Peter Kazanzides led the JHU team in a JHU/NASA telerobotics demo for Congresswoman Donna Edwards, Senator Barbara Mikulski and Congressman Steny Hoyer during their visit to the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland on November 29, 2011. A video of the event may be seen at Other team members included Simon Leonard, Anton Deguet, and Ph.D. students Tian Xia, Jon Bohren, and Kel Guerin.

We were featured on the IEEE Automaton robotics blog. “Using Robots to Train the Surgeons of Tomorrow.” (See here [] for more detail)

Yoshito Otake was selected as a participant of Lindau Nobel Meeting, a week-long meeting where 20-30 Nobel laureates and about 550 young scientists from all over the world gather and discuss their researches. ( See here for more detail) Trip Report Slides

Xin Kang, Russell Taylor, Armand Mehran, Yoshito Otake, Wai-Pan Yau, P.Y.S. Cheung, and Yong Hu won the Cum Laude Best Poster Award with the first honor at SPIE 2011 Medical Imaging conference [DOI]. This work is a part of the Osteoporotic Bone Augmentation project. (February 16, 2011).

The CiiS lab was shown in a business story in Time Magazine: Where the Jobs Are: Finding the Right Spots in the Recovery (January 6, 2011)

Our EyeRobot II is featured on NSF's Science Nation (Video) : Robots help surgeons transcend human limits.(October 2010)

[Science and Engineering Festival. Washington DC '10] USA Science and Engineering Festival : Marcin and Ali created a fun medical robotics demo for the festival in Washington DC. They were part of the ARCS Foundation's exhibit. The demo included two haptic robots, surgical navigation software, force-audio sensory substitution, and tele-operation video interface. More info

Our EyeRobot II is featured on IEEE Spectrum Special Report: ROBOTS FOR REAL : Surgeons and Robots Scrub Up (Novemeber 2009)

Dr. Taylor receives the prestigious MICCAI Enduring Impact award – MICCAI Conference in Beijing (September 23 2010)

Our group is the Runner Up for the Best Paper award in Computer Assisted Intervention Systems and Medical Robotics at the MICCAI Conference in Beijing (September 23 2010)

Our group receives the Best Paper award in Computer Assisted Intervention Systems and Medical Robotics at the MICCAI Conference in London (September 23 2009)

Marcin Balicki was a runner up for a MICCAI 2009 Young Scientist Award in Computer-assisted Intervention II: Simulation and Robotics Category.

[Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown with Marcin, Photo by Will Kirk] Lt. Governor of Maryland, Anthony Brown visits our lab. (April, 28th 2008 - from JHU Gazette)
At a stop in Homewood's new Computational Science and Engineering Building, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, left, learns about doctoral student Marcin Balicki's work on a steady-hand eye surgery robot in the Laboratory for Computational and Sensing Robotics. Last week's two-hour visit, Brown's first to the Homewood campus as lieutenant governor, included an overview of the university; visits with administrators, faculty and deans; and tours of three buildings that have received state funding — Gilman Hall, Clark Hall and Computational Science and Engineering.

[Marcin receiving the CAI award, Photo from MICCAI2009 Site] Marcin Balicki, a CS PhD student, has been named a recipient of the ARCS Foundation Scholarship for 2008-2009 and more recently for 2009-2010. Marcin is one of four recipients from Johns Hopkins University. The ARCS Foundation awards scholarships annually to students working in the science and engineering fields who have maintained high scholastic records and have proven abilities in a scientific field. ARCS Foundation >>

Carmen Kut, our lab manager, has been chosen to be a part of USA Today's 17th annual All-USA College Academic First Team, which recognizes young people for academic excellence and community service. Only 20 students from around the country were chosen, making this a great honor. JHU Gazette >>


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