RBE Colloquium Series Presents Dr. Long Wang

Friday, December 07, 2018
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Floor/Room #: 
GP 1002

RBE Colloquium Series Presents

Dr. Long Wang

Toward Semi-Autonomous Surgical Tasks using Continuum Robots: Modeling, Calibration, and Intelligent Assistance

Continuum robots for surgical applications can support complex surgical tasks within deep confined spaces of the body, and using them in a semi-automated mode of operation may alleviate the cognitive burden of surgeons.  However, these exciting capabilities of continuum robots are unattainable without the availability of accurate kinematic models.  Meanwhile, the situational awareness may be augmented, but the augmentation requires methods for reconciling preoperative medical imaging information with the surgical scene in a way that helps the surgeon in executing surgical tasks safely.

I will describe two aspects of my research:  how to obtain accurate robot models via calibration, and how to update a preoperative surgical plan using robotic force-controlled approach.

Long Wang is a postdoctoral researcher in Robotic Manipulation and Mobility Lab at Columbia University, directed by Prof. Matei Ciocarlie.  He recently finished his Ph.D. thesis on Modeling, Calibration, and Intelligently-assisted Telemanipulation of Surgical Continuum Robots supervised by Prof. Nabil Simaan at Vanderbilt University.  He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Tsinghua University and Columbia University, respectively.  His research interests include modeling, calibration, and control of continuum robots, surgical robotics, robot force control, and robot telemanipulation.

Friday, December 7, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
60 Gateway Park, GP 1002