RBE MS Directed Research Presentation: Nicholas Fajardo


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WPI Robotics Engineering
Friday, August 16, 2019
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
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Suite 201, RBE 209 (Conference Room)

RBE MS Directed Research Presentation

Nicholas Fajardo

A Robotic Augmented Reality approach to Surgical Laser Ablations


Friday August 16, 2019

1:00pm – 2:00pm

85 Prescott St., Suite 201 (Robotics Conf. Rm. 209)


Abstract: Flexible laser waveguides are used in a variety of clinical applications to enable clinicians to ablate hard to reach tissue. While this introduces new maneuvers, biological control factors such as hand tremor reduce the accuracy that could be achieved. Clinical Flexible Laser Waveguides are also usually accompanied with some sort of endoscopic camera, requiring the surgeon to look away from the site in order to gain information. The proposed research seeks to construct and evaluate an Augmented Reality Robotic approach to enhancing the accuracy of Surgical Laser Waveguide Applications, using a Magic Leap One AR System accompanied by a Franka Emika Panda Serial Robotic Manipulator.


Directed Research Advisor: Professor Loris Fichera

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