LCSR Seminar: Peter Kazanzides “The da Vinci Research Kit: System Description, Research Highlights, and Surgical Robotics Challenge”

The da Vinci Research Kit (dVRK) is an open research platform that couples open-source control electronics and software with the mechanical components of the da Vinci surgical robot. This presentation will describe the dVRK system architecture, followed by selected research enabled by this system, including mixed reality for the first assistant, autonomous camera motion, and force estimation for bilateral teleoperation. The presentation will conclude with an overview of the AccelNet Surgical Robotics Challenge, which includes both simulated and physical environments.
Peter Kazanzides received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Brown University in 1988. He began work on surgical robotics in March 1989 as a postdoctoral researcher with Russell Taylor at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and co-founded Integrated Surgical Systems (ISS) in November 1990. As Director of Robotics and Software at ISS, he was responsible for the design, implementation, validation and support of the ROBODOC System, which has been used for more than 20,000 hip and knee replacement surgeries. Dr. Kazanzides joined Johns Hopkins University December 2002 and currently holds an appointment as a Research Professor of Computer Science. His research focuses on computer-integrated surgery, space robotics and mixed reality.

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 12:00 to 13:00

Hackerman B17 @ 3400 N Charles St