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ME/CS571: Dr. Ann Majewicz Fey, From Tool to Assistant: Developing Adaptive Surgical Robots for the Operating Room

February 1, 2019 - 9:30am to 10:20am
Building 320, Room 105

Open to the public. Students in ME 328 and CS/ME 571 are required to attend.

Join us for the ME/CS571 Surgical Robotics Seminar featuring Dr. Ann Majewicz Fey.

Seminar Title: From Tool to Assistant: Developing Adaptive Surgical Robots for the Operating Room.

Abstract: Human-generated, preventable errors, particularly those made intra-operatively, can lead to morbidity and mortality for the patient, poor training outcomes for residents, and high costs for the hospital. Surgical robotic systems could be designed to avoid these errors and improve training outcomes by interpreting, reacting to, and assisting human behavior. This talk will describe some novel data-driven methods to predict, in real-time, surgical style, expertise levels, and task difficulty; as well as present new robotic systems that could be used to assist with surgical intervention or training in a variety of domains.

Speaker Bio: Ann Majewicz Fey completed B.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering at the University of St. Thomas, the M.S.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, and the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. Dr. Majewicz Fey joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering as an Assistant Professor in August 2014, where she directs the Human-Enabled Robotic Technology Laboratory. She holds at courtesy appointment in the Department of Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Her research interests focus on the interface between humans and robotic systems, with an emphasis on improving the delivery of surgical and interventional care, both for the patient and the provider.

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