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What is a Surgical Robot Anyway? by Dr. Catherine Mohr

Catherine Mohr
September 30, 2016 - 9:30am to 10:20am
440 Escondido Mall, Building 530, Room 127

Seminar is open to the public. Students in ME328 and CS/ME571 are required to attend.

What is a surgical robot anyway?

Dr. Mohr will talk about how medical and surgical robots are used today, and what technologies are incorporated onto these platforms to augment the surgeon's senses, aid in dexterous manipulation and improve clinical decision making.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Catherine Mohr is Vice President of Strategy at Intuitive Surgical, where she evaluates new technologies for incorporation into the next generation of surgical robots. She is also on the Medicine and Robotics Faculty at Singularity University, and was previously a Consulting Assistant Professor in the department of Surgery at Stanford School of Medicine. Dr. Mohr received her BS and MS in mechanical engineering from MIT, and her MD from Stanford University School of Medicine. She serves as scientific advisor to several startup companies in Silicon Valley as well as government technology development programs and startups in her native New Zealand.

The seminar organizers are: Federico Barbagli, a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, Senior Director of Systems Engineering at Intuitive Surgical Inc., and former Chief Technology Officer at Hansen Medical, and Allison Okamura, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University.

Event Sponsor: 
Stanford Computer Forum