Robotic needle insertion system with ultrasound tracking
Robotic needle insertion system with ultrasound tracking

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Robotic needle insertion system with ultrasound tracking
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We have open positions for graduate students on our recently-funded project.

Prospective graduate students should click here to find about our new positions, research assistantship, and application process.

At AMMI lab, our aim is to develop smart medical instruments that could help surgeries to be less invasive and more accurate. To accomplish this task, we intend to incorporate advanced biocompatible materials and active components in our designs. Our projects cover a vast majority of topics such as material characterization and training, actuation, design and development, testing and evaluations, shape sensing, robotic instrumentation, image processing, and nonlinear feedback control studies. To find out more about our research activities, please check out the research tab.

AMMI is a research laboratory in the Mechanical Engineering Department at University of Hawaii at Manoa.

We have an opening for a competent visiting research scholar.

We also host limited number of interns every summer from highly motivated individuals. 

Undergraduate students: To check out our Vertically Integrated Projects (VIPs) click here

Our current major projects are: (a) a robotic needle that bends through the tissue with actuation, shape sensing, and control to deliver therapeutic drugs or to take biopsy samples, (b) ultrasound tracking of needle tip during a needle insertion task and image-guided needle steering, (c) a control algorithm for a robust adaptive motion planning of active surgical needles, and (d) Finite Element Analyses and simulation of medical devices steering inside the tissue.

Apr 26, 2021 Paper accepted in The International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery

Mar 31, 2021 Blayton successfully passed his Qualifying Exam. Congratulations. 

Jan 27, 2021 Paper accepted in Journal of Medical Robotics Research

Feb 3, 2021 Paper accepted in Design of Medical Devices Conference

Dec 13, 2020 Dr. Konh presented at IEEE NANOMED

Dec 4, 2020 Blayton successfully passed his MS Thesis exam.

Dec 1, 2020 Oral and Poster presentations at IEEE BioRob Conference.

Nov 25, 2020 Gabrielle Baguio received UROP funding.

Nov 13, 2020 New paper accepted in ASME Journal of Medical Devices.

Nov 10, 2020 New funding from Cancer Center (Strategic Investment in Translational Science.

Aug 20, 2020 Zolboo Batsaikhan joined our lab.

Jul 7, 2020 Paper accepted in Surgical Innovation.

Jun 25, 2020 Paper accepted in ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering.

Jun 17, 2020 New Peer-Reviewed Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF) External Grant.

Jun 17, 2020 Saeed successfully defended his PhD.

Jun 03, 2020 Paper available online in Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures.

May 11, 2020 Dr. Seong Young Ko joined our lab as a visiting scholar.

May 09, 2020 Paper accepted in IEEE BioRob Conference.

May 05, 2020 Two papers presented at Design of Medical Devices Conference.

Nov 26, 2019 Zahra successfully defended her MS Thesis.

Jun 05, 2019 Paper published in ASME Journal of Medical Devices.

May 27, 2019 Paper published in Robotica.

Apr 26, 2019 Saeed passed his comprehensive exam.

Apr 16, 2019 Two papers presented at Design of Medical Devices.

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