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DOGEE Design Team Wins CWEA Design Challenge

May 23, 2016

A senior design team in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, named Stormtroopers, has won a design challenge sponsored by the Chesapeake Water Environmental Association to design a plan to limit polluting stormwater from running off Fort Meade’s property and into nearby waterways. The team won first place in the CWEA Student Design Competition, […]

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Robots fly, swim, fetch, and drive in Johns Hopkins student project demos

May 12, 2016

It took a couple tries. At one point the robotic helicopter accelerated upwards, hitting the top of the net, then crashed abruptly to the floor. But later during the robotics demonstration at Johns Hopkins University’s Krieger Hall, the small quadcopter successfully hovered over its target landing pad and settled safely. “If you never crash a […]

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Personalized virtual heart can predict the risk of sudden cardiac death

May 10, 2016

When electrical waves in the heart run amok, the results can be deadly. Current treatment for the condition, called arrhythmia, includes implanting a small defibrillator which senses the onset of arrhythmia and jolts the heart back to a normal rhythm. But a thorny question remains: How should doctors decide which patients truly need an invasive, […]

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Johns Hopkins student team designs device to treat chronic sinus inflammation

May 5, 2016

A device to treat persistent and reoccurring sinus infections took the top award in the first-ever Student Healthcare Design Competition, which was held on Johns Hopkins University’s East Baltimore campus on Tuesday and sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design. Unlike other business plan competitions at Johns Hopkins, the Student Healthcare […]

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Washington Post: Robots are doing animal surgery all on their own. Will they soon be operating on you?

May 5, 2016

The Washington Post reported on a study published May 4 in Science Translational Medicine, in which a team of scientists that included WSE computer scientist Simon Leonard announced the first successful, totally robotic soft-tissue surgery in pigs. By some measures, they say that their robot surgeon actually outperformed human doctors. Leonard is an assistant research professor in the […]

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Computer scientist programs autonomous robot for “soft tissue” surgery

May 5, 2016

http://www.cs.jhu.edu/~sleonard/SZI_STAR_Promo_Video_10-30-2015.mp4 Not even the surest surgeon’s hand is quite as steady and consistent as a robotic arm built of metal and plastic, programmed to perform the same motions over and over. So could it handle the slippery stuff of soft tissues during a surgery? Simon Leonard, an assistant research professor in the Department of Computer […]

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