Skip to main content

VISE Fall Seminar Xiaoguang Dong, PhD 9.8.22

Posted by on Monday, August 29, 2022 in News.

VISE Fall Seminar
to be led by

Xiaoguang Dong, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Date: Thursday, September 8, 2022
Time: 11:45 a.m. Lunch, 12:00 p.m. start
Location: Stevenson 5326
Wireless Miniature Robots for Minimally Invasive Medical Operations

Wireless small-scale robots actuated by magnetic fields could revolutionize minimally invasive medical operations by allowing access to enclosed small spaces inside the human body and performing medical operations such as drug delivery, onsite biofluid pumping, and biopsy. Despite recent advances in this field, critical challenges still exist in creating intelligent miniature robots that could navigate through complex confined environments and demonstrate practical medical functionalities. This talk will highlight our recent work on developing millimeter-scale soft robots which can climb soft and wet tissue surfaces and perform local drug delivery, as well as recent work on creating cilia-inspired soft robots that are capable of pumping viscous biofluids. This talk will also discuss the potential application of wireless miniature mechanisms, devices, and robots for the next-generation surgery robotic procedures.

Tags: , , , , , , ,