Robotics and Haptics Technologies to Serve Teaching

Robotics and Haptics Technologies to Serve Teaching and Research in Biochemistry and Medical Genetics

Tactile Robotics presents a seminar entitled “Robotics and Haptics Technologies to Serve Teaching and Research in Biochemistry and Medical Genetics” on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 – 12:00 pm in the Department of Biochemistry & Medical Genetics, Max Rady College of Medicine, The University of Manitoba.

In this seminar, we discuss the application of smart micro-robots and instrumented devices and tools for teaching, innovative research, and best practices in patient care. After overviewing existing technologies in both macro/microdomains. Some proposals are presented to give ideas of collaboration to the frontiers of knowledge in the Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics at The University of Manitoba. Some examples of presentation topic are:

  • Design and prototype a platform with tiny sensory systems and electromechanical actuators, capable of measuring tissue tension.
  • Develop a dual-arm robotized system to apply a controlled force to a tissue to measure its behaviour and sketch the results such as plotting a stress-strain diagram for a particular experiment.
  • Design and prototype a CT-compatible or MR-compatible high-dextrous robotic/haptic system to conduct CT or MRI on small animals, including rodents.
  • Design an algorithm to predict function in cellular, tissue, and whole-body levels after gene mutations or ablation based on the database, that is being developed by our biomedical scientists. This technology could be used for teaching purposes, increasing public information, and, finally, for the use in research.