[lug] BLUG Meeting Announcement 2013-01-10
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Sat Jan 5 10:28:14 MST 2013
The January Boulder Linux User Group meeting is coming up.
Talk : Achieving In vivo Robotic Capsule Mobility
Speaker : Mark Rentschler
When : 7:15 p.m. on Thu, Jan 10, 2013
Where : Applied Trust, 1033 Walnut St, Bulder, CO 80302
Applied Trust is on Walnut Street in downtown Boulder. It is
the door just west of Amante Coffee.
Map : http://lug.boulder.co.us/meetings.html
Parking : Parking on the street is free after 7pm and there are 2 public
garages on Walnut at $1.25/hour and bike parking on the sidewalk
in front of the office.
Bus : Less than 2 blocks from Broadway which is served by the Skip busses.
Less than 4 blocks from the Boulder Transit Center which serves
almost all routes.
Summary of 'Achieving In vivo Robotic Capsule Mobility'
The state-of-the-art technology for deep gastrointestinal (GI) tract
exploration is a capsule endoscope (CE). Capsule endoscopes are pill-sized
devices that provide visual feedback of the GI tract as they move
passively through the patient. These passive devices could benefit from a
mobility system enabling maneuverability and controllability. Potential
benefits of a robotic capsule endoscope (RCE) include faster travel
speeds, ability to maintain an anchored position, reaction force
generation for biopsy, and decreased capsule retention. To achieve in vivo
robotic mobility we have studied the design, experimental testing
performance, contact mechanics, and robotic implementation of
micro-patterned treads. In this talk, our approach to achieving in vivo
robotic mobility is presented. This includes experimental test methods,
devices, and results for the mechanical characterization of
micro-patterned treads designs, in regards to tread-tissue traction and
adhesion generation. Mechanics modeling of robot-tissue contact mechanics
is also presented. The talk is concluded by discussing design and
integration of these treads into a novel robotic capsule endoscope for
active mobility in the gastrointestinal tract with in vivo testing results
on a porcine model presented.
Pre meeting food
Food will be available at the meeting location, so please show up around 6:45 pm
and join us for a bite to eat. We'll start the meeting about 7:15.
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