Dec 2016 - We will present two papers at the 2017 SPIE Medical Imaging conference.
April 2016 - Our paper A Rigid Mechanism with Uniform, Variable Curvature debuted at ASME DMD'16. Great work, Kaitlin!
April 2016 - Congratulations to Andrew on receiving a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!
Jan 2016 - Our paper Analysis and Validation of a Teleoperated Surgical Parallel Continuum Manipulator has been accepted for publication in the new journal, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters.
Dec 2015 - Our paper Continuum Robots for Medical Applications: A Survey with Jessica Burgner-Kahrs and Howie Choset is published in IEEE Transactions on Robotics.
Aug 2015 - Kaitlin Oliver Butler joins the lab as a new PhD student. Welcome Kaitlin!
June 2015 - Our paper A Surgical Parallel Continuum Manipulator with a Cable-Driven Grasper has been accepted for publication at IEEE EMBC'15. Great work, Andrew!
May 2015 - Our work is featured in the first clip of the ICRA trailer for 2015! Click here to view the trailer on YouTube.
Feb 2015 - Our paper Efficient Computation of Multiple Coupled Cosserat Rod Models for Real-Time Simulation and Control of Parallel Continuum Manipulators has been accepted for publication at IEEE/RAS ICRA 2015 in Seattle. Congratulations John!
July 2014 - NSF National Robotics Initiative Grant: The National Science foundation has awarded a new grant to the REACH lab titled NRI: Flexible Multi-Leg Robots for Safe Interaction and Surgical Dexterity. The award funds a 3-year effort to study and develop parallel continuum manipulators.
June 2014 - Paper Award: Our paper Toward Parallel Continuum Manipulators receives the Best Manipulation Paper Award at the 2014 IEEE/RAS International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Congratulations to Caroline and Dr. Rucker! Click here to read the UTK MABE news article.
June 2014 - John Till joins the lab as a new PhD student. Welcome John!
June 2014 - Congratulations to Andrew, who will intern at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University this summer!
April 2014 - Congratulations to Caroline on receiving a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!
December 2013 - The REACH Lab presents research posters at the annual VISE Symposium for Surgery and Engineering at Vanderbilt University.
August 2013 - Dr. Rucker begins his appointment at the University of Tennessee. Caroline Bryson joins and becomes the first PhD student in the REACH Lab.