Dr. Gregory Scott Fischer, Associate Professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), founding director of the Automation and Interventional Medicine (AIM) Robotics Laboratory and faculty director of the PracticePoint Research and Development Center at WPI visited Delsys on Tuesday June 19th to present his research on medical robotics. Dr. Fischer presented an overview of the research projects of the AIM laboratory such as currently active studies on interventional surgical systems and computer-integrated surgery that allow to enable “closed loop medicine” by using real time feedback to guide a surgical procedure. Other projects include wearable assistive and rehabilitative robotics, as well as socially assistive robots.
Dr. Gregory Scott Fischer
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Prof. Fischer is a faculty member in Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Engineering with an appointment in Biomedical Engineering at WPI. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2008 from Johns Hopkins University, where he was part of the NSF Engineering Research Center for Computer Integrated Surgery. At WPI he has been an integral part of developing the Robotics Engineering program and teaches primarily junior-level and graduate courses in Robotics. He is the founding director of the Automation and Interventional Medicine (AIM) Robotics Laboratory located on the 2nd floor of 85 Prescott with the Robotics Engineering Program. He is also the faculty director for the WPI Healthcare Delivery Institute located on the 4th floor of 85 Prescott. Prof. Fischer’s research interests include medical robotics, MRI-compatible mechatronics, computer-assisted and image-guided surgery, sensors and actuator development, soft wearable devices, socially assistive robots, and robotics education.