Nebraska’s Mixed Bag Lecture Series Surgical Robots

Dates: October 6, 2017

Meets: F from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Location: Unitarian Church

Course Fee: $5.00

Please note: this course requires membership in 2017-18 Membership or 2018-19 Membership

Surgical robots have the potential for performing surgery in remote locations such as battlefields and space travel. Join us to hear Shane Farritor, professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, talk about his work with the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) to create miniature surgical robots. These small robots, less than 2 pounds, are inserted into the body for surgery and are remotely controlled by the surgeon. The methodology was tested earlier this year when Clayton Anderson, retired U.S. astronaut and Nebraska native, operated a robot at UNMC from his control panel at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Featured Presenter Shane Farritor, professor, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, UNL
Fee: $5.00

Unitarian Church

6300 A Street Overflow parking is available at the Trinity Episcopal church across A street to the south.


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