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“Lifesaving Robotic Tentacles” topic for UT Science Forum Friday, April 15

robotics-medicalDr. Caleb Rucker, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace & Biomedical Engineering at UT, will present: “Lifesaving Robotic Tentacles” at the next UT Science Forum, Friday, April 15.

Dr. Rucker will describe recent research to advance technical capabilities and improve patient outcomes in robot-assisted surgery. Many of these advances have come from new, bio-inspired, tentacle-like, flexible, robotic arms that can traverse narrow, winding paths with minimal invasion.

The UT Science Forum takes place in the Thompson-Boling Arena Cafe, Rooms C-D from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring their lunch or purchase it from the arena.

The UT Science Forum is free and open to the public.