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Photocatalytic and Photoelectrochemical Conversions for Energy and Environmental Applications

Abstract : The photoinduced electron transfers occurring at the semiconductor surface are the key process of solar photosynthetic and photocatalytic processes. Metal oxides such as TiO2, WO3, and Fe2O3 that consists of earth-abundant elements are the most practical base materials […]

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CO2 Capture from Humid Flue Gases and Humid Atmosphere using a Microporous Coppersilicate and Conversion of Solar Energy to Hydrogen

Abstract: In an effort to curtail the increase in atmospheric CO2 concentrations, economic methods need to be developed to capture CO2 from flue gas and the atmosphere. One possible approach involves the capture of CO2 by using physical adsorption on […]

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Clean Fuel Production by Photoelectrochemical Cells Using Solar Energy and Water

Abstract : Harvesting energy directly from sunlight as nature accomplishes through photosynthesis is a very attractive and desirable way to solve the energy challenge. Many efforts have been made to find appropriate materials and systems that can utilize solar energy […]

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Using Exoelectrogenic and Electrotrophic Microorganisms for Direct Electricity, Biofuels or Chemical Production

Abstract : The ability of certain microorganisms to transfer electrons outside the cell has created opportunities for new methods of renewable energy generation based on microbial fuel cells (MFCs) that can be used to produce electrical power, microbial electrolysis cells […]

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Towards enhancing the precision and safety of microsurgery: bimanual SMART

Abstract: Micro-surgeons rely on excellent motor control to perform critical tasks and may have hand tremor on the order of 50-100 microns. Surgical procedures on the retina require especially precise motor control to achieve surgical objectives and minimize surgical risks. […]

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Medical Robotics and Computer-Integrated Interventional Medicine

Abstract : This talk will discuss ongoing research at the JHU Engineering Research Center for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology (CISST ERC) to develop CIIS systems that combine innovative algorithms, robotic devices, imaging systems, sensors, and human-machine interfaces to work […]

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Balancing Arm Design and Its Application to Robotic Surgery

  Abstract : Counter-balancing technology has been extensively applied to automotive industry and industrial robot design to save energy or increase the payload. There are two different approaches in balancing technology; counter-weight and counter spring. It is desired that counter […]

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Intelligent Surgical Robots: from Manipulation Augmentation to Complementary Situational Awareness

Abstract: Until now, surgical robots have been limited to augmenting surgeon dexterity, precision, and manipulation skill. With the emergence of new surgical paradigms such as natural orifice surgery and minimally invasive surgery in deep surgical sites, new challenges face surgeons. […]

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Robotic Approaches to Enhancing Laser Micro-Surgery

Abstract : Laser surgery is an interventional technique in which a highly focused laser beam ablates soft tissue with a high water content. Phonomicrosurgery is a specific form of laser surgery aimed at the treatment of abnormalities of the larynx […]

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Smart Sensor Microsystems for IoT and Wearables: Application-Dependent Integration Approaches

Abstract : With the future filled with a trillion sensors on the way, there is a large variety in the forms of smart sensors for different applications existing or emerging, such as environmental monitoring, smart grid, green transportation, smart home […]

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