Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in Medicine Lab


The Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in Medicine Lab (ARMLab) is an interdisciplinary research lab in the Robotics Center and School of Computing at the University of Utah.

Recent News

4/18/22 – We will have two papers appearing at the 2022 Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics: “Toward Targeted Therapy in the Brain by Leveraging Screw-Tip Soft Magnetically Steerable Needles,” Trevor J. Schwehr, Adam J. Sperry, John D. Rolston, Matthew D. Alexander, Jake J. Abbott, and Alan Kuntz; as well as “Optimizing Continuum Robot Tendon Routing for Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery,” Margaret Rox, Aidan Copinga, Robert P. Naftel, Robert J. Webster III, and Alan Kuntz.

4/13/22 – Alexandra Leavitt selected for the University of Utah Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program for the summer semester!

1/31/22 – Our paper “Learning Visual Shape Control of Novel 3D Deformable Objects from Partial-View Point Clouds,” Bao Thach, Brian Y. Cho, Alan Kuntz, and Tucker Hermans has been accepted to ICRA 2022. (arXiv)

11/19/21 – Yixuan Huang and Michael Bentley’s paper “Toward Learning Context-Dependent Tasks from Demonstration for Tendon-Driven Surgical Robots” is honored as a finalist for best paper and a finalist for best student paper at ISMR 2021!

11/18/21 – Brian Cho’s paper “Planning Sensing Sequences for Subsurface 3D Tumor Mapping” and Yixuan Huang and Michael Bentley’s paper “Toward Learning Context-Dependent Tasks from Demonstration for Tendon-Driven Surgical Robots” have been published and presented at the 2021 International Symposium on Medical Robotics (ISMR).

7/15/21 – Bao Thach’s paper “DeformerNet: A Deep Learning Approach to 3D Deformable Object Manipulation” has received an Honorable Mention – Best Paper recognition at the RSS Workshop on Deformable Object Simulation in Robotics (DO-Sim)!

4/14/21 – Aidan Copinga selected for the University of Utah Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program for the summer semester!

1/4/21 – Sarvenaz Chaeibakhsh’s paper “Optimizing Hospital Room Layout to Reduce the Risk of Patient Falls” has been accepted to appear in the International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems 2021 (ICORES).

8/6/20 – Michael Bentley awarded a 2020 DDS&T Excellence in Publication Award in the Student Category for the work he did at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory!

7/31/20 – Laura Brannan selected for the University of Utah Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program for the fall semester!