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High Performance Computing for Robot-Assisted Surgery (Hippocrates)
This project is no longer active.
Head: Omar Ghattas
Mailing address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Associated center(s) / consortia:
 Medical Robotics Technology Center (MRTC)
Associated lab(s) / group(s):
 Computational Mechanics Laboratory
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Hippocrates is a new joint effort between roboticists, computational mechanicists, and computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University, and surgeons and bioengineers at Shadyside Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA. Its goal is to develop advanced planning, simulation, and execution technologies for the next generation of computer-assisted surgical robots. Because of the significant computational requirements presented by each of these tasks, high performance computing is essential to realizing the great promise of robot-assisted surgery.