Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

May 06, 2018
HKU discovers important interaction between land use and climate change in driving species distribution shifts
Climate change is altering where species live all over the planet.

Ontology-based surgical subtask automation, automating blunt dissection
In a paper to be published in the Journal of Medical Robotics Research, a team of researchers have discovered a way to automate blunt dissection using the da Vinci surgical robot, which is controlled by the Da Vinci Research Kit (DVRK).

Novel techniques for three-dimensional visualization of microscopic structures in the human brain
A team of scientists from the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong and Imperial College London has made a breakthrough in the visualization of human brain tissue at the microscopic level.

Visual homing for micro aerial vehicles using scene familiarity
In a paper to be published in Unmanned Systems, a group of researchers have discovered that a navigation algorithm proposed by Baddeley et al. is able to allow MAVs to find their way back to an earlier visited location fairly quickly and efficiently, allowing it to function more similar to a flying insect.
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