Honda Prize 2015 awarded for Contributions in a Development of Surgical Medical Robots and Systems and Technological Evolution in a Field

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The Honda Foundation, a public-interest incorporated substructure combined by Honda Motor’s owner Soichiro Honda and his younger hermit Benjiro Honda and now headed by Hiroto Ishida, is gratified to announce that a Honda Prize 2015*1 will be awarded to Dr. Russell H. Taylor for his extensive contributions in a growth of medical robots, technological enlargement in this field, and producing rarely learned technical personnel.

Dr. Taylor is a highbrow during Johns Hopkins University, now one of a heading medical schools in a United States, and is also a executive of CISST ERC (Engineering Research Center for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology) and LCSR (Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics). He has been concerned in technological enlargement and fostering of personnel, and stays active in this margin as a heading figure. Dr. Taylor is a 36th laureate of a Honda Prize. The endowment rite will be hold during a Imperial Hotel in Tokyo on Nov 17, 2015. In serve to a esteem award and diploma, a laureate will be awarded 10 million yen.

Dr. Taylor has been intent in growth of medical robots for 40 years—the margin of medical drudge was technically self-existent when he started research—and has driven a margin as a tellurian personality for a final 3 decades. In addition, Dr. Taylor is one of a pioneers who determined a margin of drudge investigate in a 1970’s and is one of a many eminent scientists in this field. He has turn widely famous as a “father of medical robotics.”

The hip deputy medicine partner drudge “ROBODOC,” a antecedent of that was essentially grown by Dr. Taylor when he was employed during IBM Watson Research Center, is a world’s initial critical surgical partner drudge that upheld a surgical process. Many of a concepts grown for ROBODOC were subsequently incorporated in robotic systems for many opposite surgical applications. Concurrently, Dr. Taylor also led growth of a surgical assistance complement for craniofacial surgery. This complement was one of a initial surgical navigation systems for non-neurosurgical applications.

While still during IBM, Dr. Taylor also grown a Laparoscopic Assistant Robotic System (LARS) that constantly displays a surgical margin during a core of a shade to be monitored by a user during laparoscopic surgery. Under a required process in laparoscopic surgery, since a surgeon could not manipulate an endoscope and adjust a surgical margin on a shade to have a optimal angle and viewpoint by him/her self, a surgeon indispensable to rest on an partner for a strategy of a endoscope. However, this complement solved this problem by attaching a joystick to a surgical instrument in sequence to capacitate a surgeon to manipulate a endoscope by him/herself. By indicating a partial he/she wants to concentration on within a surgical-field shade by regulating a joystick, a resource controls a camera position powered by a drudge technology, so a surgeon can constantly perspective a surgical margin on a shade in a preferred way. During a growth of this system, automatic reserve was achieved by adopting a Remote Center of Motion (RCM) resource and this reserve judgment is also employed in a da Vinci computer-assisted surgical complement that has been adopted worldwide.

Furthermore, Dr. Taylor was among a initial to widespread a judgment of “Computer Integrated Surgery” (CIS) and “Surgical CAD/CAM” as good as heading a margin by organizing general conferences on medical robotics and CIS such as Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery (MRCAS), Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Interventions (MICCAI), and Information Processing and Computer-Assisted Interventions (IPCAI).

Established in 1980, a Honda Prize is awarded annually to an particular or organisation to commend accomplishments in a margin of ecotechnology*2, that works to allege tellurian feat while parallel preserving a healthy environment. The judgment of computer-assisted (robotic) surgical complement has brought about a series in surgical methodology. It enables minimally invasive medicine and realizes not usually easing a patients’ pain though also cutting a hospitalization duration as good as shortening medical expenses.

In this manner, a enlargement and serve focus of medical robots will make a inhabitant medical economy some-more fit and, therefore, boost society’s healthy and active population. As a consequence, this is deliberate as contributing to a Honda Foundation’s goal—“Creating a truly benevolent civilization.” Therefore, a medical systems grown by Dr. Taylor and his contributions in furthering a enlargement and creation of a medical robotic margin are deliberate suitable for a Honda Prize recognition.