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Hamlyn Medical Robotics Symposium, London

What are the implications of autonomy?   At the Hamlyn symposium we discussed how medical robot autonomy may result in situations where the human operator may no longer mitigate risks.  There exists a shift in responsibility during robotic surgery--who becomes responsible for the outcome during robotic surgery?   What is the criteria for a surgeon's responsibility--control, regulation, intervention and/or observation?   Is the robot responsible?  Perhaps only if the robot is an agent.  What about the responsibility of the developer or manufacturer of the robot--collective responsibility?   

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Stanford SCIEN Workshop on Medical VR & AR

Stanford Workshop on Medical VR and AR:        Surgical Planning and NavigationSabine Girod, MD, DDS, PhDProfessor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and, by courtesy, of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery.

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Strategic Multilayer Assessment (SMA) by Dr. Durnell, Dr. Hare "What Do Others Think and How Do We Know What They Are Thinking?"

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Over the last few years, Media Psychology at Fielding Graduate University, both as a program and as individual faculty, have been involved in a range of research and applications through SMA CENTCOM. SMA invited researchers and content experts from around the world to contribute to this effort. The final white paper addresses psychology, media and assessment of the use, misuse and methods deployed to better understand why people believe what they believe and do what they do. The article developed by Dr. Durnell and Dr.

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Research Presented at Harvard Medical School

Research suggests greater emotional engagement increases empathy and decreases cognitive resistance to behavioral and attitudinal change. Dr. Durnell argues that viewing emotional content in VR can provoke emotional reactions that are the precursors to behavioral, attitudinal and social change.

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Presenter at American Psychological Association (APA) annual conference, 2018

Dr. Durnell is presenting on "how technology is changing clinical treatments through facilitating high levels of personal efficacy." 

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