Mimic’s dV-Trainer on display at the 2012 Robotics & Innovation Competition

Skills Simulator

Mimic’s dV-Trainer and Intuitive’s Skills Simulator (co-developed between Mimic & Intuitive) were on display to demonstrate virtual robotic training to students of all ages.

Mimic’s dV-Trainer was on display at the 2012 Robotics & Innovation Competition earlier this month. The event was designed to showcase innovations from University/college and high school students from across Canada.  Students were given the opportunity to demonstrate their robots as judges decide which ones have the best practice applications. The event provided students with the opportunity to network with industry experts, scientists, engineers and academics.


Students demonstrate their robots as judges decide which ones have the best practical applications.

The  Robotics & Innovation Competition was part of the 2012 Innovation Nation Conference (INC) produced by the Centre for Surgical Invention and Innovation (CSii), a nationally funded Centre of Excellence and research accelerator that recently purchased two Mimic dV-Trainers of their own.

In addition to the competition, the Conference showcased the work of innovators who are presently redefining and redesigning our world. The panel of expert speakers included founder of Mimic Technologies, Jeff Berkley.

Dr. Jeff Berkley is the founder, Chairman and CEO of Mimic Technologies, which is both a pioneer and leader in Robotic Surgery Simulation. Jeff brings decades of experience in the mathematics, engineering and healthcare disciplines focused on technology and virtual reality applications. He has applied his knowledge of haptic feedback and continuum mechanic-based tissue modeling to surgery simulation.

Jeff is well known as a leader in the fields of haptics, surgery simulation, and real-time finite element modeling. He has published numerous articles and has spoken at a wide variety of academic conferences. He has published and served as a reviewer for various journals such as IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Modeling, Virtual Reality, and the Electronic Journal of Haptics Research and Medical Imaging.

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York University was one of the many school teams awarded a cash prize for the most innovative robots.

Learn more about the 2012 Innovation Nation Conference & Robotics & Innovation Competition at http://innovation-nation.ca/