Reuben Brewer, Ph.D.

Reuben Brewer

Reuben Brewer
Ph.D., Graduated in 2015
Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Research Interests

  • Medical robotics
  • Mechanical design


Selected Publications

Book Chapters

P.J. Pasricha, M. J. Krier, R. D. Brewer “The Future of Colonoscopy.” Colonoscopy Principles and Practice. 2nd Edition. Ed. J. D. Waye, D. K. Rex & C. B. Williams. Oxford UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2009, pp. 784-790.


R. D. Brewer, K. E. Loewke, E. F. Duval, and J. K. Salisbury, “Force Control of a Permanent Magnet for Minimally-Invasive Procedures.” International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, 2008, pp. 580-586.

R. D. Brewer and J. K. Salisbury, “Visual Vein-Finding for Robotics IV Insertion.” IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2010, pp. 4597-4602.

M. Quigley, R. Brewer, S. P. Soudararaj, V. Pradeep, Q. Le, and A. Y. Ng, “Low-cost Accelerometers for Robotic Manipulator Perception, ” in Proc. Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2010, pp. 6168-6174.

R. D. Brewer, A. E. Leeper, and J. K. Salisbury, “A Friction Differential and Cable Transmission Design for a 3-DOF Haptic Device with Spherical Kinematics.” IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2011, pp. 2570-2577.

Poster and Workshop Presentations

M. Quigley, R. Brewer, and A. Y. Ng, “OpenArms: Towards Low-cost Robotic Manipulation, ” poster and live demonstration at workshop, International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2009.

Selected Patents

R. Brewer, K. Loewke, D. Camarillo, and J. K. Salisbury. “System and Method for Guiding a Medical Instrument with Magnetic Force Control.” Application 12/603,387, Patent Pending.

R. Brewer and J. K. Salisbury. “Remote Center of Motion Mechanism and Method of Use.” Application 61/522,530, Patent Pending.

R. Brewer and J. K. Salisbury. “Assistive Method and Visual-Aid Device For Vascular Needle Insertion.”  Application 61/578,841, Patent Pending.

K. Chao, A. Roop, G. Magee, R. Jou, R. Brewer, S.C. Pell, B. Duggan, C. Dong, and T. Ruby, “Surgical Device and Method” Patent Application PCT/US2010/001036, filed May 2010.

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