UW surgical robot has star turn in futuristic flick ‘Ender’s Game’
Doctoral students go behind the scenes in New Orleans as device simulates brain surgery on lead character in sci-fi movie.
University of Washington doctoral student Hawkeye King walked upstairs to get coffee on an ordinary spring morning in 2012. Blake Hannaford, his adviser and a UW electrical engineering professor, was ahead of him in line.
“Did you hear about the Hollywood thing?” Hannaford asked.
King recalls saying, “No, but I’m in.”