Allison Okamura, John Hopkins Unviersity (image) Johns Hopkins University Share Print E-Mail Caption Mechanical engineer Allison Okamura, a leading researcher in human-machine interaction, demonstrates her lab's scissor-based surgical simulator. Her work is aimed at giving robotic surgical tools a sense of 'touch.' Credit Will Kirk/JHU Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.