Surgical robotics have pushed the boundaries of what surgeons can do within a human body, providing new access to anatomy, reducing trauma to the patient, scaling their motions and providing tremor reductions for detailed surgical tasks. While significant progress has been made, a large breadth of surgeries remain open for revolution by incorporating robotics.
In our lab we focus on three areas of research:
design and build new surgical robots to provide next-generation interventions for a wide spectrum of surgeries
use computer vision for real-time medical image guidance improving intraoperative guidance as well as medical training
develop surgical task automation to go beyond human limitations of performing challenging procedures.