Surgical Navigation and Robotics Laboratory

A part of Image-Guided Therapy Program
Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School


Featured Image: Tendon-Driven Continuum Robot for Endoscopic Surgery: Preclinical Development and Validation of a Tension Propagation Model

Articulation experiment with the two section continuum robot. The proposed forward kinematic mapping predicted the robot postures in 180-degree angled view task with the different tip positions (yellow circles).

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The Surgical Navigation and Robotics Laboratory focuses on development of novel computer and engineering methods for image-guided therapy.

Our unique approach, where imaging, computing and robotics are integrated into one unit to enhance the capability of image-guided therapy, aims to advance a minimally invasive therapy and ultimately develop new treatment methods.

Being part of a clinical research program in a Harvard affiliated hospital, we stress actual clinical applications of the developed methods. We do science, engineering, and applications. The laboratory is under the direction of Dr. Nobuhiko Hata.