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).
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.