Body-mounted robotic instrument guide: (Left) the base mount attachment to large loop containing fiducial markers for device-to-image registration; (Right) double ring mechanism with 18-gauge demonstration probe mounted on the base attachment.
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.