Welcome to Harvard Biorobotics Laboratory
- May 2013
TakkTile was featured on Science World Report, GizMag, Discovery News, and more!
- June 2012
Congratulations to BioRobotics Lab member Laura Brattain, whose talk was voted second prize
in the Audience Awards and selected for extended oral presentation at the 3rd International Conference
on Information Processing in Computer-Assisted Interventions (IPCAI 2012) on June 27, 2012 in Pisa, Italy.
- May 2012
NEW! Fast, cheap, and easy:
High performance tactile array sensor using off-the-shelf components.
Open source design
- March 2012
The Economist | Monitor: An open-source robo-surgeon
- January 2012
The Economist:Surgical robots The kindness of strangers
- December 2011
Rob Howe is named a
2012 Fellow of the IEEE for contributions in haptic interfaces and robotic manipulation
- September 2011
The SDM hand was featured in the Harvard Crimson:
Robots in Motion
- September 2011
Paul Novotny's GPU instrument tracking paper was one of two runners up for the
Young Investigator Publication
Impact Award at MiCCAI 2011
- April 2011
The SDM Hand won TreeHugger's Best of Green Award in Science & Technology for bio-inspired design
- March 2011
Samuel Kesner's work on Robotic Catheters was selected for the University Research and
Entrepreneurship Symposium (URES): (Mass High Tech, SEAS Website,
- January 2011
Biorobotics Lab alum Amy Kerdok '06 was featured in SEAS's
with Amy Kerdok '06 (Ph.D.)
Our research focuses on the role of sensing and mechanical design in motor control,
in both robots and humans. This work draws upon diverse disciplines, including biomechanics,
systems analysis, and neurophysiology. The main approach is experimental, although analysis and simulation
play important parts. In conjunction with industrial partners, we are developing applications of this research
in biomedical instrumentation, teleoperated robots, and intelligent sensors.
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