Robert D. Howe
The Harvard Biorobotics Lab focuses on the role of sensing and mechanical design in motor control, in both robots and humans. The research draws upon diverse disciplines, including biomechanics, systems analysis, and neurophysiology. The lab is currently exploring the development of robotic and image-guided approaches to minimally invasive surgical procedures, including projects that are improving biomechanical modeling, medical imaging, robotic surgery and rehabilitation robotics. Working with industrial partners, the lab is developing applications of this research in biomedical instrumentation, teleoperated robots, and intelligent sensors.