photo of optimal port placement for minimally invasive surgery

Professor DuPont
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The BioRobotics Research Group (BRG) solves theoretical and practical problems in minimally invasive surgery. They specialize in medical robot and instrument design, development of imaging techniques for surgical guidance, modeling tool-tissue interaction; and teleoperation / automation of instrument motion. They utilize analytical tools from robotics, dynamics and control together with innovative design techniques to create successful solutions.

The team members come from diverse backgrounds with degrees in mechanical / biomedical / electrical engineering and medicine. Their specialties range from biomedical robotics, clinical practice and imaging to product design and many areas in between.