About Us

The Sensing, Manipulation, and Real-Time Systems (SMARTS) lab focuses on components and integrated systems for computer-assisted surgery and robotics in extreme environments. This includes the integration of real-time imaging, such as video and ultrasound, to enable robotic assistance in more challenging environments, such as minimally invasive surgery and microsurgery, and teleoperation with time delay of several seconds for satellite servicing. Research in component technologies includes high-performance motor control, electromagnetic and inertial sensing, and sensor fusion. The lab also performs research in system architectures, applying component-based software engineering concepts to provide a uniform programming model for multi-threaded, multi-process, and multi-processor systems.

The SMARTS lab is a member of the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics (LCSR)

Closely affiliated labs include:

Lab Director

Peter Kazanzides

Peter Kazanzides
Research Professor
Dept. of Computer Science.
Johns Hopkins University


Hackerman Hall

B08 Hackerman Hall (Robotorium in the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics)
B08D Hackerman Hall (SMARTS laboratory)
136 and 137A Hackerman Hall (Grad student offices)
128 Hackerman Hall (Postdoc offices)
120 Hackerman Hall (Peter Kazanzides’ office)


B08D Hackerman Hall
3400 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21218 USA