Sensing, Manipulation and Real-Time Systems Laboratory
The Sensing, Manipulation, and Real-Time Systems (SMARTS)
lab focuses on components and integrated systems for computer-assisted surgery. 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. 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.