A Department of Veterans Affairs-run Center of Excellence for Rehabilitation Research and Development, focusing on the practical medical needs of individuals disabled by sensorimotor dysfunction, cognitive deficits or limb loss.
Using a cross-discipline approach to bring creativity, knowledge and expertise to the creation of robotic systems, with a specific focus on exploration, intelligence, movement, manufacturing and health care
Develops image analysis methods (registration, machine learning, etc.) for detection, staging and treatment evaluation of patient cardiovascular disease, and develops cryo-imaging methods for preclinical research in cancer and stem cells.
Develops computational neuro-informatics methods to analyze imaging for characterizing physiological, molecular and pathological phenotypes to predict patient outcome and evaluate response to treatment.
Develops nanoscale devices for computing building blocks using emerging semiconductors, as well as silicon carbide materials, hardware for harsh environments, and biomedical, photonic and quantum technologies.
Develops medical applications of robotics and other information technologies, specifically robotic systems for surgery and interventional medicine, human-machine interfaces, haptics, virtual reality surgical simulators and modeling and simulation of complex biological systems.