Robotics, Vision & Graphics

DaVinci robotResearch groups, labs & centers

Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics 
LCSR is a locus for robotics research, covering domains from computer-integrated medicine to human-computer interaction to robotic deep sea exploration.

Engineering Research Center in Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology 
The CISST ERC’s mission is to develop novel computing methods, interfacial technologies and computer-integrated surgical systems to improve 21st century surgery.

Computational Interaction and Robotics Lab
CIRL researchers are interested in understanding the problems that involve dynamic, spatial interaction at the intersection of vision, robotics, and human-computer interaction.

Computer Integrated Interventional Systems Laboratory
CIIS seeks to to develop surgical systems that integrate novel computer and human/machine interface technologies that will revolutionize surgical procedures, extending the surgeon’s abilities to achieve better outcomes at lower costs.

Medical UltraSound Imaging and Intervention Collaboration 
MUSiiC conducts research on advanced ultrasound techniques. These include ultrasound elastography imaging, 3D ultrasound reconstruction methods, parallel and GPU implementations, CT-US registration, and segmentation, to name but a few.

Computer Aided Medical Procedures
The laboratory for Computer Aided Medical Procedures aims at developing the next generation solutions for computer assisted interventions. The complexity of surgical environments requires us to study, model and monitor surgical workflow enabling the development of novel patient and process specific imaging and visualization methods. Due to the requirements of flexibility and reliability we work on novel robotized multi-modal imaging solutions and to satisfy the challenging usability requirements we focus on data fusion and  its interactive representation within augmented reality environments.

Computer Graphics Group
This group investigates shape retrieval, symmetry detection, surface reconstruction, mesh editing and image processing.

Intuitive Computing Laboratory 

The intuitive computing laboratory focuses on designing and building intuitive interaction capabilities for computing and robotics technologies that are to be integrated into human environments to enhance supported task performance and user experience.


Greg Hager

Chien-Ming Huang

Michael Kazhdan

Nassir Navab

Russ Taylor

Suchi Saria

Peter Kazanzides

Austin Reiter

Emad Boctor

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