We develop novel techniques to reach challenging locations within the body.

We design a range of flexible minimally invasive surgical instruments and microrobotic systems, and robotically control them using various clinical imaging modalities such as ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic resonance images.

SRL is composed of an interdisciplinary team of engineers from diverse backgrounds (Mechanical, Electrical, Biomedical, Applied Physics, and Technical Medicine). We closely collaborate with our clinical partners at Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, and Medisch Spectrum Twente.

SRL is equipped with rapid prototyping facilities such as 3D printer and laser cutter, and also access to the department workshop. Further, we also have 3D ultrasound (research) systems and several navigation instruments.



Sarthak Misra
Sarthak Misra Full professor

University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
Department of Biomedical Engineering
A. Deusinglaan 1
9713 AV Groningen

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