At the Advanced Medical Technologies Laboratory (AMTL) we strive to improve the quality of life for people by focusing on medical mechatronics and surgical robotic systems, design and control. These efforts include design of novel surgical tools and devices, characterization and modeling of how these tools and devices interact with the patient, and design and control optimization based on these models. Research areas include surgical robotic-assist devices, surgical tools, and non-invasive sensory measurement devices.