The Dynamical Systems Lab is directed by Dr. Brian Mann and is within the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science at Duke Univeristy. The Dynamical System Lab is comprised of a multi-faceted research group focusing on topics including non-linear dynamics, biomechanics in athletes, energy harvesting, and robotic surgery.
In 2015, the Brain Tool Laboratory was established by Dr. Patrick Codd as a collaboration between the Department of Neurosurgery and the Pratt School of Engineering. Since that time, engineers and neurosurgeons have worked together to tackle some of the most difficult problems facing the surgical community. Fostering a true atmosphere of collaboration, the Brain Tool Laboratory is in a unique position to bring about significant change to the field of surgical robotics.