Computer-Assisted Robot-Enhanced Systems
surgical technology

About the CARES Laboratory

The Computer-Assisted Robot-Enhanced Systems (CARES) is part of the Electrical and Computer Enginering Department and is housed in the Engineering Building on Wayne State University's main campus in the heart of Detroit.

 We develop and test enhancements for robotic applications that include medical, military, and space exploration.  Our researchers have expertise in areas including augmented reality,  robotic kinematics, simulation, Raman Spectroscopy, hardware  and software development and human factors.  We work closely with local hospitals (Children's Hospital/DMC), NASA, and the US Army to ensure that our research has a meaningful impact.

Mission Statement

To develop and apply Computation, Image processing, Sensors and Robotics to improve Medical , Military and Space Teleoperation Technologies.


Community Outreach

The group supports First Robotics.