Robert D. Howe

Abbott and James Lawrence Professor of Engineering

Area Dean for Bioengineering

Director of Undergraduate Studies for Biomedical Engineering


Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
323 Pierce Hall, 29 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

  • Email
  • Office Tel. +1 (617) 496-8359
  • Lab Tel. +1 (617) 496-9098
  • Fax +1 (617) 495-9837
  • Assistant: Melissa Majkut
    +1 (617) 496-5167


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Research Interests

Design, sensing, and motor control in biological and robotic systems.

Fast, cheap, and easy:
High performance tactile array sensors using off-the-shelf components.
Open source design information - see takkTile

Research Lab

Research projects




Harvard BioRobotics Lab

Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Harvard University

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