Motion Planning of Flexible Manipulators by Learning from Human Expert Demonstrations

Abstract Motion Planning of Multiple-segment flexible soft, and continuum Flexible Manipulators by Learning from Human Expert Demonstrations Multiple-segment flexible and soft robotic actuators exhibit compliance but suffer from the difficulty of path planning due to their redundant degrees of freedom, although they are promising in complex tasks such as crossing body cavities to grasp objects. We propose a learning from … Continue reading

Ultrasound Assisted Guidance with Force Cues for Intravascular Interventions

Project Goals Image guidance during minimally invasive cardiovascular interventions is primarily achieved based on X-ray fluoroscopy, which has several limitations including limited 3D imaging, significant doses of radiation to operators, and lack of contact force measurement between the cardiovascular anatomy and interventional tools. Ultrasound imaging may complement or possibly replace 2D fluoroscopy for intravascular interventions due to its portability, safety, … Continue reading

Magnetically Actuated Guide-wire Steering

Project Goals Guide wires are commonly used to assist surgeons during vascular surgery. Guide wires are usually the first to be placed, eventually allowing easy exchange of surgical tools to the target site. The surgeon has to manually control and manipulate the guide wire to the target region. This process is complicated by the tortuous nature of the vasculature and … Continue reading

Body-Attached Soft Robot for Ultrasound Imaging

Project Goals Ultrasound imaging procedures are deemed as one of the most convenient and least invasive medical diagnostic imaging modalities and have been widely utilized in health care providers, which are expecting semiautomatic or fully-automatic imaging systems to reduce the current clinical workloads. This paper presents a portable and wearable soft robotic system which has been designed with the purpose … Continue reading

Opportunities for NUS Graduate Scholarships

Opportunities for NUS Graduate Scholarships Links To Official Websites NUS Graduate School: http://www.nus.edu.sg/admissions/graduate-studies/ NGS: http://www.nus.edu.sg/ngs/NGSS.html SINGA(A*STAR): https://www.singa.a-star.edu.sg/(Open to all international students) AGS (A*STAR) (for Singaporeans, Singaporean Permanent Residents and ASEAN Nationals.) Graduate Scholarships / Awards FYI (with some broken links and please do refer to official websites) Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) (Perspective students are encouraged to contact the Principle … Continue reading

Positions for part-time undergraduate Research Assistants (RA)

The part-time research positions are to support a funded project on the study of a computer integrated surgery system. The successful applicants will involve hands-on development for surgical robot prototype or surgical navigation system study based on their backgrounds. The successful applicants will also be exposed to the other interesting research projects in surgical robotic system development. Position Responsibilities: Assist … Continue reading

BN5209-6209 Neurosensors and Signal Processing/Neurotechnology AY15/16

BN5209/BN6209 Neurosensors and Signal Processing / Neurotechnology Semester 2, 2015/2016 SCHEDULE Lecture Time: Tuesday: 3 pm – 6 pm (EA-06-03) Instructors Professor Nitish THAKOR (NT) Assistant Professor Hongliang REN (HR) Invited lecturers Syllabus Note: Information contained in this syllabus may be subject to change. Week Topic 1 Jan12 Intro to the Course (NT) Intro to Neurotechnology  (NT) 2 Jan19 Introduction … Continue reading

Soft Robotic Manipulators: fabrication & applications

Abstract Flexible robotic manipulators have been widely used in minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and many other applications requiring closer inspection and operation. Although a variety of manipulators enabled by different mechanism have been developed, few of them can preserve softness, thinness and decent bending capability simultaneously. We develop miniature soft robotic manipulators made of hyper-elastic silicone rubber. Along with the … Continue reading

Research Fellowship (Postdoctoral Fellowship) in Robotics Engineering (Tactile, Control & Mechatronics)

Project Description The Bimanual Dexterous Manipulation Consortium of the SINAPSE Institute is interested in recruiting well trained, talented, skilled and highly motivated individuals to work under diverse programs in the areas of Sensors, Robotics, Mechatronics, Control Systems and Signal Processing but with a common goal and theme.   Job Description       At the present time we have a need for several postdoctoral … Continue reading

Research Positions in Robotics at NUS

We are looking for qualified research assistants, research associates or research fellows who have strong interests of applying engineering approaches to medicine. Specifically, our group is focusing on Computer Integrated Interventional Systems (CIIS), Surgical Navigation and Planning systems, Robotic and Sensing in Medicine, and Biomedical Mechatronics. Interested applicants with strong background in Computer Engineering or Mechatronics please send application to … Continue reading