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  • Dr Ren gave talks and served as Program chair for CISRAM 2017
    by admin on November 20, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Two papers from our team were presented by Dr Ren. […]

  • Invited talk and Origami Soft Robots Demo at Robotics Expo
    by admin on November 2, 2017 at 11:12 am

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  • Team presenting our ACTORS technology at Lean LaunchPad
    by admin on October 23, 2017 at 4:47 am

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  • Dr. Ren invited to talk at KAIST-NUS workshop
    by admin on October 16, 2017 at 5:27 am

    Dr. Ren invited to talk at KAIST-NUS workshop on global healthcar […]

  • Team won gold award at EMedic Global 2017
    by admin on October 1, 2017 at 3:45 am

    Our Team ACTORS won the gold award at EMedic Global 2017 out of about 20 teams […]

  • Team presenting at IROS 2017
    by admin on September 27, 2017 at 3:00 am

    Our papers on surgical navigation and flexible robotics were presented in the conference and also Dr. Ren chaired the session for medical robotics. […]

  • Team presenting at MICCAI
    by admin on September 12, 2017 at 12:19 am

    Our papers on surgical navigation and automatic medical image analysis were pretended. […]

  • Flexible robotic manipulator pretended and team meeting at WRC 2017
    by admin on August 27, 2017 at 1:20 pm

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  • Soft tactile sensors presented at CASE 2017
    by admin on August 23, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    DEVELOPMENT OF FLEXIBLE FABRIC BASED TACTILE SENSOR FOR CLOSED LOOP CONTROL OF SOFT ROBOTIC ACTUATOR    Godwin Ponraj, Senthil Kumar Kirthika, Nitish V. Thakor, Fellow, IEEE, Chen-Hua Yeow, Member, IEEE, Sunil L. Kukreja, Senior Member, IEEE and Hongliang Ren†, Member, IEEE   […]

  • Team attending IRC-SET 2017
    by admin on August 10, 2017 at 1:32 pm

      Our team attended IRC-SET 2017 and presented Semi-Automated Segmentation of Glioblastomas in Brain MRI Using Machine Learning Techniques by Naomi Joseph, Parita Sanghani, Hongliang Ren Air-Powered Soft Robotic Gripper Using Lego Bricks and Jamming of Granular Material: An Initial Approach by […]

  • Congratulations to Summer interns
    by admin on July 29, 2017 at 1:05 am

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  • Dr Ren visited U of Macau
    by admin on July 20, 2017 at 12:55 am

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  • Dr Ren delivered IEEE ICIA plenary talk
    by admin on July 20, 2017 at 12:40 am

    Dr Ren delivered A plenary talk at IEEE ICIA 2017 and also presented other two research publications. […]

  • Co-organization of ICAR 2017 on the boats
    by admin on July 16, 2017 at 1:00 am

    Our team co-organized the historical ICAR (International conference on advanced robotics) conference at Hong Kong. Dr Ren served as the program chair and our previous and current members were presenting in the conference. […]

  • Our paper to ICVS2017 shortlisted
    by admin on July 11, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Our paper on the stereo endoscope navigation was shortlisted as Best conference paper (finalist award) in the recent ICVS 2017 conference at Shenzhen. […]

  • Team showing at Innofest
    by admin on June 8, 2017 at 2:10 am

    Team showing flexible robotic manipulators at NUSRI Innofest&nbs […]

  • Dr REN invited to talk at SUDA 
    by admin on June 6, 2017 at 2:40 am

    Dr REN was invited to talk about recent surgical robotics Research at SUDA, Soochow University […]

  • Team at ICRA
    by admin on June 3, 2017 at 2:35 am

    Our team members have been actively participating in the ICRA conference at various angles including chairing sessions, volunteers, technical tour Demo, workshops, robotic challenge among others. […]

  • Team visit to FANUC Singapore
    by admin on November 16, 2016 at 3:19 am

    Team visit to FANUC Singapore PTE LTD, observing intelligent and collaborative robotic systems […]

  • Dr Ren Invited to Talk at NEU
    by admin on November 11, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Dr Ren was Invited to Talk at NEU (Northeastern University of China) […]

  • Dr Ren Invited to Talk at SUSTC
    by admin on October 30, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Dr Ren Invited to Talk at SUSTC (South University of Science and Technology of China) about recent developments in flexible surgical robotics. […]

  • Best Paper Finalist award at ICMA 2016 Conference
    by admin on August 10, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    Our team’s research paper titled “Investigation of a Stiffness Varying Mechanism for Flexible Robotic System” paper was presented and shortlisted for the Best Conference Paper at 2016 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation (ICMA 2016), Aug 7-10, 2016, China. […]

  • ICIA 2016
    by admin on August 10, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Members of our research staff were actively involved at ICIA2016, IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation in Ningbo, China from Jul 31 to Aug 4. Dr. Ren was the Program Chair of the organizing committee and also presented our recent papers in soft and flexible robotics. […]

  • Best Student Paper for IEEE RCAR2016
    by admin on June 10, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Our paper titled “Towards Magnetically Actuated Guide-wire Steering in Arteriovenous Fistula Angioplasty Procedures” was awarded for the Best Student Paper at IEEE Conference on Real-time Computing and Robotics (RCAR), June 6 to 10, 2016, at Angkor Wat, Cambodia. […]

  • Gold award in BES10SM Design Competition
    by admin on May 14, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Congratulations to the Gold award in the Biomedical engineering Society 10th Scientific Meeting (BES10SM) at Singapore, 14th May 2016, for our lab’s research led by FYP student, Yoew Bok Seng, on the project of Magnetic Robotic Intervention, for the design (undergraduate) category. […]

  • Best Paper Finalist award at CSCWD 2016 Conference
    by admin on May 4, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    Our team’s research paper titled “Human-Compliant Body-Attached Soft Robots Towards Automatic Cooperative Ultrasound Imaging” paper was presented and shortlisted for the Best Conference Paper at 2016 20th IEEE International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in […]

  • Farewell Party for Dr. Wang Hongqiang
    by kywu on October 14, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    We have held a farewell party for Dr. Wang Hongqiang, our research fellow, who is moving to Harvard University. […]

  • Our research presented at IROS 2015
    by kywu on October 2, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    The 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) took place in Hamburg, Germany during September 28 to October 02, 2015. The theme of the 2015 IROS conference was “Gateway to the Era of Robots” with the goal to create a variety of […]

  • Our article featured on the cover of IEEE Sensor Journal
    by admin on August 19, 2015 at 3:06 am

    Out of 72 articles in the same issue, our paper on flexible robotic sensing, entitled “Electromagnetic Positioning for Tip Tracking and Shape Sensing of Flexible Robots”, was  featured on the cover of IEEE Sensor Journal,  (Volume:15 , Issue: 8, Issue Date: Aug. 2015). […]

  • ICORR at NTU
    by kywu on August 14, 2015 at 6:31 am

    This year, the 14th edition of the IEEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR 2015) was hold in Singapore and our paper titled ‘A Preliminary Study of Force Estimation Based on Surface EMG: Towards Neuromechanically Guided Soft Oral Rehabilitation Robot’ […]

  • Best Paper Finalist award at ICIA 2015 Conference
    by kywu on August 10, 2015 at 6:33 am

    During the recent IEEE ICIA/ICAL 2015 conference, we presented two papers including: 1. Keyu Wu, Liao Wu, Chwee Ming Lim, Hongliang Ren. Model-free Image Guidance for Intelligent Tubular Robots with Pre-clinical Feasibility Study: Towards Minimally Invasive Trans-orifice Surgery. […]

  • CIS-RAM 2015 at Angkor Wat, Cambodia
    by kywu on July 18, 2015 at 7:31 am

    The 7th IEEE International Conference on Cybernetics and Intelligent Systems (CIS) and the 7th IEEE International Conference on Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics (RAM) was held in 15-17 July, 2015 at Angkor Wat, Cambodia. The conferences brought the international community of researchers, […]

  • ACCAS presentations and lab demos at NUS
    by kywu on July 12, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    The 11th Asian Conference on Computer Aided Surgery (ACCAS2015) was held in Singapore on July 9-11, 2015 at National University of Singapore. During the conference, international academic researchers, clinical scientists, surgeons and industrial partners presented and discussed their key […]

  • BBQ at Kent Vale
    by kywu on July 10, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    Our team had a BBQ party at Kent Vale on Sunday.  We broiled various meat, vegetables and seafood together and had a lot of fun. […]

  • NNI-SINAPSE Ideas Forum
    by kywu on July 10, 2015 at 7:35 am

    The NNI-SINAPSE Ideas forum was held on 10 July 2015 and the list of the presentations for the meeting is as follows: Presenters: Prof. Nitish (SINAPSE) o   Title: Electroceuticals – Implantable Neural Interfaces for Visceral Nerves and to Treat Disorders. Dr. […]

  • WACBE at UTown
    by kywu on July 9, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    This year, WACBE World Congress on Bioengineering 2015 (WACBE 2015), was held in Singapore, from 6 to 8 July 2015. Many biomedical engineers from over the world were brought together to share their experiences and opinions on the development of biomedical engineering. During the conference, […]

  • Live demo and presentation at TGIF
    by admin on July 3, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Our project on intelligent tube robot was invited to demo at the  COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH MEETING WITH NUH NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY at SINAPSE this Friday. […]

  • Dr. Ren invited to give a talk at UTD
    by admin on June 11, 2015 at 2:44 am

    Invited by Professor Wooram Park, Dr. Ren gave a seminar at UT Dallas, with the topic of “Surgical Robotics and Navigation with Intelligence, Flexibility and Compliance”. […]

  • Shuang and Yi delivered TGIF seminars at SINAPSE
    by kywu on June 5, 2015 at 4:12 am

    During the TGIF seminar held at SINAPSE, Mr. Sun Yi, our PhD student, shared his ICRA journey in Seattle USA and some cool researches on soft robotics he noted during the journey. Besides, Dr. Song Shuang, our research fellow, also shared his interesting stories during the academic […]

  • Two papers won CCECE awards
    by admin on May 30, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    Our team won two conference paper awards at the recent IEEE CCECE (IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering) conference held in Halifax, Canada. J. Feiling, Z. Li, H. Yu & H. Ren ” Optimal Teleoperation Control of A Constrained Tendon-driven Serpentine […]

  • Research Presentations in ICRA 2015
    by admin on May 30, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    (May 2015) Dr. Ren and our PhD student, Mr. Sun Yi attended the annual ICRA (IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation) conference at Seattle, USA, and presented our two accepted papers in visual tracking and soft robotics in medicine, respectively. […]

  • Welcome visiting students from USA
    by admin on May 30, 2015 at 3:46 am

    A warm welcome to our visiting students, Victor Hoang and Rock Zhang from UIUC and UPitt, USA, respectively. They will participate the research projects in surgical navigation and robotics for 2 months. […]

  • Technical Visits to Soochow University and NUSRI
    by admin on May 21, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    (May 2015) Dr. Hongliang REN and our PhD student Xu Wenjun paid a visit to Soochow University and NUSRI at Suzhou on May 21, 2015. Dr. Ren gave a talk on surgical robotics to the professors and research staffs of  Robotics and Micro system Laboratory at  Soochow University. Based on […]

  • East Coast walk
    by admin on April 25, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    (Apr 25, 2015) East Coast walk on Saturday, for refreshing after a semester’s courses and experiments. https://www.nparks.gov.sg/gardens-parks-and-nature/walks-and-tours/going-on-a-diy-walk […]

  • Experiments at univeristy hospital
    by admin on April 12, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    (April, 2015) A series of cadaver experiments were conducted in collaboration with Dr. Lim from ENT dept in National University Hospital for validating our surgical robotic systems. […]

  • NUS S&T Exhibition Launch at UCC
    by admin on April 10, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    (9 April 2015) We have been invited to demonstrate our Intelligent Tubular Robotic System (iTubot) at the exhibition showcasing NUS’ contribution to nation-building through groundbreaking research. The event launched at the University Cultural Centre on 9 April to […]

  • Two projects won awards from Asia Pac AR&TTs challenge 2015
    by admin on March 26, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    (Mar, 2015) In the recent Asia Pac AR&TTs challenge 2015, our project on a soft robotic system for oral intervention (team members: Neera, Yi, Hongliang) won the Commercial Potential Award and the project on magnetic actuated robotic intervention (team members: Shen Shen, Zhu Jingling, Song […]

Dr. REN awarded MSIWF Research Grant

(Nov 2014) Dr. Hongliang REN was awarded with Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Welfare Foundation (MSIWF) Research Grant.

Congratulate Sun Yi on winning the NUS Graduate School Scholarship (NGSS)

(Sept 2014) Our research assistant, Sun Yi, has received the very competitive graduate scholarship from NUS Graduate School (NGS) and will pursue his PhD in NUS.

Best Paper Award at IEEE Cyber 2014

(Jul 2014) Our paper on surgical tracking led by Jiaole received the best conference paper award at IEEE Cyber 2014.

Dr. REN awarded SMF grant

(Jul 2014) Dr. Hongliang REN was awarded with Singapore Millennium Foundation (SMF) grant for his proposed research on biologically inspired transnasal robotics.

Welcome visiting students from USA

(May 2014) A warm welcome to our visiting students, Ashley, Amy, and Kaiyuan, from UIUC and JHU, USA! They will participate the research projects in surgical navigation and robotics for 2 months.

Gold award and merit award in BES8SM (2014)

(May 2014) Congratulations on the awards led by our FYP students, Lynette and Yong Chun in the Biomedical Engineering Society 8th Scientific Meeting (BES8SM)! Lynette (right in the photo) won the gold award, for platform presentation under the university (undergraduate) category and another project poster led by Yong Chun (left) won the Merit Award in the Poster Category (undergraduate).

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  • Platform Presentation Category (undergraduate) Group: Teo Li Ting Lynette, Liao Wu, and Hongliang Ren, National University of Singapore Gold Award: “Robotic Endoscopy System for Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery”
  • Poster Category (undergraduate) Group: Koh Yong Chun, Jiayue Xu, Zhaolin Yang and Hongliang Ren, National University of Singapore Merit Award: “A Study Of Motion Control Patterns In Biorobotic Spiders”

Walking team explored Southern Ridges

(May 2014) A good escape from brain work – the walking team finished a journey through the Southern Ridges of Singapore during the Labour Day.

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Biorobotics FYP project received FoE 28th Innovation & Research Award (2014)

(May 2014) Congratulations to Yong Chun and Jiayue, two FYP students of our lab working on the biorobotics project, which has been selected for the Merit Award in the FoE 28th Innovation & Research Award (2014).

Clinical experiments with the developed robotic systems

(Feb 2014) In collaboration with Dr. Lim from ENT dept, a series of clinical experiments were performed in the National University Hospital, using the surgical robotic systems recently developed by our team members. 2014-02-24 10.39.56-prepSY

​​Dr. Song Zhangjun delivered a seminar on robotics

(Feb 2014) Jointly Organized By Medical Mechatronics Lab, BME; Edutainment Robotics Lab, ECE; Social Robotics Lab, IDMI, and Singapore IEEE SMC, R&A, and Control Chapters, Dr. Song Zhangjun gave a talk on Intelligent Systems & Robotics.

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Best Paper Award at ROBIO 2013

(Dec 2013)  In the recent ROBIO 2013, out of 610 submissions, our paper on cognitive tracking won the best conference paper award. Our paper on statistical implant & intramedullary robot  was nominated a finalist for the best conference paper in robotics.

  • Liu, W.; Ren, H.; Zhang, W. & Song, S. Cognitive Tracking of Surgical Instruments Based on Stereo Vision and Depth Sensing
  • Wu, K.; Wong, F. K. L.; Daruwalla, Z. J.; Murphy, D. & Ren, H. Statistical Humerus Atlas for Optimal Design of Asian-Specific Humerus Implants and Associated Intramedullary Robotics

Research paper shortlisted for ICBME Young Investigator Award

(Dec 2013) Our paper on flexible endoscopic robot led by Zeqi is shortlisted for ICBME 2013 (International Conferences in Biomedical Engineering) Young Investigator Award. Paper: Zeqi Tan and Hongliang Ren, Design and Actuation of a Snake-Like Robot for Minimally Invasive Surgeries, The 15th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering IFMBE Proceedings Volume 43, 2014, pp 28-31

Welcome to Dr. WU Liao

(Dec 2013) Welcome to Dr. WU Liao, who received both his B.S and PhD from Tsinghua University. He recently joined our lab as a research fellow and will be working on surgical robotics.

Dr. REN awarded YIA of NUS

(Oct 2013) Dr. Hongliang REN won the NUS Young Investigator Award with half million grant for his proposed research on medical micro-robotics.

Welcome to visiting students, Zongyong, Jiaole and Cong

(October 1, 2013) Zongyong is currently a PhD student from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China and will be a visit PhD student in NUS for 1 year. Jiaole and Cong are visiting PhD students from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Welcome to visiting students from Imperial College London, UK

(Aug 2013) Welcome to Zhenyi, Vyoma, Geraint, and Daniel, who are visiting students from Imperial College London, UK and will participate the research projects in NUS for 2 months.

Welcome to visiting students from Johns Hopkins University, USA

(June 2013) Welcome to Rohil, Inez, Namrata and Mizuha, who are visiting students from Johns Hopkins University, USA and will participate the research projects in surgical tracking, navigation and robotics for 2 months.

Welcome to visiting students from Thailand

(April 1, 2013) Welcome to Dusita Sukvanitvichai and Kulthisa Sajjamark, who are visiting students from Mahidol University, Thailand and will participate the research projects in surgical navigation and planning.

Finalist for best paper at ROBIO 2012

(Dec 2012) Our surgical planning paper (Statistical Atlas Based Registration and Planning for Ablating Bone Tumors in Minimally Invasive Interventions, by Xin Kang, Hongliang Ren, Jing Li and Waipan Yau) was one of the five finalists for the best conference paper award at ROBIO 2012 in Guangzhou, China. Congrats to the winners and the other finalists. (The photo cited from IEEE ROBIO 2012 website showed that Prof Toshio Fukuda was presenting the awards).

Dr. REN invited to give a talk in Bio4Apps 2012

(Nov 2012) The new but well attended conference, the Bio4Apps 2012 (International Conference on BioElectronics, BioSensors, BioMedical Devices, BioMEMS/NEMS and Applications; http://www.ece.nus.edu.sg/stfpage/elelc/Conference_Bio4Apps2012.html) is held at NUS, Singapore on Nov. 19 and 20, 2012, and Dr. REN is invited to give a talk on ‘Surgical Instrument Tracking for Navigating Minimally Invasive Surgery’. This conference is also held in conjunction with the JSPS Sponsored Workshop.

Dr. REN invited to give a talk in 2012 International Workshop on Robotics

(Oct 2012) Dr. REN is invited to give a talk in the 2012 International Workshop on Robotics (http://www.risit.org/workshop/) on 31st October 2012, which is held in conjunction with The International Conference on Social Robotics (http://www.icsoro.org/) in Chengdu. This workshop is to discuss the state-of-the-art in robotics and their emerging applications in different areas. In particular, Dr. REN gave a talk on Surgical Navigation and Planning in Computer-Integrated Interventional Medicine.

Welcome to Wei Liu

(Oct 2012) Welcome to Wei LIU, who recently joined our lab as a research engineer and will be working on a new trans-oral surgical robotic system.

Congratulations and welcome to Darren

(Aug 2012) Congratulations and welcome to Darren Yue ZHOU, a visiting PhD students from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, who was selected to receive an award under the Global Scholarship Programme for Research Excellence – CNOOC Grants for 2012-13.

Welcome new members!

(Aug 2012) Final year and UROP undergraduate students, Andy, Wan Cheng, Zeqi, Keyu, Cai Lin and Royston, recently joined our lab to work on various projects in computer integrated surgical systems.

Dr. REN to serve IEEE ICIA conference as program chair

(June 2012) Dr. REN is elected as program chair to serve the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation (IEEE ICIA 2013), which will be held in Yinchuan, Ningxia in Aug 2013. For more information, please visit the conference website of ICIA2013.

Dr. REN invited to give a talk at Hong Kong

(June 2012) Dr. Ren is invited by the Shun Hing Institute of Advanced Engineering of The Chinese University of Hong Kong to deliver a talk entitled ‘Surgical Navigation and Planning in Computer-Integrated Interventional Medicine: An Information Fusion Perspective’ for the Shun Hing Distinguished Lecture Series.

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