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.
The NNI-SINAPSE Ideas forum was held on 10 July 2015 and the list of the presentations for the meeting is as follows:
o Title: Electroceuticals – Implantable Neural Interfaces for Visceral Nerves and to Treat Disorders.
o Title: Tumour Treating Fields for glioblastoma -an SG50 ideal
- Dr. Hongliang Ren (SINAPSE)
o Title: Neurosurgical Robotics and Navigation with Intelligence and Compliance.
o Title: Photoacoustic imaging: from bench to bedside
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, Xinquan, our PhD student, presented the paper titled ‘Towards A Micro Pneumatic Actuator with Large Bending Deformation For Medical Interventions’ and Wenjun, another PhD student from our group, presented the paper titled ‘Indirect Distal End Force Sensing for a Tendon Driven Flexible Transoral Surgical Manipulator’.
Our project on intelligent tube robot was invited to demo at the COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH MEETING WITH NUH NEUROLOGY AND NEUROSURGERY at SINAPSE this Friday.
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”.
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 conference journey to Halifax, Canada, where he won the best paper award!
Mr. Sun Yi: My ICRA journey and Information Sharing on Soft Robotics – Seattle USA
Abstract: ICRA – International Conference on Robotics and Automation is one of the leading conferences in robotics. I was honored to present my paper, and during the conference, I spent some time looking around Seattle.
Biography: Mr. Yi Sun is currently a PHD student in NGS under the supervision of Prof Hongliang Ren. His main research interests and focus is soft material based soft pneumatic robots and actuators. Before that he was working in EPFL Switzerland as research associate also in soft robotics.
Dr. Song Shuang: An academic conference journey to Halifax, Cananda
Abstract: CCECE2015 is the 28th annual IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE’2015) held at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Here we will show some beautiful and interesting photos and stories during the travel and conference.
Biography: Dr. Shuang SONG received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Application Technology from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 2013. Now he is a research fellow in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Singapore Institute for Neurotechnology (SINAPSE), National University of Singapore. He will be a Assistant Professor in Harbin Institute of Technology from July, 2015. He mainly focuses on the area of biomedical robotics. . His research interests include Magnetic tracking and actuation method for Bioengineering Applications, such as surgical robots and micro manipulations.
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 Manipulator” CCECE 2015, IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering
S. Song, H. Yu & H. Ren ” Study on Mathematic Magnetic Field Model of Rectangular Coils for Magnetic Actuation” CCECE 2015, IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering
More information about the two award-winning papers can be found from our lab project page.
(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.
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.