CV Curriculum Vitae

Hongliang REN

Curriculum Vitae

hlren@ieee.org

http://labren.org/

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Academic Experience

  • Associate Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Department of Electronic Engineering
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, National University of Singapore, Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • 2012–2020 Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • 2012 Research Fellow, Children’s National Medical Center
    Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Washington D.C. Bioengineering Initiative (CNMC-SZIPSI)
  • 2010–2012 Research Fellow, Harvard University
    Harvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital, Boston Pediatric Cardiac Bioengineering Lab (PCBL)
  • 2008–2010 Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University (JHU)
    Dept of Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics
    Computer Integrated Surgical Systems & Technology Center (CISST)
  • Ph.D., The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), HK Electronic Engineering 2008
  • M.Sc., Harbin Engineering University (HEU), China Control Theory & Control Engineering 2004
  • B.Sc., Harbin Engineering University, China Power Engineering 2002 

Research Interests

Biorobotics & intelligent systems, medical mechatronics, continuum, and soft flexible robots and sensors, multisensory perception, learning and control in image-guided procedures, deployable motion generation, compliance modulation/sensing, cooperative and context-aware sensors/actuators in human environments, navigated robotic surgery/intervention, flexible robotics and machine artificial intelligence

Professional Activities

Program Committee Membership:

2022 Program Committee member (PCM) IEEE CSCWD
2022 PC Chair The 2nd International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Mechatronics Technology (ICEEMT 2022), Qingdao July 1-3, 2022.
2022 SNPD2022-Summer program committee
2022 PCM 5th International Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (ICRoM 2022)
2022 Associate Editor (AE) IEEE CASE Automation Science and Engineering
2022 Technical Committee, ICRAS 6th International Conference on Robotics and Automation Sciences
2021 Technical Committee, IEEE Consumer Technology Society (CTSoc)
2021 Regional chair, BHI-BSN 2021 in Italy (Milan)
2021 TPC member M2VIP2021

2021 Video Chair, ICRA (Flagship robotics conference), Xi’an, China 2021 Regional chair, BHI-BSN 2021 in Italy (Milan)
2020 program committee of CSCWD (2020 IEEE 24th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design)
2020 Program committee of CSII (The 7th International Conference on Computational Science/ Intelligence Applied Informatics)
2020 Technical committee member, 4th International Conference on Automation, Control, and Robots (ICACR 2020), Rome, Italy, October 11 – 13, 2020.
2019 Technical committee Int’l Conf. on Intelligent Medicine and Health, Ningbo, China, July 1-3, 2019
2019 Program Chair, Int’l Conf. on Mechatronic Systems and Robots (ICMSR) 2019 Associate Editor for IEEE CASE for the track focusing on mechatronics 2019 PC Member for IEEE Conf. on Computer and Infor. Science (ICIS)
2018 Area Chair/PC member, MICCAI Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention
2018 PC Member, ACCAS2018 (The 14th Asian Conference on Computer Aided Surgery)
2018 Program Co-Chair, IEEE International Conference on Real-time Computing and Robotics (IEEE RCAR)
2018 Program Committee Member, RiTA2018
2018 Program Chair, Int’l Conf. on Mechatronic Systems and Robots (ICMSR) 2018 Publication Chair, IRC Conference on Science, Engineering and Technology(IRC-SET)
2018 Publicity/Exhibits Chair, IEEE Int’l Conf on Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics (ICARM)
2018 Technical organizing committee, ICIS: 17th IEEE/ACIS Int’l Conf. on Computer and Information Science
2018 Associate Editor, BioRob2018
2018 Scientific Committee Judge for BES 12th Scientific Meeting 2018 Program Committee Member, WCICA
2018 Technical Committee, ICBCB, Int’l Conf. Bioinfo. and Comput. Biology 2017 Publicity Chair, IEEE Conf. on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
2017 Program Chair, Int’l Conf. on Advanced Robotics (ICAR)
2017 Workshop Chair, ICRA 2017 workshop on C4R Surgical Robots
2017 Program Chair, IEEE Int’l Conf. on Cybernetics & Intelligent Systems and Robotics, Automation & Mechatronics (CIS & RAM)
2017 Program Committee Member, ROBIO2017 2017 Program Committee Member, RiTA2017
2017 Session Chair on Medical Robotics, IROS2017 2017 Award Committee Co-Chair, ICIA2017
2017 Award Committee Co-Chair, RCAR2017
2016 Conf. Editor, IEEE RAS/EMBS BIOROB2016
2016 Workshop Chair, BIOROB2016 Workshop on Surgical Robotics 2016 Program Chair, IEEE Conf. on Information and Automation (ICIA) 2016 PC(Program Committee) Member, RiTA2016
2016 PC Member, IEEE Conf. on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO) 2016 PC Member, The 7th Chinese Conf. on Pattern Recognition (CCPR) 2016 PC Member, ICBME16, 2016 Int’l Conf. on Biomedical Engineering
2016 PC Member, AMC16, IEEE 14th Int’l Workshop on Adv. Motion Control 2015 PC Member, WACBE World Congress on Bioengineering 2015
2015 Publicity Chair, Asian Conf. on Computer Aided Surgery (ACCAS)
2015 Publicity Chair, IEEE Conf. on Cybernetics & Intelligent Systems and Robotics, Automation & Mechatronics (CIS & RAM 2015)
2014 Awards Committee Co-Chair, IEEE Conf. on Information and Automation (ICIA 2014)
2014 Publicity Chair, IEEE Conf. on CYBER Tech in Auto., Control, and Intelligent Systems (CYBER 2014)
2014 Program Committee Member, The 2014 IEEE Conf. on Information Science and Technology (ICIST 2014)
2014 Program Committee Member & Organized Session Chair, The 2014 World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation (WCICA)
2013 Registration Chair, IEEE Conf. on Cybernetics & Intelligent Systems and Robotics, Automation & Mechatronics (CIS & RAM 2013)
2013 Publications Chair, IEEE Conf. on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO 2013) 2013 Program Chair, IEEE Int’l Conf. on Inf. and Auto. (ICIA2013)
2012 Regional Program Co-Chair, IEEE ICAL: Int’l Conf. on Auto. and Log. 2012 Publicity Committee Co-Chair, IEEE ICIA/ISBE 2012
2011 Publicity Committee Co-Chair, IEEE ICIA/ISIT 2011
2010 Publicity Committee Co-Chair, The 8th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation (WCICA 2010)
2010 PC Member, IEEE Int’l Conf. on Automation and Logistics (ICAL 2010) 2009 PC Member, IEEE Int’l Conf. on Automation and Logistics (ICAL 2009) 2008 PC Member, IEEE/ASME Int’l Conf. on Adv. Int. Mechatronics (AIM) 2008 PC Member, IEEE Int’l Conf. on Automation and Logistics (ICAL 2008) 2007 PC Member, IEEE Int’l Conf. on Automation and Logistics (ICAL 2007)

Professional Editorship and Membership:

Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering
Associate Editor, Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
Associate Editor, World Scientific Journal: Unmanned Systems
Associate Editor, Biomimetic Intelligence and Robotics
Editorial Board Member: ElectronicsMDPI; ActuatorsMDPI; MachinesMDPI
Member: IEEE CTSoc Sensors and Actuators Technical Committee (SEA TC)
Standards Liaison: IEEE CTSoc Sensors and Actuators Technical Committee
Founding Member: IEEE SMC Technical Committee on Interactive and Wearable Computing and Devices

IEEE Senior Member
ASME Member
MICCAI Member
Member, Singapore Biomedical Engineering Society
Financial Secretariat: IEEE Singapore Chapter: Systems, Man, and Cybernetics(SMC20122016)

Founding Member, IEEE SMC Technical Committee on Interactive and Wearable Computing and Devices
Guest Editor, Special Issue on C4R robots for Journal of Medical Robotics (2017)
VicePresident, Harvard Medical School Chinese Scholars and Scientists Association (HMSCSSA, 20102014)
Guest Editor, Special Issue on Medical Robotics for Springer J. of Robotics and Biomimetics (2014)
Proposal Reviewer, Kazakhstani Nat’l Center of Science and Tech. Evaluation
Research Proposal Reviewer, Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC)
Proposal Reviewer, Chilean National Science and Technology Commission

Science Robotics, Advanced Materials, Advanced Science, Advanced Functional Materials, IEEE Transactions on Robotics
IEEE Trans. on Auto. Science and Eng. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Tech IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics IEEE Transactions on Communications IEEE Sensors Journal
IEEE Communications Magazine IEEE Networks ABME/TBME/TMI/TIE
IEEE ICRA IROS ROBIO CIS-RAM CASE ICMA EMBS ICIA WACBE 

Departmental/University Service:

  • Department publicity committee
  • Department outreach committee
  • Ph.D. thesis and exam committee
  • FOE Tier1 and Tier 2 research proposal review committee
  • NGS program admission interview panel (2016)
  • Biorobotics and Bioimaging Cluster Seminar Coordinator

Invited Talks

2022 Keynote for 2nd International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Mecha-tronics Technology (ICEEMT 2022) Qingdao July 1-3 2022

2021 ISMR (Medical Robotics) Talk 1: “Flexible Endoluminal Robotics with Min-imal Invasiveness and Exposure” for workshop of “Model-based Design, Sensing,and Control of Continuum Manipulators and Robotic Flexible Instruments“

2021ISMR Talk 2: “Multidimensional Sensing and Perception for Dexterous MedicalRobotics” for workshop of “Sensing and Feedback in Dexterous Surgical Robotics”2021

2021 keynote speech at the 2021 ICRA (International Conference on Robotics andAutomation) RoPat workshop on ‘Robot-Assisted Systems for Medical Training’2021

2021 ICEE workshop on Safeguarding Public Health During Infectious DiseasePandemics Using Medical Robotics, Wearable Technology, and AI2021

2020 IEEE EMB Singapore Symposium2020

Plenary, Int’l Conf. on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO 2019) 2019
Plenary, Int’l Conf. on BDML 2019 2019
Invited at IROS2019 Workshop on Robots for Anatomy 2019
Plenary, Int’l Conf. on Mechatronic Systems and Robots (ICMSR 2019) 2019
Keynote, Int’l Conf. on Intelligent Robotics and Applications (ICIRA) 2019
Invited for 5th symposium on cardio-bioengineering 2018
IROS Workshop1: Assistive Precision Neurosurgery 2018
IROS Workshop2: Continuum Soft Robots (CSR) 2018
Invited at WHUT (Wuhan University of Technology) 2018
Invited for 2018 AIChE Workshop on 2D material and soft robots 2018
Invited Talk for Asian Summit on Robotic Surgery (ASRS) 2018 2018
Tutorial for Robotics Summer School at HUST (Huazhong Univ of ST) 2018
Keynote on surgical robotics, Smart Robotic Congress-SG 2018
Workshop Talk Invitation: Soft Robotics at Small Scales, IEEE RoboSoft 2018
Keynote Speech to Int’l Symposium on Human-Centered Robotics: HCR 2018
Invited Talk at IEEE NEMS 2018 2018
Plenary, Int’l Conf. on Mechatronic Systems and Robots (ICMSR 2018) 2018
Ohio State University 2018
Webinar NJIT 2018
University of Nebraska–Lincoln 2018
University of Texas at Dallas 2018
India-EMBO symposium: guest speaker invitation 2018
Plenary speaker for IEEE ICIA2017, Information and Automation 2017
Teaching session at KKH Hospital Neurorehab. and Bioeng. 2017
Waterloo-NUS workshop on BME 2017
KAIST-NUS workshop on Global Healthcare 2017
Soft Robotics Workshop at Singapore Int’l Robo Expo (SIRE) 2017
Soft Robotics Workshop by NR2PO at A-Star 2017
Soochow University, China 2017
South Methodist University, USA 2017
University of Connecticut, USA 2017
India-EMBO symposium: GUEST SPEAKER invitation 2017
University of Toronto, Canada 2017
Northeastern University of China 2016
South University of Science and Technology of China 2016
Singapore-Finland Seminar on Smart Innovations for Health & Education 2016
Shanghai Int’l Symposium on Human-Centered Robotics (HCR 2016) 2016
BIOROB2016 Workshop on Surgical Robotics 2016
NUH Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Course, April 2015
East China University of Science and Technology 2015
University of Texas at Dallas 2015
Soochow University 2015
Tsinghua University 2015
Inaugural National Neuroscience Institute NNI-SINAPSE Symposium 2014
5th Int’l Workshop for Young Robotics Researchers 2013
The 2013 Workshop on Therapeutic Devices 2013
The 2012 Workshop on Robotics, UESTC, China 2012
Chinese University of Hong Kong 2012
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA 2012
University of Toronto, Canada 2011
National University of Singapore, Singapore 2011
Children’s National Medical Center, Washington DC, USA 2011
The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada 2011

Teaching Experience

ENG2760 Probability for engineers;
ELE3103 Robotic Perception and Intelligence;
ELE5600 Advanced Perception for Intelligent Robotics

EG3301R Design-Centric Projects (4.5) 2017-2019
BN2204 Biomechanics (4.2) 2020
BN3101 Biomedical Engineering Design (4.4) 2020
BN5101 Biomedical Engineering Systems (4.3) 2020
BN6209 Neurotechnology (4.7) 2016-2017
BN5209 Neurosensors and Signal Processing (4.68) 2014-2015
Digital Circuits and Systems (Teaching Assistant) 2007
Bioinformatics (Teaching Assistant) 2006

Awards and Honors

2021, EMedic Global Best Presentation Award and Silver Medal with 3000USD cash award: Skullbot
2021, EMedic Global Technical Challenge Award: Magnetic Capsule
2020, 2nd place winner of the EMB Singapore Symposium student abstract competition

2019, NUS Engineering Young Researcher Award
2019, Young Investigator Award, ICBHI (Biomedical and Health Informatics) 2019 2019, Best paper award in biomimetics for IEEE ROBIO 2019 (2/403/739)
2019, Best Structure Award for Global Innovation Design Competition of Medical Robotics (1/53)
2019, Best poster award at Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics: AIM 2019 soft robotics workshop
2019, CeLS Safety Awards for an outstanding lab safety record
2018, Early Career Award from IFMBE/IAMBE, International Academy for Medical and Biological Engineering
2018, Interstellar Early Career Investigator Award, by Japan Agency for Medical R&D and New York Academy of Sciences
2018, FoE 32nd Innovation & Research Award (IRA High Achievement) for DCP Project Supervised
2018, Best paper finalist for IEEE ROBIO 2018 (16/606)
2018, NUS Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher (OUR) Prize as Project Advisor
2018, Silver Award for BES Research Presentation, Biomedical Engineering Society 12th Scientific Meeting BES12SM
2018, EMedic Global 2018 Bronze Medal with cash award: Gross Hematuria Detection and Feedback Control
2018, Outstanding Researcher Award in Biorobotics by Venus International Foundation (VIF-VIHA)
2018, EMedic Global 2018 finalist: Minimally Invasive Needling Biopsy (MINB) 2018, European initiative EPIC award for Expert Visits
2017, EMedic Global 2017 Gold Medal: Adaptive and Compliant Transoral Robotic Surgery (ACTORS), Highest cash award, 1/20
2017, Soft Robot Speed Challenge finalist for IEEE ICRA2017 2017, Best Paper finalist for IEEE ICVS2017
2016, Gold award (undergraduate design category) in the Biomedical Engineering Society 10th Scientific Meeting (BES10SM) at Singapore for FYP (Yoew Bok Seng) project on Magnetic Robotic Intervention, 14th May 2016
2016, Best Student Paper for IEEE RCAR2016: Real-time Computing and Robotics 2016, Best Paper finalist for IEEE ICMA Mechatronics/Automation (5/707) 2016, Best Paper finalist for IEEE CSCWD2016, Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design
2015, Best Paper for IEEE CCECE 2015, IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (1/442)
2015, Best Paper finalist for IEEE ICIA2015, Information and Automation (5/580) 2014, Best Paper for IEEE CYBER2014: CYBER Tech in Automation, Control, and Intelligent Systems (1/156)
2014, Gold award in the Biomedical Engineering Society 8th Scientific Meeting (BES8SM) at Singapore for FYP (Teo Li Ting Lynette) project on Robotic Endoscopy System, for platform presentation under the university (undergraduate) category
2013, NUS Young Investigators Award (YIA)
2013, Finalist for MIT Technology Review TR35 Innovators under age of 35 2013, Best Paper for IEEE ROBIO 2013 (1/605)
2013, Best paper finalist for IEEE ROBIO 2013 (20/605)
2013, Finalist for Young Investigators Award (YIA) track of ICBME 2013 2013, Finalist for Singapore NRF fellowship 2013
2012, Best paper finalist for IEEE ROBIO 2012 (5/553)
2006, CNLink Scholarship for Overseas Research awarded by CUHK 2006, Best paper finalist for IEEE ROBIO2006 (5 out of 608 submissions)
2005, Excellent Award of CUHK Vice-chancellor’s cup of student innovation
B.S., The Supreme University Scholarship, 3 times (The highest grade scholarship, 10 awards out of 15,000 students of HEU)

Major Research Grant Support (8+ million USD as PI/PC: Principal Investigator/Coordinator)

  • 2022 HK RGC-CRF Intubation Robotics 8.5 million HKD PC
  • 2022 HK RGC-CRF Capsule Robotics 7.5 million HKD PC
  • 2022 SZSTC Type-C GI Robotics/sensing 1 million RMB PI
  • 2022 GDSTC Flexible Robotics/sensing 1 million RMB PI
  •  2021 CUHK SHIAE grant 600k HKD PI
  • 2021 CUHK VTL grant 297k HKD PI2021 CUHK FOE direct grant 150k HKD PI2021 ELE grant on Untethered Flexible Robotics for Navigation in Narrow and Confined Space, 300k HKD2021 CUHK strategy grant on medical robotics 1.5 mil HKD
  •  Adaptive and Compliant Transoral Robotic Surgery with Flexible Manipulators and Intelligent Guidance- NMRC BnB Bedside & Bench, Role: PI (Total Project Value TPV: 2.4 million SGD) 2015-2020
  • HENA: Hydrogel-Matrix Expedited Nitinol Actuation- Ministry Of Education (MOE) AcRF Tier 1, Role: PI, TPV: 180,000 SGD 2020-2023
  • Patient-administered home-based ENT monitoring based on soft robotic endoscopy- Ministry Of Education (MOE) AcRF Tier 1, Role: PI, TPV: 150,527 SGD
    2018-2021
  • SkullBot- TAP Grant, Role: PI (Total Project Value TPV: 200,000 SGD) 2019-2020
  • Sensing Adaptive Control (SEACAT)- Office of Naval Research Global, ONRG- NICOP-N62909-15-1-2029, Role: PI (TPV: 500,000 USD) 2015-2019
  • Constrained Navigation of Flexible Robots in Transnasal Procedures- Ministry Of Education (MOE) AcRF Tier 2, Role: PI (TPV: 768,760 SGD) 2015-2018
  • Variable stiffness robotics with intelligent sensing and control- China Jiangsu Provincial Fund, Role: PI (TPV: 252,500 USD, 1.7 Mil RMB) 2015-2018
  • Biologically Inspired Artificial Tentacles for Transnasal Procedures – Singapore Millennium Foundation, Role: PI (TPV: 620,000 SGD) 2015-2018
  • Multimodal Augmented Reality for Enhanced Learning in Robotic Surgery – NUS Provost LIFT – Learning Innovation Fund – Technology, Role: PI (TPV: 63,300 SGD) 2014-2015
  • Magnetically Actuated Micro-robotics – NUS Young Investigators Award (YIA), Role: PI (TPV: 500,000 SGD) 2014-2017
  • Core Technologies of Soft Continuum Robotics and Sensing for Surgery – MOE AcRF Tier 2 Funding, Role: PI (TPV: 409,553.43 SGD) 2014-2017
  • Human-Robot Collaborative Systems in Industrial Unstructured Environments – ASTAR TSRP, TPV (20 Million SGD TPV), Role: co-PI 2013-2016
  • Key Technologies for Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery: Robotized Navigation – Singapore Academic Research Fund, Role: PI 2013-2016
  • Insightful Learning of Image-Guided Robotic Surgery System through Hands-on Educational Projects – Singapore Teaching Enhancement Grant, Role: PI 2012-2013
  • Image-Guided Robotic System for Laparoscopic Surgery – Singapore Academic Research Fund, Role: PI 2012-2015

Selected Publications for the Past 3 Years (as of Jan 2021)

 [Google Scholar] See Prof. Ren’s Google Scholar profile for the full publication and citation record.

  1. Zhang, L.; Kumar, K. S.; He, H.; Cai, C. J.; He, X.; Gao, H.; Yue, S.; Li, C.; Seet, R. C.-S.; Ren, H.* & Ouyang, J.* Fully organic compliant dry electrodes self-adhesive to skin for long-term motion-robust epidermal biopotential monitoring, Nature Communications, 2020, 11, 4683
  2. Liao, X.; Song, W.; Zhang, X.; Yan, C.; Li, T.; Ren, H.; Liu, C.; Wang, Y. & Zheng, Y. (2020), ‘A bioinspired analogous nerve towards artificial intelligence’, Nature Communications 11(1), 268.
  3. Yang, H.; Yeow, B. S.; Li, Z.; Li, K.; Chang, T.-H.; Jing, L.; Li, Y.; Ho, J. S.; Ren, H. & Chen, P.-Y. (2019), ‘Multifunctional metallic backbones for origami robotics with strain sensing and wireless communication capabilities’, Science Robotics 4(33), eaax7020.
  4. Yang, H.; Yeow, B. S.; Chang, T.-H.; Li, K.; Fu, F.; Ren, H*. & Chen, P.-Y. (2019), ‘Graphene Oxide-Enabled Synthesis of Metal Oxide Origamis for Soft Robotics’, ACS Nano, 1-15.
  5. Li, T. L. & Ren, H*. (2019), ‘Disposable FBG-based Tri-directional Force/Torque Sensor for Aspiration Instruments in Neurosurgery’, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 1–12.
  6. Islam, M.; Vibashan, V. S.; Lim, C. M. & Ren, H. (2021), ‘ST-MTL: Spatio-Temporal multitask learning model to predict scanpath while tracking instruments in robotic surgery’, Medical Image Analysis 67, 101837.
  7. Li, C.; Gu, X.; Xiao, X.; Lim, C. M. & Ren, H. (2020), ‘Flexible Robot with Variable Stiffness in Transoral Surgery’, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics 25(1), 1–10.
  8. Li, T.; Pan, A. & Ren, H. (2020), ‘A High-Resolution Tri-axial Catheter-tip Force Sensor with Miniature Flexure and Suspended Optical Fibers’, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics 67(6), 5101–5111.
  9. Li, T.; Pan, A. & Ren, H. (2020), ‘Reaction Force Mapping by 3-Axis Tactile Sensing with Arbitrary Angles for Tissue Hard-inclusion Localization’, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 1-10.
  10. Xiao, B.; Xu, W.; Guo, J.; Lam, H.-K.; Jia, G.; Hong, W. & Ren, H. (2020), ‘Depth Estimation of Hard Inclusions in Soft Tissue by Autonomous Robotic Palpation Using Deep Recurrent Neural Network’, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 1-9.
  11. Xiao, X.; Gao, H.; Li, C.; Qiu, L.; Kumar, K. S.; Cai, C. J.; Sewakram, B. B.; King, N. K. K. & Ren, H. (2020), ‘Portable Body-attached Positioning Mechanism towards Robotic Needle Intervention’, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics 25(2), 1105–1116.
  12. Xiao, X.; Li, C.; Gu, X.; Yan, Y.; Wu, Y.; Wu, Q.; Chiong, E. & Ren, H. (2020), ‘A Tubular Dual-Roller Bending Mechanism towards Robotic Transurethral Prostate Biopsy’, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 1–1.
  13. Guo, J.; Shi, C. & Ren, H. (2019), ‘Ultrasound-Assisted Guidance With Force Cues for Intravascular Interventions’, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering 16(1), 253–260.
  14. Islam, M.; Atputharuban, D. A.; Ramesh, R. & Ren, H. (2019), ‘Real-Time Instrument Segmentation in Robotic Surgery Using Auxiliary Supervised Deep Adversarial Learning’, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 4(2), 2188–2195.
  15. Li, C.; Gu, X.; Xiao, X.; Lim, C. M. & Ren, H. (2019), ‘A Robotic System with Multi-Channel Flexible Parallel Manipulators for Single Port Access Surgery’, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics 15(3), 1678–1687.
  16. Sanghani, P.; Ti, A. B.; King, N. K. K. & Ren, H. (2019), ‘Evaluation of tumor shape features for overall survival prognosis in glioblastoma multiforme patients’, Surgical Oncology.
  17. Sun, D.; Liao, Q.; Gu, X.; Li, C. & Ren, H. (2019), ‘Multilateral Teleoperation With New Cooperative Structure Based on Reconfigurable Robots and Type-2 Fuzzy Logic’, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics 49(8), 2845–2859.
  18. Tan, N.; Gu, X. & Ren, H. (2019), ‘Pose Characterization and Analysis of Soft Continuum Robots With Modeling Uncertainties Based on Interval Arithmetic’, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering 16(2), 570–584.
  19. Taylor, A. J.; Slutzky, T.; Feuerman, L.; Ren, H.; Tokuda, J.; Nilsson, K. & Tse, Z. T. H. (2019), ‘MR Conditional SMA-Based Origami Joint’, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics 24(2), 883–888.
  • Patents
    • Fiber Grating Sensor for Surgical Instrument
      • PCT Application No.: PCT/SG2020/050119 WO 2020/185159 A1.
    • Robotic Linkage Apparatus
      • PCT Application No.: PCT/SG2019/050325 WO 2020/005165 A1.
    • Biopsy Device With Haemostatic Function
      • PCT Application No.: PCT/SG2019/050101 WO 2019/164453 A1.
    • Method for Making Soft Robot with Stretchable Coating
      • PCT Application No.: PCT/SG2018/050245 WO 2018/212718.

 

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