An engineering team working on AI for surgical robotics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) T Stone Robotics Institute has recently won the Best Paper Award in Medical Robotics at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2021 (ICRA 2021). The award-winning project was led by Professor Qi DOU, Assistant Professor and Professor Pheng Ann HENG, Professor from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, together with Professor Yunhui LIU, Choh-Ming Li Professor of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, Faculty of Engineering.
This project is jointly validated with the Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics at Johns Hopkins University (JHU), through international collaboration in the Multi-scale Medical Robotics Centre, CUHK. The developed AI system has been extensively validated on two sets of medical robotics platforms of da Vinci Research Kit (dVRK) systems established at CUHK and JHU. The AI model presents outstanding and stable performance on both platforms, demonstrating a promising generalisability and independence of the system, which is crucial for data-driven AI techniques to be widely incorporated into different medical robots.
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