IEEE ICMA 2017 Conference

Plenary Talk III

Micro Medical Robotics: Painless and Scarless

Max Q.-H. Meng, PhD, FIEEE
Professor and Chairman
Department of Electronic Engineering
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, Hong Kong
E-mail: max.meng@cuhk.edu.hk

Research on micro medical robotics is attracting more and more public attention and research efforts laterly. Recent revolutionary development and drastic progress in robotic technology in terms of both hardware capability and software power have made it possible for researchers to redefine what micro medical robotics is capable of achieving to facilitate complicated medical procedures with much less pain and surgical procedures without even external scars. In this talk, we will start with an introduction to how research on micro medical robotics started and what the milestone achievements are, and then move onto our own research efforts on micro medical robotics with several case study examples. Personal thoughts and ourlook on future research efforts and potentials in micro medical robotics will be outlined to conclude the talk.

Prof. Max Q.-H. Meng received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Victoria, Canada, in 1992, following his Master's degree from Beijing Institute of Technology in 1988. He joined the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2001 and is currently Professor and Chairman of Department of Electronic Engineering at CUHK. He was a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta in Canada, serving as the Director of the ART (Advanced Robotics and Teleoperation) Lab and holding the positions of Assistant Professor (1994), Associate Professor (1998), and Professor (2000), respectively. He was jointly appointed as an Overseas Outstanding Scholar Chair Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Dean of the School of Control Science and Engineering at Shandong University in China. He is currently jointly appointed as a Distinguished Chair Professor at Harbin Institute of Technology supported via the 1000 Talents Recruitment Program of Global Experts, a Distinguished Provincial Chair Professor of Henan University of Science and Technology, and the Honorary Dean of the School of Control Science and Engineering at Shandong University, in China. His research interests include robotics, perception and sensing, human-robot interaction, active medical devices, bio-sensors and sensor networks, and adaptive and intelligent systems. He has published more than 500 journal and conference papers and book chapters and led more than 40 funded research projects to completion as Principal Investigator. He has served as an editor of the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics and an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, and is currently a technical editor of a number of journals in robotics. He has served as the General Chair of several conferences, including IROS 2005, AIM 2008, WCICA 2010, and Robio 2013 conferences. He is the founder of the IEEE ICIA conference series and co-founder of the IEEE Robio conference series. He served as an Associate VP for Conferences of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (2004-2007), an AdCom member of the IEEE Neural Network Council/Society (2003-2006), the Co-Chair of the Fellow Evaluation Committee of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. He is currently serving as an elected member of the Administrative Committee (AdCom) of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. He is a recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal award and he is a Fellow of IEEE.

The Robotics Society of Japan Kagawa University Kagawa University The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Japan Society for Precision Engineering The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers Harbin Engineering University University of Electro-Communications University of Electronic Science and Technology of China Changchun University of Science and Technology