The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Department of Computer Science and Engineering


Title: Immersive Media for Balancing Automation and Human Control of Surgical Robotic Systems
Date: January 19, 2016 (Tuesday)
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Venue: Room 121, 1/F, Ho Sin-hang Engineering Building,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Shatin, N.T.
Speaker: Professor Chee-Kong Chui
Department of Mechanical Engineering
National University of Singapore



Surgical robot is an intelligent medical device that can operate autonomously or semi-autonomously in cooperation with humans. Fully automated robotic system for complex surgeries involving inhomogeneous soft tissue is difficult to implement both technically and morally. However, typical automated systems tend to remove the human partner from the decision-making role and into a mere supervisory role due to poor information feedback. Advanced human-robot collaborative control of the robot is important to ensure and to enhance the safety, effectiveness and efficiency of robotic surgery. Necessary visual and/or haptic cues have to be provided to the surgeon or member of surgical team in a timely manner so that the operation of the robot or robots can be intervened in a speedy manner. In this talk, I will introduce our investigation on balancing human control and automation for robotic surgery emphasizing the provision of haptics and visual cues to augment the human hand-eye coordination performance in a mixed reality environment.



Dr. Chee-Kong Chui is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore. He is interested in research and development of engineering systems and science for medical and surgical applications. He obtained his Ph.D. from Biomedical Precision Engineering Laboratory, The University of Tokyo, Japan. He received several international research awards from his work on the interdisciplinary engineering in medicine. Chee-Kong has written and contributed to over 100 articles in journals and conferences. He is inventor/co-inventor of five US patents, and has several patents pending.


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