In the UNSW Medical Robotics Lab, our research is primarily in the development of Advanced Surgical Systems, Soft Robotics, Wearable Haptics, Nonlinear Control, and other Medical Devices that contribute to enhance the human quality of life. Our lab is located at Level 1, E26 Biological Sciences South, the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, UNSW, Sydney, Australia. The lab is a place where engineers, neuroscientists, and medical doctors work together to create advanced medical systems, wearable haptic devices, and soft robotic technologies. We design, fabricate, and control surgical robots, soft robotics, haptic devices, and advanced mechatronic systems in medicine more accurate, non-invasive, effective, and at low cost. We also patent our innovative ideas that enable us to transform them from the laboratory to commercial products. Our current major projects include flexible and miniature surgical systems for gastrointestinal cancer and other disease treatments, soft robotics, wearable haptics, soft assistive devices, soft capsule robots, and advanced control systems.
News and Events
- Sep/2020: Dr Do was interviewed by 10 News First, Network 10 (commonly known as Channel 10, an Australian television program)
- Sep/2020: Our work on "Soft Wearable Skin Stretch Haptic Device" has been featured on major international news media and TV Broadcast including UNSW Newsroom, Daily Telegraph, Channel 10, EurekAlert!, ScienceDaily, NEW ATLAS, Tech Xplore, Reddit, Technology Networks, Healthtimes, Slashgear, News Break, Pittwater Online News, etc.
- Sep/2020: Welcome Diana Huang who joins the lab as thesis student. Diana will work on the development of a new bio-inspired soft tubular gripper.
- We filed TWO Australian provisional patents on "soft haptic devices" AND "soft fluid-driven filament artificial muscles". Congratulations to all inventors for your hard works!
- Congratulations to PhD students Phuoc Thien Phan, Mai Thanh Thai, and Trung Thien Hoang for passing their first year PhD progress review.
- Congratulations to Mai Thanh Thai as first author of an accepted IEEE Access paper on the development of a new soft 3-axis skin stretch haptic device.
- July/2020: Welcome Dinh Thinh Hoang who will join us next Jan/2021 as PhD student. Dinh will work on the soft assistive wearable device project.
- Welcome Timotius Teh and James Davies who join the lab as thesis students. Timotius will work on a new flexible surgical robot for use in gastrointestinal cancer treatment while James will develop a high aspect ratio soft pump for soft robotics.
- Welcome Harrison Low who joins the lab as a new PhD student. Harrison will work on the new soft haptic interface for robotics and healthcare applications.