Advanced Medical Robot Lab (AMRLab)

The Advanced Medical Robot Lab (AMRLab) is dedicated to exploring advanced robots for medical applications, focusing on advanced design, control, sensing, and human-robot physical interaction.

Multifunctional robot for minimally invasive surgery

Multifunctional robot
Multifunctional robot


Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has massive advantages over open surgery, such as shortened recovery time, less postoperative complications, cosmetic benefit and lower anesthesia requirement. Robot-assisted MIS is an emerging medical application and appeals to be used in practical surgery with its benefits to provide motion scaling, visual immersion and termer filtration. However, the changing of tooltips during the robot-assisted surgery could increase the surgery time and create a secondary tissue damage. Our research focuses on developing miniature multifunctional robotic manipulator which could change tooltips automatically.

Smart robotic walker

Smart robotic walker

Passive walkers or other existing tools disrupt mobility-impaired users’ walking rhythm and increase their metabolic energy consumption. We are developing a robotic walker which could not only provide active walking assistance, but also promote intuitive interaction to help the users regain their mobility.



UAV system

UAV for medical emergency application


We are developing a UAV system which could land in various extreme environments to do an emergency medical rescue.

>Robot to fight against COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many medical workers contracted this disease. In order to protect medical workers, our lab is working to minimize medical workers’ exposure to the contagious environment. We are developing a throat swab robotic system to help our medical work fight against the disease.