Surgical Robotics and Robotic Manipulation Lab
SurgLab at DGIST, directed by Prof. Minho Hwang is a leading research center for surgical robotics and robotic manipulation. We pursue robotics research from theoretical analysis to practical applications that can improve the quality of our life. We focus on methods at the intersection of:
Design of Surgical Robots
Robot Control & Trajectory Planning
Computationally Efficient Perception & Algorithm
Deep Learning/Reinforcement Learning for Robot
2023. 7. 13: The following paper has been published in IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics:
"Asymmetric Rolling Contact Joint for Enhanced Payload Capabilities"
2023. 4. 13: The following paper has been published in Soft Robotics:
"Sigmoidal Auxiliary Tendon-Driven Mechanism Reinforcing Structural Stiffness of
Hyper-Redundant Manipulator for Endoscopic Surgery"
2023. 4. 1: The following paper has been published in IEEE Transactions on Automation Science
and Engineering (T-ASE):
"Automating Surgical Peg Transfer: Calibration with Deep Learning Can Exceed Speed,
Accuracy, and Consistency of Humans"
2023. 3. 1: We submitted 1 paper to IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics and 1 paper to
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS).
2023. 2. 17: 3 Papers were presented at KRoC 2023, and one of them, "Hysteresis Compensation of
Flexible Continuum Manipulator using Deep Learning Model" is honored with the
Outstanding Paper Award.
2022. 12. 22: Congratulations!! Joon Hyun Park was awarded a Presidential Science Scholarship.
2022. 11. 30: 2 papers from SurgLab are accepted and presented at ICCAS 2022
2022. 11. 29: 2 papers were presented at KSMR 2022, and one of them,
"Design and Kinematics Modeling of Flexible Continuum
Manipulator for Endoscopic Surgery" is honored with the
Outstanding Paper Award.
2022. 02. 28: New members joined in the SurgLab, Welcome aboard !!
Master: 박효재, 이학윤
2022. 01. 03: New members joined in the SurgLab, Welcome aboard !!
Master: 장성혁, Undergraduate: 박준현, 신현균, 이태우, 김민종, 강지상
2021. 10. 29: Paper from our current project, "Efficient calibration method of cable-driven robots"
is honored with the Best Paper Award at the Korean Medical Robotics Conference
2021. 08. 01: Lab Open at DGIST
2021. 04. 30: New York Times coverage on Prof. Minho Hwang's work with Prof. Ken Goldberg
at UC Berkeley, "Superhuman Autonomous Surgical Peg Transfer"
" The Robot Surgeon Will See You Now" - [News Link]
2019. 11. 06: K-FLEX is selected as TOP 10 Mechanical Engineering Technology of this year.
2018. 11. 18: Paper from our current project, "K-FLEX and its feasibility validation in in-vivo animal
trial", is honored by the Best Paper Award at the ACCAS conference.
2018. 06. 06: K-FLEX is honored by the Best Application Award and Overall Winner at the
Surgical Robot Challenge 2018, held by Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics,
Imperial College London.
"한국 최초 유연 내시경 수술로봇 'K-FLEX', 국제수술로봇 대회서 우승" - [News Link]