RaMS Lab @ UCR


Welcome to the Robotics and Medical Systems (RaMS) Laboratory


Located in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of California Riverside, the RaMS lab focuses primarily on robotics research to address fundamental challenges in a variety of medical applications, including minimally invasive surgery, cancer detection and therapy, rehabilitation engineering, as well as other general applications requiring flexible manipulation. Specifically, our research is targeted towards:

  • Imaging-Guided Surgical Robotics
  • Soft Robots
  • Smart Materials
  • Assistive Robots
  • Medical Devices



Hiring Post-doctor, PhD Students, and MS Students

last updated by Jun Sheng |  Aug. 18, 2022

We have one post-doctor opening, two fully funded openings for PhD students, and multiple partially funded openings for M.S. students in the area of soft robots, smart material, microfabrication with application to minimally invasive neurosurgery and harvesting. Please click OPPORTUNITIES for more details. 

NSF NRI Award for Adaptive Wearable Robots

by Jun Sheng |  Sept. 13, 2022 

Our collaborative project entitled "Adaptive Wearable Robots for Movement Assistance via Bio-Inspired Sensorimotor Integration" in collaboration with Prof. Jonathan Realmuto (UCR ME) and Prof. Terence Sanger (UCI ECE, CHOC)  will be funded by NSF National Robotics Initiative (NRI) in 2022-2026. 

UCR OASIS Award for Sustainable Tree Harvesting

by Jun Sheng |  Aug. 18, 2022 

Our pilot project for developing a soft agricultural robot for sustainable tree crop harvesting will be funded by the UCR Opportunities to Advance Sustainability, Innovation, and Social Inclusion (OASIS) initiative in 2022-2023.

CRCC Award for Flexible Brain Tumor Evacuator

by Jun Sheng |  July 8, 2022 

Our project for developing flexible tumor evacuators for steerable minimally invasive neurosurgical robots will be funded by Cancer Research Coordinating Committee Program (CRCC) under University of California Office of the President (UCOP) in 2022-2023.