Harry Winning Lung-Wen Tsai Design Award

by Jun Sheng | May 22, 2024 

Congratulations to Harry for winning the Lung-Wen Tsai design award! This remarkable achievement highlights your exceptional creativity, innovation, and technical expertise.

Receiving the NSF CAREER Award for Microfabricated Mesoscale Soft Robots!

by Jun Sheng | May 9, 2024 

We're thrilled to announce that we've been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award for our groundbreaking work on Microfabricated Mesoscale Soft Robots with Embodied Intelligence for Minimally Invasive Surgery. This grant extends over five years, from 2024 to 2029, empowering us to pioneer new frontiers in medical robotics and intelligent systems.

Jason Winning UCR Undergraduate Research Mini-Grant

by Jun Sheng |  May 9, 2024 

Congratulations to Jason for winning UCR undergraduate research Mini-Grant to support his project on shape memory alloy enabled microdebrider! 

Keiju Winning UCR Undergraduate Research Mini-Grant

by Jun Sheng |  Feb 20, 2024 

Congratulations to Keiju for winning UCR undergraduate research Mini-Grant to support his project on Shape memory alloy and soft robotic surgical tools! 

Harry's and Saeed's PhD Candidacy

by Jun Sheng |  Oct. 10, 2023

Congratulations on becoming a PhD candidate! This is a remarkable accomplishment that reflects your hard work, dedication, and academic talent. Best of luck!

Receiving the NIH NIBIB Trailblazer Award for robotically Steerable Laser Interstitial Thermotherapy (SLIT)!

by Jun Sheng | August 17, 2023

We are thrilled to announce that we have been honored with the Trailblazer Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB). This award will fund our collaborative research with City of Hope and Loma Linda University from 2023 to 2026. We are poised to revolutionize technologies and science for minimally invasive neurosurgery!

Welcome Gabriel and Khulan for Summer Research

by Jun Sheng | July 1, 2023

Welcome Gabriel Aguilar and Khulan Bayarsaikhan to join RAMS for summer research. Gabriel is supported by the NSF-funded UCR MacREU program. Khulan is supported by the UCR Mentoring Summer Research Internship Program (MSRIP). They are working on an exciting soft robot project!

USDA NIFA Award for Flexible Agricultural Robots

by Jun Sheng | May 22, 2023

Our collaborative project entitled "Vision-Guided Flexible Robots for Harvesting the Interior of Tree Crops" in collaboration with Prof. Salman Asif (UCR EE) and Prof. Peggy Mauk (UCR AgOps) will be funded by USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) in 2023-2025. 

Sophia Winning UCR Undergraduate Research Mini-Grant

by Jun Sheng |  May 15, 2023 

Congratulations to Sophia for winning UCR undergraduate research Mini-Grant to support her project on a mesoscale soft surgical robot! 

Boshen's PhD Candidacy

by Jun Sheng |  Apr. 2, 2023

Congratulations on your successful PhD candidacy! This is a significant achievement and a testament to your hard work, dedication, and academic abilities. As you move forward in your studies, remember to stay focused and motivated, and don't hesitate to seek support and guidance from your advisors and colleagues. Your candidacy marks the beginning of a challenging and rewarding journey. Best of luck to you!

Julio Winning UCR Undergraduate Research Mini-Grant

by Jun Sheng |  Oct. 1, 2022 

Congratulations to Julio for winning UCR undergraduate research Mini-Grant to support his project on a robotically steerable ablation probe! 

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. Congratulations!

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. Congratulations!

CUBRI Award for Robotic Therapeutics Delivery

by Jun Sheng |  Apr 1, 2022 

Our pilot project with Dr. Behnam Badie from City of Hope National Medical Center for MRI-guided therapeutics delivery using steerable robots will be funded by the City of Hope-UC Riverside Biomedical Research Initiative (CUBRI) in 2022-2023. Congratulations!

ISMR 2022

by Jun Sheng |  Nov 17, 2021 

The 2022 International Symposium on Medical Robotics (ISMR) will be hosted on the campus of Georgia Tech from April 6-8, 2022, with workshops and tutorials to be held on April 6. ISMR will feature keynotes/semi-plenary talks/workshops in addition to oral/poster presentations of original research. The paper submission deadline is December 8, 2021 and more details will be forthcoming soon on the ISMR website: http://ismr.gatech.edu. ISMR 2022 is planned to be an in-person event only.

Paper Accepted by RA-L & ICRA 2021

by Jun Sheng |  Feb 17, 2021 

Our paper titled "Towards a telescopic steerable robotic needle for minimally invasive tissue biopsy" has been accepted by IEEE RA-L & ICRA 2021.

Seminar Speech at UMass Dartmouth

by Jun Sheng |  April 23, 2021 

Dr. Jun Sheng gave a seminar speech titled Towards Smart and Dexterous Robots for Minimally Invasive Surgery on April 23, 2021 in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.

Regents Faculty Fellowship

by Jun Sheng |  July 6, 2020 

Dr. Jun Sheng received a Regents Faculty Fellowship from UCR Academic Senate for his work on steerable needle robots. Congratulations!

Seminar Speech at UNLV

by Jun Sheng |  Nov 08, 2019 

Dr. Jun Sheng gave a seminar speech about neurosurgical robotics on Nov 7, 2019 in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

RaMS Lab Launched

by Jun Sheng |  Oct 22, 2019 

The Robotics and Medical Systems (RaMS) lab was launched on Sept 22, 2019. In the first month, 2 graduate students and 4 undergraduate students joined us.