Book Chapters

  • Jun Sheng, Shing Shin Cheng, Yeongjin Kim, and Jaydev P. Desai, “Meso-scale Robotic Systems for Neurosurgery”, Chapter 11 in Encyclopedia of Medical Robotics – Volume 3: Image-guided Surgical Procedures and Interventions, pp. 287-328, World Scientific, 2018; DOI: 10.1142/9789813232303_0011; ISBN: 978-9813232228.

  • Yeongjin Kim, Shing Shin Cheng, Jun Sheng, and Jaydev P. Desai, “Flexible Meso-scale Robots for Surgery”, Chapter 9 in Encyclopedia of Medical Robotics – Volume 1: Minimally Invasive Surgical Robotics, pp. 245-280, World Scientific, 2018; DOI: 10.1142/9789813232266_0009; ISBN: 978-9813232228.

Journal Publications

  • Lee, Kyungjoon, Khulan Bayarsaikhan, Gabriel Aguilar, Jonathan Realmuto, and Jun Sheng. 2024. "Design and Characterization of Soft Fabric Omnidirectional Bending Actuators" Actuators 13, no. 3: 112.

  • B. Qi, H. Chen, J. Langley, B. Badie, X. Hu, and J. Sheng, “An mri-conditional flexible endoscopic robot with a hydraulic tendon-driven actuation system,” Journal of Medical Robotics Research, vol. 0, no. 0, p. 2440003, 0. [Online]. Available:

  • W. Zhang, C. M. Giang, Q. Cai, B. Badie, J. Sheng, and C. Li, “Using random forest for brain tissue identification by raman spectroscopy,” Machine Learning: Science and Technology, vol. 4, no. 4, p. 045053, dec 2023. [Online]. Available:

  • Qi, B., Yu, Z., Varnamkhasti, Z.K., Zhou, Y. and Sheng, J., 2021. Toward a Telescopic Steerable Robotic Needle for Minimally Invasive Tissue Biopsy. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters6(2), pp.1989-1996.

  • Jaydev P. Desai, Jun Sheng, Shing Shin Cheng, Xuefeng Wang, Nancy J. Deaton, and Nahian Rahman, “Towards patient-specific 3D-printed robotic systems for surgical interventions”, IEEE Transactions on Medical Robotics and Bionics, vol. 1, no.2, pp. 77-87, May 2019; DOI: 10.1109/TMRB.2019.2912444.

  • Nahian Rahman, Nancy J. Deaton, Jun Sheng, Shing Shin Cheng, and Jaydev P. Desai, “Modular FBG Bending Sensor for Continuum Neurosurgical Robot,” IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, (Volume: 4 , Issue: 2 , April 2019); DOI: 10.1109/LRA.2019.2896451.

  • Jun Zhang, Jun Sheng, Ciarán Tomás O’Neill, Conor James Walsh, Robert Wood, Jee-Hwan Ryu, Jaydev P. Desai, and Michael C. Yip, “Robotic artificial muscles: Current progress and future perspectives,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 2019; DOI: 10.1109/TRO.2019.2894371.

  • Jun Sheng, Xuefeng Wang, Timm-Michael L. Dickfeld, and  Jaydev P. Desai, “Towards the Development of A Steerable and MRI-Compatible Cardiac Catheter for Atrial Fibrillation Treatment.” IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 3, no.4, pp. 4038-4045, Oct. 2018; DOI: 10.1109/LRA.2018.2861011.

  • Jun Sheng and  Jaydev P. Desai, “Development of a Meso-Scale Fiberoptic Rotation Sensor for a Torsion Actuator“, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 3, no.1, pp. 537-543, Jan. 2018; DOI: 10.1109/LRA.2017.2773671.

  • Hardik J. Pandya, Jun Sheng, and Jaydev P. Desai, “MEMS-Based Flexible Force Sensor for Tri-Axial Catheter Contact Force Measurement”, IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 26, no.1, pp. 264-272, Feb. 2017; DOI: 10.1109/JMEMS.2016.2636018. 

  • Jun Sheng, Dheeraj Gandhi, Rao Gullapalli, Marc Simard, and Jaydev P. Desai, “Development of a Meso-Scale SMA-Based Torsion Actuator for Image-Guided Procedures,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 33, no.1, pp. 240-248, Feb. 2017; DOI: 10.1109/TRO.2016.2623348.

  • Jun Sheng and Jaydev P. Desai, “Design, Modeling and Characterization of A Novel Meso-Scale SMA-Actuated Torsion Actuator”, Smart Materials and Structures, vol. 24, no. 10, p. 105005 (13pp), Aug. 2015; DOI: 10.1088/0964-1726/24/10/105005.

Conference Proceedings

  • S. Rezaeian, B. Badie and J. Sheng, "A Telescopic Tendon-Driven Needle Robot for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery," 2023 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Detroit, MI, USA, 2023, pp. 10301-10307, doi: 10.1109/IROS55552.2023.10341660.

  • Boshen Qi, Hengjie Chen, Jason Langley, Behnam Badie, Xiaoping Hu, and Jun Sheng, “Towards an MRI-Compatible Flexible Endoscopic Robot for Transsphenoidal Neurosurgery," 2023 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Robotics (ISMR 2023) 

  • Le Chen, Boshen Qi, and Jun Sheng, “A Pneumatic Optical Soft Sensor for Fingertip Force Sensing," 2021 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Robotics (ISMR 2021) 

  • Dormer, J.D., Bhuiyan, M.F.I., Rahman, N., Deaton, N., Sheng, J., Padala, M., Desai, J.P. and Fei, B., 2020, March. Image guided mitral valve replacement: registration of 3D ultrasound and 2D x-ray images. In Medical Imaging 2020: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling (Vol. 11315, p. 113150Z). International Society for Optics and Photonics.

  • Jun Sheng, Nancy J. Deaton, and Jaydev P. Desai, “A large-deflection FBG bending sensor for the SMA bending module,” 2019 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2019), pp. 900-906, May. 2019

  • Jun Sheng and Jaydev P. Desai, “A Highly Compact Fiberoptic Rotation Sensor for a Neurosurgical Robot”, 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Robotics (ISMR 2018); DOI: 10.1109/ISMR.2018.8333304

  • Jun Sheng and  Jaydev P. Desai, “A skull-mounted robotic headframe for a neurosurgical robot“, 2017 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2017), pp. 2511–2516, Sep. 2017; DOI: 10.1109/IROS.2017.8206070.

  • Hardik J. Pandya, Jun Sheng, and Jaydev P. Desai, “Towards a Tri-Axial Flexible Force Sensor for Catheter Contact Force Measurement”, IEEE Sensors 2016; DOI: 10.1109/ICSENS.2016.7808954

  • Jun Sheng and Jaydev P. Desai,“A Novel Meso-Scale SMA-Actuated Torsion Actuator”, 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2015), pp. 4718-4723, Sep. 2015; DOI: 10.1109/IROS.2015.7354049.

  • Jun Sheng and Jaydev P. Desai,“Towards a SMA-Actuated Neurosurgical Intracerebral Hemorrhage Evacuation (NICHE) robot”, 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2015), pp. 3805-3810, Sep. 2015; DOI: 10.1109/IROS.2015.7353911.