Speaker: Distinguished Professor Jia-Yush Yen of National Taiwan University
Title： Some Robotic Technologies for Minimally Invasive Surgery using Regular Surgical Tools
Date: 2019/11/26 (Thu) 3:30 pm - 5:20 pm
Location: Engineering 5 Building B1 International Conference Hall
Surgical robotics has been the researchers’ attention because it offers precise and stable movements and can operate in minimally invasive surgery (MIS). There are commercial systems available such as the famous Da Vinci surgical system. However, with all the system’s success, surgeons still execute traditional MIS probably because of the tremendously high cost for the Da Vinci system and a large amount of the procedure before the surgery. In this research, we target the traditional MIS surgery and examine the application of robotic technologies in the surgery. This talk will first present a robotic endoscope holder to maintain both the entrance trocar location and the surgical view while responding to the surgeon’s nudge. We will also ashow a robotic suturing control for the needle path correction and trajectory control for a second result.
About Speaker: Jia-Yush Yen was born in Taipei, Taiwan. He received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Tsinghua University in Hsinchu, Taiwan in 1980, and his M.S. degree in the Thermal Fluids Group from University of Minnesota, MN, in 1983. In 1989 he received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley, CA, under the Systems Control Group. Since 1989, Dr. Yen has been a faculty member at National Taiwan University. Prof. Yen served as the Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department and as Director of Yen Tjing-Ling Industrial Research Institute at NTU and was Dean of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Professor Yen has won a number of awards including the Outstanding Research Award from the National Science Council of Taiwan. He also has extensive public and industrial service experience. His research interests are in the areas of precision servo control, computer peripherals systems, and nano control, and biomechanical engineering.