Robot-Assisted Biomedical Experiments to Speed Up Low-Cost Cancer Diagnosis: Software Track
Cancer is one of the top killers in Hong Kong and the other world. Conventional cancer diagnostics using invasive biopsy and/or positron emission tomography in hospitals is expensive and time-consuming. The goal of this project in collaboration with HKUST Robotic Institute, is to develop robot control/planning software that is able to speed up the pace of our biomedical experiments toward low-cost cancer diagnosis in the future. See the following videoclip to understand how robots can be of help in a similar area, drug development: https://goo.gl/wnSpE2.
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Successful candidates are expected to write a computer software for robot motion control that can fulfill the tasks required for our bio-medical experiments, involved with manipulating such tools as syringe pumps and biological specimens. Prior experience in software engineering preferred.
Applicant's Learning Objectives:
Develop basic understanding of cancer diagnosis
Hands-on experience for making a software suite for real robotic systems (available at HKUST Robotics Institute: http://ri.ust.hk)
Collaboration with hardware engineers working on the same project.