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Project Title:
Robot-Assisted Biomedical Experiments to Speed Up Low-Cost Cancer Diagnosis: Hardware Track
Supervisor:LEE Yi-Kuen
Project Description: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 robotic end-effector (that is, robotic hand) that is able to speed up the pace of our bio-medical 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.
Course type: UROP1100 UROP2100 UROP3100 UROP4100 
Applicant's Roles:Successful candidates are expected to design and fabricate robotic end-effectors that can fulfill the tasks required for our bio-medical experiments, involved with manipulating such tools as syringe pumps and biological specimens. Such end-effectors are expected to be operated on the robot arms available at the HKUST Robotics Institute (http://ri.ust.hk/). Prior experience in design/fabrication/machining preferred. 
Applicant's Learning Objectives:Develop basic understanding of cancer diagnosis Hands-on experience for making a real robotic hardware Collaboration with software engineers working on the same project  
Complexity of the project:Moderate 

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