Department of Surgery, CUHK

Dr LI Zheng    

Associate Professor

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Zheng LI obtained his PhD degree in CUHK, Master degree and Bachelor degree in Beihang University. He is currently an Assistant Professor in department of Surgery and an associated member of Chow Yuk Ho Technology Centre for Innovative Medicine, department of biomedical engineering and T Stone Robotics Institute of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is also an adjunct associate professor of Monash University, Australia. Previously, he worked as a research assistant professor in the institute of digestive disease and as a research fellow in National University of Singapore. He is a senior member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), member of ASME (The American Society of Mechanical Engineers), and member of RAS (Robotics and Automation Engineering). Zheng served as the editor of BioRob 2020 and associate editor of RA-L (Robotics and Automation Letters), associate editor of ICRA (International Conference on Robotics and Automation), IROS (International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems), etc. He served as the reviewer of over 30 peer reviewed journals/conferences.

Zheng's current research mainly focuses on the topic of innovative medical robots/devices, including intelligent flexible surgical robot for minimally invasive surgery, soft medical robots for gastrointestinal tract inspection, soft medical robots for rehabilitation, magnetic anchored and guided system for VATS, semi-autonomous robots for stereotactic brain biopsy, etc. His research is well supported by the Hong Kong Research Grant Council and Innovative Technology Fund, etc. His research work yield over 10 patents/copyright, 1 edited book and was published in over 100 peer reviewed journals/conferences/book chapters, including both leading engineering journals e.g. IJRR, SORO, TMech, TNNLS, TIE, Engineering, Frontiers in bioengineering and biotechnology, MMT, RA-L, etc. and top clinical journals, e.g., Surgical Endoscopy, Endoscopy. His work was recognized by receiving the conference paper award of CCECE 2015, best paper finalist of Robio 2012, CCECE 2015, best poster finalist of ICRA 2017, Silver of 2019 International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva, Gold of 2019 Emedic global, Silver and Technical Challenge Award of 2018 Emedic Global, Champion of 2017 PCKKSCA, Gold of 2017 JEC Outstanding engineering project award, Gold of 2016 HKEIA Innovation & Technology Project Competition Award, Most Innovative Design Award of 2016 Emedic Global, etc.

Research Interests

  • Medical Robotics
  • Innovative Medical Devices
  • Bio-inspired Robots
  • Soft Robots
  • Intelligent Medical System

Additional Information

Selected Publications

  1. W. Li, T. Cheng, M. Ye, C. S. H. Ng, P. W. Y. Chiu and Z. Li*, "Kinematic Modeling and Visual Servo Control of a Soft-Bodied Magnetic Anchored and Guided Endoscope," in IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 1531-1542, June 2020, doi: 10.1109/TMECH.2020.2978538.
  2. W. Li, P. W. Y. Chiu and Z. Li*, "An Accelerated Finite-Time Convergent Neural Network for Visual Servoing of a Flexible Surgical Endoscope with Physical and RCM Constraints," in IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, 2020, doi: 10.1109/TNNLS.2020.2965553.
  3. W. Li, C. Song and Z. Li*, "An Accelerated Recurrent Neural Network for Visual Servo Control of a Robotic Flexible Endoscope with Joint Limit Constraint," in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 2019, doi: 10.1109/TIE.2019.2959481.
  4. K. H. L. Heung, Z. Q. Tang, X. Q. Shi, R. K. Y. Tong* and Z. Li*, "Soft Rehabilitation Actuator with Integrated Post-Stroke Finger Spasticity Evaluation", in Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology, vol. 8, pp:111, Feb. 2020, doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2020.00111.
  5. K. H. L. Heung, R. K. Y. Tong*, A. T. H. Lau and Z. Li*, "Robotic glove with soft-elastic composite actuators for assisting activities of daily living", in Soft Robotics 6 (2), 289-304 (2019)
  6. C. Song, X. Ma, X. Xia, P. W. Y. Chiu, C. C. N. Chong and Z. Li*, "A robotic flexible endoscope with shared autonomy: a study of mockup cholecystectomy", in Surgical Endoscopy, 34, 2730-2741 (2020)
  7. Z. Q. Tang, K. H. L. Heung, R. K. Y. Tong* and Z. Li*, "Model-based online learning and adaptive control for a 'human-wearable soft robot' integrated system", in The International Journal of Robotics Research,, (2019)
  8. Y. Zhong, Z. Li and R. Du, ''A Novel Robot Fish with Wire-driven Active Body and Compliant Tail'', IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Issue 99, 2017, (DOI: 10.1109/TMECH.2017.2712820)
  9. Z. Li, L. Wu, H. L. Ren and H. Y. Yu, "Kinematic comparison of surgical tendon-driven manipulators and concentric tube manipulators", Mechanism and Machine Theory, pp.148-165, vol. 107, Jan. 2017
  10. Y. J. Chen, W. J. Xu, Z. Li, S. Song, et al. "Safety-Enhanced Motion Planning for Flexible Surgical Manipulator using Neural Dynamics", IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 2017, 25(5): 1711-1723.
  11. Z. Li, Z. O. Min, N. Varun, D. T. Vu, H. L. Ren, K. Theodoros and H. Y. Yu, "Design of A Novel Flexible Endoscope - Cardioscope", ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, pp. 051014 1-9, Vol. 8, No. 5, 2016
  12. Z. Li, H. L. Ren, P. W. Y. Chiu, R. Du and H. Y. Yu, "A novel constrained wire-driven flexible mechanism and its kinematic analysis", Mechanisms and Machine Theory, pp.59-75, Vol. 95, Jan. 2016
  13. R. Du, Z. Li, K. Youcef-Toumi, P. Valdivia y Alvarado, edited, "Robot Fish, Bio-inspired Fishlike Underwater Robots", Springer, 2015
  14. Z. Li, F. Jan, H. L. Ren, H. Y. Yu, "A Novel Tele-Operated Flexible Robot Targeted for Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery", Engineering, pp. 73-78, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2015
  15. Z. Li, R. Du, "Design and Analysis of a Biomimetic Wire-Driven Multi-Section Flexible Robot", International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, pp. 209-220, Vol. 10, April, 2013

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