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Sep 2021

We have new members!

Libaihe Tian and Yifeng Hao joined IRIS as PhD students.

Press Conference of new innovation!

The team has announced latest innovation, Soft Robotic Manipulator for Intra-operative MRI-guided Transoral Laser Microsurgery in a Press Conference on 9 Sep 2021! Video

Jun 2021

Dr. Kwok gave a talk at Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics 2021 Workshop: Soft, smart, multifunctional, agile and aware surgical robots: Progress and technologies

Dr. Kwok gave a talk at ICRA 2021 Workshop: Impact of COVID-19 on Medical Robotics and Wearables Research. 

Mar 2021

Award by International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva

Group's invention was awarded Silver Medal in Special Edition 2021 Inventions Geneva Evaluation Days. Respective innovation is now licensed to spin-off Momentus RoboticsCongratulations to team!

Jan 2021

Award by IROS 2020

Dr. Kwok was awarded the IROS Toshio Fukuda Young Professional Award for his contributions to the advancement of MRI guided robotic systems.

Award by HKU 

Dr. Kwok was awarded as one of the HKU Young Innovator Award by HKU for his high-impact innovations.
Congratulations to him!

Dec 2020

Dr. Kwok featured in TechTalk by Technology Transfer Office of HKU.

Award by HKU 

Dr. Kwok was awarded as one of the Outstanding Young Researcher Award by HKU for his outstanding accomplishment in R&D. Congratulations to him!

Nov 2020

We have a new member!

Meng-Jie Wu joined IRIS as PhD student.

Award by Actuator Journal
Dr. Kwok was awarded the Actuators 2020 Young Investigator Award for his contribution to the field of MR-based actuation technologies. Congratulations to him!

Oct 2020

We have a new member!

Ying-Qi Li joined IRIS as PhD student.

Rong-Ying Xie has transferred to PhD student.

Jul 2020

Dr. Kwok gave a talk for WEISS Virtual Mini-Symposium: Robotics in Surgery.

Jun 2020

We have a new member!

Rong-Ying Xie joined IRIS as research assistant.

May 2020

Dr. Kwok gave a talk for Shenzhen Institute of Artificial and Intelligence and Robotics for Society (AIRS), CUHK (SZ).

Dec 2019

Congratulation to Dr. Xiao-Chen Xie for her new paper published in TIE!

Dr. Ziyan Guo was elected one of Innovators Under 35 for the Asia Pacific Region by MIT Technology Review. Congratulations to her!

Nov 2019

Group IRIS joined IROS 2019! 

Oct 2019

Group IRIS joined MICCAI 2019! 

Sep 2019

We have a new member!

Jing Dai joined IRIS as PhD student.

Owen Yui-Lun Ng has transferred to PhD student. 

Aug 2019

We have two new members!

Chi-Hin Mak and Hon-Sing Tong joined IRIS as research assistants.

A group of teachers and students from School of Mechanical Engineering, Zhejiang University (浙江大學機械工程學院) visited our lab.

Jun 2019

We have a new member!

Jiarong Song joined IRIS as senior research assistant.

A new paper published in Journal of The American Society of Echocardiography (JASE), Volume 32, Issue 6, Pages 708-719, 2019, was highlighted on American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) Newsletter, June 5, 2019

Our team members Marco Chun-Kit Chow and Martin Chun-Wing Leong contributed to a new paper entitled "Device Sizing Guided by Echocardiography-Based Three-Dimensional Printing is Associated with Superior Outcome after Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion" published in JASE. This work was highlighted on ASE Newsletter, and commented by Drs. Stephen H. Little and Muhamed Saric in an editorial (PDF) that “this application of pre-procedure volumetric imaging data for the prediction of interventional outcomes is novel and demonstrates important advances”, and the development "may have far-reaching implications for several other structural heart procedures". Congratulations to Marco and Martin for receiving this recognition!

May 2019

Award in ICRA 2019.

IRIS team was awarded the Best Workshop Paper Award (Second Place) in the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA'19) workshop on Surgical Robots.

Mar 2019

Tohoku University delegation visited IRIS Lab.

Today, we had the pleasure to show our lab to Prof. Hideo Ohno (President of Tohoku University), Prof. Toshiya Ueki, Prof. Kazuhiro Kosuge, Prof. Satoshi Tadokoro, Prof. Yasuhisa Hirata, Prof. Hiroo Yugami and Prof. Gordon Cheng after the Signing Ceremony of Agreement for Academic Exchange between HKU and Tohoku University.

Jan 2019

Zhiyu and Wenhao have transferred to PhD students.

Dec 2018

Prof. Russell H. Taylor visited IRIS Lab and gave a talk.

Nov 2018

We have a new member!

Jiaren Xiao joined IRIS as PhD student.

Prof. Nassir Navab visited IRIS Lab and gave a talk.

We have a new member!

Owen Yui-Lun Ng joined IRIS as senior research assistant.

Oct 2018

We have a new graduate!

Ziyan Guo defended her PhD thesis successfully. Congratulations to Ziyan!

We have two new graduates!

Marco Chow and Tim Tian-Le Lun defended their MPhil theses successfully. Congratulations to Marco and Tim!

A new paper published in Advanced Robotics

Sep 2018

Award in TPEL

IRIS team was awarded the First Place Prize Paper Award in the 2017 IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics (TPEL).

Aug 2018

We have a new graduate!

Martin Chun-Wing Leong defended his MPhil thesis successfully. Congratulations to Martin!

We have two new members!

Zhuoliang He and Zhengyang Li joined IRIS as PhD students.

Jul 2018

We have a new member!

Zhiyu Liu joined IRIS as research assistant.

Jun 2018

We have a new member!

Wenhao Jiang joined IRIS as research assistant.

May 2018

Award in ICRA 2018.

IRIS team was awarded the Best Conference Paper Award in the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2018.

Ziyan gave a talk in award session of ICRA. Link

Justin, Jacky, Ziyang, Kui and Ge presented posters in workshops of ICRA.

Dr. Kwok serves IEEE as Senior Member

Chimlee has passed the transfer from MPhil to PhD

Apr 2018

A new paper published in Automatica

A new paper published in World Neurosurgery

We have two new members!

Micheal Lo and Brian Tao joined IRIS as student research assistants.

We have two new members!

Joe Hui joined IRIS as a project fellow.

Mar 2018

Award in ICRA 2018

IRIS team is awarded finalist (out of 3) for the Best Medical Robotics Paper in the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2018

A new paper published in IJCARS

A new paper published in TMech

Feb 2018

A new paper published in IPCAI

A new paper published in RA-L

Jan 2018

A new paper published in Automatica

We have a new member!

Janet Zhang Si-Wei joined IRIS as research assistant.

Nov 2017

We have two new members!

Flora Wang and Peggy Leung joined IRIS as project fellows.

Aug 2017

We have two new members!

Ge Fang and Kui Wang joined IRIS as PhD students.

Jul 2017

Award in RCAR 2017

IRIS team was awarded the Best Conference Paper Award in the IEEE International Conference on Real-time Computing and Robotics (RCAR) 2017.

Award in ICRA 2017

IRIS team was awarded Merit Poster Award in the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2017.

Jan 2017

We have a new member!

An Qu joined IRIS as an intern from KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

We have a new member!

Justin Ho joined IRIS as a MPhil student.

Jun 2016

Surgical Robotics Challenge 2016

IRIS team was awarded Best Live Demonstration Prize at the Surgical Robot Challenge in London.

May 2016

CUHK and HKU Researchers Introduce 3D Printing Technology in Complex Cardiac Surgery Procedures

A joint research team from IRIS and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is the first in Hong Kong to introduce three-dimensional (3D) printing technology to complex cardiac procedures for enhancing procedural efficacy and safety.

Jan 2016

Dr. Ka-Wai Kwok won the Early Career Award 2015/16 by RGC

Dr. Ka-Wai Kwok becomes the recipient of Early Career Awards 2015/16 offered by Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong. It recognises his work focusing on developing robotic catheterization system to improve the outcomes of therapeutic cardiac electrophysiology (EP) interventions which is an effective treatment to heart rhythm disorders.