Dr. Chee-Kong Chui

Intelligent Cyber-Physical System for Patient-Specific Robot-Assisted Surgery and Training

Chee-Kong Chui received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 2004.  He is a mechatronic engineer and an Associate Professor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore. He is interested in the training and augmentation of human hand-eye coordination in a mixed reality environment. His research group focuses on medical devices, robotics, imaging, and simulations. He also participates in several non-medical related projects, including intelligent thermal control. Chee-Kong is a Senior Member of IEEE and Co-Chair of the Technical Committee (TC) on Cyber-Medical Systems, IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC) Society. He is also a Board Member of the Asian Society of Computer Aided Surgery since 2014.

Abstract: Cyber-Physical System (CPS) is an advanced mechatronic system and more. The development of CPS requires a multidisciplinary approach that also includes cybernetics. We have been investigating intelligent CPS for manufacturing and healthcare. The intelligent CPS integrates system intelligence in performing analysis, decision making, and planning while accommodating the complexity of human interactions. Its framework for mass personalization production comprises an ontology component in the Cognitive Engine Process Controller.

    In this talk, I will present our work on the intelligent CPS for robot-assisted surgical training and surgery. It is a Cyber-Medical System that integrates medical knowledge to create smart personalize surgery. Human centricity is extended to interaction and collaboration with the robot(s) in the robot-assisted environment. To be an effective and efficient assistant to the human surgical team, the robot in the operating room should process computational intelligence. The intelligent CPS presents an opportunity to address the challenging tool-tissue interaction problems central to patient-specific surgery.