• Assistant Professor
Seok Chang Ryu

Educational Background

  • Research Fellow, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA, 2013-2015
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, USA, 2013
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, USA, 2007
  • B.S., POSTECH, Republic of Korea, 2002

Research Interests

  • Biorobotics is the central theme of our research. We research embedding physical intelligence into mechanical systems by smart design, materials, processing, and advanced micro-manufacturing with the purpose of improving the system's capability. In particular, we are interested in applying this theme into the development of innovative biomedical devices and a paradigm shift of traditional medical procedures employing the developed systems.

Awards & Honors

  • Paper Invitation to Special Issue for the Journal of Medical Robotic Research in 2017
  • Best Poster Paper Award Finalist in IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) Surgical Robotics Workshop in 2017
  • Best Medical Robotics Paper Award Finalist in IEEE ICRA in 2014
  • Paper Invitation to IEEE Transactions on Robotics in 2012

Selected Publications

  • S. Pattanshetti, R. Karthikeyan, and S. C. Ryu, “Force Sensing Steerable Needle with Articulated Tip and Sensorized Tendons”, IEEE International Conference Robotics and Automation (ICRA) Workshop C4 Surgical Robots: Compliant, Continuum, Cognitive, and Collaborative, 2017 (Best Poster Paper Award Finalist)
  • S. C. Ryu, Jesung Ko, Z. F. Quek, P. Renaud, R. J. Black, B. L. Daniel, Kyu-Jin Cho, M. R. Cutkosky, “Design of an Optically Controlled MR-compatible Active Needle,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 31(1), 1-11, 2015 (Invited by Editor-in-Chief)
  • C. Kim, S. C. Ryu, and P. E. Dupont, “Real-time Adaptive Kinematic Model Estimation of Concentric Tube Robot”, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2015
  • S. C. Ryu and P. E. Dupont, "FBG-based Shape Sensing Tubes for Continuum Robots", IEEE International Conference Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2014 (Best Medical Robotics Paper Award Finalist)
  • S. C. Ryu, Z. F. Quek, P. Renaud, R. J. Black, B. L. Daniel and M. R. Cutkosky, “An Optical Actuation System and Curvature Sensor for a MR-compatible Active Needle,” IEEE International Conference Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2012