Yu Sun receives five new patents in the last year
August 31, 2017
Dr. Yu Sun was recently granted a patent titled "Techniques to Enable Robot Intention Expression" (#9,744,672, Issued on August 29, 2017). Dr. Sun has now received five patents in the last year, including the following:
- Y. Sun, Y. Lin, Systems and Methods for Planning a Robot Grasp That Can Withstand Task Disturbances, US patent #9,649,764, Issued on May 16, 2017
- Y. Sun, J.E. Sanchez, X. Qian, B. Lin, Systems and Methods for Providing Augmented Reality in Minimally Invasive Surgery, US patent #09,646,423, Issued on May 9, 2017.
- Y. Sun, J.E. Sanchez, X. Qian, B. Lin, Systems and Methods for Providing Augmented Reality in Minimally Invasive Surgery, US patent #9,547,940, Issued on January 17, 2017.
- Y. Sun and A. Johnson, Systems and Methods for Projecting Images onto an Object, US patent #9,520,072, Issued on December 13, 2016.
Dr. Sun is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of South Florida. He was a Postdoctoral Associate at Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL), in Cambridge, MA and a Postdoctoral Associate in the School of Computing at the University of Utah. His research interests include intelligent systems, robotics, cyber-physical systems, computer vision, virtual reality, and medical applications. His research works have been reported on the Discovery Science Channel, Bay News 9, and Univision.
Dr. Sun currently serves as a founding co-chair of the Technical Committee on Robotic Hands, Grasping, and Manipulation of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. According to the Committee's website, "Robotics has matured from the industry setup and started to make a break into our daily lives. Correspondingly, the research focus for grasping and manipulation has evolved from rigid manipulators and specialized grippers to dexterous human-like robotic arms and hands that are capable of grasping and manipulating a wide range daily living objects and performing vastly different tasks in unstructured environments."