About Us


The Institute of Medical Robotics (IMR) in Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) is an multidisciplinary platform established by SJTU in 2017. The IMR, supporting the national strategy of “Healthy China”, is committed to international collaboration and cutting-edge research for meeting the medical needs and general well-being of people at large. Focusing on intelligent, precise, minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment robotic technologies for major diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular, and stroke, the IMR carries out basic, applied, translational and clinical research on medical robotics. It synergistically integrates different disciplines such as Biomedical Engineering, Mechanics, Electronics, Material Science, Artificial Intelligence, Control and Information Theory, as well as Biology and Medicine. It combines research, education, development, clinical trial, and industrial translation and services. The main research interests include basic science research in micro-nano systems, perception and cognition, biophotonics, smart and composite materials, as well as applied research in precision mechatronics and microfabrication, robotic vision and image guidance, bioelectronics and bioinspired and biohybrid systems, spear heading the future development of surgical robotics, rehabilitation and assistive robotics, and hospital automation and high-throughput robotics.



Aiming to match the international level of advanced medical robotics technology and to meet the needs of high-end medical diagnosis, rehabilitation technology and high-end medical equipments and industrial development strategy in China, the Institute sponsors world-class R&D talents to perform innovative research, technology transformation and industrial development of medical robotics in China and to establish a multi-disciplinary training program that creates the high-end talents for the national medical robotics industry.


To be the first class in the world and in China, and to a create core technology research and development platform for medical robotics;


To be a key technology transformation platform for medical robotics industry in Shanghai and China ;


To act as a hub for frontier research in medical robotics, a gathering place for the top talents, and the source of industrial innovation and transformation with international influence.



To develop the cutting-edge technologies for intelligent and minimally invasive medical robots that can overcome major diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular, and stroke, and achieve accurate diagnosis and minimally invasive treatments; To boost the cooperation between academia and the local government as well as with enterprises; To combine the academic knowledge with industrial practice and clinical needs;


To rapidly transform and become an important sponsor of "Southern Science and Technology Innovation Center" in Shanghai and support the construction of the Global Innovation Center in Science and Technology in Shanghai;


To support and serve the development of medical robotics industry in China.

Institute of Medical Robotics

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