Kit Hang Lee

  • Studentship in 2015 at The University of Hong Kong

Lee Kit Hang obtained his bachelor’s degree (1st Class Honours) in Mechanical and Automation Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in 2011, where he already found strong interest in robotics. During his undergraduate study, he also participated in one-year exchange program hosted by Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Lee currently pursue PhD under the co-supervision of Prof. Kam-Yim Sze and Dr. Ka-Wai Kwok. He is also the recipient of Croucher Foundation Research Scholarship 2015 supporting his research studies in the field of image-guided robotic interventional systems.


Lee’s research proposes to employ high-performance computing to resolve many challenges of medical image processing and robotic control that have to be conducted in real time for interventions. His current work focuses on enhancing visual/haptic guidance for surgical manipulation based on intra-operative images. Furthermore, he also engaged in various designs of magnetic resonance (MR)-conditional robotic instruments, of which the prototype will be tested and operated inside magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner with the aim to facilitate safer, more accurate and effective MRI-guided intervention.  

Prior to his PhD study, Lee also worked in the Advanced Robotics Laboratory (HKU) as research assistant under the supervision of Prof. Wyatt Newman, where he has developed a compliant motion control scheme for the latest-version humanoid robot, ATLAS.

Research interest:
Image-guided surgery and medical robotics
Real-time collision detection and proximity queries
High-performance parallel computing
Intraoperative medical imaging processing
Compliant Motion Control for Humanoid Robot
Modeless feedback control for Soft Robot