Jane
Li
Assistant Professor
Affiliated Department or Office
Robotics Engineering
Education
BS Mechanical Engineering China Agricultural University 2006
MS Mechanical Engineering University of Victoria (BC, Canada) 2009
PhD Computer Engineering University of California at Santa Cruz 2014
Postdoc Electrical & Computer Engineering Duke University 2016
Expert Bio

Professor Li works on shared autonomous medical robots, which augment the capabilities of healthcare workers for nursing, assistance, and rehabilitation tasks. Her research improves the adaptability of medical robots to human operators, addresses the increasing needs for remote healthcare, and has broader impacts on warehouse, social service, and space applications. She has received a grant to develop advanced remote-controlled humanoid nursing robots that can care for COVID-19 patients in quarantine or isolation.

Media Coverage

Futuristic Help for Nurses

WBZ News Radio 1030

Robotics Engineering Assistant Professor Jane Li spoke with WBZ News Radio (at the 00:17:24 mark) about the nursing robots she’s constructing. The robots are designed to help nurses care for patients who are in quarantine or isolation, and to help with other tasks, such as retrieving supplies and equipment.

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