Robotics Meets Cosmetic Dermatology: Development of a Novel Vision-Guided System for Skin Photo-Rejuvenation

Muhammad Muddassir, Domingo Gomez, Luiyin Hu, Shujian Chen, David Navarro-Alarcon

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In this paper, we present a novel robotic system for skin photo-rejuvenation, which uniformly delivers laser thermal stimulation to a subject's facial skin tissue. The robotised treatment is performed by a customised manipulator instrumented with a cosmetic laser generator, a depth sensor, and a thermal camera. To plan the optimal trajectory of the manipulator, our system computes the surface model of the face and segments it into seven regions, then automatically fills these regions with uniform laser irradiation. Finally, we report the detailed results of experiments on multiple human subjects to validate the performance of the system. To the best of the author's knowledge, this is the first time that facial skin rejuvenation has been automated by robot manipulators.

Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021


  • Cameras
  • cosmetic dermatology robots
  • End effectors
  • face models
  • Faces
  • Laser modes
  • Lasers
  • Robots
  • Skin
  • Skin photo-rejuvenation
  • vision-guided manipulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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