A Novel Robotic Meshworm With Segment-Bending Anchoring for Colonoscopy Julius E. Bernth | Alberto Arezzo | Hongbin LiuIEEE ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION LETTERS, VOL. 2, NO. 3, JULY 2017DOI:10.1109/LRA.2017.2678540 The authors introduced a novel design worm inspired robotic endoscope with multi degrees of freedom segments, which can move itself forward and backward by anchoring the different…

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On Saturday, November 23rd, Politecnico di Milano held a Robotic Day, which was a great success. The event that every year attracts the attention of adults and kids on new developments in robotics and its fields of application. Adults and kids involved in game and experimentation activities by robotics researchers of Politecnico di Milano.  …

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Learning to Detect Collisions for Continuum Manipulators without a Prior Model Shahriar Sefati | Shahin Sefati | Iulian Iordachita | Russell H. Taylor | Mehran ArmandMICCAI 2019: Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2019DOI: http://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2013.6696866 The high dexterity, flexibility and compliance of the continuum manipulator (CM) make it suitable for minimally invasive…

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STIFF-FLOP Surgical Manipulator: mechanical design and experimental characterization of the single module Matteo Cianchetti | Tommaso Ranzani | Giada Gerboni | Iris De Falco | Cecilia Laschi | Arianna Menciassi2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) November 3-7, 2013 (Tokyo, Japan).DOI: http://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2013.6696866 This paper combines the use of pneumatic actuators and granular…

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On Wednesday, November 13th, ALTAIR Robotics Laboratory will hold a workshop on the role of biomechanical simulation in robotics for the development of next-generation surgical systems, entitled “Next generation intelligent surgical systems: computer simulation meets robotics“.    It is a full day workshop aimed at PhD students, post-docs and researchers with interest in the fields…

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Water‐jet outer sheath with braided shape memory polymer tubes for upper gastrointestinal tract screening Linkun Yin | Shuxin Wang | Siyang ZuoInternational Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery (IF 1.634)DOI: 10.1002/rcs.1944 The authors presented a novel class of endoscope based on braided shape-memory polymer (SMP) tubing and water-jet steering, with the intention to…

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Elena de Momi (POLIMI) and Arianna Menciassi (SSSA) are in the orgnization committe of the XXXVIII Annual Bioengineering School – all our ESRs are invited to participate to this event. The school will be held in Bressanone, Italy, the 9 – 12 September, 2019 More info: https://www.bioing.it/archiviodati/scuola_bressanone/BRESS19/index.html    

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