NTA 2: Soft robotic actuation workshop

By FabianTrauzettel | Feb 21, 2020 |

Two weeks ago, our ESRs got together at TU Delft to participate in a practically oriented workshop with soft robotic actuation technologies at its heart. In three days of lectures and hands-on sessions faculty from Sant’Anna Pisa, KU Leuven, and TU Delft offered a peek behind the curtain of flexible medical device actuation. Together, they…

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Journal club: Shi et al, 2016

By Beatriz Farola Barata | Feb 19, 2020 |

Real-time in vitro intravascular reconstruction and navigation for endovascular aortic stent grafting Chaoyang Shi | Carlos Tercero | Xianliang Wu | Seiichi Ikeda | Kimihiro Komori | Kiyohito Yamamoto | Fumihito Arai | Toshio Fukuda  Int J Med Robotics Comput Assist Surg 2016; 12:648-657 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/rcs.1736 This paper is introduced as a new framework for…

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Kick off meeting

Kick off meeting & presentation contest

By Gianni Borghesan | Jan 27, 2020 |

ATLAS had is Kick Off Meeting in Leuven, the 21 and 22 of January. We would like to thanks all the PIs and Fellows that participated to the meeting.  Great talks. Great Fondue Great Dessert   The second day of the meeting we challenged our Fellows to imagine how to structure an integrated project targeting…

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Journal Club: Bernth et al, 2017

By Sujit Sahu | Dec 13, 2019 |

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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Robotics Day 2019 at Politecnico di Milano

By ZhenLi | Nov 27, 2019 |

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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Journal Club: Sefati et al, 2019

By Thao hà xuân | Nov 26, 2019 |

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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Journal Club: Cianchetti et al, 2013

By Mohammad Hasan Dad Ansari | Nov 12, 2019 |

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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Image reconstruction

Workshop – Next generation intelligent surgical systems: computer simulation meets robotics

By Gianni Borghesan | Nov 6, 2019 |

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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ESR14 re-opened

By Gianni Borghesan | Nov 5, 2019 |

We still miss an Early Stage Researcher to fill the last position. ESR14 – AUTOMATIC ENDOSCOPE RE-POSITIONING WITH RESPECT TO THE SURGICAL TASK is now reopened. The new deadline is November 4, 2019.   More info here: Vacancies 

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Journal Club: Yin et al, 2018

By FabianTrauzettel | Oct 24, 2019 |

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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