Congratulations to Giovanni, James, Federico, Simone, Aleks and Bruno for having their papers accepted for presentation at IROS 2020.

Dual-Arm Control for Enhanced Magnetic Manipulation

By enhancing manipulability of magnetically actuated endoscopic tentacles, by introducing a novel dual-arm controllable magnetic actuation. The capabilities of single permanent magnet robotic actuation are shown to be improved via dual arm manipulation; with the introduction of independent control of the magnetic field alongside its independent differentials we increase the number of magnetically controllable DOFs from 5 to 8.

Giovanni Pittiglio, James Henry Chandler, Michiel Richter, Venkatasubramanian Kalpathy Venkiteswaran, Sarthak Misra, Pietro Valdastri – University of Leeds + University of Twente

Teleoperation and Contact Detection for a Waterjet-Actuated Soft Continuum Manipulator Designed for Low-Cost Gastric Cancer Screening

Federico Campisano, Andria Remirez, Claire Ann Landewee, Simone Calò, Keith Obstein, Robert James Webster III, Pietro Valdastri – University of Leeds + Vanderbilt University

Toward Autonomous Tissue Retraction in Robotic Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery

Aleks Attanasio, Bruno Scaglioni, Matteo Leonetti, Alejandro Frangi, William Cross, Chandra Shekhar Biyani, Pietro Valdastri – University of Leeds + Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust

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