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Enabling the future of colonoscopy with intelligent and autonomous magnetic manipulation

The magnetic flexible endoscope team have just published their latest work entitled ‘Enabling the future of colonoscopy with intelligent and autonomous magnetic manipulation’ – the culmination of 12 years of

Parallel Helix Actuators for Soft Robotic Applications

Multi-chamber soft pneumatic actuators are useful for many applications, including medical and surgical robotic devices. However, existing methods used for their manufacture often require multiple manual steps, leading to reduced

Fundamentals of the gut for capsule engineers

A literature review on the Gastrointestinal tract has just been published by the STORM Lab UK in Progress of Biomedical Engineering. The inspection of the GI tract is fundamental for

Robot Talk Ep 1: Medical Robotics

A new podcast talking about robotics has launched; episode 1 features Dr James Chandler a Research Fellow in STORM Lab who is working on low-cost, soft robotic technology for intravascular

Feasibility study for Autonomous Tissue Retraction in Robotic Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery accepted in RA-L.

This paper presents a novel approach for semi-autonomous tissue retraction in minimally invasive surgery; taking advantage of neural networks to detect the candidate flaps for retraction from depth maps of

Teleoperation and contact detection of a waterjet-actuated soft continuum manipulator published in RA-L

Our new work on teleoperation and contact detection of a waterjet-actuated soft continuum manipulator has been published on RA-L. This work presents a method to enable intuitive articulation of a

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