‘Robotic Autonomy for Magnetic Endoscope Biopsy

The magnetic flexible endoscope team have just published their latest work entitled ‘Robotic Autonomy for Magnetic Endoscope Biopsy’ to IEEE Transactions on Medical Robotics and Bionics. Tissue biopsies taken during colonoscopy are important to aid in the early detection of diseases such as colorectal cancer, Crohn’s and Ulcerated Colitis. Using our magnetic endoscope, developed to […]

A decade retrospective of medical robotics research from 2010 to 2020

Together with world-leading experts in medical robotics, we have prepared a concise review of the progresses in the last decade that is now published in Science Robotics. This paper is a great read for newcomers to the field as well as for more established researchers. You can find the paper at this link: https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/scirobotics.abi8017

A Comparative Study of Spatio-Temporal U-Nets for Tissue Segmentation in Surgical Robotics

This paper compares the performance of three different neural network structures based on the U-Net for tissue segmentation. The models subject of this study comprise temporal layers such as Long Short Term Memory cells and Attention Gate block. Results show that the model benefits from the implementation of temporal layers along with attention-based layers, even […]

3 papers accepted for presentation at IROS 2020

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 […]

2019 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

The STORM Lab team are presenting three works at the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), May 20-24. The three papers investigated different control strategies for the Magnetic Flexible Endoscope (MFE), aimed to enhance the performance of the platform. In particular, Model Predictive Control (Bruno), Magnetic Levitation (Giovanni and Lavinia), Autonomous Navigation […]