On the Observability and Observer Design on the Special Orthogonal Group Based on Partial Inertial Sensing

We recently demonstrated the feasibility in estimating the rotation of a rigid body (attitude), by the only mean of accelerometer and gyroscope. Find our paper on IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9308988 These results are fundamental for localization in presence of strong magnetic fields, which provoke saturation or artefacts in magnetometers. Saturations in the magnetometer […]

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 research by an international team of scientists led by the University of Leeds. The research has been published in the scientific journal Nature Machine Intelligence […]

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 precision and an increase in size and complexity. In this new work, we present Parallel Helix Actuators (PHAs) which use helical interlocking cores to significantly […]

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 the early detection and diagnosis of GI diseases. In the last decade, miniaturized robots for gastrointestinal inspection have been investigated with the aim of developing […]

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 and endoscopic applications. “It’s not an exaggeration to say that robotics research is driving life-saving innovations – robots are already making a difference in clinics […]

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 […]

Challenges of continuum robots in clinical context: a review.

A gold open access review on the exciting field of Continuum Robots has just been published by the STORM Lab UK in Progress of Biomedical Engineering. Focusing on their medical applications and potential, the review presents a critical overview of recent advances for this class of robots, as well as the challenges that still lay ahead. […]