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. […]

Usability of a novel disposable endoscope for gastric cancer screening in low-resource settings: results from rural India

A new paper from the STORM Lab UK presented at Digestive Disease Week 2020, and now appearing in Gastroenterology (May 2020), describes initial usability testing of our novel low-cost gastroscope (the BellowScope) with medical professionals in rural India. The research is part of our collaboration with the NIHR funded Global Health Research Group – Surgical Technologies. The work […]

Lap-Pack, an ultra-low-cost, DIY, portable laparoscopic simulator

In abdominal surgery a laparoscopic approach is widely recognised as the gold-standard in most common surgical procedures. However, still open surgery is the standard of treatment for the majority of populations in low and middle-income countries. Even if laparoscopic surgery is accepted in a medical setting, its impact is limited by shortage of skilled surgeons. […]

Online Disturbance Estimation for Improving Kinematic Accuracy in Continuum Manipulators

A new paper has just been published from the STORM Lab UK, it describes a method for improving the accuracy of kinematic models of continuum manipulators through the incorporation of orientation sensor feedback. Achieved through the use of a “disturbance wrench”, which is used to compensate for unmodeled effects, and is continuously estimated based on […]

STORM Lab Members attend Intuitive Surgical Research Symposium

Dr. Bruno Scaglioni and Aleks Attanasio attended the research symposium at the Intuitive Surgical headquarters. The company hosted many researchers, engineers and clinicians, with the aim of sharing their ideas and results about new technologies for robotic surgery. Events like this are the perfect ground for a productive cooperation between physicians and engineers, opening the […]

Universities Minister Chris Skidmore visits Nexus and tries STORM prototypes

Dr James Chandler, Research Fellow in Medical Robotics and Professor Pietro Valdastri, Chair in Robotics and Autonomous Systems in the School of Electronic and Engineering demonstrated the prototype bellowscope and Magnetic Flexible Endoscope to Chris Skidmore; Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation as part of a tour of Leeds Universities innovation hub. The […]